What can I do with a major in information systems?

Information systems is a dynamic career field focused on the employment of information technologies in ways that help achieve business goals and operational objectives. Information systems graduates will possess the skills and the insights needed to understand both business process and the technologies available to support them.

An information systems major requires:

  • Analytical skills
  • Logic and creativity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities

Some information systems positions will be more technical than analytical, and some organizations will place entry-level employees in these types of positions to learn the ropes. In other cases, an organization will place a new team member in a business or process analyst role under the supervision of a veteran manager. Consulting firms, which provide information systems-related solutions to clients, are another likely area of employment for an information systems graduate. Whatever the role, the focus will be on the value-adding integration of information technology into the business or other organization.

Read about the information systems major at the School of Business.

View salary data for recent KU information systems graduates.

Tips for information systems students

  • Attend major-specific career events and the Business & Accounting Career Fairs each September.
  • Join ISAK, Analytics and IS Club or other student organizations to learn about companies and career opportunities.
  • Gain exposure to as many technologies as possible, even at a familiarization rather than proficiency level.
  • Develop personal skills, including customer focus, problem solving, self-direction, team orientation, analysis and research.

Top recruiters of KU information systems

  • Cerner

  • Netsmart Technologies

  • Ernst & Young (EY)

  • Accenture

  • Deloitte

Typical positions

  • Database administrator

  • Global information systems officer

  • Information systems manager

  • Information technology consultant

  • Multimedia programmer

  • Network administrator

  • Process analyst

  • Systems developer

  • Systems analyst

Additional information systems resources