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Information Systems

Major Information

The Information Systems (IS) degree program offers knowledge and skills to students who aspire to become a professional in enterprise systems or business analytics, or a combination of both.  Skills in enterprise systems, which include enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, have long been in high demand by corporations that seek to integrate their functional systems and business processes both within the organization and with their suppliers, customers, and other business partners.

Business analytics is an important domain that focuses on the applications of predictive analytics and machine learning to help address complex issues in business.

A combination of enterprise systems and business analytics skills allows graduates to not only manage enterprise business processes and information, but also compile and analyze data generated by the enterprise systems. 

General Information

Degree(s) Offered:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration: Information Systems

Concentrations:

  • Business Analytics
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Enterprise Security

Sample Occupations

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Computer Programmer Analyst
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Training Specialist
  • Consultant
  • Database Engineer
  • Database Manager/ Administrator
  • Data Communications Manager/Analyst
  • Data Processing Manager
  • Data Security Manager
  • Document Management Specialist
  • EDP Director
  • End-User Support Analyst
  • Information center Analyst
  • Information Manager/ Scientist/ Officer
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Internet Recruiter
  • Knowledge Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Program Analyst
  • Programmer/ Program Director
  • Records and Information Analyst/ Administrator/ Manager
  • Systems Supervisor
  • Technical Director/ Manager
  • Web Application Developer
  • Web Developer

Sample Work Settings

  • Consulting & Services Industry
  • Direct Marketing Companies
  • Media Companies
  • Processing Service Companies
  • Transportation Companies
  • Banks
  • Chemical Industry
  • Direct Marketing Companies
  • Media Companies
  • Processing Service Companies
  • Transportation Companies
  • Travel Companies
  • Security Companies
  • Engineering Firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government (Local, State, & Federal)
  • Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Industry
  • Insurance Companies
  • Military
  • Public Utilities
  • Securities & Exchange Commission
  • Website Design Companies
  • Wholesale & Retail Companies
  • Manufacturers

Sample Employers

  • BMW
  • Capgemini
  • EY
  • IBM
  • Aflac
  • Accenture
  • Gulfstream
  • Home Depot
  • KPMG
  • Milliken & Company
  • Georgia Ports Authority
  • Newell Brands
  • Novelis, Inc
  • Textron
  • General Motors

Connecting Majors, Skills, and Occupations

  • View learning outcomes associated with your major in the Georgia Southern Academic Catalog:

Georgia Southern Academic Catalog

  • Explore the connection between occupations and skills in O*Net:

www.onetonline.org

  • Use Handshake to upload your résumé and explore internships and jobs. For more information:

www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

Internet Resources

To explore values, interests, and skills:

FOCUS 2

bit.ly/focuscareer

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – $18

http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

To explore occupational outlooks and salaries:

National Compensation Survey

www.bls.gov/ncs/

National Association of College and Employers  (NACE) 

http://salary.com 

Professional Organizations

American Society for Cybernetics

www.asc-cybernetics.org

Association for Information Science and Technology

https://www.asist.org/

Association for Information Systems

https://aisnet.org/

Association for Women in Computing

www.awc-hq.org

Georgia Southern Student Organizations

America’s SAP User Group (ASUG) Delta Sigma Pi

Association for Information Systems (AIS) Enactus

Eagles SAP Users Group (ESUG)

Professional Tips

These areas are highly valued by employers who seek candidates that have developed skills and abilities in the following areas.  See the naceweb.org website to explore more.

  • Career and Self Development
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Technology

Résumé Tips

  • Bachelor of Business Administration: Information Systems
  • Include minors, emphasis areas
  • List special technology skills, including certifications in Excel or Access; Tableau, SAP
  • Write about relevant experiences that are tied to the Career Readiness areas (mentioned above)
  • Include a variety of experiences that show strengths / skills valued by employers
  • Limit to one page, unless there are 10+ years of professional work experience (military, or after college)

Last updated: 7/26/2022