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Information Systems Degrees
In a global business climate that is dependent on technology, professionals with knowledge of multiple aspects of a business and experience putting their skills to work in real-world application are in serious demand. With your Information Systems degree*, you can bridge the gap between Information Technology (IT) and business – with a diverse and coveted combination of hard and soft skills – and present yourself to employers as the total package.
An online Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Systems from the Forbes School of Business and Technology® at Ashford University will immerse you in both the core concepts of a traditional business administration degree — such as leadership, strategy, and project management — as well as the foundational knowledge and skillsets of a technology-related degree, including information technology planning, networking, e-business strategies, strategic data utilization, and business management, as well as problem-solving and leadership in designing, developing, and implementing new or existing information systems within businesses and organizations.
Every organization stores information related to its products, procedures, and internal structure, and you will learn how to work with computers while specifically utilizing them to design, build, and evaluate business-related information systems.
While your online bachelor’s degree will lay the foundation for a meaningful career in a highly competitive, in-demand field, a Master of Information Systems Management from the Forbes School of Business and Technology will take you to the next level of IT leadership. These graduate-level courses are designed for mid-career IT professionals seeking management opportunities. If you have a background in IT, or an IT-related bachelor’s degree, and you want to take on greater responsibilities as a steward of your organization’s information systems, the Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) may be right for you.
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What Can You Do with an Information Systems Degree?
By earning an online Information Systems degree, you will gain a holistic understanding of the processes, techniques, and tools that organizations use to manage the flow of information. Your degree will empower you to seek out opportunities and employers that value your innovation, technical, business, analytical, and teambuilding skills.
With your Bachelor of Arts in Information Systems, you can break into a growing field and pursue numerous opportunities, including:
- Systems Trainer
- eCommerce Developer
- Enterprise Systems Manager
- Information Resource Manager
- Support Specialist
- Technology Consultant
- Business Analyst
- Systems Analyst
“If I don’t know the answer, I have learned how to conduct research and find the answer. My education provides me with another way to solve problems.”
Kelsey Biggs, Class of 2018
Technology is always evolving and changing dynamics in the workplace have motivated IT professionals to pursue advanced degrees such as the Master of Information Systems Management. As a graduate student in the Forbes School of Business and Technology, you will not only reinforce your technical and IT skills, but also gain career-changing managerial skills that will position you for future leadership opportunities.
Your graduate courses include:
- Financial Decision-making
- Management Communications with Technology Tools
- Leadership in Business Systems Development
- Database Design and Development
These core Information Systems courses can be complemented by one of our unique specializations such as Business Intelligence, IT Organizational Management and Leadership, or Project Management (MISM). These specializations allow you to focus your education and enhance your strategic business alignment, budgeting, decision support, and interpersonal skills.
Your Master of Information Systems Management degree will prepare you for a role in today’s fast-growing technology industries, with career options that include:
- Computing Services Director
- Data Processing Manager
- Director of Application Development
- Director of Business Intelligence
- Information Systems Director
- IT Manager
- IT Project Manager
- Technical Services Manager
Benefits of Earning an Online Information Systems Degree
As technology has become an essential element of life and business, your pursuit of a technology-related education will give you indispensable knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce. The benefits of your education include:
1. Room to Grow
Your education lays the foundation for your future and allows you to compete in your industry of choice. With a background in IT, and the management competencies to match, you can add to your resume and credentials and expand your career opportunities or even explore a new one.
2. Stability in a Changing Job Market
Technology continues to drive change for organizations worldwide, and while there is no guarantee the jobs of today will be there tomorrow, IT positions remain in-demand.
Every organization relies on technology in one form or another, and your education can help you leap into the industry you’re most passionate about.
Technology tools are powering the remote work revolution in the United States and around the world. Much like Ashford’s online courses give you the flexibility to learn anywhere and anytime, your Information Systems education may allow you to successfully perform your work duties remotely.
Keep in mind that an online Information Systems degree is less mathematical and more practical, which means it’s an ideal choice for students passionate about technology, yet less interested in complex equations and math theories.
Additionally, Ashford University information systems students enjoy the benefits of a flexible, relevant education and you will also enjoy the benefits of online resources, including:
- 5- to 6-week courses and a flexible schedule that allows you to take one course at a time
- 24/7 student support from the Ashford Library, Writing Center, Career Services, and more
- Ashford’s SMART Track, a faster path to a master’s degree for those pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Ashford
- Dedicated student advisors to support you from enrollment to graduation
Career Outlook for Information Systems Degrees
With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 12% surge – much faster than average – in hiring for computer and IT occupations through 2026, your unique combination of technical and business acumen can make you an irreplaceable asset for any organization.
The versatility of your degree is reflected in the courses and specializations available to you, so the base knowledge you acquire in college will give you a leg up when pursuing these essential positions.
Looking to Learn More?
If you’re trying to decide how an Information Systems degree will help you achieve your career goals, you might be interested in these additional resources:
Other Popular Information Technology Degrees
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Software Technology
Bachelor’s Degree in Cyber & Data Security Technology
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology
Master’s Degree in Technology Management
*Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.