Information Systems Programs Overview



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Information Systems – Lifeblood of Successful Business

If you are fascinated by technology such as iPhones, Facebook and Twitter and are curious about the potential these technologies have to improve people’s lives, then you may have what it takes to major in Information Systems (IS). Many people think IS professionals only do programming. Programming is just a small part of many IS professionals jobs. The UT Dallas IS curriculum reflects this reality. It has just one required programming course.

Information Systems Careers

A degree or concentration in Information Systems from UT Dallas will prepare students for a career in a high-growth and dynamic profession. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that occupations such as computer systems analysts, network systems and database administrators and information systems managers are expected to grow faster or much faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2018. The BLS states, “When hiring computer systems analysts, employers usually prefer applicants who have at least a bachelor’s degree.”

For more technically complex jobs, people with graduate degrees are preferred. For jobs in a technical or scientific environment, employers often seek applicants who have at least a bachelor’s degree in a technical field, such as computer science, information science, applied mathematics, engineering or the physical sciences. For jobs in a business environment, employers often seek applicants with at least a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field such as management information systems (MIS). Increasingly, employers are seeking individuals who have an MBA with a concentration in information systems. The media offers similar accounts. See Money Magazine, TechRepublic, ComputerWorld and Dice.com.

IS graduates are not restricted to the software industry. In fact, most students accept positions in business sectors such as energy, financial services, retailers, airlines, hospitals and consulting groups. They work closely with areas such as marketing, supply chain, manufacturing and accounting on exciting projects in team-based, project-oriented environments.

Explore the site to learn more about the top-quality faculty and their research activities, state-of-the-art classes, dynamic student clubs, close interactions with the industry and IS success stories.