Significant changes have taken place recently in information systems (IS), in its environment, and in IS careers - especially in the U.S. certain trends are evident. The principal areas of growth currently are security, forensics, telecommunications, and project management - with demand also continuing in traditional positions such as database administration, network administration, and systems development.
Collectively, these forces have impacted business and industry, government and not-for-profit organizations. With the changes in the environment in which IS professionals operate, their education is affected in content, scope, and balance between technical and business education. The strong foundation in general business and information systems provided through the IS major will enable students to develop the intellectual tools and skills, including analytical thinking and problem solving, needed to deal with the rigors of IS study. Further, it is known that entrants into the field need more orientation toward management and business environments.
Forensic accounting & information technology auditing
The faculty of UAB's Department of Accounting & Information Systems recognized the need for and developed an area of concentration in forensic accounting and information technology auditing that focuses on fraud examination techniques and a general understanding of fraud. Accounting and information systems majors may choose, as part of or in addition to the courses required for the major, from the four-course area of concentration.
Additional program information
Please explore the information systems major and specialized area in forensic accounting and information technology auditing using the links located to the left. For additional program information see the Department of Accounting and Information Systems or contact us at 205.934.8820.