When you study Information Systems, you’ll develop business acumen with technical expertise. Unique to Concordia University, you earn a third of your credits from the John Molson School of Business which, when combined with a computer science core, gives you the skills to develop solutions for the business world. As a computer scientist with a flair for business, this expertise may lead you to develop market research software, customer information systems or other analytical tools that can bring entrepreneurial success.
Our state-of-the-art labs for high-performance computing, networks and artificial intelligence will give you experience with equipment you will use in the field. Through labs, lectures and projects, you’ll also:
Integrate complex software systems into contemporary business environments
Explore advanced computing options for organizational processes such as operations management and supply chain control
Design database-driven applications for both operational control and data analysis
After graduation you’ll have the knowledge, skill and passion to succeed in any number of computing careers this versatile degree prepares you for.
The core provides a basic and broad study of theory, mathematical basics, programming methodology, computer architecture, data structures, operating systems, and software engineering.
The Information Systems option combines a Major in Computer Science with approximately a third of the credits from the John Molson School of Business to create a program focusing on business applications of computer systems. Through exposure to basic concepts and procedures in accounting, finance, management information systems, management and marketing, students will gain an appreciation of the types of information processing used in business, and of the problems unique to the business world. This option allows graduates to use the computer intelligently as a tool to solve the numerous information problems of the commercial environment, and to aid in corporate decision-making.
We offer an honours program to computer science students with high academic standing. You may apply to the honours program once you have completed 30 credits.
University Transfers (internal/external): B+ overall, B+ math
Bacc. français: 14 overall, 14 math
International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 31 overall, 4 math
Course requirements for admission
CEGEP students Admission is based on applicants’ overall Math and Physics (if applicable) CRC indicated above and completion of the following classes as part of their DEC.
For all BCompSc programs (except the Computer Systems Option): MATH 103 or 201-NYA and 203 or 201-NYB and 105 or 201-NYC
Students completing a three-year technical DEC in a related field may also be eligible for admission without the specified profile provided they achieve a minimum overall CRC as indicated above and preferably a minimum of 24 in math and physics course(s) required for their CEGEP program. Students may be eligible for exemptions/transfer credits based on course equivalencies.
Math HL preferred but SL is acceptable. SL grade requirement may vary. Science HL or SL acceptable.
University transfers and mature students
Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements are encouraged to apply and may still be considered for admission, provided they have completed the majority of the prerequisite courses. Transfer credits may be considered on a course-by-course basis.
Prerequisites for university transfer applicants The following courses are required in addition to the program and may be completed at another post-secondary institution prior to admission or at Concordia.
For all BCompSc programs (except the Computer Systems Option): Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra
Honours option available in all Computer Science programs. Students may apply to the Honours program once they have completed 30 credits and have maintained a GPA of 3.00
Physics is not required for entry to Computer Science Programs, except for Computer Systems.
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still availablefor the fall term only.
Given the range of applications in use today, computer science alumni have established careers in a range of sectors includinghealth care, communications, manufacturing, banking, retail, electrionics and entertainment.