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Bachelor of Information Systems (BS)

School of Science and Engineering
Atlantic International University

The Bachelor of Information Systems (BS) program objective is to help students obtain a strong foundation in information technology principles and practice with an emphasis on applications of information technology rather than the computer itself; some of the core technology areas include computer architecture, programming, operating systems, data communication, systems analysis and design, database applications, and project management. The Bachelor of Information Systems (BS) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Information Systems (BS) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)


Core Courses and Topics in Information Systems:
Fundamentals of Information Systems
Fundamentals of Information Technology
Introduction to e-Business
Business Applications Programming
Data Modeling and Database Design
Systems Analysis
Information Security
Network Fundamentals
Information Systems Project Management
Information Technology Strategy and Management
World Wide Web Development
Electronic Commerce
Enterprise Resource Planning using SAP
Knowledge Management in Organizations
Managing Organizational Information
Foundations of Human Resource Management
Managing Decision Making and Decision Support
Multimedia Specialty
Digital Media Techniques
Design for Interactive Media
Creating Interactive Multimedia
Documentary Production, Forms and Techniques
Electronic Publishing on the Internet
Marketing Specialty

Orientation Courses:
Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
Organization Theory (Portfolio)
Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
Seminar International Development (Publications)

Research Project in Information Systems:
Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Information Systems graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center: Information Systems Graduates
Job Description
Computer and information systems managers direct the work of systems analysts, computer programmers, support specialists, and other computer-related workers. They plan and coordinate activities such as installation and upgrading of hardware and software, programming and systems design, development of computer networks, and implementation of Internet and intranet sites. They are increasingly involved with the upkeep, maintenance, and security of networks. They analyze the computer and information needs of their organizations from an operational and strategic perspective and determine immediate and long-range personnel and equipment requirements. They assign and review the work of their subordinates and stay abreast of the latest technology to ensure the organization does not lag behind competitors.

Skills for Success
Able to think logically and analytically in a problem-solving environment
Imaginative and creative reasoning
Able to work as part of a team
Self-reliant and able to work independently
Good oral and written communication skills
Able to accept responsibility
Capacity to gain a thorough knowledge of the relevant specialty area
Willing to continuously update personal IT skills and knowledge

Employment Opportunities
Applications Programmer
Artificial Intelligence Specialist
CAD/CAM Designer
Computer Engineer
Computer Programmer
Computer Systems Manager
Database Manager
Electronic Data Processing Auditor
Manager, Management Info Systems
Operations Research Specialist
Operating Systems Programmer
Special Effects (FX) Specialist
Systems Analyst
Systems Programmer
Systems Software Developer
Technical Sales Representative
Technical Support Representative
Technical Writer

Resources for those with Bachelors in Information Systems
International Association of Science and Technology for Development
International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology

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We understand how busy adults do not have time to go back to school. Now, it's possible to earn your degree in the comfort of your own home and still have time for yourself and your family. The Admissions office is here to help you, for additional information or to see if you qualify for admissions please contact us. If you are ready to apply please submit your Online Application and paste your resume and any additional comments/questions in the area provided.

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Contact Us Today!

We understand how busy adults do not have time to go back to school. Now, it's possible to earn your degree in the comfort of your own home and still have time for yourself and your family. The Admissions office is here to help you, for additional information or to see if you qualify for admissions please contact us. If you are ready to apply please submit your Online Application and paste your resume and any additional comments/questions in the area provided.

Pioneer Plaza
900 Fort Street Mall 410
Honolulu, HI 96813
800-993-0066 (Toll Free in US)
808-924-9567 (Internationally)
808-947-2488 (Fax)