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 AbroadStudying 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.
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.