'All systems go' for careers in a flourishing field
Learn how to apply technical skills and critical thinking to manage information
The study of information systems and operations management prepares students for careers in information systems development and support in business, government and other arenas.
An organization that requires computer technology to perform work duties depends on a systems manager to keep everything running smoothly. The computer information systems manager is responsible for administering and implementing all computer-related technologies, including network security, internet operations and software upgrades.
Systems managers may supervise the installation of computer hardware and the maintenance of security networks.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that job openings in this profession were likely to increase 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than average. In 2015, the bureau reported an average annual salary of $141,000 for computer and information systems managers. A career in this field is a good choice for someone who wants to develop technical expertise and learn how things work. Graduates of this program are not only technically competent, but understand how to use information technology for business success. FGCU’s courses include projects designed to enhance critical thinking, oral and written communications and teamwork skills.
Students are introduced to ethical and global issues via the study of computer information systems business cases.
A concentration in computer programming is also offered at FGCU within this field.
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