Information Systems Minor

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Information Systems Minor

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In the Summer 2021, students can earn a Minor in Information Systems (13 credits) while studying in Japan and South Korea. The Information Systems minor teaches students to use technology in bridging all functional areas of an organization in today’s highly competitive business environment. Course subjects include: systems analysis and design, database development, networking, and web development. The summer-long program includes visits to tech companies and local businesses.

The minor has a pre-requisite of IS 4410 or IS 4411, which students need to complete (with B or better) before Summer 2021. This program also includes a one-credit online class, IS 3596, an IS certification class which students take during the 4 sessions.

The IS Minor is only available to the following groups of students: pre-business, business majors or QAMO IS Emphasis.


The program will run from May 17 to Aug. 8, 2021 in four sessions:

  • Session 1 (May 17 – June 6): IS 4420 — Database Fundamentals (3 credits) — Tokyo (J. F. Oberlin University)
  • Session 2 (June 7 – June 27): IS 4460 — Web-Based Applications (3 credits) — Tokyo (J. F. Oberlin University)
  • Session 3 (June 29 – July 18): IS 4440 — Networking (3 credits) — Seoul (Konkuk University)
  • Session 4 (July 19 – Aug. 8): IS 4430 — Systems Analysis & Design (3 credits) — Seoul (Konkuk University)

Before You Go

Please remember to fill out the Pre-Departure Checklist and take it to your Academic Advisor prior to your enrollment in Eccles Global courses.

Pre-Departure Checklist

Cost: $14,000 (all inclusive)


  • Tuition for 13 credits
  • All flights from Salt Lake City to Narita, Inchon, and return
  • Housing
  • Food Allowance
  • Limited Tokyo/ Seoul Public Transportation Pass
  • All group organized excursions. A unique cultural experience.
  • Well-being and safety care provided by WorldStrides/ISA (study abroad provider)

Not included: Incidental personal expenses.

Planned Excursions*


  • Asakusa (temple, shrine)
  • Akihabara (anime, manga)
  • Tokyo National Museum
  • Kamakura (hiking)
  • Learn to make sushi


  • Seoul City Tour
    • Seodaemun
    • Gwangjang
    • Insadong
    • Lotte World
  • Nanta Cooking Experience
  • Jogyesa Temple
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
    • Gwanghwamun
    • War Memorial Museum

*May change due to availability and schedule

Important Information

Students are responsible for obtaining their own passports and any applicable visas. For U.S. citizens, more information can be found here. For students from countries other than the U.S., please contact Buzz Welch at for more information.

Learn more about the IS minor on the undergraduate website

For questions regarding the program or the trip, please contact Chong Oh at