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The Concentration in Information Systems at Radford University

Until 2001 the Information Systems (IS) major at Radford University was housed in the College of Business and Economics.  In 2001 the IS major moved to Radford’s new College of Information Science and Technology where is now one of seven concentrations that students can choose. Despite the relocation, the program remains a cross-disciplinary program with an emphasis in both business and technology.   The program has two primary objectives-- the application of technology to solve business problems and the successful management of information technology within a business organization. To that end, the requirements of the concentration include a mix of courses in both business and information technology taught in both colleges.

Business Courses Required

ACTG 211 - Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
ACTG 212 - Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
BLAW 203 - Legal Environment of Business
ECON 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 106 - Principles of Microeconomics
FINC 331 - Introduction to Business Finance
MGNT 322 - Organizational Behavior
MGNT 333 - Business Analytics and Decision Making
MGNT 357 - Operations Management
MKTG 340 - Essentials of Marketing

Technology Courses Required

ITEC 110 - Principles of Information Technology
ITEC 120 - Principles of Computer Science I
ITEC 220 - Principles of Computer Science II
ITEC 225 - Web Programming I
ITEC 345 - Introduction to Information Security
ITEC 281 - Data Managment and Analysis with Spreadsheets
ITEC 340 - Database I
ITEC 370 - Software Engineering I
ITEC 485 - Decision Support Systems
ITEC 490 - Senior Seminar
ITEC 495 - Information Science and Systems Capstone

Other Requirements for the Major

MATH 126 - Business Calculus (or MATH 151)
STAT 200 - Introductorion to Statistics (or STAT 301)
B.S. Requirements - Six hours of additional Math, Science, or Information Technology

For more information on this challenging but highly rewarding major contact: Dr. Arthur Carter

Department of Information Technology

Box 6993 Radford University

Radford, VA 24142

(540) 831-5381