Undergraduate Students competing in the ERPsim Competition in McGuirk Arena. Undergraduate Students competing in the ERPsim Competition in McGuirk Arena.

Information Systems
Major, Minor

Program Overview

Information systems help organizations use people, processes, software and technology to be more productive and profitable. As part of the major, you'll gain business management and problem-solving skills to meet challenges like building communication networks, leveraging data and analytics, managing online inventory systems, securing organizational data and thwarting cybersecurity threats.


Degree Type
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)
On Campus
Credit Hours
21 - 33 Credit Hours

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

At CMU, you’ll learn the management and problem-solving skills needed to design, develop, use and manage highly sought-after information systems. Our IS graduates are in demand, and nearly 100 percent are working in their field immediately after graduation. First-year salaries for IS grads are among the highest for CMU's College of Business Administration.

You'll dive deep into a concentration area and gain valuable experience while using industry technologies in the classroom such as SAP software. You can choose a concentration in business data analytics, cybersecurity, or enterprise software. You can also design a custom concentration to follow your own interests. At CMU, you're learning in modern lab facilities using the most up-to-date software.

You can also choose to minor in information systems. All disciplines such as accounting, finance, logistics, sales, marketing, and management use information systems and a minor can give you an advantage in the job market.

Program Highlights

Why study information systems at CMU?

  • You'll be in demand: Nearly 100 percent of IS grads get a job offer before graduation.
  • Build job experience while interning at companies such as Ford, Consumers Energy, Steelcase, Dow Chemical, Eli Lilly and State Farm.
  • Work with the world's most popular enterprise software at our two-week SAP Academy. No other college in North America produces more SAP-certified students than CMU.
  • Participate in a business simulation competition to learn about all of the operations within a business with the ultimate prize of landing a job offer.


Filter Concentrations by Location:
Data can help predict the future. You'll use data mining, machine learning and artificial intelligence to make better business decisions.
The internet, and the cloud, have revolutionized business. But information thieves, hackers and other threats have followed. Learn to manage these risks in this concentration.
More than 38,000 organizations in 120 countries use a set of enterprise software applications known as SAP. Use this highly valued software to learn how organizations manage information through people, processes and technology. *limited online offerings, please see an advisor.
Follow your own interests by customizing a course of study that combines two or three of these areas.

Careers & Outcomes

Information systems graduates are in demand and well paid. Average first-year salaries are among the highest of all College of Business Administration graduates. Some careers you might consider include:

Career Projected Salary
Computer Programmer $97,800
Cybersecurity Analyst $102,600
IT Manager $159,010
SAP Architect/Analyst $108,459
Computer Network Architect $126,900
Computer Support Specialist $59,660
Database Administrators and Architects $112,120
Network System Administrator $90,520

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