Information Systems (IS) professionals perform companies' technology-related activities, from constructing detailed business plans to overseeing network operations. Working with upper management, IS professionals define the technical goals that support company objectives and plan how to accomplish these goals. This work includes maintaining corporate Website platforms and technologies, analyzing information needs within organizations, and supervising systems analysts, programmers, technical support, and other employees.
An undergraduate degree in Information Systems (IS) will prepare you pursue a career as an IS professional.
Undergraduate degrees at The University of Akron require a student to complete 128 credits. Please note that some number of electives might be needed in addition to required courses to equal 128 credits. The following are the credits required for Information Systems Management majors:
The Information Systems Management Major offers professional experiences designed to help your transition into industry. Professional Experiences include a senior team consulting project for a local firm. Classes typically include guest speakers, site visits, case studies and team-based activities. Students also gain practical professional experience through the CBA's internships and cooperative education program. The IS degree also prepares students for further graduate study or technology specific certifications.
University general education requirements are offered each semester, including over the summer. CBA core classes also are available each semester, including summer. Please note that the number of sections available is often less during the summer semester.
Courses for your major are offered both fall and spring, although every course is not offered every semester. Fall- and spring-only courses include:Fall
The Information Systems major is part of the Management Department. Learn about CBA information systems management students, careers, organizations that have recently hired CBA graduates, and much more on the Management Department page.
In addition to completing all required courses for their major a student must also maintain certain cumulative GPAs in the areas below to graduate
Resources are available to help you learn more about the school and major, determine class schedules, requirements, and progress toward you degree.
Before you apply to The University of Akron, contact our Undergraduate Recruiter to answer your questions. Current UA students who want to be admitted to a major should be sure to visit an undergraduate Academic Adviser.
Graduation Planning Summary (GPS). The GPS is a document that lists course titles and additional, supplemental information for you as an Information Systems Management student. When you are admitted to the CBA, you will review the GPS with your adviser, and use it in conjunction with the Degree Auditing Report System (DARS) (see below). Download your Information Systems Management GPS.
Once you are admitted to The University of Akron, you'll use the Degree Auditing Report System (DARS), which is an online tool you can use to view data regarding course requirements. DARS outlines your degree requirements, marks completed courses, and shows your remaining coursework.
Once you are a student, The University of Akron and the College of Business offer tutoring services for additional help in many subjects.
Students are encouraged to participate in at least one of our many active, student-run organizations. Participating in an organization will enrich your college experience by providing opportunities to apply knowledge and skills gained in the classroom, and by opening doors to new friendships, networking, professional growth, and jobs. Our student organizations regularly excel in regional and national competitions. CBA management student organizations include:
You also can get involved in other CBA student organizations:General