Information Systems Management

Information Systems Management Fundamentals

Information Systems professionals perform the technology-related activities of companies. They perform a variety of duties, from constructing detailed business plans to overseeing network and Internet operations.   Working with upper management, they define the technical goals of the company and plan how to accomplish these goals. In addition, they maintain corporate Web sites, analyze the information needs of organizations, and supervise systems analysts, programmers, technical support and other employees.

Professional Preparation

An undergraduate degree in information systems will prepare you to pursue an exciting career as an information systems professional. The degree will also prepare you for further graduate study or technology specific certifications.

Our Faculty

  • have doctoral degrees from prestigious universities and bring a wealth of business experience
  • are innovative
  • are passionate about their teaching and students’ learning
  • are experts in their areas of teaching
  • bring the business world to life through case studies, seminar presentations and discussions, problem-solving and skills performance

Akron Advantage

All College of Business Administration programs are accredited at the highest possible level by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). In addition, the CBA is one of only 171 schools that have earned separate accounting accreditation. The College has been consistently rated as one of the best business schools in the nation by the Princeton Review and ranked in the top 6 percent of all undergraduate programs by BusinessWeek magazine.

Our close ties to regional businesses provide many benefits for our students. Business executives share their expertise as mentors and guest lecturers in classes, and provide valuable advice on program and course content, helping to keep our curricula fresh, relevant and rigorous. Students gain valuable hands-on experience through group projects that assign them to solve problems for local businesses and by participating in co-op and internship programs at regional companies.

We are able to provide our students with training in cutting-edge technology as a result of our academic alliances with technology vendors such as SAP, Microsoft, and Oracle.

Our active student organizations enable our students to enrich their college experience by providing opportunities for them to apply knowledge and skills gained in the classroom, and by opening doors to new friendships, networking, professional growth, and even jobs.  Many of our student organizations have excelled in regional and national competitions, often against highly regarded colleges and universities across the country.

Real-World Experience

Our faculty periodically consult with local businesses and corporate advisory board members to add new content and relevance in their classes. As part of the curriculum, students have to complete a senior project for a local firm as part of a consulting team. Our classes typically include guest speakers, site visits, case studies and team-based activities. Students also gain practical professional experience through paid internships and UA's optional cooperative education program. 

Recent Placements Include:

  • The Timken Company
  • Dealer Tire
  • FedEx
  • Custom Critical
  • Morgan Stanley
  • CheckFree
  • Key Corporation
  • YRC Worldwide
  • Diebold
  • FirstEnergy Corporation
  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • The J.M. Smucker Company
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Hewlett Packard

Information Systems Management Student Organizations

The Society for Information Technology and e-Business (SITE) brings together students interested in the field of information systems management. SITE strives to broaden the knowledge of all who are interested in the IS field. The group hosts guest speakers from various organizations for professional guidance. Members are provided networking opportunities with information systems professionals.


Sample Curriculum


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