Majors / Information Design and End-User Computing

Information Design and End-User Computing (B.S.)

Indiana State University

Description:

The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) in information design and end-user computing (IDEC).

The IDEC Program is designed to prepare well-rounded business and information technology-savvy professionals for fulfilling careers in the increasingly complex business environment. The program meets job market demands for business information technology professionals who can enhance end-user work performance by effectively managing information resources and providing end-user computing training and support.

Students learn a variety of information technologies along with applications of information design and management principles to increase the usefulness and accessibility of an organization's information resources for a variety of users and purposes. The skills students gain help them manage information processing, administrative services, and staff in business and other organizational environments.

Coursework in the major includes a required core of business courses—plus courses in information and technology in organizations; document planning and design; spreadsheet and database applications; and managing information resources and staff.

Students pursue an area of interest by selecting electives from the following areas.

  • Accounting
  • Business education
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Information and technology
  • Insurance
  • Management
  • Management information systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations management and analysis

A complementary business minor is recommended but not required.

Opportunities for professional development are available to help each student develop a network of professional business colleagues that will be of benefit for years to come. In addition, this network helps each student in developing internship opportunities in such areas as financial services, information technology consulting, and end-user support.

Students are encouraged to become active in student organizations on campus. Business Professionals of America at the collegiate level provides local, state, and national leadership, professional learning, and networking opportunities.

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Careers:

Our graduates qualify for positions in end-user support, information technology consulting, and training.

Specific career opportunities include:

  • End-user support:  Desktop administrator, help desk manager/supervisor, technical support specialist
  • Information technology consulting:  Business analyst, end-user consultant, project manager, and technical documentation specialist
  • Training:  Business training specialist, enterprise systems trainer, and technical trainer

Because information design and end-user computing majors complete the same core requirements as all other Scott College of Business majors, they are well suited for a variety of administrative and information systems positions in business and industry.

Career opportunities continue to develop as a result of advancements in information technology.

Accreditation:

The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

In addition, all programs in the Scott College of Business are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting association of business programs.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

In addition, the Scott College of Business offers a variety of scholarships. Incoming freshmen may be eligible for participation in the prestigious Networks Scholarship Program. In addition, students may be eligible for several Business Education, Information, and Technology scholarships, including the Irma Ehrenhardt Scholarship, the Benjamin and Susan Krause Memorial Scholarship, and the Business Education, Information, and Technology Work Scholarship.

For more information about these awards, contact the Business Education, Information, and Technology Program.

Further Information

Business Education, Information, and Technology Program
Scott College of Business
Indiana State University
812-237-2086
www.indstate.edu/business/beit


Last updated: June 4, 2013



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