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Overview of major
Potential job titles
Examples of internships 
Possible career fields
Possible work settings
Important skills and abilities
Sample web resources
Print resources
Sample graduate programs pursued by Information Systems majors 

Overview of major

An information systems major provides students with both managerial and in-depth technology knowledge to be effective leaders and decision makers. Coursework covers data management, business intelligence, networks, security, web-enabled applications, project management, financial information systems, and global issues in technology.

Resources

Potential job titles

  • Consultant
  • Business Development Analyst
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Federal IT Advisory Associate
  • Global Network Analyst
  • Equity Compass Strategies Associate
  • Tech Support
  • Information Systems Manager
  • IT Administrator
  • Programmer Trainee
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Operations Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • Associate IT Auditor
  • Systems Analyst
  • Office Automation Specialist
  • Technical Sales Representative

Examples of internships

  • AON Consulting
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • Office of the Lt. Governor
  • Cintas Corporation
  • OSP Systems
  • CitiFinancial
  • PHH Arval
  • Coherent, Inc
  • Thompson Prometric
  • Delta Consulting
  • Under Armour
  • Legg Mason
  • Verizon
  • Lockheed Martin

Possible career fields

Systems Development

  • Analysis
  • Design
  • Systems integration
  • Database administration
  • Support
  • Business application development

Network technology

  • Intranet development & administration
  • Support
  • Hardware & software design

Internet

  • Programming
  • Systems analysis
  • Hardware production
  • Website design & administration
  • Software design

Consulting

Education/Training

Non-technical

  • Customer service
  • Product support
  • Technical writing
  • Training
  • Sales
  • Marketing

Possible work settings

  • Financial institutions
  • Government
  • Consulting firms
  • Manufacturers
  • Telecommunications companies
  • Retailers
  • Computer companies
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Entertainment companies
  • Educational institutions
  • Hotels
  • Insurance companies
  • Internet service providers
  • Network access points
  • Hardware & software vendors

Important skills and abilities

  • Data analysis
  • Systems thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Initiative
  • Communication & interpersonal
  • Relationship building
  • Team player
  • Creativity
  • Teaching
  • Customer service
  • Staying abreast of current trends & technology

Sample web resources

Print resources

(All available in the Career Resource Library in The Career Center)

  • Great Jobs for Business Majors (BUS Category)
  • Consulting (BUS Category)
  • Opportunities in Your Own Service Business (BUS Category)
  • Entrepreneurship for Dummies (BUS Category)
  • Careers for Cyber-Surfers (CS/MA/EG Category)
  • Best 296 Business Schools (Grad Section)
  • The Business School Buzz Back (Grad Section)
  • How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School (Grad Section)
  • Graduate Programs: Business, Education, Health, Information Studies, Law & Social Work (Grad Section)

Sample graduate programs pursued by Information Systems majors

  • MBA, Finance
  • MBA, Management Information Systems
  • MS, Computer Information Systems
  • MS, Information Assurance
  • Master of Information Analysis and Management
  • MS, Information and Communication Technologies

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