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Bachelor | Information Systems

Financial Enterprise Systems

Information Systems

Summary

Financial enterprise systems (FES) is a challenging program involving the application of enterprise system concepts to analyze the business process needs of organizations, with emphasis on the finance industry. Today, the cross-functional nature of business processes requires a holistic view of the modern organization. The integration of finance, accounting and other important business functions is analyzed in this major. Demand for professionals knowledgeable in enterprise information systems, business technology and finance is expected to rise given the evolving nature of leading organizations worldwide. Students majoring in FES receive a comprehensive education in integrative business processes, finance, information systems and technology. Several specialized courses tailored to the 21st century organization distinguish this major from others. FES students are educated in financial management, markets and institutions, global finance, financial service operations, business continuity, information security, risk management, data mining, business intelligence and analytics. Students also gain expertise in financial and accounting business processes and technical knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. FES graduates gain strong analytical, technical and managerial skills spanning business functional areas. Moreover, FES graduates obtain significant experience in oral and written communication.

Majors

Financial Enterprise Systems
Financial enterprise systems (FES) is a challenging program involving the application of enterprise system concepts to analyze the business process needs of organizations, with emphasis on the finance industry. Today, the cross-functional nature of business processes requires a holistic view of the modern organization. The integration of finance, accounting and other important business functions is analyzed in this major. Demand for professionals knowledgeable in enterprise information systems, business technology and finance is expected to rise given the evolving nature of leading organizations worldwide. Students majoring in FES receive a comprehensive education in integrative business processes, finance, information systems and technology. Several specialized courses tailored to the 21st century organization distinguish this major from others. FES students are educated in financial management, markets and institutions, global finance, financial service operations, business continuity, information security, risk management, data mining, business intelligence and analytics. Students also gain expertise in financial and accounting business processes and technical knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. FES graduates gain strong analytical, technical and managerial skills spanning business functional areas. Moreover, FES graduates obtain significant experience in oral and written communication. FES majors and minors will also be well equipped to take the SAP TERP 10 Academy.
Schedule Part-time and full-time
Duration 4 Years
Presence of students On-campus
Enrollment capacity per term 25
Tuition and fees per year 27000.00 USD
Scholarships available No

Courses

Lecture
An in-depth study of financial decision-making primarily in the corporate environment. This course builds and expands on the skills developed in the managerial finance course. Topics include financial statement analysis, the capital budgeting process, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, working capital management and short- and long-term financial planning. The course will include both theory and practice, and students will make extensive use of Excel.
 650
Project seminar
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the financial and accounting features of SAP as a solution for enterprise resource planning. The cross functional nature of business processes requires an integrated view of the company. The integration between finance and other business functions are analyzed within the context of the enterprise resource system. The configuration, data and critical transactions required by financial management are demonstrated in the course.
 658
Lecture
A survey of the global financial environment, including major financial institutions, securities markets and other financial markets. Topics include money and banking, the determination of interest rates, monetary policy, market efficiency, investment banking, hedging, risk management and derivatives. The course emphasizes current and recent economic trends and financial innovations.
 622
Project seminar
This course focuses on integration of business processes across different functional areas in an organization. Students will learn about enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and their role in integrating business processes within and across organizations. Through hands-on exercises, students will learn how to configure business processes within an organization using a contemporary ERP system, SAP. The course provides students an opportunity to study and compare integration of business processes using ERP systems in two organizations which culminates in a research paper and presentation to the class. Case studies, business simulation, and business process modeling are used to enhance student understanding.
 693
Project seminar
This course introduces students to the concepts of Information Systems (IS) security and development of organizational policies to implement IS security controls. IS security architecture and design, network, application and information security are examined. Security threats and vulnerabilities that affect different IS are identified and methods for controlling those threats are discussed. The students learn how IS security risk can be measured and subsequently managed through the process of business continuity planning and disaster preparedness. The course concludes by examining the standards in IS security and current regulatory and ethical considerations pertaining to IS security and risk management.
 728
Project seminar
The course focuses on the use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, and explanatory and predictive models to generate data-driven insight for decision-making and competitive strategy. Students gain knowledge and skills to manipulate and analyze large data sets. Topics include the strategic value of business intelligence and analytics, relevant concepts related to databases and data warehouses, data and text mining techniques, and business applications of data mining and analytics. Students use software tools to analyze large data sets.
 630

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