Information Systems

Program Features

In an ever-changing business environment, Xavier students who major in Information Systems make their mark on the corporate world by gaining invaluable skills in technology and business to implement essential computerized methods and techniques. With the blending of technology and business, this is truly the way to stand out in today's job market.

Curriculum

The sample course sequence below illustrates class offerings for the Information Systems major. Consult the official Xavier University course catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Fall

  • CORE 100 First-Year Seminar............ 3cr.
  • MATH 140 or 170: Calculus............ 3cr.
  • ENGL 101: English Composition............ 3cr.
  • Foreign Language Elective............ 3cr.
  • MKTG 300: Principles of Marketing............ 3cr.
  • CORE 101: GOA First Year Experience............ 0cr.
  • BUAD 101: The Business Profession I............ 0cr.

Spring

  • THEO 111: Theological Foundations............ 3cr.
  • Historical Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • Foreign Language Elective II............ 3cr.
  • BAIS 220: Management of Business Technology............ 3cr.
  • ECON 200: Microeconomics (Social Science)............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 102: The Business Profession I............ 0cr.
  • CORE 102: GOA First Year Experience 102............ 0cr.

Fall

  • PHIL 100: Ethics as an Introduction to Philosophy............ 3cr.
  • Creative Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • BAIS 210: Quantitative Methods............ 3cr.
  • ACCT 200: Introductory Financial Accounting............ 3cr.
  • ECON 201: Macroeconomics............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 201: The Business Profession II............ 0cr.

Spring

  • Scientific Perspectives & Lab............ 3cr.
  • Theological Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • ACCT 201: Introductory Managerial Accounting............ 3cr.
  • BAIS 211: Introduction to Business Analytics............ 3cr.
  • MGMT 200: Organizational Management............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 202: The Business Profession II............ 0cr.

Fall

  • PHIL 200: Philosophical Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • MGMT 201: Business & Professional Communication (OC/WRIT flags)............ 3cr.
  • FINC 300: Business Finance (QR flag)............ 3cr.
  • BAIS 385: Database Modeling & Management............ 3cr.
  • ENGL 205: Literature & Moral Imagination............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 301: The Business Profession III............ 0cr.

Spring

  • Humanities Elective............ 3cr.
  • BAIS 360: Introduction to Application Development............ 3cr.
  • ECON 300: International Trade & Business Environment............ 3cr.
  • INFO Elective............ 3cr.
  • Business Elective or Internship for Credit............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 302: The Business Profession III............ 0cr.

Fall

  • Natural Science Elective and Lab............ 3cr.
  • BLAW 300: Legal Environment (ERS/DCR flags)............ 3cr.
  • INFO Elective............ 3cr.
  • INFO Elective............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 401: The Business Profession IV............ 0cr.

Spring

  • BAIS 495: Business Analytics Capstone............ 3cr.
  • MGMT 302: Quality & Productivity in Operations............ 3cr.
  • Business Core Capstone............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.
  • BUAD 402: The Business Profession IV............ 0cr.
  • CORE 499: Reflection on the Core Curriculum............ 0cr.

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.

Clubs

Information Systems Student Club

Xavier students can take their learning experience outside the classroom with the Information Systems Student Club. Members socialize with IS students, visit local employers, attend talks by professionals in the field and gain career counseling.

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Outcomes

98% of students from Xavier's business programs, including Information Systems, are employed, attending grad school, or working in service or volunteer positions within six months of graduation.

Top Jobs: Accountant, Human Resources Coordinator, Account Executive, Campaign Manager, Consultant, Financial Analyst, Operations Manager

Top Companies: General Electric, Kroger, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Macy's, Fifth Third Bank, Total Quality Logistics, Ernst & Young, U.S. Bank, Medpace, Deloitte & Touche, LLP

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Xavier is ranked #1 for its excellent academic reputation among top competitors in the region. Students get the most out of their education, from rigorous classroom studies to experiential learning in the real world.

Study Abroad

Students study abroad in places like London or the Netherlands, where they build career skills in a foreign country and investigate new cultures. Students gain self-confidence and open themselves up to new ideas — and, it all looks great on a resumé.


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Make A Difference

Students design, develop and implement software solutions for non-profit organizations with classmates through the department’s service-learning program.


Give Back

Outstanding Internships

Students take advantage of internships and paid co-ops with leading companies. Recent co-op employers include: The Cincinnati Bengals, Ernst & Young, Monster.com and other businesses throughout greater Cincinnati.


Start Your Career

Grad Gets Hired on at Lime, Will Host Xavier Students Next Year

Madeline Martini was a marketing and business analytics major at Xavier. Now, she works at Lime in San Francisco, where next year she will host business students as they learn about working in the real world.

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Information Systems Major at Xavier University

The Information Systems Major at Xavier University is a minimum 120-hour major that teaches students to facilitate good management by: Providing specialized professional training in information system principles and techniques, stimulating the application of sound information systems to the wide range of business activities, and aiding in the development of the student’s intellect, communication skills and analytic ability to prepare for the dynamic field of computer-information systems. The degree is designed for those who wish to be an analyst, or information systems manager or programmer. The major is conducive to a double major or as a minor to another major in the University since technology is critical to any profit or non-profit business.

Xavier University's Williams College of Business is accredited by the AACSB. AACSB-accredited schools offer students a relevant and challenging curriculum, the highest quality faculty and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.

Xavier University is a private university located in Cincinnati, Ohio, providing a liberal arts education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. Founded in 1831, the University is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. It has been ranked among the top 10 master's-level universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for the past two decades. The Princeton Review names it one of the "Best 385 Colleges in America."