Bachelor's in Technology, Information Systems and Analytics (TISA)
Designed for students with an aptitude for understanding the complexities of information technology, the Information Systems Management major in the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business emphasizes a managerial approach to information systems. The program is offered in a traditional and online modality.
Technology, information systems and analytics (TISA) refers to the use of computer-based systems to gather and analyze complex information about all aspects of a business. This information is used by managers to make business decisions. Students specializing in TISA frequently pursue career positions as business analysts, database analysts, ERP specialists, social media specialist, web content manager, and information systems managers. The courses offered in the TISA program emphasize hands-on technical application of relevant software and coverage of content for course-related certiﬁcation exams.
The traditional modality is designed for incoming students who do not currently hold an advanced degree. Traditional students have the flexibility of choosing to complete major requirements on campus in Detroit or online.
The online modality is offered to incoming students with the equivalent associate degree in business; all courses are taught online.
In each modality, TISA students learn about the capabilities of computer-based information systems, including:
- Artificial intelligence
- Electronic data interchange
- Virtual reality
- Users' role in creating and designing systems
Highly qualified TISA students are eligible to participate in the Accelerated Graduate Enrollment (AGRADE) program. AGRADE students can cut substantial time and as much as one-third off the total cost of a WSU graduate business degree program by applying up to 12 credits toward both their undergraduate information systems management degree and M.B.A. or other graduate business degree.
Current Ilitch School students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher may enroll in courses with an honors component assignment option and complete the 15 required credits to qualify for an honors distinction on their transcript and diploma at graduation. Review departmental honors eligibility and requirements.
Study abroad programs organized by the Ilitch School are offered in Italy and Central Europe. These opportunities are led by faculty and involve visits with the foreign operations of Detroit-area companies and various cultural sites. Students majoring in global supply chain management, marketing, management and TISA, as well as graduate students, are strongly encouraged to fulfill some of their program requirements via an Ilitch School study abroad program. For undergraduate majors in accounting or finance, a study abroad course could be applied toward Free Elective credit hours. Please check with your academic advisor for guidance before pursuing the study abroad option.
The TISA field is expected to experience continued growth as the demand for professionals who can maintain and upgrade computer systems play a vital role in the economy. Students with internship experience traditionally receive the most job opportunities upon graduation.
TISA career titles can include:
- Content manager
- Database developer
- SEO specialist
- Social media specialist
- User experience designer
- Web designer/ developer
- Business analyst
- Data scientist
- Security specialist
- Cyber security architect
- Project manager
- AI prompt engineer
Additional information systems management career information from the U.S. Department of Labor:
- Business intelligence analysts
- Computer and information systems managers
- Database administrators
- Database architects
- IT project managers