Business Administration – Information Systems

Tuition and Fees

Program Title: Business Administration – Information Systems
Credential Earned: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Delivery: Full Time
Program Length: 6 Semesters
Program Status: Open

Program Codes
NORT-T060 – Timmins Campus
NORT-T015 – (KL) Kirkland Lake Campus
Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.


Program Description
Computers are now used in literally every aspect of society and there will always be a need for people skilled in their use. Information Systems is a combination of computer skills and business skills. Northern’s Information Systems program covers information management and systems development. Information management consists of the storage, maintenance, processing and presentation of information. Systems development is about developing different uses for computers and using computer software to meet the special needs of business and industry, as well as to solve their specific problems. Information Systems blends courses from business and computer studies to give students a wide range of skills. By taking business courses, students will be able to better understand the needs and problems of business-based computer users. By taking courses from the Computer Science Technology program, they will learn how to solve computer and operating system and security problems and help users with new computer techniques.

Double Diploma
By taking just a few extra courses, students may also obtain a second diploma in Business – Marketing or Business – Accounting.

Career Opportunities
Graduates can look forward to very rewarding employment in positions, such as software analyst, business systems analyst, information officer, financial analyst, information security analyst, solutions architect, operations manager, and more.

Contact Information
Timmins Campus
Rose-Marie Deacon, Program Coordinator
Tel: 705-235-3211 ext.  2243
deaconr@northern.on.ca

Admission Requirements
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
Grade 12 English (C, U)
Grade 12 Math (C, U)

Or equivalent

Or mature student status (an applicant who does not have a high school diploma or equivalent, and will have reached the age of 19 years on or before the start of the program). Mature students must undergo academic testing prior to admission into a program. Call the Admissions Office at 705-235-7222 for more details. Academic prerequisites for this program may be obtained free of charge through Academic Upgrading.

Semester 1
BU1073 Introduction to Business Management and Organizational Behaviour
CM1903 Communications I – Model A
GN1033 Health and Safety
IN3263 Embedded Programming and Networks
IN1093 Computer Applications for Business and Technology
IN2104 IT Essentials I
MA1004 Mathematics of Finance I

Semester 2
BU1074 Principles of Human Resources Management
CM2903 Communications II – Model A
IN2104 IT Essentials II
IN3045 Intermediate Programming I
IN2013 Computer Applications II
MA2033 Mathematics of Finance II
EL1103 General Education Elective I

Semester 3
AC1004 Accounting l
NA1403 Social Work & First Nations Peoples
IN3244 Operating Systems I
IN3193 Database Management
MR1033 Introduction to Marketing I
IN3324 Cisco Networking I
IN1104 IT Essentials I

Semester 4
AC2004 Accounting II
MR2014 Introduction to Marketing II
NA2053 Canadian Government
IN4324 Cisco Networking II
IN4254 Operating Systems II

Semester 5
AC3024 Accounting Information Systems
MA4004 Business Statistics I
BU3013 Macroeconomics
GN2133 Law and Ethics
IN5324 Cisco Networking III

Semester 6
BU4013 Microeconomics
ET6073 Voice and Data Cabling
IN2004 Systems Security
IN6324 Cisco Networking IV
MA6003 Business Statistics II
IN6003 Systems Analysis

Semester 1
BU1073 Introduction to Business Management and Organizational Behaviour
This course consists of an examination of the Canadian business environment and the management decision making process as an integral component of organizational behaviour.

CM1903 Communications I – Model A
Communications I is a practical course designed to help strengthen both oral and written skills. Students will be exposed to a variety of learning methods and communication formats. Emphasis will be placed on the use of appropriate structure, writing conventions and style. Students will also develop discipline-specific documents as well as learn the basics of portfolio assembly and presentation.

GN1033 Health and Safety
This course is an introduction to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. Topics include the Act and several related regulations. The student will also complete a valid WHMIS certification course during the semester.

IN3263 Embedded Programming and Networks
The first part of this course introduces the learner to the fundamentals of computer and how they are networked. Topics include a basic overview of computer/network equipment, networking fundamentals and standards, and network design. The second part of the course provides the learner with an introduction to computer programming using embedded systems. Topics covered include syntax, variables, equations, data types, loops, conditional statements, logical statements, and ADC interfacing.

IN1104 IT Essentials I
This course presents an in-depth exposure to computer hardware and operating systems. Students learn the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance, and safety issues. Through hands on activities and labs, students learn how to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. In addition, chapters on networks and communication skills are included. This course helps students prepare for CompTIA’s A+ certification. Prerequisite: None.

IN1093 Computer Applications for Business and Technology
Students are introduced to commonly used features of the most widely used microcomputer applications – MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint. Basic computer skills are required as prerequisites. A series of lectures, projects, and exercises will take advantage of Microsoft Office features. Word’s extensive menu, toolbar, and template features will be used to create various business documents. Project material is developed so that students will apply their software skills to course material throughout their program of studies.

MA1004 Mathematics of Finance I
This course is divided into several building blocks. The primary focus is to start with fundamental arithmetic and algebra and apply the learned techniques to common business problem solving. In tandem, students will also learn several business mathematics techniques and their application.

Semester 2
BU1074 Principles of Human Resources Management
This course will teach students how to forecast the human resource needs of an organization within ambient sociopolitical situations.

CM2903 Communications II – Model A
Communications II is a continuation of Communications I and is designed to strengthen practical written and oral presentation skills. Students will apply the appropriate principles and formats to job-related documents and will continue to review grammatical structures and apply editing strategies.

IN2104 IT Essentials II
The goal of this course is to lay a foundation of the basic information required for network operating system administration and other network administration tasks. It is designed to follow the IT Essentials I course to further prepare students to pass the Server+ certification exam. . The course is intended for students who want to pursue a career in information technology or who want to have knowledge about how a computer works, how to administer Windows Server 2008 and Linux Debian Linux Operating Systems, and how to troubleshoot operating system issues. Prerequisite: IN1104 IT Essentials I with a minimum grade level of “C”.

IN3045 Intermediate Programming I
This course is an introduction to the C++ programming language. It is assumed that the student has some previous experience with programming languages and is familiar with structured programming concepts. Topics covered include C++ syntax and semantics, arithmetic expressions and functions, streamed input & output, conditional operators and logical expressions, looping control structures, and user defined functions. Prerequisite: IN1105 Introduction to Programming.

IN2013 Computer Applications II
This course covers advanced computer applications including advanced Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel, intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint and introduction to Microsoft Access. Topics include creating a web page from a Word document, form letters, merging to form letters, labels and envelopes, financial functions, amortization schedules, data tables, creating and querying a worksheet database, spreadsheet templates, linking worksheets, advanced animation, transitions and sound files for slide show presentations, and structuring databases. The lectures will be supplemented with in-class assignments and tests. This course is common in many programs therefore students should expect minor variations from the description presented here.

MA2033 Mathematics of Finance II
This course begins with an introduction to common arithmetical techniques used in the world of finance. As the course progresses, students will progress to the more advanced techniques followed in financial problem solving. Students will also become proficient in the use of various financial calculators. Prerequisite: MA1004 Math of Finance I.

Semester 3
AC1004 Accounting l
This course gives hands-on training in fundamental accounting concepts as applied in service and merchandising firms. Students will be taken through a complete cycle and will record and report financial transactions. At every point in the course, students will examine the accounting decisions based on financial transactions taken from real work situations.

NA1403 Social Work and First Nations People
This course is intended to create a greater awareness of FN Peoples and the socioeconomic, political and legal issues they are facing today. This requires a sensitive and respectful exploration of the various FN cultures and their history within Canada both prior to and following European contact. Students who will be working with FN Peoples are expected to increase their Cultural Competence and ability to provide a culturally safe helping environment; the knowledge, values and skills developed in this course provide a foundation to work with the many diverse individuals and groups that exist.

MR1033 Introduction to Marketing I
Modern marketing involves much more than selling and promoting – marketing is the process of determining and satisfying the needs of customers. This means that students’ everyday lives are touched by one or more aspects of marketing. Students will learn how to be better consumers and then apply their understanding of marketing to analyze different marketing approaches used by actual businesses.

IN3244 Operating Systems I
This course comprises a study of the software that manages the resources of modern computing systems. Topics include: multiprogramming, time sharing, relocate ability, system libraries, interrupt processing, system communications, memory management, spooling and formats of disk storage. Prerequisite: IN1953 Computer Applications for Technology.

IN3193 Database Management
This course is an introduction to database creation and management and is designed to give students the basic fundamentals of Access 2007. Topics include creating tables of data. Students are able to manipulate data using queries. Forms for easier viewing of information are designed. Students learn to general professional looking reports. Macros, for easier automation of repetitive tasks are also created.

IN3324 Cisco Networking I
A computer network is a collection of interconnected computers and network devices. The network provides a path for the communication of device control information and user data. This course is an introduction to computer networks with an emphasis on Cisco-supported networking technologies. This is the first course in a series of four courses designed to give the student all the material, information and hands-on experience required to write the Cisco CCNA exam. In this first course the student will be introduced to basic electronics, computer and network theory. The course material is delivered through both lecture and hands on lab work. Prerequisite: IN1125 Introduction to Programming I with a min. grade level of C.

Semester 4
AC2004 Accounting II
This fundamental accounting concepts course deals with the basics of analysis and recording of transactions involving assets and liabilities. Because efficient management of cash flow is essential for the survival of any business, students will focus on this asset first. Consequently, the course begins with an introduction to cash management and control procedures used by different types of businesses. In the remainder of the course, students learn the fundamental/basic accounting concepts and techniques for recording other assets and liabilities. Students will apply these fundamental accounting concepts by completing a project for a “virtual business.”

IN4324 Cisco Networking II
This is the second course in a series of four courses designed to give the student all the material, information and hands-on experience required to write the Cisco CCNA exam. CISCO II expands upon the material in CISCO I by covering WAN technologies in more detail. Router hardware, set-up and configuration are covered in depth. IP addressing, routing / routing protocols and network troubleshooting will also be explored. The course material is delivered through both lecture and hands on lab work. Prerequisite: IN3324 – Cisco I with a min. grade level of C.

IN4254 Operating Systems II
This course expands on Operating Systems I by configuring Windows 2000 and Red Hat Linux v8.0 to be both network servers and clients. Installation and configuration of the system utilities required to allow these two operating systems to be able to interconnect on the same LAN will be covered in both lectures and hands on labs. Prerequisite: IN3244 Operating Systems I.

MR2014 Introduction to Marketing II
This practical, student-oriented course follows the accepted concepts of marketing, current marketing principles/practices, and their applications as functional decision-making management tools.
Topics will include all aspects of product development, marketing and management, price determination and pricing strategies, distribution-related strategies, marketing communications strategies (including advertising, personal selling, sales promotions, event marketing and sponsorship, public relations and direct marketing) and non-profit marketing and global marketing.

NA2053 Canadian Government
This course is designed to enable the student to understand the operation, structure, function and interaction of the three levels of government. In addition, the historic, economic, social and political environments in which the government exists will be discussed.

Semester 5
AC3024 Accounting Information Systems
This course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of accounting software applications. Students will examine how various software packages can be used to facilitate the accounting process – an important component of an organization’s information system. Prerequisite: AC2004 Accounting II.

MA4004 Business Statistics I
This course begins with descriptive statistics including frequencies distributions, histograms, percentiles, measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode), measures of dispersion (range, variance, standard deviation). Following descriptive statistics is an introduction to the theory of probability, probability distributions including the binomial distribution and the normal distribution. Finally, sampling distributions and interval estimation are covered.

BU3013 Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics presents an overview of the Canadian economy focusing on national trends such as unemployment, inflation and monetary/fiscal policies. The course will provide students with a basis to analyze current activities for predicting future trends as a basis for business decision-making. Discussions will focus on helping students apply theory about macroeconomics to current events.

GN2133 Law and Ethics
This course provides a basis for legal and ethical issues of importance to graduates and specifically covers torts, professional liability and contract law. Its goal is to begin preparing the student for professional designations and/or examinations.

IN5324 Cisco Networking III
This is the third course in a series of four courses designed to give the student all the material, information and hands-on experience required to write the Cisco CCNA exam. CISCO III expands upon the material in CISCO II by covering the OSI model and how routing relates to the models various layers. LAN switching, VLANS and LAN design will also be introduced in this course. More information regarding routing protocols will be studied as well as Access Control Lists (ACLs), and general network management tasks. The course material is delivered through both lecture and hands on lab work. Prerequisite: IN4324 – Cisco II with a min. grade level of C.

Semester 6
BU4013 Microeconomics
Microeconomics focuses on individual products and their prices. By studying the laws of supply and demand, students can see how prices are determined and be able to make wiser business decisions. The Canadian economy and individual commodities form the backdrop for the teaching of the laws of supply and demand, cost curve analysis, production and pricing. Students will track actual product prices and determine reasons for fluctuations.

ET6073 Voice and Data Cabling
This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of communication networks, telecommunication cabling, communication standards, and how to properly install and test an F connector and RJ45 jack.

IN2004 Systems Security
This course is an introduction to network security. The following will be covered, methods used to attack or infiltrate computers, network devices and the networks these items are attached to. Software used to determine where vulnerabilities exist, if an attack is taking place or just happened will be discussed. Practical work will include a number of labs that allow the student to apply the theory learned during the discussion of the above mentioned items.

IN6324 Cisco Networking IV
This is the final course in a series of four courses designed to give the student all the material, information and hands-on experience required to write the Cisco CCNA exam. CISCO IV expands upon the material in three previous courses with more in depth information regarding WANs and WAN design. The WAN technologies such as Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Integrated Services Digital Network and Frame Relay will be covered in depth. Additional material regarding network management is also offered. Finally, a Network Certification Exam review and CCNA Exam review will be completed. The course material is delivered through both lecture and hands on lab work. Prerequisite: IN5324 – Cisco Networking III with a min. grade level of C.

MA6003 Business Statistics II
This course is a survey of the methods used in statistical inference. Topics covered include sampling methods and sampling distributions, hypothesis testing for both large and small samples, analysis of variance, linear regression and correlation, multiple linear regression and correlation analysis, index numbers and time series.

IN6003 Systems Analysis
This course provides an overall examination of systems analysis as it applies to all phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). The actual components of these phases, in theory and in practice, are explored in relation to completing assigned projects. The projects will involve the planning, analysis, & design of a system. As an integral part of this course, students will be expected to produce & deliver both oral & written presentations discussing assigned projects. Prerequisite: IN4254 Operating Systems II.

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Articulation Agreements – Universities

Program Degree at Receiving University
Algoma (Ontario)
Business Bachelor of Arts (Community Development)
Business Administration
Athabasca (Alberta)
Business-Accounting Bachelor of Management
Business-Marketing or Honours Bachelor of Management
Business Administration-Accounting or Honours Bachelor of Management with Major
Business Administration-Information Systems or Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce with Major
or Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour
Griffith (Australia)
Business Bachelor of Business
Business-Accounting Bachelor of Commerce
Business-Marketing Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
Business Administration
Business Administration-Accounting
Guelph (Ontario)
Business Administration Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)
 
Fredericton (New Brunswick)
Business Bachelor of Science (Business Administration)
Business-Accounting
Business Administration
Business Administration-Accounting
Business Administration-Information Systems
Business Marketing
Community Economic and Social Development
Public Administration
Husson (Maine, USA)
Business Bachelor of Science (Business Administration)
Business-Accounting
Business Administration
Business Administration-Accounting
Business Administration-Information Systems
Business Marketing
Community Economic and Social Development
Public Administration
IOTI (Ireland)
Business Bachelor of Business (Mulitple Majors)
Business Administration Bachelor of Arts
Business Administration-Accounting
Business Administration-Human Resource Management
Business-Marketing
Lakehead (Ontario)
Business Administration Bachelor of Administration
Business Administration-Accounting Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Business Administration-Human Resources Management
Business Administration-Information Systems
Business Administration
Nipissing (Ontario)
Business Administration Bachelor of Business Administration
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario)
Business-Accounting Bachelor of Commerce (Multiple Majors)
Business Administration-Accounting
Business Administration-Human Resources Management
Business-Marketing
Ryerson (Ontario)
Business Administration Bachelor of Commerce (Business Technology Management)
or Bachelor of Commerce (Business Management)
Bachelor of Business Management
 
Windsor (Ontario)
Business Bachelor of Arts (General Labour Studies)
Business Administration Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Business Administration)
Algoma (Ontario)
Community Economic and Social Development Worker Bachelor of Arts (Community Economic and Social Development)
Community Economic and Social Development Administration
Law Clerk Laurentian (Ontario)
Bachelor of Arts in Law and Justice (Honours)
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario)
  Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Legal Studies
Athabasca (Alberta)
Office Administration-Executive Bachelor of Professional Arts-Communications
Note 1: The information above is subject to change without notice at the institution’s discretion.
Note 2: Ryerson University may ask applicants to complete two or three university level liberal studies courses prior to admission.

Articulation Agreements – Colleges

Program Credential from Receiving College
Cambrian (Ontario)
All one and two year Business programs All one and two year Business programs
All three year Business Administration programs All three year Business Administration programs
Conestoga (Ontario)
All two and three year Businss programs Bachelor of Administration
Confederation (Ontario)
All one and two year Business programs All one and two year Business programs
All three year Business Administration programs All three year Business Administration programs
Humber (Ontario)
Business Business Administration-Professional Golf Management
Humber (Ontario)
Business Bachelor of Commerce (Multiple Majors)
Business-Accounting
Business-Marketing
Business Administration
Business Administration-Accounting
Seneca (Ontario)
All two and three year Business programs Bachelor of Commerce, Human Resources Strategy & Technology
Note: The information above is subject to change without notice at the institution’s discretion.