Gain the deep understanding of databases, networks and cybersecurity needed to keep
Add to your education with the technical and business knowledge needed in today's
world with a minor in Information Systems.
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Why minor in information systems?
As an Information Systems minor, you'll build knowledge about databases, networking,
operating systems and other technical areas that employers value. But because UND's
Information Systems program is part of the College's Business and Public Administration,
you'll also study business, economics, accounting, communications and other topics
that provide the well-rounded background that employers increasingly hope to find.
Internships and opportunities for experiential learning ensure you gain the skills
needed to make an immediate contribution wherever you work.
You'll complement any major by developing technology skills and learn to use data
to support decision making that is relevant in any career. As a minor you can also
expand your professional network through engagement with UND's Information Systems
Accreditation by AACSB
This program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB
International puts the Nistler CoBPA in the top 5% of business schools in the world.
IT Minor Courses
ISBC 410. Information Security. 3 Credits.
An introduction to information security and information assurance. The students will achieve a firm intuition about what information security means; be able to recognize potential threats to information confidentiality, integrity and availability; be aware of some of the underlying technologies that address these challenges; and be conversant with current security-related issues in the field. This course addresses both the technical and behavioral aspects of information security. F.
ISBC 300. Programming for Data Analytics. 3 Credits.
This course introduces one powerful and widely used programming language for data analytics. Course content may vary based on the current programming trend. The programming language chosen has easily understood syntax and library or open source modules for everything from web development to data analysis. This course covers the syntax and semantic of the programming language and its uses as a data analytics tool. The material will emphasize the core concepts in the programming language, specifically data types, data structures, functions, and text and image processing and how they can be implemented and used to address data analytics problems. Popular modules used in data analysis such as data mining and data visualization will also be covered. F.
ISBC 330. Database Management. 3 Credits.
This course covers the fundamentals of database design and management. Topics include, but not limited to, database models, database normalization, entity-relationship diagramming, SQL and database implementation and management. The course will provide a balance of theory and practical applications and will culminate in database implementation exercises conducted by students. F,S.
ISBC 340. Fundamentals of Networking. 3 Credits.
Explores principles of networking computer systems; telecommunications hardware, software, and media components; and approaches to efficient business data communications. The student will be exposed to telecommunications terminology, concepts, protocols, and logical and physical design of local area networks. S.
ISBC 430. Database Analytics. 3 Credits.
This course equips students with an understanding of techniques in data analytics with particular emphasis on unstructured data. Coverage includes, but not limited to, database analytics, PL/SQL, advanced SQL, business intelligence, unstructured big data analytics, Hadoop framework in business, data visualization, data warehousing, NoSQL, and in-memory database system. F,S.
ISBC 305. End-User Applications. 3 Credits.
Development of proficiency in the use of end-user software applications with emphasis on spreadsheet and database. Spreadsheet applications include solutions for typical business situations using functions, macros and linking. Database applications include development of and querying of databases, linking, generating forms and reports, and developing menus. Prerequisite: ISBC 117 or ISBC 217. S.
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