Pures – Information Systems Business Analysis

Program Description

Credential Earned: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Delivery: Full Time
Program Length: 2 Semesters

Today, virtually every type of business relies on Information Technology. More and more companies are challenged with how to make sense of vast amounts of data in order to improve their competitive position and growth. This has generated requirements for professionals savvy in both business and technology who understand how to turn insight into action. Computers, the Internet, wireless communications, databases are all forms of information technology which are used to collect, analyze, and share information. Information systems management examines how this technology can be used effectively in a constantly changing business environment. Critical skills will be developed in the following information technology areas: application software, business data analysis and modeling, customer engagement management, business processes, enterprise resource planning, and communications.

A key part of this graduate program is the applied aspects of the curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to engage in the process of business analysis for information technology (IT) through case studies and industry projects. Graduates of this program could work as business analysts, information systems business analysts, management information systems analysts, etc. in large manufacturing companies, insurance companies, banks, or the public service sector. This program provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to develop and manage information systems to meet the strategic needs of any organization.

Career Opportunities
Graduates of the Information Systems Business Analysis Graduate Certificate program can find employment as an I.T. professional in for-profit, not-for-profit and charitable organizations since optimizing the performance, security and management of information systems is a key business function for all enterprises.

Start Date
January, May, September


Semester 1
Introduction to Information Systems
Information Systems Ethics
Introduction to Systems Analysis and Development
Business Process Development
Computer Applications for Business & Technology
Communications: Interpersonal Communication in the Global Business World

Semester 2
Fundamentals of Programming (Java)
Database Systems Management
Project Management
Foundations of Computer Science
Career Planning and Professional Skills
e-Business and e-Commerce Management