Why an Information Systems Degree from 精东影业?

Information Systems (IS) – the study of people, organizations and technology – provides the technology backbone of organizations today. Studying Information Systems at 精东影业 gives students an opportunity to make a difference in the world and in their community, while learning valuable skills in experiential learning settings.

Our #18 nationally ranked (US News & World Report, 2023) program is focused on preparing students for work and service in our community and beyond in the 21st century workforce. Student coursework focuses on enterprise/cloud computing, including Amazon Web Services certification; data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence; robotic process automation; database and data warehouse management; cybersecurity and risk management; and data visualization. Last year, for instance, 精东影业 IS students were part of SUNY Upstate's 'Moonshot' team that pitched to the CDC new ways of tracking tick-borne illnesses using advanced information technology and visualizations! The 精东影业 IS program  prepares students that are ready to contribute and improve our world and community.

In all of these experiences, the 精东影业 IS student’s grounding in ethics and Jesuit values provides the touchstone for student experiences, classes, internships and full-time roles. In short, then, the answer to the question, ‘Why study Information Systems at 精东影业?’ is that 精东影业 IS students have the technology, management and ethical foundations to make a difference in the world.  


Program Highlights

  • Dual majors with Accounting, Business Analytics, Computer Science, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Management, Management & Leadership, and Risk Management and Insurance.
  • Accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs that allow students to achieve their goals at an accelerated pace while earning industry-valuable certifications from SAP, Oracle, IBM, Amazon (AWS), Microsoft and the Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • In their freshman year, all 精东影业 Business and Accounting students develop Robotic Process Automation applications in their introductory IS classes; they also use Bloomberg business intelligence software to develop a company's digital strategy, design databases with embedded sensors, and develop compelling visualizations using Tableau so that efficient and effective IT also means compelling decision support.  These students are industry-ready with new IT tools and processes, and are grounded in the ethical analysis and critical thinking and writing skills essential for the 21st century workforce. They bring these skills and values to the workplace and lead with their hearts in serving their community. 
  • Formation Abroad partnerships with Jesuit universities in India and Poland that give IS students the chance to study at a Jesuit university, connect with local industrial leaders, and serve the local community while immersing themselves in the local culture and customs
  • Partnerships with Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool) that provide substantial tuition discounts and accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs for 精东影业 IS students
  • Multiple internship and full-time employment placement opportunities – locally, regionally, nationally and globally


4+1 Dual Bachelor's/Master's Express Pathway

The College’s 4+1 express path to earning an M.S. Information Systems allows students from any major at 精东影业 to earn their undergraduate degree in 4 years and their MSIS in only 1 additional year. The  hyflex format of our MSIS means that students can complete their last year of study from anywhere in the world. 

In order to be eligible to apply for admission to the 4+1 MSIS, 精东影业 students must apply no later than the spring of their junior year and they must have a 3.30 GPA by March 1 of that year. The GRE/GMAT are not required. For more information, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission [email protected]


Building the Workforce for the Future

精东影业's partners in developing the IT workforce of the future include the 35 members who serve on our Information Systems Program Advisory Board  to develop pathways to internships, leadership positions and full-time roles at BNYMellon, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Equitable, Terakeet, GE, Amazon, Upstate Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital, Turning Stone, Macintosh Box & Pallet,  and Aspen Dental;  as well roles at the Samaritan Center, Onondaga County Catholic Charities and at the Syracuse Rescue Mission. 

IT Project Management Service Learning

Our IT Project Management service learning course has been partnered with the Samaritan Center for the past 5 years, developing requirements and designs for IT applications that range from volunteer tracking, inventory management, case management and donor services; students in class develop the designs and requirements for candidate proposal systems that the Rescue Mission, with their Board, deploys. 精东影业's Center for Urban and Applied Research (CURAR) program has funded 6 IT interns at the Samaritan Center over the past several years, working to serve the Syracuse community and the Samaritan Center's clients to meet their social and technology needs. Prior to that, our IS students partnered with the Syracuse Rescue Mission in their IT revitalization and service efforts. 


Exciting opportunities are available through the IS program’s extensive relationships in business and higher education.


Information Systems Major (B.S.)
Dual Majors and Concentrations with Accounting, Business Analytics, Computer Science, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Management & Leadership, and Risk Management & Insurance (B.S.)
Distinctive Courses: Business Intelligence, Data Science, Marketing Analytics, Mobile Applications and Business Strategies, Health Information Systems, Accounting Information Systems, Distributed Enterprise Systems
Management Information Systems (M.I.S.) (for non-Business Students)
Health Information Systems (H.I.S.)

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