Information systems (IS) are not only widespread in the business world; they are also used throughout science, medicine, government, and community life. As a result, the need for information systems jobs is growing rapidly; the career paths for IS professionals are now more varied and dynamic. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 800,000 new information systems jobs are expected in the U.S. by 2016, with average salaries of $71,260.
To take advantage of these available career opportunities, students must understand not only technology, but also the business environment in which it is deployed. Students in the MSIS program learn valuable skills required for 21st century business needs. Upon graduation, they can fill a variety of important business positions in information systems, including: