Information Systems (IS) is first and foremost a business degree, which prepares our students to increase business agility and competitiveness through the application of information technology (IT). IS students gain a solid foundation in business and become computer-savvy through hands-on experience with the latest technologies.
Why Major in Information Systems?
Career opportunities for IS graduates remain strong. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the fastest growing occupations are the very jobs that our degree prepares you to hold. Other studies indicate that the most highly sought after graduates are those who possess both business and computing skills. The supply of qualified college graduates with this combination of skills is not keeping pace with employer demand. Department of Commerce projections suggest that the gap in supply and demand will continue to increase through 2015. This means that both current and future career opportunities and earning potential will continue to be very favorable for IS majors.
Why the College of Business at Georgia Southern University?
- International accreditation from AACSB International
Only institutions with proven track records of academic excellence are able to obtain this important stamp of approval, so you can count on receiving a high quality educational experience.
Georgia Southern provides a student-centered environment led by administrators and faculty and staff who genuinely care about your success.
- Interaction with faculty and business leaders
Our classes are taught by qualified professors, not graduate students, and class sizes are often small. Regional and national speakers come to campus regularly to participate in our annual Executive-in-Residence programs.
- First-rate facilities and computer labs
The Department of Information Systems is housed in the College of Business Administration building, which has state-of-the-art multi-media classroom facilities and four computer labs with the latest technology.
- Outstanding student organizations
The Department of Information Systems’s student organizations offer many opportunities to build leadership skills and lasting friendships with fellow students and faculty members. They prepare you for professional life through a variety of professional development programs, tutoring services, and meaningful community service projects.
Internships help you better integrate academic knowledge with practical applications. Exposure to information systems practices and business environments can also help you decide which career path is right for you and help jumpstart your career before entering the workforce on a permanent basis.