Information systems enable the invention, construction, and marketing of new products and services in every industry.
As companies introduce faster and more mobile technologies, they need visionaries who can integrate new services into existing businesses. In this major, you'll develop new computer science and programming talents and learn to build and deploy technologies like mobile apps. At the same time, you'll refine a core set of business and communication skills to ensure you're capable of working effectively in teams and making smart strategic recommendations to managers and executives.
Students who complete the Information Systems major at Stevens are well positioned to communicate with both the front and back offices of their companies, making them an invaluable resource as companies continue to expand their digital footprints.
Information systems has long been an area of institutional strength at Stevens, with a significant portion of its faculty working to advance knowledge in the ways technology is integrated into business processes to meet organizational goals. Future consultants, analysts and systems experts get hands-on instruction from faculty who understand the value in effectively assessing a company's IT needs, improving operations through new technologies and ensuring front-line employees have the best tools to do their jobs effectively. The analytical emphasis of business classes at Stevens adds an extra degree of relevance to this major, preparing students to adopt an evidence-based perspective in problem solving.
Courses in the information systems major teach students how to bridge the gap between the business and technology needs of an organization, from creating an online presence for a company, to marketing products using social media, to transforming conceptual ideas into working prototypes. The curriculum offers a blend of technology training and business skills to ensure graduates are immediately able to navigate both ends of their organization’s operations.
Courses within the Information Systems major are designed to understand computer science and management, and bridge the gap between the two.
CS 115 Intro to Computer Science
BT 310 Programming for Mobile Applications
BT 333 Database Management
BT 422 Decision Making
BT 435 Social Media and Network Analysis
BT 466 Data Analytics
The practice core at Stevens is where you’ll apply the skills you’ve learned in real business simulations, culminating in the Stevens Innovation Expo. For your expo project, you'll work in teams to either pursue a startup business concept of your creation, or work with executives at a New York-area business on a real-world consulting project. It’s one of the strongest examples of learning by doing — a value emphasized by Stevens and the School of Business — and provides instant credibility for your résumé.
BT 301 Strategy
BT 372 Entrepreneurship
BT 411 Senior Design I
BT 401 Capital Structure and Strategy Audit
BT 412 Senior Design II
In addition to your core of major-specific courses, you'll complete a suite of courses to provide you with an understanding and appreciation for the business fundamentals, including entrepreneurship, operations, business law, information systems, international business, accounting, finance, marketing and management. These courses will help you develop critical thinking and presentation skills, and encourage you to apply your learning to solve complex business problems.
BT 244 Microeconomics
MIS 201 Fundamentals of Information Systems with Excel Lab
BT 100 Principles of Management
BT 200 Financial Accounting
BT 243 Macroeconomics
BT 215 Managerial Accounting
BT 321 Corporate Finance
BT 350 Marketing
BT 360 International Business
BT 330 Social Psychology & Organizational Behavior
EM 450 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
BT 413 Business Law
Two information systems courses
Two technology courses
The arts and sciences core is a distinguishing feature of a Stevens education, and will help you hone talents such as written and oral communication and teamwork, while gaining a broader perspective on the world around you through courses in literature, political science, history and the social sciences.
CAL 103 Freshman Writing
MA 117 Calculus I
PEP 123 Physics for B&T I
CAL 105 CAL Colloquium
MA 119 Multivariable Calculus & Finite Math
PEP 124 Physics for B&T II, or CH 115 Chemistry I, or CH 281 Biology I
CS 105 Intro to Scientific Computing
BT 221 Statistics
BT 223 Applied Models and Simulation
Two humanities courses