Built on a solid foundation of a business and information technology (IT) curriculum, the major in information systems delivers a unique blend of business acumen, industry standards, and practical computing instruction. Students enjoy successful placement and satisfying careers because they possess both the in-depth knowledge of business processes and the ability to readily translate business requirements into value-added IT solutions. The curriculum is designed to prepare effective leaders in the design, development, and management of information systems—the lifeblood of a successful business model. Students learn how to use computer technologies to analyze business problems and processes in order to design and implement computer-based information systems which support business operations, decision-making, and planning. Career opportunities exist in management consulting and in industry in the areas of systems development, database administration, network management and as corporate information systems managers.

The major in information systems is administered by the Department of Operations and Information Management.

Explore Study Abroad

Studying abroad is an excellent way to gain international experience that enhances your business education. Many students also consider a summer program or a short program embedded in a course. Students are encouraged to visit the Study Abroad section to learn more about study abroad opportunities and to meet with their academic advisor to discuss course planning. Please note that courses for the information systems major are not typically offered abroad. Common study abroad course options include core and breadth courses. Because the information systems major is highly sequential, it is strongly encouraged that students begin planning early for study abroad. If planning to study abroad during spring of their junior year, students should complete Information Systems 371 during their sophomore year. Otherwise, study abroad in sophomore year or fall of junior year is recommended.

Course Requirements

Students must be admitted to the Wisconsin School of Business to complete a major in Information Systems

The curriculum requirements for the Information Systems major can be found on Guide.


Learn more about the Information Systems department.


Information systems professionals help clients address some of their most complex business problems through the effective use of technology.  They see pathways to solutions of highly complex technical issues and are key leaders in conceptualizing and sourcing the best solutions.   Information systems professionals collect, store and analyze information and data to assist organizations and departments in executing business initiatives and making informed decisions.   Additionally, they use hardware, software, technology infrastructure combined with input from internal or external clients to develop tools to solve and track business objectives.


Meet the academic and career advisors for Information Systems.
Jackie Murray
Jackie Murray
Director of Admitted Student Advising
Caitlin Quillen
Caitlin Quillen
Career Coach
Please visit the Contact Advisors and Staff page for information on advising and appointments.