Information systems enable the invention, construction, and marketing of new products and services in every industry.
As companies introduce faster and more mobile technologies, they need visionaries who can integrate new services into existing businesses. In this major, you'll develop new computer science and programming talents and learn to build and deploy technologies like mobile apps. At the same time, you'll refine a core set of business and communication skills to ensure you're capable of working effectively in teams and making smart strategic recommendations to managers and executives.
Students who complete the Information Systems major at Stevens are well positioned to communicate with both the front and back offices of their companies, making them an invaluable resource as companies continue to expand their digital footprints.
Information systems has long been an area of institutional strength at Stevens, with a significant portion of its faculty working to advance knowledge in the ways technology is integrated into business processes to meet organizational goals. Future consultants, analysts and systems experts get hands-on instruction from faculty who understand the value in effectively assessing a company's IT needs, improving operations through new technologies and ensuring front-line employees have the best tools to do their jobs effectively. The analytical emphasis of business classes at Stevens adds an extra degree of relevance to this major, preparing students to adopt an evidence-based perspective in problem solving.
Courses in the information systems major teach students how to bridge the gap between the business and technology needs of an organization, from creating an online presence for a company, to marketing products using social media, to transforming conceptual ideas into working prototypes. The curriculum offers a blend of technology training and business skills to ensure graduates are immediately able to navigate both ends of their organization’s operations.