University of California, Riverside

Undergraduate Business Program



Information Systems


Concentration in Information Systems

In order to get your degree with a concentration in Information Systems, you must fulfill the following requirements for a minimum of 20 units or five classes:

  • BUS 125: Simulation for Business

    Introduces simulation as a tool for analyzing complex systems. Analyzes and discusses the theory and practice of modeling through simulation. Topics include modeling uncertainty and collecting input data, Monte Carlo simulation techniques, model verification and validation, and sensitivity analysis. Examines applications in finance, marketing, operations, and supply chain management.

  • BUS 128: Project Planning and Control

    Covers issues related to planning and control. Explores the differences between projects and production systems; breakdown structures of project organization and work; sequencing and budgeting; resource management; project evaluation and control; and use of current project management software. Includes application of methodology to real-world project.

  • BUS 171: Systems Analysis and Design

    Involves detailed analysis, specification, design and implementation of computer-based information systems. Includes economic analyses, evaluation of alternatives, analysis or design tools and systems project management and planning. Case studies are used.

  • BUS 172: Information Economics

    Discusses economic concepts and strategies related to the network economy. Topics include economic issues surrounding information goods, competition in electronic business, pricing strategies and intellectual property protections. Examines business strategies for the information (software) and infrastructure (hardware) elements of electronic business.

  • BUS 173: Introduction to Databases for Management

    Covers physical and conceptual aspects of database management systems, including familiarity with the variety of database systems based on different data models. Examines the role of database systems in management information systems (MIS) and issues in database design for effective support of MIS. Requires the use of a database package.

  • BUS 174: Electronic Commerce

    Reviews the technological evolution of electronic commerce (EC). Investigates how EC can be used to interact with customers, other organizations and those within the organization. Studies technical innovations, provides a critical evaluation of strategies and examines current applications and their impact on the business environment.

  • BUS 175: Business Data Communications

    Surveys components of telecommunication systems; examines major design and analysis issues in the development and implementation of computer communication systems. Studies both voice and data communication systems including local area networks, wireless systems, satellite systems and distribute computer and database systems. Emphasizes evaluation of these systems for business purposes.

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