Information systems is the use of computers and other technology and information to help people and businesses be more creative and productive. It is different from computer science, which focuses on computer hardware and languages and specialized systems software.
Information systems careers are some of the fastest growing and highest paying. Through UIndy’s Information Systems program, you’ll get a robust foundation that prepares you to pursue either a business or technology career with a strong understanding of how the two are closely connected. Information systems has critical uses in all aspects of business and also pairs well as a minor with other business majors. UIndy also offers an associate degree in Information Systems.
- Classes incorporate tools and techniques that are at the leading edge of the industry, including industry standard software from Microsoft, IBM and Oracle
- Students get hands-on experience using the same software used by businesses across the country, which gives them an advantage in the job market
- Frequent guest lectures from Indianapolis business people provide real-world perspective
"Through many class projects that could be applied to actual career positions, I was able to fill my portfolio and offer it to interviewers. This helped set me aside from other candidates, as I had the experience and the evidence to prove it with my portfolio."
Information Systems Major
Information Systems students and grads have interned or work for:
- Interactive Intelligence
- State of Indiana (government employee)
- Indiana Pacers
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee
Potential careers in Information Systems
- Web designer/developer
- Systems analyst
- Database developer/administrator/manager
- Network administrator/engineer/manager
- Software engineer
- Computer/technical support
- IT manager
- Business analyst
- Project manager
Information Systems might be for you if:
- You like computers and technology
- You like problem solving
- You pay attention to detail and accuracy
- You enjoy troubleshooting to solve problems
- You work well under pressure
- You have strong communication and organizational skills
These curriculum guides outline the classes you’ll need to take as an Information Systems major. The general education curriculum guide lists your class options and requirements to fulfill UIndy’s general education requirements, while the Information Systems curriculum guide lists the classes needed to major in Information Systems. You’ll need to look at both guides to get a complete picture of what classes you’ll take at UIndy.