Computing and Information Systems

Why study Computing and Information Systems?

Over the past few decades, information systems and e-business have transformed the business landscape around the world. The Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Computing and Information Systems was designed in response to industry calls for business-savvy professionals who possess both theoretical and practical understanding of all five information systems components: hardware, software, data, processes, and users.

The Saint Mary’s approach

A major in Computing and Information Systems at the Sobey School of Business provides you with an in-depth understanding of applications of computer technology to the ever-changing world of business. The major will build your knowledge in key business functions, with emphasis on preparing you to organize, manage, enhance, and exploit computerized information resources and electronic data networks. You’ll gain necessary skills for employment in this growing field.

Hands-on learning

Computing and Information Systems students work at the University’s Centre for Academic Technology (CAT) and Information Technology Service and Support. Co-op placements have included positions with prominent local employers, including Bell Aliant, Export Development Canada, Templeton Properties and Sampling Technologies Inc. Students have held entry-level positions as team leaders, marketing managers, analysts and junior developers.

Sample courses offered:

  • Introduction to Computer Applications
  • Business Applications Programming
  • Computer Organization
  • Database Programming
  • Web Information Systems
  • Managing Information Technology
  • System Analysis and Design

Future career opportunities:

  • Systems analyst
  • IT project manager
  • IT manager
  • Network administrator Webmaster
  • Web security manager
  • IT strategist

What our students are saying:

“The information systems world is dynamic and whether it is enterprise networking or web development, the co-op program helps you stay in touch with the latest technologies. It has given me the experience that I know will put my resumé on top of the pile.”

- Andrew Darrow, fourth-year Computing and Information Systems