The ODT Department offers a major in information systems and a co-major in digital technology management.
Information systems are important for day-to-day operations as well as strategic management of businesses. Information systems management involves analysis, design, implementation, and operation of computer-based information systems, which is becoming increasingly important to leading enterprises in innovative ways. The information systems (IS) major focuses on information technology (IT) and process issues for operating and managing large, distributed global businesses, integrating business with systems, designing processes as well as the associated data, managing the IT infrastructure, and developing business applications.
Planning Your Major or Co-Major
The Undergraduate Program provides complete information about undergraduate degree requirements, including comprehensive information about the curriculum. Drop in to the Kelley Undergraduate Advising Office for the most up-to-date information and to make sure that you are on track to complete needed courses.
Information Systems Major
The 21 credit hour information systems major may not be declared in conjunction with the digital technology management co-major.
Required GPA: Grade of C- or higher in each course counting toward the major.
Major GPA of 2.0 or higher – GPA includes all courses counting toward the INFOSYS major.
All 300/400 business courses must be taken on the IU Bloomington campus or must be pre-authorized as a part of an approved study abroad program.
Required Courses (15 credit hours)
Students with a background or prior coursework in computer programming may ask for departmental authorization to substitute BUS-S428 for BUS-S308. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electives (9 credit hours)
ODT recommends but does not require that students choose 9 credits within one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Information Management
Track 2: Application Development
Students also have the option to take a 300- or 400-level non-Kelley advanced programming elective. Students must request departmental authorization to substitute a non-Kelley elective for the major. A list of pre-approved non-Kelley advanced programming electives is below. ODT does accept petitions for courses that are not yet on this list. Please email all elective requests with syllabus attachment(s)—even for approved electives—to email@example.com to ensure that the course qualifies and is counted correctly toward the IS major on your transcript.
- CSCI-A304 Introductory C++ Programming
- CSCI-A306 Object-Oriented Programming in C++
- CSCI-B403 Introduction to Algorithm Design and Analysis
- CSCI-B455 Principles of Machine Learning
- CSCI-C311 Programming Languages
- CSCI-C322 Object-Oriented Software Methods
- CSCI-C343 Data Structures
- INFO-I422/I590 Data Visualization
Track 3: Process Management
Digital Technology Management Co-Major
The digital technology management co-major is for students who would like a background in information technology and the roles they play in the different aspects of business. This co-major is designed to complement a functional area major such as finance, accounting, or supply chain management.
The 12 credit hour digital technology management co-major is a second major only. It must be declared in conjunction with another Kelley major (not with another co-major). It may not be declared with an information systems major.
Required Grades and GPA: Grade of C- or higher in each course counting toward the major. Major GPA of 2.0 or higher—GPA includes all courses counting toward the major.
All 300/400 level business courses must be taken on the IU Bloomington campus or must be pre-authorized as a part of an approved study abroad program.