The Information Systems concentration prepares students for multiple careers that require an aptitude for analytical thinking and a strong working competency in information systems. It is designed to produce a person with technical and managerial skills in business application development, project management, application analysis and design, data management, business intelligence/analytics, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and network and security management. Graduates qualify for and are productive in careers that include technology/business analyst, programmer/analyst, website/mobile app developer, database designer/analyst/administrator, data analyst, network administrator, and technical support specialist. You can also leverage your IS skills to be an entrepreneur.
The concentration emphasizes technical knowledge of information system components and infrastructure; application and development skills; high-level competencies in applying information systems analysis and systems design strategies and techniques; understanding the information needs and delivery systems within business organizations; understanding the business/organizational context of information systems; communications and human relations skills for working with and managing people and projects in virtual teams; and education and desire for lifelong learning and professional and personal development.