Add Systems to any Major

Study what you love … and get a great job upon graduation!

Would you like to study what you love and get a great job after graduation? Do you like solving problems? If so, you might consider adding the systems curriculum to your major.

You may have seen advertisements like this one on TV.

What in the world is Accenture selling? The answer is “systems”. Accenture’s mission is to help their clients achieve “high performance.” Often times Accenture does this by helping their clients hone their business processes or implement new technologies. The Systems Curriculum is designed to help students do what Accenture does.

The Systems Curriculum distinguishes TU from other liberal arts colleges because students can study what they love and successfully compete for a really great job after graduation. The curriculum complements almost every major by adding courses that sharpen students’ analytical skills, introduce students to technology, teach how world-class enterprises achieve quality, and provide insights into managing organizations and people. The goal of the curriculum is to help students recognize that the world is filled with systems (like educational systems, distribution systems, and manufacturing systems) and that it is the processes inhabiting these systems that produce value. World-class organizations are the ones that can hone processes to achieve high performance. Our graduates are enjoying careers at enterprises of all sizes and in all segments of the economy including global consulting companies like Accenture.

The course content of the systems curriculum is provided on this link. Note the four major themes of the curriculum: analysis, technology, quality, and management. Also notice that the curriculum is taught primarily by faculty from the Taylor Computer Science & Engineering department. However the systems curriculum is not a minor in computer science. A goal of the curriculum is to give you in-depth exposure to system development, because this experience is essential for future system analysts, managers, and anyone who will work in a world-class organization. Most systems analysts will never write a line of computer code in their professional careers. But they will undoubtedly be managing projects involving application software, so first-hand knowledge of software development and implementation is vitally important. Some students do discover they actually are very good programmers and do look for programming opportunities upon graduation.

So if you are a problem solver, consider the systems curriculum to complement your major study interest. Study what you love and look forward to a great job after graduation!

Listen to what Taylor University students say about their Systems emphasis.

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