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College of Computing & Digital Media

Chicago, IL, United States

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Bachelor Programs

Students majoring in BS Information Systems develop the ability to use technology to address the operational, tactical, and strategic challenges facing business, nonprofit, and government organizations. Students develop background in usability and information assurance. Common long-term career positions for IS majors include Systems Analyst, Business Analyst, Information Technology Manager / Director, IT Project Manager, and IT Consultant. Job prospects for these positions are excellent, as many IS experts are due to retire over the next five years and the ability to outsource these positions is low.

Master Programs

The MS in Information Systems fits your career path if it involves running an IT organization or managing information effectively through information systems. In today's environment, information systems (IS) are planned, operated and maintained not only by IS departments but also by IS-user organizational units. Because of this reality, career opportunities for IS graduates are found in both traditional IS departments and IS-user business units. Moreover, a variety of equipment from aircraft to household electronics frequently use embedded systems. Graduates of IS majors find opportunities in organizations that plan, design and market the functionality of these systems. Thus, our MS-IS emphasizes the balance between technical skills, modeling proficiency, as well as strategic and organizational knowledge for a wide range of IS usage contexts.

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