Overview

By earning a B.S. in Information Systems Management, Fairmont State graduates can compete for positions related to Information Systems (IS), Information Technology (IT) and Business.

Information systems are concerned with the information computer systems can provide to help a company, non-profit or government agency define and achieve overall goals.

Faculty combines business management principles and instruction in the tools and technologies used within computerized information systems.

The Information Systems Management curriculum covers areas of:

  • Information Systems
  • Programming and Development
  • Critical Thinking and Analysis
  • Communication
  • Support

Career Opportunities

Students who complete and Information Management degree are qualified for occupations that have good pay wages and are growing professions.  There is a wide variety of jobs available in Information Systems including:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Data Processing Manager
  • Computer Consultant
  • Database Administrator
  • Business System Analyst
  • Data Network Specialist

Why Information Systems?

As we are in the 21st century, we are once again experiencing an intense period of technology-enabled innovation, creativity, and excitement that has been spurred by the information and telecommunications technologies and associated changes in our life, work and society. We are now in the information/knowledge age -- a time when information and knowledge are power. Leading industrial countries are transforming from industrial-based economies to information/knowledge-based economy. Information is everywhere. Information and knowledge have become critical, strategic assets for most organizations. We live in an "information society," where power and wealth increasingly depend on information and knowledge as central assets.

Information systems will continue to change our business, society and lives. Information system and technologies will also play large roles in your career. Along with the changes in business come changes in job and careers. No matter whether you are a finance, accounting, management, marketing, operations management, or information systems major, how you work, where you work, and how well you are compensated will all be affected by business information systems. When interviewing potential employees, business firms often look for new hires who know how to use information technologies and systems for achieving bottom-line business results. It is widely recognized that understanding information systems is essential for managers and employees because most organizations need information systems to survive and prosper. Employees will depend on the information systems to increase their productivity. Management will use the information systems to improve their decision-making processes. Thus the knowledge of information systems and the ability to put this knowledge to work can result in a successful personal career.

Why Fairmont State University?

The B.S. in Information Systems (IS) degree at Fairmont State University (FSU) provides an academic program that balances business management principles and the tools and technologies of computerized information systems. The program is provided to a diverse population of students within an innovative, learning-centric environment which fosters independent thinking and life-long learning.

Fairmont State provides an excellent learning environment including:

  • Smaller Classes
  • Updated Labs
  • New Facilities

 

Contact Information

Joseph Blankenship
Coordinator of Information Systems Management Department
Associate Professor Of Information Systems

Engineering Technology, Room 201-F
Phone: 304-367-4954
Joe.Blankenship@fairmontstate.edu