“The evolution of information technology affects the business environment in many significant ways. It changes business practices, reduces costs and alters the ways in which systems should be controlled. In addition, it raises the level of knowledge and skills required to control and audit information systems. Employers have been seeking to fill positions with accounting and assurance professionals who possess a substantial background in audit, control and IT and this demand is expected to increase in the future.”
“Information Systems (IS) auditors need to be able to cope with the pace of rapid technological changes and update themselves regularly with competent technical knowledge. Recent events, government regulations and changes in business processes have affected the role of IS audit and the methodology IS auditors use. Therefore the IS audit professional must understand the new technologies, be capable of determining their impact on that control processes and audit procedures, and communicate clearly the evidence collection tools and techniques have been developed.”
The Instructional Program
The Bachelor's of Business Administration in Information Technology – Information Systems Auditing & Control follows the required model curriculum for the Information Systems Auditing exam. It is based on the needs and expectations of the Information Systems (IS) audit and control profession.
The curriculum includes the course components of IS audit and control. The courses have been designed to include the components of IS that are required to make students marketable with entry level skills and capability for the profession, and includes the seven major content areas of the Certified Information Systems Auditor exam.
The bachelor degree program described above does not replace the associate's degree program in accounting, but rather builds upon it. Students may enter as freshmen or apply for transfer into the program after earning an associate's degree, providing they meet the entry performance qualifications. As in any field, increased levels of education and experience improve one's chances for professional and managerial advancement. In 2002 the Sarbanes – Oxley Act was enacted by Congress to establish new corporate governing standards for U.S. public companies. This has opened up opportunities in the information systems auditing arena.
Minimum requirements to be considered for admission
HS Average: 80
Algebra Regents: 75
2 Science Regents: 75
English Regents: 75
Transfer GPA: 2.3
SUNY Curriculum Code: 2243