- Degrees Available:
- Major: Yes
- Minor: Yes
- Graduate Degree: No
- Campus: Macomb & Quad Cities
- Study Opportunities:
- Graduate Studies
Undergraduate Majors, Minors & Programs of Study
A degree in Information Systems (IS) prepares students to understand, organize, and manage the flow of information in business. IS has been identified as a key area of an organization along with accounting, finance, human resources, manufacturing, and marketing.
To increase their company’s global competitiveness, information managers use business and technical skills to assist both the producers and the users of information. IS specialists are utilized in a variety of industries such as retail, law enforcement, hospitality, manufacturing, supply chain management, agriculture, and health care, among others.
The IS degree provides a well-rounded education in project management, computer systems, database systems, Web-based systems, information technology (IT) infrastructure, and a basic knowledge of computer programming languages.
Why Information Systems at WIU?
Students can choose from two options in the major, the Healthcare IT-Systems Option or the
Both options include the common business core courses required of all business majors.
Healthcare IT-Systems option
This option is concerned with the efficient use of information technology in the healthcare industry. The focus is on the electronic medical record (EMR) and its impact on healthcare delivery. Courses include Healthcare/Medical Informatics, U.S. Healthcare Policies, and Data Management.
This field is relatively new and continues to grow as the use of databases and other resources increase to enhance patient treatment. In addition, the new Healthcare-IT initiative in the U.S. puts significant importance on the acquisition, storage, and use of information in the EMR.
This option focuses on the management of computerized information systems in any company or corporation. These graduates are trained for a wide variety of careers in both manufacturing and service organizations.
Courses include Data Mining, Web IT-Systems, and Enterprise/Strategic Information Systems.