Information Systems Degree Program 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 management jobs.

Information Systems Careers

An information systems degree 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 2022.

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). 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.