Undergraduate Program (BSBA)

Information Systems

Make a difference in the business world by understanding how computerized business methods, procedures and techniques operate. Not to be confused with computer science, which focuses on the machine itself, IS graduates master a combination of technology and business skills.

Sample Four-Year Information Systems Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
Mathematical Perspective 3
CORE 100: First Year Seminar 3
ENGLISH 101: English Composition 3
Second Language I 3
MARKETING 300: Principles of Marketing 3
INFORMATION SYSTEM 120: Introduction to Business Tech 1
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 101: The Business Profession I 0
CORE 101: GOA Co-Curriculum Program I 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
STATISTICS 210: Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3
THEOLOGY 111: Theological Foundations 3
Second Language II 3
Historical Perspective 3
ECONOMICS 200: Microeconomic Principles 3
CORE 100 0
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 102: The Business Profession I 1
CORE 102: GOA Co-Curriculum Program II 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
PHILOSOPHY 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy 3
ECONOMICS 201: Macroeconomic Principles 3
ACCOUNTING 200: Introductory Financial Accounting 3
STATISTICS 211: Statistics For Business II 3
INFORMATION SYSTEM 220: Management of Information Technology 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 201: The Business Administration II 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Scientific Perspectives or Natural Science Elective 3
MANAGMENT 301: Oral communications Elective 3
ACCOUNTING 201: Introductory Managerial Accounting 3
FINANCE 300: Business Finance 3
MANAGMENT 300: Managerial Behavior 3
STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 200: Human Resources in a Diverse Setting 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 202: The Business profession 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
PHILOSOPHY 200 3
Humanities Elective 3
BUSINESS LAW 300: Legal Environment 3
INFORMATION SYSTEM 358: Data Modeling and Management 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 301: The Business Profession III 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Theological Perspective 3
ENGLISH 205: Literature and Moral Imagination 3
ECONOMICS 300: International Trade and Business Environment 3
INFORMATION SYSTEM 360: Intro to Application Development 3
Information Systems Elective 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 302: The Business Profession III 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
Scientific Perspective 3
MANAGMENT 302 Quality and Product in Operation 3
INFORMATION SYSTEM Elective 3
INFORMATION SYSTEM Elective 3
Writing Intensive Elective 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 401: The Business Profession IV 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Creative Perspective 3
INFORMATION SYSTEM 495: System Development Project 3
Business Elective or Internship 3
General Elective 3
CORE 499 0
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 402: The Business Profession IV 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Information Systems major at Xavier:

Intro to Application Development (INFO 360) - An introduction to object oriented programming logic, the concepts of structure, and problem solving concepts in an object oriented environment.

Data Modeling and Management (INFO 358) - The study of the theory of modeling enterprise activities in terms of their data. Databases are implemented emphasizing the relational model.

Systems Analysis and Design (INFO 450) - Structured tools and techniques for the development of computerized information systems with emphasis on the process involved in the analysis and design of the development process. Special emphasis will be placed on team development, on project management, and on quality control for the development of effective and efficient information systems.

System Development Project (INFO 495) - This capstone course is a direct follow-up to INFO 450 in which student teams will apply skills and techniques from other INFO and business courses for the purpose of implementing and delivering a computerized business information system.

ALL STUDENTS are matched with an Executive Mentor to provide professional guidance, networking support and career connections.

ALL STUDENTS

are matched with an Executive Mentor to provide professional guidance, networking support and career connections.

STAND OUT IN TODAY'S JOB MARKET

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Design, develop and implement software solutions for non-profit organizations with your classmates through the department's service-learning program.

JOIN THE CLUB

Take your learning experience outside of the classroom with the Information Systems Student Club. Socialize with other IS students, visit local employers, attend talks by professionals in the field and gain career counseling.

OUTSTANDING INTERNSHIPS

Take advantage of internships and paid co-ops with leading companies. Recent co-op employers include the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Bengals, Ernst & Young, Monster.com and other businesses throughout the greater Cincinnati Area.

Xavier by the numbers

20

AVERAGE SIZE OF CLASSES

98%

PLACEMENT RATE

TOP 100

BEST VALUE IN PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES (KIPLINGER)

65,000+

XAVIER GRADUATES ACROSS THE GLOBE

mentor

LEARN OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

At Xavier, a great education comes with a supportive campus and a city full of opportunity. All students have access to a professional, executive mentor through our nationally known Mentor Program.

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