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ISDS Major Resources

Use this page to discover what opportunities the LSU College of Business and AITP can offer. Information includes insights on LSU ISDS courses and relevant certifications.

ISDS Courses

ISDS 1102 Introduction to Management Information Systems (3)

Role of information technology in the business including the development and use of information systems, hardware and software, the strategic impact of IT for businesses and the nature of the IT career.

ISDS 2000 Business Statistics and Analytics I  (3)

Descriptive analytics; sampling, probabilities and distributions, sampling distributions; inferential statistics including estimation, hypothesis tests; regression. 

ISDS 2001 Business Statistics and Analytics II (3)

Advanced statistical methods; one-factor and two-factor ANOVA (with and without interaction), multiple linear regression and predictions with an emphasis on model building and fit indices, predictions, and interpretations.

ISDS 3070 CIO Hot Topics (1)

Meet with CIOs and senior leadership to discuss industry trends, technology trends, career trends, and business best practices and insights. This is a 1-hour course that can be taken up to 3 times to count as an ISDS elective.

ISDS 3100 Foundations of Information Systems (3)

The role of information systems in organizations including the development of and use of information systems, operational and strategic impact, and inter-organizational implications.

ISDS 3075 Internship In ISDS (3)

Pass/fail grading scale. At least the equivalent of 144 hours per semester (3 credits) of learning experience in information systems under the general supervision of an ISDS faculty member and direct supervision of a professional.

ISDS 3105 Internet Development Tools (3)

Understanding of the Internet and its structure for use in business; technologies employed to develop Internet applications; development of business applications for the Internet.

ISDS 3107 Design of Information Systems Solutions (3)

Fundamentals of programming, program design, application development interfaces, debugging, testing and implementation. Design and development of information systems solutions. This is where you will learn Python.

ISDS 3110 Data and Information Management (3)

Concepts and methods associated with the definition, structure, creation, and utilization of databases for computer-based information systems. You will work with MySQL, an open-source relational database management system.

ISDS 3115 Introduction to Operations Management (3)

Principles and methodologies concerning productivity and quality of manufacturing and service organizations; production and service systems design; process and capacity design; total quality management.

ISDS 3200 Advanced Business Programming (3)

Computer programming methods for business systems to emphasize contemporary programming environments and applications development interfaces.

ISDS 4070 Special Topics in Information Systems & Decision Sciences (3)

Individual and group study of selected ISDS topics under the direction of a faculty member. Past topics have included Cyber Risk Management, Data Mining Tools, R for Analytics, and Big Data/Cloud Computing.

ISDS 4112 Data Warehousing (3)

Data warehouses for business; topics include business intelligence, data charts, multidimensional data, data mining, Web-enabled data warehouse, and knowledge management. You will work with Power BI, a data analytics software.

ISDS 4113 Management of Information Systems Projects (3)

Topics include: setting goals and objectives; work breakdown structures; project scheduling; managing project resources; evaluation and review. This is the course where you can receive the SAFe® 5 Scrum Master Certification.

ISDS 4118 Web Analytics (3)

Principles of web analytics; key performance indicators, benchmarks, A/B testing, personalized content, customer-centric website design, and statistics. This is the course where you can receive the Google Analytics Course Certification.

ISDS 4120 Enterprise Architecture (3)

Coordination of the hardware and software components of enterprise communication systems. This is the course where you can receive your AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification.

ISDS 4125 Analysis and Design of Information Systems (3)

ISDS Capstone. Methods for analyzing information needs and designing, evaluating, implementing computer-based information systems.

Problems and challenges of defining, developing, and building a cloud system in business and industry. This is the course where you can receive your AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Certification.

ISDS 4141 Introduction to Data Mining (3)

Fundamental methodology and techniques used in data mining, with particular emphasis on business applications; topics include market basket analysis and memory-based reasoning. You will work with JMP, a statistical analysis software.

ISDS 4160 Sourcing in China (3)

Energy and network clusters; cost competitiveness; choosing strategic partners and suppliers; negotiation style; brand, design, and manufacturing; factory and supply chain audits; protecting intellectual property; vulnerability assessments.

ISDS 4180 Business Analysis in Practice (3)

Contemporary problems encountered by the business analysis professional; emphasis on case analysis and use of business analysis skills and computer technology to solve business problems.


AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification (ISDS 4120)

This credential helps organizations identify and develop talent with critical knowledge related to implementing cloud initiatives. Earning AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner validates cloud fluency and foundational AWS knowledge.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Certification (ISDS 4130)

This credential helps organizations identify and develop talent with critical skills for implementing cloud initiatives. Earning AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate validates the ability to design and implement distributed systems on AWS.

Google Analytics Course Certification (ISDS 4118)

Learn the basic features of Google Analytics including how to create an account, implement tracking code, analyze basic reports, and set up goals and campaign tracking. Also, learn about data collection, processing and configuration.

SAFe® 5 Scrum Master Certification (ISDS 4113)

Learn tactical skills to be an effective Scrum Master in a SAFe organization. Also, get the guidance and tools you need to work effectively in remote environments with distributed teams.

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