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    The Information Systems program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredited the Information Systems program as a business program.

     

    Program Educational Objectives

    The Information Systems program prepares its graduates to achieve significant career and professional accomplishments in four ways: as employable and accountable professionals, competent problem solvers, and selfless contributors.

    PEO1) Employable Professional

    Definition: Graduates are well prepared for employment or graduate work in their field, and to continue working in that field or related fields. This includes adaptability to different disciplines, environments, and tasks. They are fully prepared for employment in chosen post -graduate pursuits.

    PEO2) Accountable Professional

    Definition: Graduates are accountable for their professional roles, and pursue their profession in an ethical manner. This includes giving and receiving professional critique and review, communication and the responsibility for, and/or leadership in:

    • Research/development projects or teams,
    • Aspects of major system components, or
    • Business development work.

    PEO3) Competent IS Problem Solv.

    Definition: IS majors solve business problems using data and computing principles. They innovate, explore, analyze, automate and manage information systems, technology and projects. This includes data and business process modeling as well as requirements and project management. IS graduates apply current computing knowledge, technology, skills, techniques and methods to:

    • Identify, analyze and develop effective solutions for problems,
    • Improve product, process and/or organizational elements, and
    • Apply creativity in design thinking and innovate where appropriate.

    PEO4) Selfless Contributors

    Definition: Graduates value collaborative teamwork and contribute to team accomplishment that goes beyond personal development They voluntarily give their time, talent, and/or resources to their community, profession, church and/or society.

    Student Outcomes

    Students completing Gannon’s Information Systems program learn to:

    1. Follow legal and ethical computing principles to analyze computing solutions for ethical ramifications such as global, cultural, social, environmental or economic concerns.
    2. Function and communicate effectively as a collaborative member or leader in a professional context.
    3. Demonstrate an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge or technology as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
    4. Apply problem identification & problem-solving strategies to the development of complex computer-based systems.
    5. Apply tools, technologies and techniques to design, implement and deploy Information Systems to meet enterprise requirements.
    6. Use information systems to support enterprise processes and solutions.
    7. Evaluate and manage existing and new information systems in an enterprise.

    Enrollment and Graduation Data

    Fall Enrollment

      2013 2014  2015  2016  2017  2018
    Information Systems 19 11 10 11 15 19

    Completions (July 1st to June 30th)

      2013  2014  2015 2016   2017 2018 
    Information Systems 7 6 7 2 0 1