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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:
Positions of Recent Grads:
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.
A concentration in Information Systems provides knowledge and hands-on experience in quantitative reasoning, system design and analysis, data management, e-business, and emerging technology issues required for employment in various industries. Upper-year courses offered at Brock include:
Courses in applied computing are also available:
Make sure to note any prerequisites required before registering for courses.
Both work and volunteer experience can help you gain the necessary skills to get a job in the field of information systems.
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Associations, Volunteer Organizations, and Other Resources
You are also encouraged to attend the following events, hosted by the BCDO: