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  1. The Information Systems Major at SDSU Job Outlook, Skill Set, ProgramOverview, and MIS Alumni

  2. The Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business AdministrationMajor in Information Systems 1. Job Outlook for U.S. and California 2. Skill Set as Recommended by MIS Alumni 3. Program Overview 4. Featured Alumni 5. Keys to Success

  3. Fastest Growing Occupations Network systems and data communications analysts Physician assistants Computer software engineers, applications Computer software engineers, systems software Network and computer systems administrators Occupations with the LargestNumerical Job Growth Elementary school teachers, except special education Accountants and auditors Computer software engineers, applications Computer systems analysts Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational 1. National Outlook (2004-2014): US Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Educational Level: Bachelor’s degree source: www.bls.gov/emp/home.htm

  4. Occupations with the LargestNumerical Job Growth Elementary school teachers, except special education Accountants and auditors Computer software engineers, applications Computer systems analysts Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational Fastest Growing Occupations Network systems and data communications analysts Physician assistants Computer software engineers, applications Computer software engineers, systems software Network and computer systems administrators 1. National Outlook (2004-2014): US Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Educational Level: Bachelor’s degree source: www.bls.gov/emp/home.htm

  5. Occupations with the LargestNumerical Job Growth General and operations managers Management analysts Financial managers Computer and information systems managers Sales managers Fastest Growing Occupations Education administrators, preschool and child care Computer and information systems managers Training and development managers Actuaries Medical and health Service managers 1. National Outlook (2004-2014): US Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Educational Level: Bachelor’s degree or higher plus work experience source: www.bls.gov/emp/home.htm

  6. Occupations with the LargestNumerical Job Growth General and operations managers Management analysts Financial managers Computer and information systems managers Sales managers Fastest Growing Occupations Education administrators, preschool and child care Computer and information systems managers Training and development managers Actuaries Medical and health Service managers 1. National Outlook (2004-2014): US Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Educational Level: Bachelor’s degree or higher plus work experience source: www.bls.gov/emp/home.htm

  7. Network systems and data communications analysts Home health aides Computer software engineers, applications Computer software engineers, systems software Network and computer systems administrators 1. California Outlook (2004-2014): California Employment Development Dept. Occupations with the Fastest Job Growth (% change) source: www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov

  8. Network systems and data communications analysts Home health aides Computer software engineers, applications Computer software engineers, systems software Network and computer systems administrators 1. California Outlook (2004-2014): California Employment Development Dept. Occupations with the Fastest Job Growth (% change) source: www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov

  9. Discipline Average Management Information Systems/ $47,648Business Data Processing Finance $47,239 Accounting $46,718 Business Administration/Management $43,701 Marketing $40,161 Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers, Summer 2007 Salary Survey 1. Starting Salary Survey Data:National Averages

  10. Discipline Average Management Information Systems/ $47,648Business Data Processing Finance $47,239 Accounting $46,718 Business Administration/Management $43,701 Marketing $40,161 Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers, Summer 2007 Salary Survey 1. Starting Salary Survey Data:National Averages

  11. 2. Skill Set as Recommended by MIS Alumni • 81 alumni answered the following: “What are the most important skills that should be taught to Information Systems Majors at SDSU?” • Demographics • Average age: 33 years, Work exp. 10 years • Gender: 61% male, 35% female, 4% no response • Location: 66.7% San Diego county, 12.3% Southern CA, 20.1% elsewhere • Three themes emerged from their responses

  12. 2.Theme 1: Managerial and Systems Development Skills • Systems Development • Project Management • Business/Managerial Skills • IT/IS Management • Analytical Skills

  13. 2.Theme 2: Technical Skills • Database Design & Queries • General Programming • Networks/Network Computing • Hardware/Software

  14. 2.Theme 3: Communication and Teamwork Skills • Written Communication • Oral Communication • General Teamwork • Presentations • Interpersonal Skills

  15. Required Courses IDS 306 IS Analysis IDS 315 Bus. Applications Programming IDS 380 Data Mgmt Sys IDS 396W Reporting Techniques for Bus. IDS 406 IS Design IDS 483 Networks & Data Communications IDS 492 Mgmt of IS Elective (select two or more) IDS 301 Statistics IDS 375 IS Technology IDS 460 Project Mgmt IDS 481 E-business/Web Development IDS 482 IT Projects IDS 498 Independent Study IDS 515 Adv. Programming IDS 520 Java Programming 3. Program Overview

  16. 4. MIS Featured Alumni Recent alumni answered two questions: • Q1: What are your professional work responsibilities? • Q2: How did the IS/OM program at SDSU help prepare you for your career? View a larger set of IDS Featured Alumni at www.sdsu.edu/mis

  17. Christopher Barra • Education: BS Business Administration, 2005 • Major: Information Systems • Company:Terminal Business Velocity, Inc. • Job Title: Manager of Professional Services & Technical Support • Q1: What are your professional work responsibilities? • A: I initiate and support the implementation and utilization of enterprise software for a growing number of businesses in the service delivery industry nationwide. Through leading on-site meetings, trainings, and web conferences, I assist other companies in streamlining their own business processes by applying my company’s integrated CRM, Contract Management, and Service Delivery Management software. In addition, I help direct the product road map by recommending and making decisions on topics such as project scope, product enhancements, and issue priority.

  18. Christopher Barra • Q2: How did the IS program at SDSU help prepare you for your career? • A: My participation in SDSU’s IS program established the groundwork for my profession. Technological and business concepts that I learned sitting at a classroom desk a year ago are the same tools that I use with executives in a conference roomnow. Everything I have learned, from database relationships and diagrams to implementation methods, has proven useful during the course of my work. The IS program provides balanced exposure to universal business processes and modern informationtechnology, and attaining this comprehensive knowledge has empowered me to achieve a successful and satisfying career in the Information Technology industry.

  19. Ivey Askew • Education: BS Business Administration, 2005 • Major: Information Systems • Company:Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group • Job Title: Project Manager, PACS • Q1: What are your professional work responsibilities? • A: I am responsible for leading the implementation of daily operations for the Picture Archiving and Communication Systems(PACS). I manage and coordinate new and existing PACS and digital imaging initiatives. I also communicate operating and capital budget requests for medical imaging equipment in conjunction with the Director of Imaging.

  20. Ivey Askew • Q2: How did the IS program at SDSU help prepare you for your career? • A: The Information Systems classes at SDSU exposed me to a comprehensive view of systems analysis design, computer networking, and information systems management. I am confident when managing the day-to-day operation of PACS equipment including image workflow, archiving, routing, pre-fetching, correcting broken studies, editing patient demographics, HIS/RIS interface. The IDS classes at SDSU provided me with a valuable technical foundation.

  21. Barbara Powels Bowen • Education: BS Business Administration, 2005 • Major: Information Systems • Company:Hewlett Packard • Job Title: Operations Planning Manager • Q1: What are your professional work responsibilities? • A: My responsibilities as a planner involve managing over 213 worldwide media products for Hewlett-Packard's MediaOrganization, including photo paper and other related paper and canvas products. I manage product availability with my suppliers, from raw materials to finished goods inventory, and on to the store shelves, using various systems to manage the supply chain pipeline in order to ensure availability for customers.

  22. Barbara Powels Bowen • Q2: How did the IS program at SDSU help prepare you for your career? • A: The IS program that I completed at SDSU gave me the technical knowledge and the ability to understand and implement different programs that are necessary to perform this job. Working in teams, using IT tools (such as databases, spreadsheets, and VB) to effectively solve problems are some of the skills I developed in IS. Today, I use a variety of supply chain management systems, and I'm a valued project team member when it comes to launching new projects.

  23. Khang Nguyen • Education: BS Business Administration, 2005 • Major: Information Systems • Company:Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) • Job Title: IT Auditor • Q1: What are your professional work responsibilities? • A: As an IT Internal Auditor at SAIC, my professional work responsibility currently is to ensure compliance with SOX 404 (Sarbanes-Oxley 404 act). This has exposed me to different areas of IT infrastructure, including auditing security controls in SAP Oracle database and PeopleSoft HR Application, as well as testing business process workflows, SOD and restricted access. Routinely, I work with IT and Business Unit professionals to evaluate key IT general and application controls, and develop tests to determine whether these internal controls are appropriately designed and implemented for continued effectiveness.

  24. Khang Nguyen • Q2: How did the IS program at SDSU help prepare you for your career? • A: The IS program at SDSU provided me the fundamental skills and knowledge in information technology and business. This has allowed me to grow professionally in the fast-paced IT industry where alignment of IT and business processes is vital. Through exposure to systems analysis and design, relational database design, application programming, and network security, I feel that the IS program has given me the tools I need to form a foundational understanding of auditing enterprise information systems. On top of that, a business background has given me an understanding of the consequences that an organization may face if internal controls are not properly regulated, and helped me carry on effective business relationships to perform my audit work.

  25. Aaron Elkins • Education: BS Business Administration, 2004 • Major: Information Systems • Company:AVID • Job Title: Information Technology Coordinator • Q1: What are your professional work responsibilities? • A: As Information Technology Coordinator my responsibilities include departmental management, budget creation, hiring, hardware/software acquisition, vendor relations, and project management. I am also responsible for developing new systems and managing the security and training for those systems. I administer support for all of our systems including LAN/WAN Network Services (including Internet), telecommunications, database administration, and help desk operations.

  26. Aaron Elkins • Q2: How did the IS program at SDSU help prepare you for your career? • A: The Information Systems Program has provided my foundation in querying, analyzing and developing data structures in relation to business processes throughout an organization. This fundamental understanding of data has proven invaluable throughout my career. Upon completion of the program I was very confident in determining my eventual career path. This resulted from my direct exposure to the expanse of Information Systems. The areas of study included Networking, Database Querying and Design, System Analysis, and Programming. All of these courses have greatly informed my work as an Information Technology Coordinator.

  27. Robert Sehlhorst • Education: BS Business Administration, 2004 • Major: Information Systems • Company:BAE Systems NSS • Job Title: Systems Engineer • Q1: What are your professional work responsibilities? • A: Currently, I am conducting requirements development, integration analysis, and architecture design in support of a multi-million dollar enterprise class project for the U.S. government.

  28. Robert Sehlhorst • Q2: How did the IS program at SDSU help prepare you for your career? • A: The IS program at SDSU exposed me to the current standards, best practices, and emergent technologies at the leading edge of business and academia. The instruction offered by the program introduced me to the techniques and methodologies employed in the real world of business. Overall the curriculum presented in the IS major; based on a business core with an emphasis on information sciences, provided me with the fundamental skills needed to succeed in today’s dynamic information technology industry.

  29. Marc Pease • Education:BS Business Administration, 2006 • Specialty: Information Systems • Company:BD Biosciences • Job Title:Business Systems Programmer/Analyst • Q1: What are your professional work responsibilities? • A:I am currently the lead programmer for a system that helps manage the Research & Development process for the Cell Analysis unit of a major biotechnology company. The analyst portion of this role entails interfacing with non-technical business users, requirements development, architecture design, and project management

  30. Marc Pease • Q2: How did the IS program at SDSU help prepare you for your career? • A: The curriculum in the IS program that focused on technology helped strengthen my knowledge of the scientific aspect of computing, and it gave me exposure to the tools and concepts that are prevalent in the world of Information Technology. A key aspect that was stressed in this program is the idea that one must know more that just how to write code or configure a network; today's professional environment requires the ability to expand your core skills and develop business acumen. The courses at SDSU that dealt with management of Information Systems, analysis, design, project management, business strategy, and communication helped to lay the groundwork for success in the business world.

  31. 5. Keys to Success • Develop expanded skill set that includes communication and business skills in addition to technical skills. • Use internships, class projects, and part-time jobs to obtain experience. • Discuss career goals with advisors, target elective coursework accordingly. • Become involved in campus and student organizations such as the SDSU student chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP). • Actively manage your education! • For non-business students, consider a minor in information systems.

  32. For more information, visit … • The Business Advising Center for general questions about upper division programs http://www.sdsu.edu/undergradbiz • Advisors for the Information Systems Major • Dr. Theo Addotheo.addo@sdsu.edu • Dr. Annette Easton annette.easton@sdsu.edu • Dr. George Easton george.easton@sdsu.edu • MIS Dept. Website: www.sdsu.edu/mis