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Faculty of Management Bachelor of Management

Information Systems

“The unique feature of this program is that it not only offers the opportunity to build on theoretical knowledge and gain hands on experience, but it also presents various business components. The skills I acquired have already proven invaluable in receiving a full-time job offer, and it’s incredible to see that what I learned during my undergrad studies already has relevance in the marketplace.” Abhijeet Bahl BMgt 2008

“I credit U of L’s IS program for instilling in me the knowledge and skill-set necessary to get my career started, as well as the soft skills to differentiate myself from others with similar backgrounds. Discussions with peers who have similar degrees from other schools have led me to the conclusion that you’ll be hard-pressed to find another IS program in Canada that provides its students this unique mix of technical, strategic-business and soft skills.” Christine Miller BMgt 2003 Project Manager, Calgary Health Region

Ever spent time on a poorly designed website and knew how it could have been done better? Always the first to learn about the latest thing online? Enjoy solving puzzles and problems? If you love to solve problems, have an aptitude for both business and technology, can communicate well and can skilfully manage multiple challenges and demands at the same time, Information Systems (IS) may be the ideal field for you. Information technology and information systems are key competitive weapons. In fact, the average organization devotes more than half its capital expenditures to information systems; and between now and 2012, one of every four new jobs created will be IS-related. IS professionals work closely with people at all levels of an organization. They combine their understanding of managerial issues and business processes with their technical knowledge to help others work better. As an IS professional, you can work in a vast range of industries anywhere in the world.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR IS GRADS • Systems/Business Analyst • Database Designer/Administrator • Software Developer • Security Officer • Network Administrator/Analyst • Web Developer • Computer and Information Systems Manager • Management/Systems Consultant • Project Manager • Systems Support Personnel • Chief Information Officer WHAT YOU’LL STUDY As an IS major, you’ll study how computer technologies can solve business problems. You’ll explore issues such as how to collaborate when the new-product development team lives on different continents; how to interface effectively and securely with suppliers and customers; how to ensure that decision makers have exactly the information they need; how to protect against hackers. You’ll study analysis, design and development of computer systems, networks and telecommunications. You’ll be the first to see new applications and revolutionary technologies. You’ll become an expert in gathering, organizing, analyzing, reporting and transmitting information. And throughout, you’ll learn to assess organizations’ information and communication needs. Course Sequence Because of the IS program’s tight structure and because not all courses are offered every semester, be sure to follow the prescribed sequence.

INVALUABLE WORK EXPERIENCE THROUGH CO-OP PLACEMENTS Through the University of Lethbridge Co-op Program, you can be placed in work settings that directly apply your IS knowledge and introduce you to potential employers. There are 4, 8 and even 16-month work terms, and you can work in companies in Alberta, across Canada, even around the globe. You decide. U of L students have held Co-op placements in such organizations as: • Agrium • Alberta Employment and Immigration • The Banff Centre • Calgary Airport Authority • Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. • City of Calgary • Conoco Phillips • Enbridge Inc. • IBM • Microsoft • Research in Motion (RIM) • Shell Canada • Suncor • Syncrude INFORMATION SYSTEMS MINOR With information technology skills in high demand, the four-course IS minor is a valuable complement to any other Management major. Take the required database course (MGT 3830: Contemporary Database Design) and then choose three others from such courses as e-commerce, project management, systems analysis and visual programming.

What Can I Do With a Major in‌?

information systems Major Lethbridge Campus Markin Hall 2060 4401 University Drive Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1K 3M4 Phone: 403-329-2153 Calgary Campus Suite 1100 Rocky Mountain Plaza 615 Macleod Trail SE Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2G 4T8 Phone: 403-571-3360 Edmonton Campus #1100, University of Lethbridge Tower 10707 – 100 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 3M1 Phone: 780-424-0425


faculty of Management Bachelor of Management Christine Miller BMgt 2003 Project Manager, Calgary Health Region “ The unique feature of this...


faculty of Management Bachelor of Management Christine Miller BMgt 2003 Project Manager, Calgary Health Region “ The unique feature of this...