Information Systems

The management information systems specialization deals with the application of computers to business problems. The program provides in-depth study of the use of the systems approach, methods of systems design, and the application of the computer as a functional tool within an organization (see IS program requirements and course descriptions). Graduates of this program can

  • analyze an organization's information needs
  • plan a computer-based delivery system to meet these needs
  • direct the implementation and operation of the system

The IS specialization at BGSU ranks among the best in the country. According to BusinessWeek, it ranks #24 among all public universities and ranks #50 among all universities.

Career Opportunities

  • Abundant opportunities for employment in the rapidly expanding area of computer-based information systems.
  • Since the failure of most computer-based information systems is not technical in nature but arises from the inability of individuals to design and use the systems properly, continued high demand for graduates trained in information systems is expected.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the employment of computer systems analysts will grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that 127,700 new computer systems analyst positions will be added to the workforce between 2012 and 2022.
  • Career Path (typical):
    • Begin as programmer/analysts
    • Move on to positions of responsibility in management.
  • Industry segments:
    • consulting
    • industry
    • government
    • education.

Increasingly society is relying upon computer-based systems and the professionals who design and control them.

The recruitment of students in management information systems for positions in business and industry has been extremely heavy in recent years. Bowling Green is a leading supplier of entry-level systems professionals.

Check your Undergraduate Catalog for Prerequisites


  • A grade of "C" or better must be earned in each course required for the IS specialization.