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. (Weiqi Li)

Why Fairmont State?

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


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