The Information Systems major (IS) within the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program prepares students for careers in information systems by focusing on the use of current information technology within the context of an organization. Information Systems as an academic discipline encompasses two broad areas: Acquisition, deployment and management of Information Technology (IT) resources and services; and development of IS infrastructure to support the organization's processes.
An Information Systems/Operations Management major takes courses in statistics, management science, production/operations management, and information systems. This unique mix of education combines quantitative methods and analytical approaches to solving problems in all area of business utilizing current technology. Students can focus on either production/operations management or information systems.
IS/OM graduates with a concentration in information systems have been successful in entry-level jobs such as systems analysts, information systems application developers, software testing, and end-user support. IS/OM graduates with a concentration in production/operations management have been successful in entry-level jobs associated with scheduling/planning, quality control, purchasing/inventory control, and materials management.
Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team. This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate more to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills than any specific academic major. However, the following list contains a representative sample of current job titles of former Information Systems & Operations Management majors. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider.
Graduates of the IS program will have a combined preparation in business core courses and applied computing. Students will not only have the necessary managerial skills to solve business problems in functional areas, but also technical knowledge to develop and support information systems of any scope.
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|Actuary||Information Systems Developer||Network Administrator/Manager|
|Analyst/Programmer||Information Systems Manager||On-Line Services Manager|
|Applications Programmer||Information Technology Manager||Operating Systems Programmer|
|Auditor||Internet Developer||Operations Manager|
|Communications Specialist||Internet Marketing Analyst||Operations Researcher|
|Computer Aided Software Engineering Specialist||Inventory Control Specialist||PC Support Specialist|
|Computer Security Analyst||Inventory Manager||Plant Manager|
|Computer Systems Hardware Analyst||Investment Analyst||Product Development Manager|
|Consultant||LAN Manager||Product Forecaster/Estimator|
|CQI Production Manager||Logistics Manager||Production Line Manager|
|Data Communications Analyst||Management Analyst||Production Scheduler/Planner|
|Data Security Analyst||Manager/Supervisor||Programmer - Engineering & Scientific|
|Reading comprehension||Active listening skills|
|Math & science skills||Critical thinking|
|Different learning strategies||Giving advice on business or research|
|Research||Ability to prepare technical reports|
|Design systems||Work independently and on a team|
|Oral & Written communication skills||Active learner|
|Understanding of computer programs||Investigating data to solve problems|