Information Systems Major
What is the Information Systems Major?
Today, most organizations cannot function or compete effectively without computer-based information systems. Enterprises often ascribe their productivity improvement, improved customer service or competitive advantage in the marketplace to their information systems (IS).
The information systems major trains students to function at the intersection of businesses and technology, to design and build the solutions that allow business to effectively leverage information technology. It provides a student a solid background in the analysis, design, development and deployment of computer based information systems. Students acquire strong technical skills in databases, systems analysis and design, web development, business process modeling, business intelligence tools, telecommunications, and project management, along with problem solving skills through the team-oriented, project-based courses in the program.
Students in the Information Systems major have the world open to them with regards to Professional Experiences. We have students working at Disney recommending installation of new sensors for data tracking and improved customer experience. We have others at GE Aircraft who walk through jet engines to evaluate safe and appropriate placement of systems. We also have students working for Fifth Third Bank, Kroger, and 84.51° on teams that create the applications that allow companies to better interact with their customers. Information Systems students use their classroom experiences to bring technology to aid business.
Career Possibilities include Project Managers, Scrum Leaders, Leadership Programs for fast-tracking management positions, design and development positions, database administrators, Social Media Management positions and Business Analytics positions. There are also specialty positions when combined with any other major as well.