Great Careers-Solid Business Fundamentals
A career in Information Systems & Technology is a career filled with opportunity. SISTech is not an “easier” computer science or computer engineering program. SISTech is Business + Technology. SISTech students take the same core business courses as other business students so they get a solid foundation in areas like Marketing, Accounting, and Finance.
Core Technical Fundamentals
To this business base, SISTech adds core technical fundamentals comprised of coursework in systems analysis & design, database management, networks and programming, along with a hands-on practicum on project management with a real-world sponsor from Silicon Valley and a capstone course in SISTech management and strategy. Our classes integrate state-of-the-art professional technologies, like IBM's Rational Software Modeler and Oracle's database and business intelligence tools. And, we teach using instructional technology like Elluminate–to enhance the experience, provide online access, and improve learning.
SISTech electives allow students to go into depth with advanced study in these areas or specialized subjects such as web applications, e-business, service systems management, and security.
And, our unique, award winning honors program provides the chance to work with other top students on a full scale 9-month project spanning two semesters.
Reflecting the value of combining business and technology, particularly here in Silicon Valley, SISTech graduates typically rank at or near the top among the College of Business concentrations in terms of starting salaries as reported in the SJSU Career Center's Annual Salary Survey. SISTech jobs range from traditional Information Technology (IT) Management to Technical Sales & Marketing, from the high-tech industry to transportation, government or financial services, from small family businesses & startups to industry behemoths. A quick scan of SISTech alumni job titles on LinkedIn highlights the diversity of possibilities:
- Business Systems Analyst at Xilinx
SISTech Student Association
Our SISTech student association, MISA, is a large and very active group, providing professional development, social events, and networking opportunities as well as leadership development for those who want to get involved as officers. Visit the MISA site.
For more information:
- Read our FAQs
- Subscribe to School Director's blog to keep up with the latest developments
or, better yet….
- Visit us in the Business Tower in BT 250 to find out more
- For details on specific courses, see the list of SISTech courses with links to the corresponding catalog descriptions.
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