Information systems (IS) is a discipline that is primarily concerned with the design, development, and use of information and communications technologies to solve problems in various domains of practice such as business, government, and health. By taking coursework in application development, database management, business telecommunications, and information technology and business strategy, students gain an in-depth understanding of how to use technology to improve or create new business processes/models and leverage opportunities created by emerging technologies.
All information systems courses are taught by faculty who are active researchers, scholars, and practitioners.
Additionally, the School of Business Administration (SBA) at Penn State Harrisburg currently offers undergraduate degrees in accounting, finance, management, marketing, and project and supply chain management, which demonstrate the ability to offer numerous program electives related to the functional areas of business. In addition, the SBA offers undergraduate degrees in information sciences and technology, and security and risk analysis which demonstrate the ability to offer electives in supporting areas of study in application development and network security.
Finally, the SBA offers a limited number of academically superior bachelor of science in information systems candidates the opportunity to enroll in an integrated, continuous program of study enabling students to earn the bachelor of science in information systems and the master of science in information systems within five years.
For course descriptions and requirements, see the Penn State University Bulletin.