Information Systems

As an information systems student you'll learn how to apply information technology to solve problems and support business decision making. Our students hone their analysis skills and train on the latest technology in computer programming, systems design, computer networking and security in order to find answers to business questions fast. Students graduate with a solid understanding of the link between business operations and computer information systems. They are trained for work in today's world of information systems and prepared to envision the systems of tomorrow.

What to expect: Learning outcomes

Program Highlights

  • Experienced faculty excels in research, provides one-on-one help on new technologies and stays up-to-date on changes in the field.
  • Students use emerging technologies such as SAP, Oracle 12c and multi-core computers.
  • Hands-on training in computer programming and comprehensive projects in systems analysis and design, computer networking, security, database design and telecommunications set graduates apart.
  • Both on-campus and off-campus IT internship provide paid, full-time or part-time work with academic credit for one or more semesters with a company or government agency.
  • Business Honors Program provides opportunities for driven students to engage more closely with like-minded peers and professors.

Program Distinctions

  • The only Minnesota State system school to offer a graduate program in Information Assurance with a five-year track option for Information Systems majors.
  • Starting salaries for our graduates range from $50,000-$70,000, one of the highest in the university.
  • Herberger Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) at the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. The Business School has been accredited for more than 45 years.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems program also follows the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) guidelines on curriculum.

Popular Careers

  • Programmer
  • Information Technology/Systems Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Architect
  • Security Specialist
  • Data Mining/Data Analyst
  • Web Administrator 

University Facts & Stats

  • 95% of graduates employed
  • Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Studies designated by NSA/DHS
  • NSF-STEM and NSF-SFS Scholarship Grants totaling 4.6 million until 2020

  • 60 graduate programs

  • Among Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" 

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