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Why Major in Information Systems?

Businesses worldwide depend heavily on advanced information systems (IS) for managing information and business operations competitively. Graduates of the IS program explore how to improve the processes that involve people and technology working together. With the rate technology changes, your degree will quickly open up many opportunities to land a job you love. Graduates have a variety of career prospects with advancement opportunities. Your knowledge of how technology works to improve business processes will make you a desirable candidate for many employers.

For further information feel free to stop by the IS department or look through the rest of the IS department website.

Why Minor in Information Systems?

Do you already have a major you love? Why not complement your major with an IS minor? Can you think of a future career that will not use information systems in some way? Then why not enhance your major with in-demand technology skills and knowledge. An IS minor is a great way for you to enhance your major with technology skills and knowledge that makes you much more valuable in your chosen major field.  Apply today.

Want Health Information Management Programs? The IS Department Has That!

With the rise in popularity and information needs in healthcare; the UWL IS Department is excited to offer both a Major and Minor in Healthcare Information.

Why Major in Health Information Management and Technology?

We are proud to announce that UWL is now a degree granting institution for the collaborative online Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT) program. UWL students are now able to select HIMT as a major and graduate with a UWL degree. The online HIMT program continues to grow remarkably. As of the beginning of this semester, the overall program had more than 200 students, surpassing enrollment targets. Articulation agreements have also been signed with area community colleges to facilitate the transferring of credits. We are ready to serve the needs of students and healthcare organizations in the important area of healthcare information management and technology.

Why Minor in Health Information Systems Management?

Do you want to work in the healthcare field? If you have an interest in the healthcare industry and would like to join the ongoing effort to improve healthcare through technology, then the Health Information Systems Management (HISM) minor is right for you. The HISM minor provides health information systems knowledge to manage medical practices or make decisions to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery. The HISM minor is a two-year program that can be fast-tracked to one year with careful planning.  Apply today.

IS Curriculum Updates

The IS department has some exciting news in regards to curriculum. The IS department is now a proud member of the SAP University Alliance. SAP is the worldwide leader in enterprise systems. Students starting in Fall 2018,  were able to start coursework using SAP in both IS-320 and IS-360. Be sure to sign-up early to take advantage of this unique and valuable opportunity for UWL students. Additionally, in an effort to keep the IS curriculum up to date and to respond to industry changes, the IS program has implemented a number of changes. IS-220 (required of all CBA students) now includes modules on SAP demonstrating business processes supported through the SAP application.

Congratulations to IS Alumnus - Sulaimon "Wale" Elegbede ('05)

Sulaimon "Wale" Elegbede ('05) was recognized at the UWL Alumni Awards on Saturday September 21, 2019 with the Rada Distinguished Alumni Award. This award recognizes alumni who have graduated within the last 20 years, achieved professional distinction and taken part in humanitarian activities. Professor emeritus Ron Rada and his wife, Jane, created the award in 2002. Wale is an esteemed business and servant leader and a founding board member of La Crosse Interfaith Shoulder to Shoulder Network to curb growing anti-Muslim sentiment. Currently, Wale is the head of the Project Management Office and Senior Project Manager for the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Mayo Clinic.

Spring 2020 Course Offerings

Nine sections of IS-220 including two night sections will be offered in Spring 2020. IS majors and minors can plan on having a variety of courses available. Dr. Yang will be offering one section of IS-300. Dr. Han will be offering one section of IS-310. Moving forward, IS-300 and IS-310 will now be offered in both Spring and Fall semesters. Dr. Huang will be offering IS-360 as an elective course for IS majors and minors. One section of IS-411 (WE-designation) will be offered by Dr. Haried. Dr. Haried will also be offering one section of IS-420 as an elective course for minors.

Business and Community Engagement

In efforts to engage and connect students with business organizations a variety of guest speakers were invited to share their professional experiences with Fall 2019 classes. Guest speakers from SAP, Federated Insurance, and Fastenal will discuss class topics ranging from information system implementation experiences to enterprise systems management.

Faculty and Staff Kudos

Dr. Haried presented "Exploring the Motivation, Attitude and Loyalty of Daily Fantasy Sports Participants", at the American Society of Business and Behavioral Studies in Las Vegas, NV, March 2019.

Dr. Huang attended the 40th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in San Francisco, May 2019.

Dr. Haried and Dr. Han attended the INTEROP conference in Las Vegas, NV, May 2019.

Dr. Haried attended the AACSB Data Analytics Workshop, May 2019.

Dr. Huang and Dr. Haried attended the 2019 Faculty Symposium HIMT Curriculum in Madison, WI, June 2019.

Dr. Haried, Dr. Han, Dr. Huang, and Dr. Yang attended the SAP University Alliances workshop in Milwaukee, WI, July 2019.

Dr. Haried presented “Skill and the Art of Tax Filing Excellence: Comparison of Two Cultures”, at the Human Computer Interactions International conference in Orlando, FL July 2019.

Dr. Haried was promoted to Full Professor, July 2019.

Dr. Haried and Mr. Annino received the CBA Research Excellence Award Grant for their paper titled: A Review of Health Information Management and Technology Careers: A Content Analysis of Job Advertisements, July 2019.

Dr. Haried & Dr. Huang received the CBA Enhanced Research Grant for their paper titled: An Evaluation of Uncertainty and Anticipatory Anxiety Impacts on Technology Use, July 2019.

Faculty Research Output

Referred Conference Proceedings & Presentations

Huang, C. L. and Haried, P. (2019). An Evaluation of Uncertainty and Anticipatory Anxiety Impacts on Technology Use, International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, Accepted and Forthcoming.

Haried, P., Claybaugh, C., and Dai, H. (2019). Evaluation of Health Information Systems Research in Information Systems Research: A Meta-Analysis, Health Informatics Journal, 25(1), 186-202.

Haried, P., Claybaugh, C., Chen, L., and Chen, Y. (2019). ERP Vendor Satisfaction: From Communication and IT Capability Perspectives, Journal of Computer Information Systems, DOI: 10.1080/08874417.2019.1566801.

Sung, H. K., Song, C. I., and Yang, K. H. (2019). Big Data Project Management by Agile Approach: In the Case of the Seoul Metropolitan City Owl Bus, International Journal of Services and Operations Management, accepted and forthcoming.