Today, computers and information systems are a part of daily life. You get paid because your employer uses an information system for payroll. You sign up for college courses through an information system with online registration. You conduct searches through Google, interact with friends on Facebook and MySpace and place orders with “e-tailers” like Amazon and eBay – all of which are information systems.
About the Information Systems Program
Maryville’s Information Systems program prepares you for both the business and technical aspects of designing, developing and implementing information systems. You will gain foundational knowledge about desktop and Web applications, organization and team building, problem solving and traditional enterprise information systems in an academic setting. This is important because once you begin your career, taking time out to learn these things becomes much more difficult. Plus, employers are much more interested in candidates they don’t have to train. Combined with a thorough management and liberal arts curriculum, our program will put you on a direct path to success.
Since you’ll be part of the School of Business, we invite you to participate in the Maryville Business Organization (MBO). This group provides avenues for you to develop professional contacts and learn about issues that affect local businesses.
Although an internship is not required for the information systems major, we encourage you to take advantage when opportunities arise. Internships provide invaluable, practical experience that you just can’t get in the classroom. Plus, you’ll meet contacts who can help you procure a full-time position after you graduate.
As an information systems graduate, you will likely be hired as a programmer, systems analyst, business analyst, database manager, information project manager, engineer or Web developer. With experience, you might become a consultant or open your own firm.