The School of Business and Communication at Chaminade University announced that it will be offering for the first time a Computer Information System Minor (CIS-Minor), starting spring semester 2015. The CIS-Minor is designed to provide essential skills and proficiency in computers, networking in information technology (IT) and information systems (IS) and is open to undergraduates of all majors. “The CIS Minor is an excellent foundation for further professional growth that the job market expects of today’s generation. Understanding and effectively using and managing information technology and systems are essential for personal and professional success in any endeavor,” said CIS-Minor advisor, Dr. Maria Brownlow, who teaches computer science courses for the School of Business and Communications and for the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
According to Brownlow, countries and economies compete in a cyber-world. As a result, employers demand information technology skills, knowledge and competence from their employees. Organizations seek candidates who can use, manage and adapt information systems to create opportunities and competitive advantages. Effectively managing databases creates business intelligence from which strategic decisions are made can give graduates a relevant advantage in the job market. Completion of a CIS Minor can serve as a good preparation for any career in today’s job market making job applications competitive. “From marketing a product or yourself, to securely account for purchases or just sharing interests, information technology and systems affect every aspect of modern life, understanding cyber security is mandatory to managing risk because data and networks are linked,” said Brownlow.
Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816. For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711.###
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HONOLULU—October 30, 2014
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