IS, or Information Systems is the study of the use of information technology in solving business problems. Now, information technologies are already used everywhere. And even in the least information technology intensive industry such as restaurants, IT, or information technologies can make a tremendous difference. Restaurants, as you know, are constrained by capacity. They have limited seats, and if they’re full, they cannot take any more customers. But let’s say these restaurants can pair up with a food delivery service where they can actually deliver food to the customers at their homes, so that they don’t have to use their own physical capacity. Now, this is one way in which information technology can create value for such restaurants. So why is Information Systems important? That’s a great question. As you know the world today is becoming more and more connected and everything is being digitised. Now what that means is that companies are already adopting and implementing information technologies and systems to run their businesses. We have many MNCs that are already at the forefront of digital innovation. However, that is not the case for all sectors of the economy. There are many companies, especially SMEs, that will benefit tremendously from modernisation through digitisation. If you study Information Systems, you will go through a rigorous but balanced curriculum that covers both the technical aspects, including systems development, systems architecture but also the business aspect that allows you to focus on understanding the unique problems facing the use of information systems in various sectors, such as healthcare, financial services, and innovation and entrepreneurship. We offer specialisations in innovation, in electronic commerce, and also financial technologies, or fintech, for short. You will go through an internship with an actual company, and help solve a real world problem that they have. You will also do a capstone project that brings together everything that you’ve learned throughout the course. At the end of the course, you should be able to understand business problems, formulate solutions using information systems and technology for those problems, and actually implement it. Because information systems is used everywhere, the career opportunities for Information Systems graduates are also as broad. Our students actually go everywhere. Many of our students become consultants at IT consulting companies, become IT specialists at technology companies, they even become financial analysts at financial services companies. Both Computer Science and Information Systems are about technology, but there are big differences. Computer Science is about developing technical solutions to problems such as security, operating systems, algorithms, multimedia whereas Information Systems is really about applying and integrating technical solutions to solving broader business problems. To find out more about our programmes, check out the other videos and also our website.


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