Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

Category: Programs Published: Thursday, 22 January 2015 Written by Super User



ISC 10

Fundamentals of Information Systems/Information Management

3 units



             This course aims to make students learn the basic Information Systems concepts. It introduces the students to the principles of information systems. It offers an overview of the entire IS discipline, while giving students a solid foundation for further study in advanced IS courses such as Internet, system analysis and design, programming, project management, database management, data communication, electronic commerce and mobile commerce applications, business analytics, and knowledge management..


ISC 11

Personal Productivity using IS

3 units



             This course provides students an opportunity to enhance their personal productivity and problem solving skills by applying information technologies to problem situations and conceptualizing small information systems for individuals and groups. Emphasis is given on personal productivity concepts using functions and features in common computer applications as spreadsheets, databases, presentation and web authoring.


ISC 12

Fundamentals of Programming, Data, File and Object Structures

3 units



             This course introduces the students to the fundamentals of logic formulation together with their implementation in the JAVA programming language.  It introduces the different concepts that are commonly associated with basic programming. This course should serve as a foundation for students in the Information Systems program.


ISC 13

Discrete Structures

3 units



             The goal of this course is to introduce students to ideas and techniques from discrete mathematics that are widely used in science and engineering, particularly in the field of computing. This course teaches the students techniques in how to think logically and mathematically and apply these techniques in solving problems. To achieve this goal, students will learn logic and proof, sets, functions, as well as mathematical reasoning. Key topics involving logic, proofs, and mathematical structures are covered in this course.



ISC 14

Networks and Internet Technology

3 units



             This course provides an in-depth knowledge of data communications and networking requirements including internet technologies. Emphasis is upon the analysis and design of networking applications in organizations, as well as the existing networking systems and cloud services. Students will learn to evaluate, select, and implement different communication options within an organization.


ISC 15

Introduction to the IS Profession and Ethics

3 units



             The course is an introduction to the different theories of ethics and how these theories can help, guide and shed light to future Information Systems professionals in making decisions in their professional and personal lives.



ISC 20

Fundamentals of Business and Management

3 units



             This course shall introduce students to the principles of business and management using its five essential functions: planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling (POSDC). Students are expected to develop critical and analytical thinking skills, and make “sound” business decisions based on various Management Theories, Ignatian Principles/Values and pressing socio-environmental and technological challenges.


ISC 21

Business Processes

3 units



             The course is designed for information management students who need to have an overview of generic business processes.  They will learn how to describe, analyze, and redesign a business process through the use of tools and methodologies.


ISC 22

Accounting and Financials

3 units



             This course will introduce students to the basics of financial and managerial accounting. The goal of this course is to provide information managers with the necessary vocabulary and tools required to succeed in their roles as organizational decision-makers. Regardless of your role (e.g., business analyst, project manager, information architect, etc.), knowledge of accounting and finance is critical to succeed in your present (and future) career. This course does not require prior knowledge of accounting or financial management.


ISC 23

Evaluation of Business Performance

3 units



             The course is intended to provide the student with the experience in assessing information systems and the different tools to be used in conducting system evaluation. It will discuss business evaluation topics such as six sigma, DMAIC, quality metrics, key performance indicator, and quality management. The course will also discuss operations management topics such as decision theory, inventory management, and scheduling.


ISC 30

Human Computer Interaction

3 units



             This course provides an introduction to the field of human-computer interaction (HCI), an interdisciplinary field that integrates cognitive psychology, design, computer science and others. Examining the human factors associated with information systems provides the students with knowledge to understand what influences usability and acceptance of IS.


ISC 31


3 units



             This course covers the fundamental concepts underlying the design, implementation, and application of database systems. It introduces students to database development tools, as well as fundamental database manipulation. The course also requires the students to do a database project, which will involve actual database design and application development.



ISC 32

Systems Analysis and Design

3 units



             This course examines the system development and modification process. It emphasizes the factors for effective communication and integration with users and user systems. It encourages interpersonal skill development with clients, users, team members, and others associated with development, operation, and maintenance of the system. It also teaches the students on the important role of the systems analyst in the development of the different organizational information systems.


ISC 33

System Infrastructure and Integration

3 units



             This course explores the design, selection, implementation and management of enterprise IT solutions. The focus is on applications and infrastructure and their fit with the business. Students learn frameworks and strategies for infrastructure management, system administration, data/information architecture, content management, distributed computing, middleware, legacy system integration, system consolidation, software selection, total cost of ownership calculation, IT investment analysis, and emerging technologies.


ISC 34

Applications Development

3 units



             This course covers physical design and implementation of information systems applications. Implementation in emerging distributed computing environments using traditional and contemporary development methodologies. Students will utilize a contemporary development environment to implement a project that spans the scope of the pre-requisite courses. Object-oriented programming and methods and some procedural methods will be employed.


ISC 36

Project Management and Quality Systems

3 units



             This course is designed for IS students who need to have an in-depth study of project management, in the information systems arena. The systems perspective provides a useful framework for project analysis. By viewing projects as systems, time, cost and quality are considered as important factors that are related to the success of the project.


ISC 37

Information Systems Planning

3 units



             This course introduces the information system concept with emphasis on systems used in various libraries and information agencies. Students will familiarize themselves with the Visioning, Analysis, Design and Recommendation cycle. They will understand how top-level management decisions affect lower departments, and how these affect information systems, and vice-versa.


 CS Electives


ISC 40

Fundamentals of Business Analytics

3 units



             This course will introduce students to the basic techniques and tools of Business Analytics. It will review their past concepts of basic statistics, and categorize them according to the presented business case: descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive. It will also introduce students to computing tools that will allow for easier structured analysis, as well newer software that can handle large volumes of data at one time.


ISC 45

Multimedia Systems

3 units



             This course introduces the principles and current technology of multimedia systems, multimedia standards, and gain hands-on experience in this area. Issues in effectively representing, processing, and retrieving multimedia such as sound and music, graphics, image, and video will be addressed.




ISC 50


9 units



             The 486-hour Internship Program is part of the BSISC curricula; without undergoing and passing the training or internship the student cannot graduate from the program.   Under   the internship, the students are assigned to various companies or government agencies where they learn practical applications of the concepts they learned from the academe and at the same time learn and acquire people skills. The industry benefits also from the training in that the academe is able to supply the former’s demand for a developed human resource.


ISC 51

IS Project

3 units



             The Capstone Project will demonstrate the Information Systems students’ comprehensive knowledge of their areas of study and research methods, as well as allow them to apply the concepts and methods to a specific problem in his/her area of specialization. In particular, the Capstone Project will provide a proposed solution for the students’ Business Case prepared in their ISC 50 (Internship). The project may be in the form of a Business Application Development Solution, Systems Analysis and Design, or an Information Systems Strategic Plan


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