BS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS (BUSINESS COMPUTING & E-COMMERCE) A CONCENTRATION OF THE IS PROGRAM

INTRODUCTION

The concentration goal is on the development of theoretical and technical knowledge which will provide the student with the capabilities to conduct information systems analysis, design and development through the use of modern development tools and to provide technology-based solutions for business and other areas of IS application. The basic business knowledge provided by the program enables students to understand IS environment, including the daily operations of business organizations, their infrastructure and their needs for information systems. Communication skills develop the student’s ability to effectively communicate and negotiate with the different entities of the business organization and the community. The concentration goal is on the development of theoretical and technical knowledge which will provide the student with the capabilities to conduct information systems analysis, design and development through the use of modern development tools and to provide technology-based solutions for business and other areas of IS application. The basic business knowledge provided by the program enables students to understand IS environment, including the daily operations of business organizations, their infrastructure and their needs for information systems. Communication skills develop the student’s ability to effectively communicate and negotiate with the different entities of the business organization and the community. Students can further their level of expertise by going for certifications related to this field of study such as Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW), Certified E Commerce Consultant (CEC), Oracle Database Administrator and Cisco Certified Professional. More over the holders of this degree can also opt for related graduate studies.

OBJECTIVES|LEARNING OUTCOMES

In addition to IS six learning Outcomes, the BCE Concentration enables students after graduation to: Develop and evaluate E-commerce systems on different platforms using a variety of technologies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Business software developer
  • E Commerce Consultant
  • E-Commerce system developer
  • Business process manager
  • Higher studies and academics
  • IT manager in businesses
  • Network and Web administrator
  • Online marketer IT Entrepreneurs
  • E-government specialist

TRACK REQUIREMENTS

Students taking the BCE track are required to complete the following five courses:

  • BCE 409 E-Business System Implementation
  • BCE 437 E-Commerce Marketing Strategies
  • BCE 447 Visual Merchandising
  • BCE 473 Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • BCE 483 Business Intelligence and Analytics

IS-BCE TRACK STUDY PLAN

YEAR 1

SEMESTER 1

COURSE # TITLE CRS
CS 101 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING I 4
SCI 101 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL SCIENCES 3
ENG 101 INTENSIVE ENGLISH WRITING 3
MATH 111 CALCULUS 1 3
ARAB 101 ARABIC WRITING I 2
ISC 101 ISLAMIC ETHICS 2
PE xxx PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1
SUBTOTAL 18

SEMESTER 2

COURSE # TITLE CRS
CS 102 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING II 3
CS 175 COMPUTER ORGANIZATION AND DIGITAL LOGIC 3
STAT 101 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY 3
BUS 101 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 3
ENG 103 RESEARCH WRITING TECHNIQUES 3
ISC 103 ISLAMIC ECONOMIC SYSTEM 2
SUBTOTAL 17

YEAR 2

SEMESTER 1

COURSE # TITLE CRS
IS 201 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3
CS 210 DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS 3
CS 285 DISCRETE MATH FOR COMPUTING 3
ACC 101 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
COM 201 COMMUNICATION SKILLS 3
ARAB 103 ARABIC WRITING II 2
SUBTOTAL 17

SEMESTER 2

COURSE # TITLE CRS
IS 205 BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT 3
IS 231 SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 3
IS 241 DATABASE MANAGEMENT AND APPLICATIONS 3
MKT 301 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
PSY 101 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
ISC 105 HOLY QURAN SCIENCES 2
PE xxx PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1
SUBTOTAL 18

YEAR 3

SEMESTER 1

COURSE # TITLE CRS
IS 321 ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE 3
CS 330 INTRODUCTION TO OPERATING SYSTEMS 3
CS 331 DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTER NETWORKS 3
BCE 409 E-BUSINESS SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION 3
FIN 301 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE 3
COM 301 PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS 2
IS 203 NEW FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS 2
SUBTOTAL 19

SEMESTER 2

COURSE # TITLE CRS
IS 311 WEB DEVELOPMENT 3
IS 361 PROJECT MANAGEMENT 3
IS 371 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS 3
BCE 437 BUSINESS AND MARKETING ASPECTS OF E-COMMERCE SYSTEMS 3
BCE 447 VISUAL MERCHANDISING 3
ETHC 303 ETHICAL AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTING 3
SUBTOTAL 18

YEAR 4

SEMESTER 1

COURSE # TITLE CRS
IS 478 INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY 3
BCE 473 ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGY 3
BCE 483 BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYTICS 3
XXX XXX Free Elective 3
BUS/ECON BUS 201 OR ECON 101 3
ARAB 203 ARABIC WRITING III 2
SUBTOTAL 17

SEMESTER 2

COURSE # TITLE CRS
IS/BCE 492 CO-OP IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS 10
SUBTOTAL 10