Computer Information Systems
The Computer Information Systems major is designed to provide the student with the key Information Technology skills needed in today’s business environment, plus a firm grounding in the major business areas in which these skills will be applied. Graduates of the program may qualify for entry-level positions as programmers, systems analysts, consultants, user support analysts, or other Information Technology positions.
The administration and management of today's business and government organizations rely heavily upon information technology for the efficient achievement of their goals. The collection, storage, and retrieval of data by computers is involved in the wide range of business activities including daily operations, management decision making, and long-range planning. As the dependence on management on information technology grows, so does the need for information technology specialists.CIS is one of the newer programs of study within the UM School of Business. Our program's rapid growth has reflected the growing need for teaching and research in the area of developing and managing computer-based information systems in administrative organizations. The program is based on the need to instruct future Information Technology (IT) professionals in a set of methodologies for managing information using digital information technology. The primary focus is on the problems of analyzing, designing, and managing information/decision systems.
Since being created in 1988 as a spin off from the Department of Management Science, the Computer Information Systems Department (CIS), the program has focused on the use of computer and telecommunications technology in businesses and organizations, particularly the problems of analyzing, designing, and managing information and decision systems.