Welcome to Information Systems at StFX, a program tailored to the needs of organizations that rely on well-rounded professionals to create, maintain and manage the information systems that are critical to success in today’s competitive business landscape. Students with a Bachelor of Information Systems from StFX have the business, technical and interpersonal skills they need to become effective Information Systems professionals.
Demand from employers for individuals pursuing a career in Information Systems is at historic highs and career options in this exciting field are virtually endless. Graduates from our program can pursue careers in information technology management, project management, system architecture, systems analysis and design, database management, software engineering, enterprise systems, web and mobile device graphic design, and network / communications engineering. The program also prepares students for graduate studies in management information systems and business administration.
The First Year
First year students begin with courses in information technology (INFO 101), management information systems (INFO 102), and business (BSAD 101 and 102), and take electives from any combination of disciplines. In this way, they get a sense of what aspect of information systems (e.g. enterprise systems, management of information technology) is best suited to their strengths and career goals. Small class sizes further define interests and help students to acquire new ones, so that by the time they enter their second year, they may already know which path they should pursue.
Students can pursue a Bachelor of Information Systems (BIS) general degree, or a major, or honours degree in enterprise systems or management of information technology.
The Gerald Schwartz School of Business Administration and Information Systems at StFX is one of the most prestigious business educational facilities in the country. A key objective of the school is to prepare students for leadership roles in a knowledge-based economy via specialized programs, innovative industry partnerships and an optional co-operative education program.