Information Systems

What is Information Systems?

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 business 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.

Review the program outline or contact the Lindner College of Business Undergraduate Office at 513-556-7030 for more information.

Real-World Experience

Students in the Information Systems major have a wide range of options for professional experience. Our students work at Disney recommending new sensors for data tracking and improved customer experience. Others work at GE Aircraft, walking through jet engines to evaluate safe and appropriate placement of systems. We also have students working for Fifth Third Bank, Kroger, and 84.51° creating applications that allow companies to better interact with their customers. Information Systems students apply their classroom experiences to help technology aid business.

Career Possibilities

Possible careers for Information Systems students include project management, Scrum leadership, leadership programs for fast-tracking management positions, design and development, database administration, social media management, and business analytics positions.

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Liwei Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Director BBA Information Systems, Department of Operations, Business Analytics, and Information Systems

3341 Carl H. Lindner Hall