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IS Second Major Options - Advanced Business Technology

ALERT

2nd Major in Advanced Business Technology is still available for Intake AY2016-17 and earlier.

Please see BSc (Information Systems) - Core Curriculum for AY2017-18 and onwards for the latest curriculum release.

The Advanced Business Technology (ABT) Second Major can be done in the following ways, you can click on either of the 5 track icons:

Due to the launch of the new university-wide Analytics 2nd major in August 2013, the Business Intelligence & Analytics Track which had been offered under the ABT 2nd major in prior years is no longer offered.

For SIS students interested in combining Analytics with their BSc (IS) degree, please see the , Analytics 2nd major web site. We encourage you to consider taking the Analytics 2nd major.

GENERAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Total of

8 courses

Students are able to graduate with Bachelor + Advanced Business Technology
with/without tracks 2nd Major within 38 courses

COMPUTER AS AN ANALYSIS TOOL

5

IS TECHNOLOGY
DEPTH ELECTIVES

1

IS MANAGEMENT
DEPTH ELECTIVES

1 IS MANAGEMENT
DEPTH ELECTIVES

OR

1 IS TECHNOLOGY
DEPTH ELECTIVES

TRACK SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

COMPUTER AS AN ANALYSIS TOOL

ANY 5

IS TECHNOLOGY
DEPTH ELECTIVES

ANY 1

IS MANAGEMENT
DEPTH ELECTIVES

1 IS MANAGEMENT
DEPTH ELECTIVES

OR

1 IS TECHNOLOGY
DEPTH ELECTIVES

Students who chose this option will learn about concepts and application without special focus on a particular domain or field (unlike the other 4 tracks) and will be able to pick up courses of choice under the broader analytical category.


COMPUTER AS AN ANALYSIS TOOL

3 IS TECHNOLOGY
DEPTH ELECTIVES

+

CHOOSE 2 OUT OF 3 OF THE FOLLOWING:

RETAIL BANKING PROCESSES & TECHNOLOGY

OR

FINANCIAL MARKETS PROCESSES & TECHNOLOGY

OR

ePAYMENTS PROCESSES & TECHNOLOGY


1 IS MANAGEMENT
DEPTH ELECTIVES

*( FINANCIAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY & OPERATIONS STUDY MISSION STRONGLY RECOMMENDED)


1 IS MANAGEMENT
DEPTH ELECTIVES


OR


1 IS TECHNOLOGY
DEPTH ELECTIVES

The Financial Services Industry is among the early adopters of IT, achieving cost efficiencies and increased revenues through new opportunities enabled by IT. The Banking Processes & Technology (BPT) is a track under the Advanced Business Technology second major. This track enables students to appreciate how IT is effectively used to support the banking and financial markets industry.

In this track, students will learn about banking environment and architecture. It provides an understanding of the various IT solutions to support banking products and processes spanning the front to back office.

All BSc (IS) students who declared Advanced Business Technology as a second major are eligible to be awarded with Banking Processes & Technology Track upon graduation if they declared this track and fulfilled the requirements.

NOTES

  • Students with special interest in banking processes, operations and technology solutions are strongly encouraged to take some of the courses in finance that are offered by the Lee Kong Chian School of Business. These courses can be counted towards your Business Oriented Electives.

COMPUTER AS AN ANALYSIS TOOL

ENTERPRISE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

+

CLOUD COMPUTING AND SAAS SOLUTIONS

+

3 IS TECHNOLOGY
DEPTH ELECTIVES

SUPPLY CHAIN PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGY


1 IS MANAGEMENT
DEPTH ELECTIVES


OR


1 IS TECHNOLOGY
DEPTH ELECTIVES

Enterprise systems support core business processes of firms such as financial accounting and control, procurement, fulfilment, production planning, supply chain, customer relationship management, and human capital management. Traditionally, organizations used one or more stand alone packaged applications or home-grown "spaghetti systems" to support these processes. However, more recently, organizations are developing innovative solutions by adapting these core processes to make them more flexible and be agile. Organizations are composing processes on the "fly" by reusing parts of the existing core internal processes and external processes. Additionally, organizations are leveraging the cloud computing paradigm to move applications to the "cloud" and thus reduce infrastructure resources and enhance agility in meeting the demands of the business.

The enterprise systems and solutions (ESS) track focuses on getting students hands-on experience in using enterprise systems and composing business solutions, and leveraging the cloud computing solutions to enhance business value.

All BSc (IS) students who declared Advanced Business Technology as a second major are eligible to be awarded with Enterprise Systems & Solutions Track upon graduation if they declared this track and fulfilled the requirements.

NOTES

Students may consider to take this OBHR course offered by the LKC School of Business:

  • Technology Solutions for Human Resource Development and Management

This course can be counted towards your Business Oriented Electives and/or IS Management Depth Electives.

COMPUTER AS AN ANALYSIS TOOL

5 IS TECHNOLOGY
DEPTH ELECTIVES*


+

1 IS MANAGEMENT
DEPTH ELECTIVES*

* CHOOSE 3 OF 4 DEPTH ELECTIVES IN THIS BOX


DATA SECURITY & PRIVACY (IS TECH. D.E.)

/

NETWORK SECURITY (IS TECH. D.E.)

/

SOFTWARE & SYSTEMS SECURITY (IS TECH. D.E.)

/

INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT (IS MGMT. D.E.)


1 IS MANAGEMENT
DEPTH ELECTIVES


OR


1 IS TECHNOLOGY
DEPTH ELECTIVES

Skill shortage leaving S’pore firms vulnerable to cybersecurity threats

Singapore’s ability to fight a rising threat from hackers is hindered by a skill shortage and lack of awareness among companies, said cybersecurity firm FireEye, which runs a training centre in collaboration with the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA). With online threats becoming more sophisticated in recent years, cybersecurity risks pose a challenge as the Government steps up efforts to link public facilities and infrastructure for real-time data. Although companies increasingly recognise that the approach towards cybersecurity must be organisation-wide, said Mr Lyon Poh, head of IT Assurance and Security at KPMG in Singapore, “they lack people with the experience to set up a comprehensive cybersecurity defence system to promptly detect and respond to cyberthreats”. Delays in adopting cybersecurity capabilities could result in a loss of US$3 trillion (S$3.75 trillion) in economic value by 2020 globally, the World Economic Forum said in a report in January.

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Information and communication technologies (ICT) have become the key components to support critical infrastructure services in various sectors of our society. In an effort to share information and streamline operations, organizations are creating complex networked systems and opening their networks to customers, suppliers, and other business partners. Increasing network complexity, greater information access, and a growing emphasis on the Internet have made the protection and assurance of information, systems and network, computer and cybercrime a major concern for our digital, global society. It is critical that higher education do more to train and educate its graduates in these areas of protection, security, and the analysis as we become more dependent on those skills to assess, mitigate and manage risk.

In this track, you will learn and experience the concepts, theories, skills, technologies, and applications associated with (1) data security and privacy, (2) network security (wire, wireless and Web) and forensics, (3) software and systems security and (4) information security management, which broadly covers cyber threat, risk assessment, security policy, security planning, security organization and management, business continuity, incident response and critical infrastructure protection across multiple venues.

It is highly recommended that students doing the ISA Track have a good background in networking and better understanding of legal issues. Thus, students are encouraged to take the “Networking” course as part of IS Technology Depth Electives. Students who are interested in digital forensics, audit and compliance are encouraged to take the “IT and the Law” course from the School of Law as part of IS Management Depth Electives.

All BSc (IS) students who declared Advanced Business Technology as a second major are eligible to be awarded with ISA Track upon graduation if they declared this track and fulfilled the requirements.

NOTES

  • We strongly encourage students to take Software and Systems Security (to be offered in AY2014-15) and Networking courses as part of the IS Technology Depth Electives.
  • Students may consider to take this course offered by the School of Law which can be counted towards your IS Management Depth electives: IT and the Law

POTENTIAL SECURITY JOBS

  • Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Information Security Architect
  • Information Security Manager
  • Information Security Director
  • IT Security Analyst
  • IT Security Auditor
  • IT Security Consultant
  • IT Security Engineer
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Incident Responder
  • Malware Analyst
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Computer Crime Investigator

COMPUTER AS AN ANALYSIS TOOL

ANY 5

IS TECHNOLOGY
DEPTH ELECTIVES

IT AND BUSINESS INNOVATION

+

TECHNOPRENEURSHIP

*( TECHNOPRENEURSHIP STUDY MISSION STRONGLY RECOMMENDED AS A BUSINESS-ORIENTED ELECTIVE )

This track will equip students who are interested in technology-based entrepreneurship with the skills to start technology-based, business innovation-centered companies. These skills include:

  • Business innovation methodologies
  • Identifying technology based business innovations for global markets
  • Building new businesses that are technology based
  • Understanding the use of external resources in building a business innovation.
  • Planning the growth of the business.

The track will provide students with an opportunity to develop their own technology-based business innovation.

This track will prepare SIS students and ‘IS second major’ students from other schools interested in pursuing a technology-based business innovation leading to technology-based entrepreneurship career path. The track emphasizes immersive experiences such as a Technopreneurship Study Mission, a related internship, and requires students to identify and develop their own technology-based business innovation. The track is offered in collaboration with the SMU Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE). For suitable projects, IIE shall be able to help students start a company based on their innovations and raise funds from government agencies such as SPRING or from private sources. All students who declared Advanced Business Technology as a second major are eligible to be awarded with Technopreneurship Track upon graduation if they declared this track and fulfilled the requirements.

NOTES

Students doing the Technopreneurship Track should additionally satisfy the following conditions:

  • Do an additional internship in the area of Technopreneurship
  • Work on their proof of concept for the IS480 project

Last updated on 14 Feb 2017 .