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Information Systems Concentration
Goodman School of Business
Information Systems Concentration
A concentration in information systems provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to analyze business processes and identify ways to improve those processes through innovative application of information technologies. Management Information Systems examines the use, management, and impact of information technologies on businesses and consumers.
Nature of work & types of jobs:
- Business Analyst
- Database Administrator
- Project Manager
- Telecommunications Specialist
Positions of Recent Grads:
- Systems Business Analyst
- Business Process Specialist
- Process Analyst
- Program Support Coordinator
- Head of Sustainability Analytics
- Business Review Specialist
The following are examples of career paths in information systems:
Business Process Analysis: Analysts determine and develop application solutions to maximize business processes. There are many areas of specialization, including feasibility analysis, web design, process or data modeling, change management, training, and process design.
Consultants work with client organizations to enhance organizational performance through the application of process change and information systems. They develop and manage a wide range of projects such as optimizing the IT infrastructure and applications. Many consulting firms also offer technology outsourcing for clients.
Client Services Support have a variety of different responsibilities such as upgrading software, replacing hardware, system set up for new employees, providing user support, performing virus scans, etc. They may work with servers, networks or storage which may require learning new operating systems or software and acquiring new certifications.
Software: working with software includes building databases, interfaces, and applications which support business processes. MIS grads, especially those with courses in Computer Science, may start as junior programmers. Eventually, they may become a senior software developer which involves designing, taking specs and writing new software.
Project Managers manage a team of people who are engaged in systems development, maintenance and/or implementation for major applications. Entry level positions include junior project manager or a project administrator on a large project.
Both work and volunteer experience can help you gain the necessary skills to get a job in the field of information systems.
Recommended Club(s) on Campus:
Associations, Volunteer Organizations, and Other Resources
- Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS)
- Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)
- IT Careers
How Goodman Career Can Help
The Goodman Career Development Office provides various services and hosts different events to help prepare students for the job search process. Check out our workshops or book an appointment with our office.
You are also encouraged to attend the following events, hosted by Goodman Career:
- “How To Get A Job In…” Series – meet alumni and industry professionals
- Networking Breakfast – meet employers from different companies and find out about job opportunities
- Analytical Skills
- Innovative & Creative
- Problem Solving
- Technological Competency
- Monitor & Assess Future Trends in Technology
- Conduct Systems Analysis & Design
- Quantitative Competency
- Ability to Improve Business Processes
- Time Management
- Design, Construct, & Operate Databases