The Information Systems concentration prepares students for multiple careers that require an aptitude for analytical thinking and a strong working competency in information systems.
Over the next decade, the greatest demand in the information systems field will be for persons who have information technology skills supported by a solid understanding of the business framework for information solution. By following this program of carefully structured courses, the student, upon graduation, will be eligible for many of stimulating, high-salaried positions in this rapidly changing and constantly expanding field.
The concentration is designed to produce a person with technical and managerial skills in:
- business application development
- project management
- application analysis and design
- data management
- business intelligence/analytics
- enterprise resource planning (ERP)
- customer relationship management (CRM)
- network and security management
Graduates qualify for and are productive in careers that include:
- technology/business analyst
- website/mobile app developer
- database designer/analyst/administrator
- data analyst
- network administrator
- technical support specialist
You can also leverage your IS skills to be an entrepreneur.
The concentration emphasizes technical knowledge of:
- information system components and infrastructure
- application and development skills
- high-level competencies in applying information systems analysis and systems design strategies and techniques
- understanding the information needs and delivery systems within business organizations
- understanding the business/organizational context of information systems
- communications and human relations skills for working with and managing people and projects in virtual teams
- education and desire for lifelong learning and professional and personal development
How do I get started in IS at SF State?
You can concentrate in IS. You can declare a minor in IS. Or, you can take just one or two courses in IS.
Contact the IS department by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (415) 338-2138 for more information.
See Bulletin: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Information Systems, or contact the IS department, for a complete list of courses.