Information Systems

Welcome to Information Systems

Chowan University’s School of Business can prepare you for a successful career in an important field with growing demand. Information Systems (IS) professionals manage the networks of hardware and software used to collect, filter, process, create and distribute data. In a world driven by the communication of information, IS professionals are crucial.

Students in the IS Concentration in the School of Business focus on the application of information technology to solve business problems using a variety of tools and techniques. Our comprehensive courses, developed to meet best practices in the industry, are supplemented with core business courses that give students a broad understanding of business functions and processes. Small class sizes and hands-on application of technology enable students to gain proficiency with their IS skills.

To keep up with the leading edge of technology, Chowan University has partnered with Microsoft to give our students free access to many software tools through Microsoft DreamSpark. Students have access to industry standard software such as server software, operating systems, Microsoft developer tools, and much more!

Employment opportunities in the Information Systems field abound!

As a graduate of the School of Business, I’m truly honored to have the chance to work closely with some of the professors whom I had classes with as a student. Every day I have an opportunity to make a difference in a student’s life.” 
Jacquelyn Bates, Class of 2013, B.S. in Business Administration, Concentration in Information Systems

Required Courses

Information Systems Concentration Required Courses:

Electronic Commerce for Managers
Information Systems Development
Systems Analysis and Design
Database Design and Management
Web Application Development
Computer Networking and Security
Project Management and Practice

Information Systems Minor Required Courses:

Principles of Microeconomics OR Principles of Macroeconomics
Analytical Computing for Business
Business Information Systems
Information Systems Development
Systems Analysis and Design
Project Management and Practice
Two of the following: Database Design and Management, Web Application Development, Electronic Commerce for Managers


Thomas Eisenmenger. MBA
Assistant Professor of Information Systems
Audrey Griffin, PhD
Associate Professor of Information Systems and Management
Mary Ann Howell, MBA
Instructor in Information Systems
Hunter Taylor, DBA
Dean, School of Business
Patsy Taylor, MAEd
Associate Professor of Marketing
Shannon Williams, MBA, CPA
Associate Professor of Accounting