What will I learn?

Information Systems is the field that connects business and technology. Corporations are constantly seeking talents who are business minded and technically savvy. Our mission is to educate capable professionals who can effectively develop, manage, and enhance business information systems for better operations and decision making. Information Systems is to analyze, design, develop, and manage business information systems for effective operations and decision making. A successful information system student must excel in both in-depth understanding of business context, and solid technical abilities.

It is important that you build a strong technical foundation through your course work. Business students are typically well trained in soft skills (such as communication and management) and business context (i.e., you understand Accounting, Finance, and business processes). These are wonderful skills to complement your technical skills, which is often the determining factor for you to land your first job.

Regardless of your intended IS paths below, you need to take the following three basic courses:

IS 340 (Business Programming)
IS 380 (Database)
IS 385 (Systems Analysis and Design)

Three most current paths for to specialize as IS major

Application Development

Additional Courses, Select two from the following:

IS 445 (Internet Application Development)
IS 457 (Mobile Application Development)
IS 485 (IS Integration Project)
IS 480 (Advanced database)
IS 482 (Enterprise Resource Planning)

Business Analytics

Additional Courses, Select two from the following:

IS 470 (Business Intelligence)
IS 484 (eBusiness and Web Analytics)
IS 320 (Spreadsheet Modeling)
IS 485 (IS Integration Project)

Cyber Security

Additional Courses, Select two from the following:

IS 360 (Information Systems Security: Managerial)
IS 460 (Information Systems Security: Technical)
IS 484 (eBusiness and Web Analytics)
IS 485 (IS Integration Project)

Career Possibilities

Computer Systems Analyst • Computer and Information Systems Manager • Database Designer • Database Administrator • Web and E-Commerce Developer and Administrator • Webmaster • Wireless and Mobile Application Developer • Business Intelligence Analyst • Data Mining Specialist • Network and Security Specialist • Network Administrator • Social Media Specialist • Software Developer, Applications • Information Systems Consultant • Information Security Analyst

Which department am I in?

College of Business

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$17,142.00 per year
Costs of Attendance, based on 7+ units per semester enrollment
Start date

20 January 2022, 22 August 2022


College of Business

California State University Long Beach,

1250 Bellflower Boulevard,



90840, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A minimum GPA of 2.75 in all community college courses required for the Associate Degree in Nursing

For international students

Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE);

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Minimum score (Paper: 500, iBT: 61)

IELTS: Minimum score of 5.5 in each sub-section

Pearson Test of English: Minimum score of 43

Freshman application deadline: November 30

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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