Combine Your Interests in Business, Technology, and International Travel with Our B.S. in Information Systems – Global Studies Degree
Through Liberty’s B.S. in Information Systems – Global Studies, you will receive instruction from a Christian worldview and gain an understanding of emerging information systems and technology. With the added global studies track, you will find a focus on preparing you to travel and work overseas. Our B.S. in Information Systems – Global Studies will prepare you to meet the challenges of working with global companies as well as train you on computer, database, and business-related topics.
As part of our bachelor’s degree program, you will complete a capstone course that solves problems in the industry. You will also learn about other cultures, religions, and communication styles that will help you adapt to working internationally either as part of a corporation, government, or nonprofit organization.
Our experienced professors, grounded in their Christian faith, will prepare you for a rewarding career abroad. They will provide the training that will allow you to make a positive impact on businesses by deploying efficient and secure data networks and managing corporate information systems. Our mission is to produce men and women who can go into the information systems field and make a positive impact locally and internationally.
Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems – Global Studies?
Many people would like to have a career overseas or one that works closely with companies overseas, but they lack the knowledge or confidence to pursue it. With this global studies specialization, you will receive training in how to launch a career internationally with the skills you gain from our experienced professors. Our faculty are knowledgeable in the area of information systems and can teach from their personal experience how to best protect and manage corporate data.
Your bachelor’s degree in information systems – global studies opens the door to many of the student organizations in our School of Business, including the International Business Association and the Cybersecurity Club. Both offer you the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and to develop access to professional organizations and commercial enterprises.
Another way you can make the most of your degree is through our Business Internship Program. As one of the largest Christian universities in the nation, we have the resources to help you find an internship with companies and government organizations all around the country. With programs like our New York and Washington fellowships, you can gain hands-on experience that will carry over into your professional life by giving you the chance to use your classroom knowledge in real-life applications.
What Will You Learn in Our B.S. in Information Systems – Global Studies Program?
Liberty University’s B.S. in Information Systems – Global Studies provides training in organizational behavior, principles of management, project management, and some of the fundamentals of business law. In addition, you will learn how to integrate technology into the corporate world by studying applications, data systems, and business communication systems.
The specialization of global studies looks at North American culture and communication styles and how they interact with the international community when doing business abroad. Understanding other cultures and their work environment, home life, and religious history will be of special value when working overseas. Often a deal can be made in business when one has a proper understanding of the other’s culture.
Download and review our B.S. in Information Systems – Global Studies Degree Completion Plan.
GLST 200 – Introduction to Global Studies
This course is an introduction to understanding the history, principles, and foundations of global engagement. Additionally, this course lays the groundwork for an intercultural career and provides principles for engaging the current global environment.
GLST 220 – Intercultural Communication and Engagement
This course will take a close look at behaviors and core values of the North American culture, identify areas where these values are barriers to effective intercultural communication, and explore principles for effective engagement in another culture.
GLST 290 – Cultural Anthropology
This course will study systems of human behavior and thought to improve understanding of people and their relationships. Several case studies will be used to illustrate these systems.
GLST 385 – Career Preparation for Global Workers
This course will help guide potential global workers through the process of pursuing an intercultural career.
Highlights of Our Bachelor’s in Information Systems Degree Program
- There is a possibility of pursuing multiple areas of study due to the allowable electives within your degree.
- The School of Business has its own 78,000 square foot building, with state-of-the-art computer labs, student and faculty meeting areas, and modern classrooms outfitted with the latest technology. We also have information technology labs and a networking and data center.
- Our School of Business offers Liberty’s Center for Cyber Excellence, where you can gain the critical skills you need to help protect and defend information systems from attack.
- Like Liberty’s entire faculty, our business and information systems professors care about the success and outcomes of each student.
- You will have the opportunity to train and graduate with a variety of certificates such as Microsoft, SAP, and Cisco.
Our Information Systems – Global Studies Bachelor’s Degree Information
Career Opportunities for Our B.S. in Information Systems – Global Studies Graduates
- Applications System Analyst
- Database Analyst
- Technical Support Analyst
- Web Applications Developer
Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:
- Admission application
- Official high school transcripts
- Official college transcripts (if applicable)
- SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)
- Admission essay
*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.