Information systems


Gain a foundation in business disciplines while also discovering the use of information technology in business and organizational settings.

Program information

With a degree in information systems, you will be able to navigate databases and other information systems, which are skills needed in almost every field. Whether you work in a consulting firm providing services for clients or within a company, you will be pivotal to the technological skill and advancement of the company.


Recent graduate data

$61K
Median starting salary of spring 2020 information systems graduates
77%
Percentage of spring 2020 information systems graduates employed six months after graduation

Course information

Required courses

  • IST 320: Fund of Software Development
  • IST 325: Systems Analysis and Design
  • IST 326 or BSAN 326: Database Magement Systems
  • IST 330: Bus Computer Networking (Fall only)
  • IST 410: Project Management
  • +2 Advanced Business Electives

Advanced business electives (320 or higher)

  • IST 435: Information Security
  • IST 401: Management of Integrated Information Systems
  • IST 405: Contemporary Info Tech Topics
  • IST 495: Foundations Business Analytics

KU’s information systems program will give you a foundation in business disciplines while also giving you an understanding of the use of information technology in business and organizational settings.

As an information systems graduate, you will help your business or organization achieve strategic goals and operational objectives. By gaining analytical skills, logic, creativity and communication skills, you will develop an understanding of both business processes and the technologies available to support them.

Typical positions include:

  • Database Administrator
  • Global Information Systems Officer
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Information Technology Consultant
  • Multimedia Programmer
  • Network Administrator
  • Process Analyst
  • Systems Developer
  • Systems Analyst

Course information

Required courses

  • IST 320: Fund of Software Development
  • IST 325: Systems Analysis and Design
  • IST 326 or BSAN 326: Database Magement Systems
  • IST 330: Bus Computer Networking (Fall only)
  • IST 410: Project Management
  • +2 Advanced Business Electives

Advanced business electives (320 or higher)

  • IST 435: Information Security
  • IST 401: Management of Integrated Information Systems
  • IST 405: Contemporary Info Tech Topics
  • IST 495: Foundations Business Analytics

KU’s information systems program will give you a foundation in business disciplines while also giving you an understanding of the use of information technology in business and organizational settings.

As an information systems graduate, you will help your business or organization achieve strategic goals and operational objectives. By gaining analytical skills, logic, creativity and communication skills, you will develop an understanding of both business processes and the technologies available to support them.

Typical positions include:

  • Database Administrator
  • Global Information Systems Officer
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Information Technology Consultant
  • Multimedia Programmer
  • Network Administrator
  • Process Analyst
  • Systems Developer
  • Systems Analyst