What is ISDS?
ISDS, or Information Systems and Decision Sciences, a STEM-designated program, is the study of technology, business processes, people and organizations, and the relationships among them. ISDS professionals are involved with designing, building, and analyzing all types of business processes across all types of organizations with an eye toward delivering value through operational efficiency and innovation. ISDS students develop skills in project management, data management, structured thinking, and management of IT resources. ISDS graduates place in various types of career roles. ISDS is a people-oriented field with an emphasis on service through technology.
Opportunities in ISDS
Areas: Analysis, Business Analytics, Business Application Development, Database Administration, Design, Executive Administration, Support, Systems Integration
Employers: Computer Companies, Consulting Firms, Energy Companies, Entertainment Companies, Educational Institutions, Financial Institutions, Government Agencies, Healthcare Organizations, Hotels and Restaurants, Insurance Companies, Manufacturers, Public Accounting Firms, Retailers, Telecommunications Companies
The BS in Information Systems and Decision Sciences
The BS ISDS is offered on-campus and online. For more information about the BS ISDS online format, please visit LSU Online.
The BS ISDS is a 120-hour STEM-designated program with several learning objectives for students:
- Support a successful analysis design, and implementation of an IT project
- Analyze the facts, obtain user requirements, design a system meeting these requirements, and implement the system
- Communicate clearly and effectively in both writing and oral presentations
- Work effectively as a team leader
- Understand the role of database management systems
- Understand the principles of telecommunications design