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Information Systems, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #24 (WUR) Evanston, IL, United States
The Information Systems program of Northwestern University is the area of computer science that focuses on analyzing the information needs of organizations and devising IT solutions that meet cost requirements and promote strategic goals.
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Overview

The Information Systems program of Northwestern University students learn concepts, skills, and technologies that enable organizations to manage and improve the flow of information. They explore how data is collected, stored, processed, and communicated as a means of sustaining operations, interacting with customers and suppliers, and competing in the marketplace. Students learn to navigate both software and hardware challenges as they analyze problems in real-world cases. Skills that are crucial for working within organizations – professional communication, critical thinking, and collaboration—are developed through courses in business communication and leadership. Instructors for all courses are working professionals; their practical knowledge shapes the classroom experience.

Career paths

Students in the information systems major are prepared to work in a variety of technology-related jobs in business, nonprofit and educational settings. Graduates find careers as analysts, programmers and web developers, and are found in accounting firms, business processing organizations, banks, consulting, health care providers, insurance companies and more. Information technology continues to be a growth area. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intermediate Composition: Business Communication
  • Intro to Computer Programming
  • Tools and Technologies of the Web
  • Intro to Object-Oriented Programming
  • Telecomm and Computer Networks
  • Database Systems Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • A completed online application
  • A statement of purpose
  • $50 application fee (nonrefundable)
  • Official high school transcripts and conferred date of completion (or GED report)
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
  • A current resume or CV
  • Documentation of English Proficiency for students whose first language is not English. See "English Proficiency" below

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1984 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1984 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    1984 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1984 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
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  • per unit: $1,984

Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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