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What can I expect as a Gies information systems student?

Are you fascinated by how modern companies capture data in real time and generate insights for business decisions? Are you interested in technologies and their applications in business? As an information systems major at Gies Business, you’ll learn about cutting-edge technologies and develop skills to transform data into insights that guide managerial decisions.

Here, you will focus on how to design and implement technology solutions that support an organization’s strategic goals and digital business transformation. Plus, you will get to work on real projects with real clients to develop and refine your skills.

Careers and outcomes

Information systems graduates at Gies Business are highly recruited because of their interdisciplinary preparation and knowledge of technology and business issues. In fact, 98% of them have successful placement outcomes. Recent Gies information systems graduates have been employed with companies such as EY, Deloitte, PwC, Allstate Insurance Company, Protiviti, Synchrony Financial, Grant Thornton, Teach for America, KPMG, and John Deere. In 2018, the average salary for a Gies graduate with a degree in information systems was $66,558.

Setting your course

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Information systems majors build a program of study by choosing from a variety of courses, including database design and management, information systems analysis and design, information technology for networked organizations, management of data communications, and information technology governance. This specialized training combined with courses with a broader business focus develops graduates who are recruited for positions as systems analysts, information systems managers, and consultants.

Typical Plan of Study

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