Majors / Information Design and End-User Computing
Information Design and End-User Computing (B.S.)
Indiana State University
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.
Information and technology
Management information systems
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.
Our graduates qualify for positions in end-user support, information technology consulting, and
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.
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.
Business Education, Information, and Technology Program
Scott College of Business
Indiana State University
Last updated: September 26, 2012
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