According to the University of Arkansas Department of Information Systems, "The Information Systems major is for people who want to solve problems businesses face and create new opportunities by using the latest computer technology. They help organizations use technology to operate more efficiently. They work with other business and IT people to build systems for executives and managers that support their decisions."
"We differentiate ourselves from other Information Systems degree programs through hands-on application of concepts using many of the enterprise systems used in leading organizations today, including:
- SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software - foundations, configuration, implementation, and customization
- Analytical platforms and visualization tools from IBM, Microsoft, SAP, SAS, and Teradata - supporting better decision making through data analytics
- Computing and data management platforms from IBM (Z, DB/2), Microsoft (SQL Server, Data Tools), SAP (HANA), and Teradata (Enterprise Data Warehousing)
- Real-world data sets from Acxiom, Dillard's, Sam's Club, Tyson Foods, Walmart, and others"
|Problem solving||Training/teaching skills||Excellent "people" skills|
|Logical thinking||Precision||Technical proficiency|
|Critical reasoning||Decision making skills||Knowledge of computer concepts|
|Analytical skills||Ability to work well under pressure||Knowledge of technical limitations|
|Accuracy||Communication skills||Good interpretation skills|
|Attention to detail||Organizational skills||Troubleshooting|