Information Systems (ISYS)

What is Information Systems? Related Careers
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UofA Department of Information Systems

What is Information Systems?

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"

Related Careers

  • Communications Specialist
  • LAN Administrator
  • LAN Analyst
  • LAN Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Designer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Consultant
  • Assistant Analyst
  • Associate Analyst
  • Associate Systems Analyst
  • Computer Analyst
  • Digital Systems Analyst
  • Programmer/Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Manager
  • Data Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Manager
  • Database Specialist
  • Data Control Manager
  • Data Retrieval Specialist
  • Computer Help Desk Technician
  • Computer Repair Specialist
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Customer Support Specialist
  • Customer Engineer
  • Field Service Rep.
  • Product Support Rep.
  • Product Support Specialist
  • Technical Support Rep.
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Service Engineer
  • Software Support Specialist
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technical Support Analyst
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Applications Analyst
  • Applications Engineer
  • Applications Programmer
  • Applications Software Developer
  • Associate Applications Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Data Comm. Analyst
  • Data Communications Programmer
  • Data Communications Spec.
  • Field Systems Technician
  • Firmware Engineer
  • Information System Programmer
  • Process Control Programmer
  • Programmer Trainee
  • Scientific Applications Programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Development Specialist
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Integration Engineer
  • Software Specialist
  • Software Technician
  • Virtual Reality Developer
  • Data Processing Director
  • Data Processing Installer
  • Data Processing Manager
  • Data Processor
  • ERP Manager
  • ERP Systems Analyst
  • ERP Systems Sales Rep
  • ATM Specialist
  • Computer Security Consultant
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Encryption Specialist
  • Security Specialist
  • Cyber Journalist
  • Internet Artist
  • Internet Consultant
  • On-Line Researcher
  • On-Line Services Sales Rep.
  • Web Master/Mistress
  • Web Page Designer
  • Web Site Analyst
  • Web Site Engineer
  • Web Site Programmer
  • Computer Animator
  • Computer Game Programmer
  • Digital Graphic Artist
  • Graphics Programmer
  • GUI Designer
  • Interactive Multimedia Assoc.
  • Multimedia Producer
  • Special Effects Programmer
  • Technical Director
  • Assistant Textbook Editor
  • Author
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Documentation Specialist
  • Technical Librarian
  • Technical Writer
  • Trade Magazine Reporter
  • Cyber Cafe Manager
  • Field Sales Rep.
  • Marketing Representative
  • Sales Engineer
  • Sales Representative
  • Software Buyer
  • Technical Sales Rep.
  • Trade Show Organizer
  • Product Evaluator
  • High Tech Head Hunter
  • Software Talent Agent
  • Technical Recruiter
  • Computer Education Specialist
  • Computer Teacher
  • New Product Instructor
  • Internet Instructional Designer
  • Training Specialist

Related Skills

Problem solvingTraining/teaching skillsExcellent "people" skills
Logical thinkingPrecisionTechnical proficiency
Critical reasoningDecision making skillsKnowledge of computer concepts
Analytical skillsAbility to work well under pressureKnowledge of technical limitations
AccuracyCommunication skillsGood interpretation skills
Attention to detailOrganizational skillsTroubleshooting

Job & Internship Search Links

Association for Computing Machinery Job Center

Boeing jobs

Computer Jobs

IT Jobs

Just Tech Jobs


Sample Resume

Information Systems Resume

Professional Association Links

Association for Computing Machinery

Computing Research Association


IEEE Computer Society

National Center for Women and Information Technology