Online Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Decision Sciences
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Excel in a Technology-Driven Information Career with LSU Online.
Stand out in today’s information-driven business environment with the Online Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Decision Sciences from LSU Online and the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems in the E. J. Ourso College of Business. As the exponential growth of business information continues, organizations need trained professionals who can solve complex business problems and create competitive advantages. Designed to provide students with a unique combination of business, technology, and people skills, this state-of-the-art online bachelor’s degree prepares you to succeed in a variety of careers including Systems Analyst, Business Analyst, Data Scientist, Internal Auditor, Database Administrator, Tech Entrepreneur, and many more.
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As technology continues to drive information system advancements, students completing this online degree program will benefit from expanded career opportunities.
Earn your bachelor’s degree in a 100% online program with flexible classes that can be completed from anywhere, allowing you to balance work, family, and life.
Receive dedicated and continuous support from your Student Success Coach who is by your side every step of the way as you complete your degree.
We offer a variety of ways to help you pay for your degree including financial aid, scholarships, employer tuition reimbursement, and veterans education benefits.
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Cost Online Information Systems and Decision Sciences
The final cost of this program is determined after all transfer credits are evaluated. LSU Online offers financial aid to those who qualify. Click here to learn more.
Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $379
Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $11,370
Total cost with fees, no transfer credits, and no financial aid: $45,480
Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.
Course Listings Online Information Systems and Decision Sciences
The online Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Decision Sciences requires completion of 120 credit hours distributed as follows:
General Education Requirements: 39 Credit Hours
- ENGL 1001 English Composition | Credit Hours: 3
- ENGL 2000 English Composition | Credit Hours: 3
- MATH 1021 College Algebra | Credit Hours: 3
- MATH 1431 Calculus with Business and Economic Applications | Credit Hours: 3
- General Education Fine Arts | Credit Hours: 3
- General Education Humanities | Credit Hours: 9
- General Education Natural Sciences | Credit Hours: 9
- ECON 2000 Principles of Microeconomics | Credit Hours: 3
- ECON 2010 Principles of Macroeconomics | Credit Hours: 3
Business Core Requirements: 42 Credit Hours
- ACCT 2001 Introductory Financial Accounting | Credit Hours: 3
- ACCT 2101 Introductory Managerial Accounting | Credit Hours: 3
- BLAW 3201 Business Law | Credit Hours: 3
- ISDS 1102 Introduction to Management Information Systems for Business Majors | Credit Hours: 3
- ISDS 2000 Business Statistics and Analytics I | Credit Hours: 3
- ISDS 2001 Business Statistics and Analytics II | Credit Hours: 3
- FIN 3716 Principles of Finance | Credit Hours: 3
- ECON 2035 Money, Banking and Macroeconomic Activity | Credit Hours: 3
- ISDS 3115 Introduction to Operations Management | Credit Hours: 3
- MGT 3200 Principles of Management | Credit Hours: 3
- MGT 3830 Strategic Management | Credit Hours: 3
- MKT 3401 Principles of Marketing | Credit Hours: 3
- Oral & Written Communication Requirement 1 | Credit Hours: 3
- Oral & Written Communication Requirement 2 | Credit Hours: 3
ISDS Core Requirements: 18 Credit Hours
- ISDS 3100 Foundations of Information Systems | Credit Hours: 3
- ISDS 3107 Design of Information Systems Solutions | Credit Hours: 3
- ISDS 3110 Data and Information Managements | Credit Hours: 3
- ISDS 4113 Management of Information Systems Projects | Credit Hours: 3
- ISDS 4120 Enterprise Architecture | Credit Hours: 3
- ISDS 4125 Analysis and Design of Information Systems | Credit Hours: 3
Business and ISDS Elective Requirements (3000-4000 Level): 15 Credit Hours
Free Elective Requirements: 6 Credit Hours
Admission Requirements Online Information Systems and Decision Sciences
First Time Freshman
- 3.0 Core GPA on the 19 units of college-preparatory high school courses as outlined in the LSU Core
- 1030 Old SAT (Critical Reading and Math)/1100 New SAT (Evidence Based Reading/Writing and Math)/23 Composite ACT
- Must be eligible to enroll in university-level English and mathematics courses, as evidenced by a minimum ACT English subscore of 18 (a New SAT Writing and Language score of 25 or Old SAT Critical Reading score of 450) and a minimum ACT Math subscore of 19 (a New SAT score of 500 or Old SAT Critical Reading score of 460)
Transfer Student General Admission Requirements
- 30* or more transferable (academic, non-remedial) credit hours from a regionally-accredited college or university
- 2.5 academic GPA on all transferable college work attempted
- A grade of “C” or better in a college-level English course that fulfilled a general education requirement at the institution where it was taken
- A grade of “C” or better in a college-level Math course that fulfilled a general education requirement at the institution where it was taken
*Students who will not have 30 transferable credit hours by the time they plan to enroll at LSU can still be considered for admission if they meet all remaining transfer requirements.
To see about transfer credits please check out the TIGER TRANSFER TABLES.
Re-Entry Student Admission Requirements
Students interested in applying for re-entry to LSU must have a 2.0 GPA on all LSU coursework and must meet the requirements for their prospective senior college. Students who have attempted 30 or more hours at another institution must also have a 2.5 cumulative GPA on all college work attempted. For your senior college specific requirements please check out the Re-Entry Student Requirements per College.
If you feel like you do not meet any of the above qualifications please reach out to your Enrollment Coach team member as there are different evaluation pathways for non-traditional students to take.
Undergraduate students who are reviewed and admitted by meeting LSU A&M general admissions requirements but do not meet the admittance requirements to a senior college have two admissions options:
Students can start with The University College Center for Freshman Year (UCFY). This academic unit is designed for new freshmen and some transfer and re-entry students. Their mission is to prepare incoming students for success at LSU and to help define their academic and career goals. Students typically exit the UCFY at the conclusion of the freshman year and enter one of the degree-granting senior colleges at LSU.
Students can start with The Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC). This administrative unit serves as the academic home for students who have attempted 30-plus hours of college credit and who do not yet meet the admission requirements for one of the University’s degree-granting senior colleges.
For a list of specific senior college requirements please visit the LSU A&M Undergraduate Admission page.
Career Opportunities Online Information Systems and Decision Sciences
- Systems Analyst
- Business Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Data Scientist
- Internal Auditor
- IT Auditor
- Database Administrator
- Business Process Analyst
- Information Technologist
- Network Systems Manager
What Will I Learn? Online Information Systems and Decision Sciences
Students enrolled in our online BS in information systems program will develop skills in project management, data management, structured thinking, and management of IT resources.
Topics covered in this degree include:
- Principles of risk & return, time value of money, valuation, and market efficiency
- The role of information systems in organizations including the development of and use of information systems, operational and strategic impact, and inter-organizational implications
- Principles and methodologies concerning productivity and quality of manufacturing and service organizations
- Management functions, including planning, organizing, staffing/human resource management, leading/interpersonal influence and controlling in both domestic and international spheres
- Development of Anglo-American common law, the American constitutional system, and the Louisiana civil law system; law of contracts, torts and agency; business aspects of criminal law
- Concepts and methods associated with the definition, structure, creation, and utilization of databases for computer-based information systems
Why Choose This Program? Online Information Systems and Decision Sciences
Why choose LSU’s online Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Decision Sciences?
LSU’s online ISDS degree prepares students with the skills for designing, building, and analyzing business processes across all types of organizations. The flexible distance-learning format provides students the opportunity to balance personal responsibilities and school without compromising. Plenty of career opportunities exist in this thriving field, and LSU’s online ISDS graduates can find employment with computer companies, consulting firms, energy companies, entertainment companies, educational institutions, dinancial institutions, government agencies, and more.
Credits Through PLA Online Information Systems and Decision Sciences
BS ISDS majors can earn credit through PLA and through an internship as follows:
- PLA: Students who pass the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam can earn 3.0 PLA credit hours for ISDS 4130 Cloud for Business II, an ISDS elective
- PLA: Students who pass the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA-ISACA) exam can earn 3.0 substitute credit hours for ISDS 4244 Information Systems Audit, an ISDS elective.
- PLA: Students who pass the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP-ISC2) exam can earn 6.0 substitute credit hours for ISDS 4070 Special Topics, an ISDS elective. (note: In general, students can earn a maximum of 6.0 credits under the ISDS 4070 rubric.)
- Internship: Students working in a professional IT role in an IT organization, may be able to earn up to 3.0 credit hours of ISDS 3075 ISDS Internship. Students who have previous professional IT work experience may be able to earn up to 3.0 substitute credit hours for ISDS 3075 Internship.
- BS ISDS students may earn up to 9.0 credit hours of ISDS Elective Credit.
Equipment Requirements Online Information Systems and Decision Sciences
The laptop requirements below are set forth so that students may not have any issue loading data or software to their machine.
- Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, or Education (Education is available through OnTheHub)
- 4 Core, X64, 64 Bit processor
- 16 GB RAM (16 recommended)
- 500GB Hard drive
- ATA 100/7,200 RPM hard drive is preferred but a 5,400 will work
- A graphics card supporting higher resolution than 1024×768 (32-bit). (1 GB dedicated, non-shared, memory card is recommended.)
By becoming familiar with the types of technologies taught in this program, students are given a head start in their field post-graduation. Apple Systems are not recommended as all software utilized in this course requires the Windows operating system. However, if you do decide to utilize an Apple computer you must have Windows (10 or higher) running prior to starting courses. This can be done through a partitioned hard drive or other means of split operating systems.