Programs in business information systems are designed to give you a competitive advantage as a job-seeker, while also teaching you valuable skills as an individual. Students will gain experience in using technology for managing business functions and projects, communication, financial systems and decision support.
Students learn how to help organizations design and use information systems for conducting transactions, managing information about customers, employees and suppliers, and ensuring the security of communications.
Database management systems are now an indispensable tool for managing enterprise information. The student will achieve a strong theoretical foundation in databases for further insight in addressing complex performance and management issues related to handling large amounts of data in an organization.
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- Develop object-oriented business information systems;
- Design and develop business information systems using relational database;
- Strategies and techniques for dealing with the inherent complexity of information systems development;
- Introduction into the fundamentals of design methods for information systems and databases;
- Learn data manipulation languages for the relational model, design theory for relational databases, and query optimization;
- Evaluate detailed business situations and applying UML modeling techniques to develop three tier object-oriented system designs; and
- Decipher models of business information systems, design user interfaces, dialogs, and reports, and integrate computer software and DBMS to solve business problems.
Did You Know?
Virginia Tech has more than 15 years of serving as an industry leader in online master of information technology programs, and was recently ranked #2 in U.S. News & World Report, along with the following distinctions:
- Student Engagement Ranked #1
- Outstanding Faculty Ranked #2
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