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Academic and Career Essentials

Information Systems


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Agenda

  • Overview of Information Systems

  • Career essentials in Information Systems

  • Academic essentials in Information Systems

    • Core, additional, and breadth requirements

    • Major requirements/course sequence

    • Studying abroad

    • Summer courses

    • Double majors

  • Action steps for success in Information Systems

    • Leadership & involvement

    • WSoB resources

  • Student perspective

  • Q & A


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Information Systems Overview

  • Combination of hardware, software, infrastructure and trained personnel organized to facilitate planning, control, coordination and decision-making

  • Systems concerned with the collection, storage, and analysis of information and data for decision-making purposes


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Career Options in Information Systems

Tip: To learn more about career options in a particular industry, be sure to check out the Vault and Wet Feet Guides available on the home page of BuckyNet!


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Business Analyst

  • Examine business processes, requirements, problems and opportunities in order to design improved products/services

  • Review system capabilities, workflow, scheduling limitations to determine if requested information services are possible within existing system

Select Employers

  • General Electric

  • Deloitte

  • Cisco Systems

    Essential Skills

  • Teamwork

  • Communication & interpersonal

  • Problem-solving

  • Technical knowledge

  • Holistic view of business


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Consulting

  • Similar to Business Analyst but works under contract to other organizations

  • Examine business processes, requirements, problems and opportunities to design improved products/services

  • Help clients utilize technology to manage information, data and operations more efficiently

Select Employers

  • Accenture

  • Deloitte

  • Ernst & Young

  • Deloitte

    Essential Skills

  • Communication & interpersonal

  • Analytical

  • Adaptability

  • Willingness to travel (possible)


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Systems Analysis & Design

  • Plans, develops, test and documents computer programs

  • Applies programming techniques

  • Evaluates new or modified programs to determine feasibility, costs, time requirements, compatibility with current system(s), computer capabilities

  • Combination of business analyst and developer positions

Select Employers

  • General Electric

  • General Mills

  • OpenBI LLC

  • CUNA Mutual Group

  • Kohler Company

    Essential Skills

  • Technical knowledge

  • Communication & interpersonal

  • Analytical

  • Creativity


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Project Lead/Manager

  • Manages projects simultaneously

  • Plays active role in business analysis and requirements definition phases

  • Coordinates efforts from inception to rollout

  • Sets goals, prioritizes tasks and measures progress

Select Employers

  • Any of the employers listed previously

    Essential Skills

  • Leadership

  • Holistic understanding of business

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Problem-solving

  • Technical knowledge

  • Time and goal management


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Academic Essentials in Information Systems

NOTE: Course descriptions and pre-requisites can be found at COURSE GUIDE

Core, Additional, and Breadth Requirements

  • Business core courses

    • Acct I S 211, Principles of Managerial Accounting, 3 cr.

    • Finance 300, Introduction to Finance, 3 cr.

    • Marketing 300, Marketing Management, 3 cr.

    • MHR 300, Organizational Behavior, 3 cr.

    • OTM 300, Management of Service and Manufacturing Operations, 3 cr.


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NOTE: Course descriptions and pre-requisites can be found at COURSE GUIDE

Additional Business Requirements

  • General Business 300, Professional Communication, 3 cr.

  • General Business 301, Business Law, 3 cr.

  • General Business 303, Business Statistics, 3 cr.

    OR equivalent course


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Business Breadth Requirements

  • For single major:

    • One course in two business school departments other than Information Systems

    • Total of 6 credits

    • No core courses or courses required by or cross-listed with IS

      For double major, or single major with Supply Chain

      Specialization, only one 3-credit course in one department other than Information Systems is required.


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NOTE: Course descriptions and pre-requisites can be found at COURSE GUIDE

  • COMP SCI 302 (3 credits), Introduction to Programming (JAVA programming)

  • INFO SYS 365 (3 credits), Contemporary Topics

  • INFO SYS 371 (3 credits), Technology of Computer-based Business Systems

  • INFO SYS 422 (3 credits), Computer-based Data Management

  • INFO SYS 424 (3 credits), Analysis and Design of Computer-based Systems

Major Requirements : Course Sequence


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Studying Abroad

  • Plan well ahead, working with advisor

  • Studying abroad during last semester is strongly discouraged

  • Meet with IP staff, 3121 Grainger, Judy Symon Hanson, [email protected]

  • Begin researching programs/course offerings

  • Core and breadth courses

  • Intro course in major must be taken at UW


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Summer Courses

  • WSoB prefers that you take business courses on campus

  • For UW-system schools, including technical colleges, use Transfer Information System (TIS): http://www.uwsa.edu/tis/about/index.shtml

  • For out-of-state institutions or private colleges in WI, use Summer Course Equivalency Service (SCES) through UW Admissions: http://www.admissions.wisc.edu/summerequiv.php

  • Concurrent enrollment policy: http://www.bus.wisc.edu/undergrad/policy/concurrent.asp

  • For selected state community colleges in IL & MN, use the Transfer Equivalency Database (TED): http://www.admissions.wisc.edu/transfer/ted/index.php


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Double Majors

  • Business or College of Letters & Science

  • No “recommended” second major

  • 75-credit rule: Undergraduates may not take more than 75 credits of business courses (this includes courses cross-listed with other departments)


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Double Majors with Information Systems

Computer Science

Computer Science

MHR

MHR

Accounting


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Elective Courses in Information Systems

Business Analysis

Recommended Electives

-Comp Sci 354, Machine Organization and Planning

-Comp Sci 364, Intro to Data Base Mgmt. Systems

Comp Sci 537, Intro to Operating Systems

-Comp Sci 547, Computer Systems Modeling Fundamentals

-Comp Sci 564, Database Mgmt Systems: Design and Implementation

-Comp Sci 640, Intro to Computer Networks

-OTM 410, Operations Research I

-OTM 451, Service Operations Mgmt.

-OTM 547, Facilities Location Models

-OTM 640, Transportation and Business Logistics

  • Systems Analysis and Design

  • Recommended Electives

  • Civ Engr 357, Intro to Geographic Info Systems

  • -Comp Sci 540, Intro to Artificial Intelligence

  • -Gen Bus 304, Intermed. Business Stats

  • -ISyE 349, Intro to Human Factors

  • -ISyE 575, Intro to Quality Engineering

  • -ISyE 619, Analysis of Decision Support Systems

  • -ISyE 642, Simulation Modeling and Analysis of Industrial Engineering Systems

  • -Mkt 310, Marketing Research

  • -OTM 411, Operations Research II

  • -OTM 654, Production and Planning Control

  • Consulting

  • Recommended Electives

  • Similar to Business Analysis electives

  • -MHR courses

  • Project Lead/Manager

  • Recommended Electives

  • -Acct 310, Cost Management Systems

  • Acct 340, Accounting Systems

  • -Acct 631, Information Technology, Risk and Assurance Services

  • -Comp Sci 550, Computers and Society

  • -MHR 420, Organization and Mgmt Processes

  • -MHR 421, Mgmt: Decisions, Implementation and Control

  • -MHR 422, Small Business Mgmt/Entrepreneurship

  • OTM 451, Service Operations Mgmt

* Check Class Search for available courses as they may vary by semester


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Action Items: Involvement & Leadership

  • Student Organizations

    • Association of Information System Professionals

    • National Organization of Business and Engineering

    • Other Orgs – Leadership Roles related to Information Systems or technology

  • Accenture Leadership Center Events

  • BCC Seminars and Sophomore Shadow Program

  • DoIT Workshops


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    Wisconsin School of Business Resources

    • Information Systems academic & career advising

      • Business Career Center (BCC) – 3290 Grainger

      • Undergraduate Academic Services – 3150 Grainger

  • Business Learning Center(BLC): Academic tutoring in key courses – 2240 Grainger, Judy Cary, [email protected]

    • Acct I S 100, 211, 300

    • Econ 101, 102

    • Finance 300

    • General Business 303, 304

    • Math 210

  • Grainger Library Resources


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    Find out which events I need to attend this week

    When is the School of Business application due????

    Figure out where to study abroad

    Can I still drop a class??? Email advisor!

    Throw away these Post-It notes! I found everything on myBiz!

    Learn more about the new student org

    bus.wisc.edu/mybiz


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    Thank You! Any Questions?

    Katie Coon Kelly Cuene

    Academic Advisor Career Advisor

    [email protected] [email protected]


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