Information Systems

The Information Systems specialization teaches 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.

Students of this program can analyze an organization's information needs, plan a computer-based delivery system to meet these needs, and direct the implementation and operation of the system.

The IS specialization at BGSU ranks #24 among all public universities and #50 among all universities (BusinessWeek).

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.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
    • Computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.
    • 667,600 new jobs in the IT space will grow between 2020 and 2030, with greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.
  • Career Path (typical):
    • Begin as programmer/analysts
    • Move on to positions of responsibility in management.
  • Industry include consulting, industry, government, and education.

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

The recruitment of students in information systems has been extremely heavy in recent years. The Schmidthorst College of Business is a leading supplier of entry-level systems professionals.

Check your Undergraduate Catalog for Prerequisites.

Program Requirements

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

Please see the Schmidthorst College of Business Specialization Checksheets

Updated: 10/06/2022 02:57PM