What will I learn?

Information systems study centers on planning, analysis, design, and implementation of information systems that include technologies such as computer networks, e-commerce, and database applications. Students develop and use computer-based information systems in business environments in preparation for careers in information technology-related areas.

Information systems (IS) is concerned with the planning, analysis, design, and implementation of information systems. Students develop and use computer-based information systems in business environments in preparation for careers in information technology related areas. Businesses worldwide depend heavily on advanced information systems for managing information and business operations competitively. This calls for IS professionals in careers such as: business/systems analyst, web developer, information specialist, applications software engineer, analytics specialist, project manager, network analyst, and database administrator. These are just a few of the prestigious and well-paid positions available to IS program graduates.

Students in the program need to possess strong mathematics and logical reasoning skills. High school students planning collegiate programs in business, including collegiate programs in business, including information systems, should take algebra/trigonometry or pre-calculus courses in high school.

With solid coursework in the computer science area before entering the professional portion of the program, students develop a technical foundation to support their upper division curriculum.

As in all other business programs, IS students will complete an extensive array of courses in liberal arts and science, including courses in communication, humanities, multicultural issues, and social sciences.

The vast majority of IS majors participate in an internship experience in their junior or senior year. The internships earn university credit that applies to the major program. Most are paid and many lead to employment following graduation.

Which department am I in?

College of Business Administration

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 120 semester credits)

Tuition fees
US$18,130.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected February, September 2022

Venue

College of Business Administration

1725 State Street,

LA CROSSE,

Wisconsin,

54601, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant must have completion of secondary and post-secondary institutions attended.

For international students

Applicant must have completion of secondary or post-secondary from institution.

English Language Proficiency

Applicant must have TOEFL score of 73 with IELTS score of 6.0 and PTE score of 54. In addition completion of ELS level 112 and completion of WESLI level 700 is required.

Priority application deadlines are 15 December for the January/Spring semester and 15 July for the September/Fall semester.

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

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