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Information Systems & Decision Sciences

Fullerton, CA, United States
Information Systems

Summary

Information Systems are the backbone of modern businesses. As the capabilities of information systems and technologies soar, business functions such as marketing, accounting and finance rely heavily on information systems for developing and maintaining strategic advantage.

There is a high demand for individuals knowledgeable in business functions and information systems and technologies. Graduates of Mihaylo College of Business and Economics are prime candidates to fill in this demand at the corporate level, as well as at the business function levels. Mihaylo graduates have the managerial skills and the knowledge of the essentials of information systems to strategically manage, maintain, and analyze data and systems.

Today’s Mihaylo student is building the knowledge and ability to acquire, manage or develop systems, such as Accounting Information Systems, Marketing Information Systems, or Financial Information Systems. Graduates can be found in positions in the function areas of an MIS group and have strong candidacy for promotion to an MIS or general management position at the corporate level.

The Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences (ISDS) is one of six departments in the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at the California State University – Fullerton. The department offers courses to undergraduate students which form the basis for Information Systems (IS) concentration and Decision Sciences (DS) concentration. We also offer two (STEM designated) graduate programs: The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) and the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT). The MSIT program is taught in an on-line format. The Department also supports the College MBA program by offering concentrations in Information Systems, Business Analytics and Decision Sciences.

Bachelor Programs

Information systems are one of the fastest growing fields in business since computers play such a vital role in the proper management of a firm's information resources. Information systems are used in business, industry and government and are essential for a successful operation.

The information systems concentration at Cal State Fullerton  is designed to provide students with the skills required to immediately begin a career in the information systems field, as well as the lifelong  skills needed to remain current in this fast-paced, dynamic field.

Master Programs

The MS in Information Systems and Decisions Sciences (a STEM designated) program provides the conceptual understanding and technical competence for careers in information systems.  Information Systems are computer-based systems that provide management with the necessary information to support the decision-making needs of an organization.

Students with a recent undergraduate degree in business administration equivalent to the degree offered at CSU Fullerton should be able to complete the ten-course curriculum within a year-and-a-half on a full-time basis.

There is a high demand for individuals knowledgeable in business functions and information systems and technologies. Graduates of Mihaylo College of Business and Economics are prime candidates to fill in this demand at the corporate level, as well as at the business function levels. Mihaylo graduates have the managerial skills and the knowledge of the essentials of information systems to strategically manage, maintain, and analyze data and systems.

The Information Systems concentration includes the distinction of being a STEM designated program. This program provides international students 17 additional months of OPT (Optional Practical Training), plus the original 12 months.

The MS in Information Technology (a STEM designated) program provides the conceptual understanding and technical competence for careers in information systems.  The MSIT is a completely online masters program.

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