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For Students Choosing to Study Abroad Junior – Spring – Semester Abroad 3 Foreign Language 3 Country in Context /(Social Science) 3 Project Management/(MGMT 330) 3 Automation/(Technical Elective) 3 Intercultural Management/ (Technical Elective) 15 Senior – Fall 1 Manufacturing Laboratory/ME 330 3 Supply Chain & Logistics Engineering/IE 420 3 Simulation/IE 450 3 Technical Elective 1 Leadership Seminar 3 Project Management/MGMT 330 3 Literature Series/LENG 16

Senior – Spring 3 IE Capstone /IE 495 3 LPHI 237 or LTHE 300 level course 3 Liberal Studies Senior Seminar/LBST 383 3 Design of Experiments/IE 325 3 Lean Systems/IE 430 3 Fine Arts/LFIN 1 Strength of Materials I Lab/ME 215 19

INFORMATION SYSTEMS (IS) The Information Systems (IS) major is designed to prepare the student for careers in the information processing and technology industries. Students develop skills in the design, modeling, and development of computer-based information systems. These include two primary areas of study: computing and business. To support the development of computing skills, the students learn to utilize and to critique technology associated with the systems, and apply them to business. To support the development of business skills, a portion of the curriculum emphasizes the role and concepts of the different functional areas of business. In addition, students develop communication and interpersonal skills in order to interact positively with their organizations. Students incorporate the facets of their professional education with the facets of the societal awareness and make ethical – professional and personal – decisions. Ultimately, the students leave with the foundations to define a high quality of life for themselves by integrating their professions with life-style decisions. The Information Systems curriculum is delivered in two different ways – 1. IS: four-year degree program, described here. 2. IS-CoOp: five-year cooperative mode, described in the CIS Department section above. Opportunities: The field of information systems is one of the fastest growing employment markets in today’s society. Individuals are needed in areas of information resource management, data administration, systems analysis, applications development, network coordination, web and e-commerce initiatives, and technical operations. IS majors can address the information processing and technology needs of any form of business organizations whether it be service, financial, manufacturing, or virtual. Aims and Objectives: The IS major prepares its graduates to achieve significant career and professional accomplishments in four ways: as employable and accountable professionals, competent problem solvers, and selfless contributors. Employable Professional: IS graduates are well prepared for employment or graduate work in their field, and to continue working in that field or related fields. This includes adaptability

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