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Department of Information Systems and Analytics, School of Computing

Information Systems

Summary

The Department of Information Systems has a long track record in grooming both practitioner and thought leaders for the digital economy and IT workforce. The department's internationally recognized faculty members perform research in the areas of business analytics, economics of information systems, electronic commerce, social computing, service systems, healthcare informatics, management of information systems.

The department offers two undergraduate degree programs -- Bachelors in Computing in Information Systems and Bachelors of Science in Business Analytics. Recent graduates from our undergraduate programs have gone on to pursue careers in a broad range of industries such as Technology (e.g., Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, Singapore Technologies), Consulting (e.g., Accenture, Deloitte, Ernst and Young, Touche, KPMG), Financial Services (e.g., Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs, Merill Lynch, Singapore Exchange) and Entrepreneurship, among others; and a broad range of job functions such as Business/Systems Analysts, Consultants, Data Scientists, E-Business Strategists, Internet Marketing Specialists, Online Retailing Specialists, Process Analysts, Project Managers, Solutions Designers/Architects and Supply Chain Specialists, among others.

The department also offers a PhD program in Information Systems with specialization in three areas -- Economics of IS, Behavioral Science and Design Science. Many of our PhD graduates pursue careers in research and/or teaching in academia and industry. Our PhD graduates have been placed as faculty members at institutions all around the world including in Singapore (NUS, NTU, SMU, SIM), Australia (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, University of Wollongong), China/Hong Kong (City University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, East China University of Science and Technology, Fudan University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Nanjing University, Renmin University, Shenzhen University, Tsinghua University, Xi'an Jiaotong University), Japan (Tokyo Institute of Technology), India (Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, Shri Sankaracarya Institute of Management and Technology), and Europe (Aston University (UK), Lancaster University (UK), Loughborough University (UK), ESSEC Business School (France), ETH Zurich (Switzerland)) and the USA (Clarkson University, Pennsylvania State University, Simmons College). Many others have gone on to research and leadership position in industry / government (DBS, IDA, A*STAR, MOH, SingTel, Standard Chartered Bank).

Bachelor Programs

The four-year IS programme provides a stimulating education that equips students with the ability to integrate infocomm technology fundamentals with domain expertise to develop innovative solutions for organisations. Through projects and case studies that are aligned with industry best practices, students will develop an in-depth understanding of the strategic exploitation of infocomm technology in emerging organisational forms. Students become proficient in the design and development of infocomm solutions and the management of infocomm projects. Such skills are vital in helping students develop careers that are being emphasised in the iN2015 plan, such as techno-strategist, solution architect, and infocomm project manager.

The Bachelor of Science (Business Analytics) degree programme is an inter-disciplinary undergraduate degree programme offered by the School of Computing with participation from the Business School, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science, and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. This is a four-year direct honours programme which offers a common two-year broad-based inter-disciplinary curriculum where all students will read modules in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Accounting, Marketing, Decision Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Computer Science and Information Systems. Students in their third and fourth years of study may choose elective modules from two lists of either functional or methodological elective modules. Functional elective modules span business functions or sectors of marketing, retailing, logistics, healthcare, etc. Methodological elective modules include those related to big data techniques, statistics, text mining, data mining, social network analysis, econometrics, forecasting, operations research, etc. In sum, these elective modules span the most exciting and challenging areas of business analytics practice in the industry today.

Master Programs

The Master of Computing programme is a comprehensive and challenging graduate programme with area specialisations. It encompasses latest research findings, both applied and fundamental. The programme also provides advanced and in-depth knowledge of IT to prepare the students for challenges in IT career.

 

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) is an intensive programme that can be studied both on a full-time or a part-time basis. The programme is aimed at recent graduates and industry practitioners specializing in engineering, computing, science, mathematics, statistics, business or economics. The programme is conducted entirely in Singapore.

 

A professional Master’s degree programme to prepare, develop and nurture the next generation of IT leaders for Asia.

The Master of Technology in IT Leadership (MTech ITL) degree is jointly offered by the NUS Institute of Systems Science (ISS) and the NUS School of Computing to equip IT leaders with the right thinking and capabilities to ride the digital wave and lead technology value realisation in the organisation.

PhD Programs

The Information Systems PhD program is a premier research-based programme leading to a doctoral degree.  Students in this programme spend the first two semesters on advanced courses before embarking on a research project that culminates in a research dissertation.

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