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    University of Colorado Denver
  Oct 21, 2017
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems Emphasis - BS in Business Administration (specializations in Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management and Marketing)


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The information systems program at the University of Colorado Denver is a nationally accredited program for students who want to design and implement effective solutions to meet organizational and management needs for information, control and decision making.

An information systems (ISMG) emphasis draws on a diverse set of skills and strengths requiring creative and innovative thinking at the intersections of disciplinary knowledge and practice.  Information systems students learn how information technology, effective teamwork and leadership and sound project management combine to enable innovation and change, to improve organizational agility and to add compete value.  Courses require extensive hands-on projects, teamwork and use of high-end technology.  A combination of technical skills gained in class work with broad based business process knowledge enables our graduates to be ideally situated to take leading roles in shaping the technology-based future of employers in the Rocky Mountain region and the nation.

Undergraduate options

The Business School at the University of Colorado Denver offers a bachelor of science in business administration where you may choose information systems as your primary core specialty:

  • Information Systems, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree

Or you may choose to add an information systems specialty to another business discipline.

  • Accounting and Information Systems emphasis
  • Financial Management Systems emphasis
  • Management and Information Systems emphasis
  • Marketing and Information Systems emphasis 

Career  Opportunities

Careers in information systems continue to be one of the highest growth markets in the business world.  A student completing the information systems program curriculum will be prepared for challenging careers as business analyst, database analyst, Web content manager, project manager, IT consultant and information auditing and compliance specialist.  Employment possibilities include financial operations, health care, management consulting, service operations, transportation and logistics and government.

Information systems is becoming the foundation of all business activities, and a solid understanding of the role of information systems in business and in the national and global economy is now critical for every business student. The information systems emphasis focuses on effective use of information technology in business.  You are equipped with logical and analytical thinking in all areas of business and a strong basis for continued career growth in a variety of growing professions.  You will develop the technical skills, business know-how and administrative insights required for acquisition, deployment and management of IT resources and services development, operation and evolution of IS infrastructure for use in accounting, finance, marketing, management and other business processes.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. The courses emphasize both team and individual work, allowing students to gain critical thinking skills, knowledge and experience to analyze, design, program, implement and use information.