What to Expect
Our Graduates Have Skills
Data is valuable, and so are our grads
The Harbert College Information Systems Management program equips students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to lead business innovation through the development of digital processes, products, and services.
Our program is built on the belief that data is a valuable corporate asset. Success or failure is frequently determined by a company's ability to organize, manipulate, and secure data.
ISM students choose from one of three focus areas for elective coursework: cyber-security, business analytics, and infrastructure.
Analysis • Organization • Problem solving • Software
Through most of your freshman and sophomore years as an information systems management major you’ll take courses drawn primarily from the university core curriculum. These courses promote the development of key skills including analytical, critical-thinking and problem solving skills and prepare you for the rigorous training in your major.
Even as a freshman or sophomore, it’s never too early to visit the Office of Professional and Career Development. You should also check out membership in the MIS Honor Society. By invitation only, the MIS Honor Society recognizes and rewards information systems management majors who have displayed excellence in the program. Aimed at building relationships between students, faculty, alumni and company recruiters, the MIS Honor Society frequently hosts company presentations, recruiting dinners, resume and interview workshops, and much more.
In your junior year you’ll start the major course work for your degree. During this year you should consider internship opportunities for the upcoming summer. Related work experience will give you an edge in getting started in this competitive career and internships are a sure way to increase your professional network and possible gain employment prior to graduation.
In your senior year you’ll complete your course work and begin the job interview process. Graduate school is also an option for those who wish to continue their education.