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 is changing, your degree will quickly open up many opportunities to land a job you love.  Graduates have a wide 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 visit 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 at the IS department website.

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

Yes! With the rise in popularity and information needs in healthcare; the UWL IS Department is excited to be able 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 at the IS department website.

IS Curriculum Updates

In an effort to keep the IS curriculum up to date and respond to industry changes, the IS program has implemented a number of changes.  IS-300 is now focused on data analytics, which is a skill in demand with today’s workforce.  In addition, IS-320 will now focus on enterprise systems.  Specifically, IS-320 will be applying SAP (the leading enterprise software) in the classroom.  IS-330 will no longer be required, but still counts as an elective in the program.  If you have any advising questions, we encourage all IS majors to meet with their advisor.

IS Major Requirement Change

The IS department has revised the course requirements needed for the IS major.  Moving forward students will be required to take IS-320 in place of IS-330.  IS-320 is being redesigned to focus on enterprise systems with SAP.  SAP is a leading enterprise business software solution and the IS department is proud to start offering experiences with SAP to better position our graduates for the IS career field.  These changes will be included in the upcoming academic catalog.

IS Minor Requirement Change

The IS department has revised the course requirements needed for the IS minor.  Moving forward students will be required to take IS-320 in place of CS-120.  IS-320 is being redesigned to focus on enterprise systems with SAP.  SAP is a leading enterprise business software solution and the IS department is proud to start offering experiences with SAP to better position our minor graduates for the technology dependent business environment.  These changes will be included in the upcoming academic catalog.

Summer 2018 Course Offerings

Two online sections of IS-220 will be offered in Summer 2018.

Fall 2018 Course Offerings

Nine sections of IS 220 including two night sections will be offered in Fall 2018.   IS majors and minors can plan on having a variety of courses available.  Dr. Haried will be offering a revamped version of IS-320, which will now include SAP software modules.   One section of IS-401 (W-designation) will be offered by Dr. Haried.  Dr. Yang will be offering one section of IS-321.  Dr. Elhindi will be offering one section of IS-330. Dr. Han will also be offering one section of IS-370.  Dr. Huang will be offering IS-340 as an elective course for IS majors and minors. 

Research Grants

Dr. Yang received the 2017-2018 CBA Research Excellence Grant.

Faculty and Staff Kudos

Dr. Haried, Dr. Huang and Dr. Yang will all attend the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMMS) conference in early March.  HIMSS is the leading conference for health information systems research and applications.

Faculty Referred Conference Proceedings & Presentations

Yang, K.  (2018).  “Comparison of Knowledge Representation Methodology”.  Presented at the UWL  23rd Annual Faculty Research Day.