ISOM150_C

Information Systems Major

In today's world, technology is an imperative driver of business innovations and success. Land a job within an organization’s information systems operation, and you will be responsible for planning, developing, and managing computer technologies that support business operations and organizational management.

This major suits individuals who are passionate about cutting-edge technologies and also have an interest in management positions in a business firm.

Unlike computer science major which focuses on technology and its improvement, information systems major focuses on business firms and their operations. It considers technology as a strategic tool that supports and enables business success.

The career of information systems is considered by many as "recession proof" and currently there are more jobs than graduates. Companies have a constant, high demand for information systems professionals who can help them better utilize computer technologies to enhance business operations and achieve improved performance.

At Ball State, you’ll benefit from constantly updated curriculum, access to leading-edge technology, and the chance to collaborate with faculty mentors on research and other innovative, hands-on projects with real-world applications, such as the Cluster Computing Research Project.

Read more about the courses in information systems.

You officially start out as a pre-business major, which you may declare during your freshman or sophomore year. In your junior year, you may declare a major in any of the Miller College of Business bachelor's degree programs (including information systems), if you have fulfilled certain prerequisites. Learn more about becoming a business major.