Computer Information Systems

Businesses rely on data and technology to manage information, make decisions, communicate with stakeholders, and market themselves to potential clients and employees. Skilled IT professionals are in high demand. If you decide to study computer information systems at Western Michigan University, you will learn the critical skills and knowledge necessary to be a successful IT professional. Your studies will focus on design, development, management and use of computer-based information systems.

Beyond the classroom

If you're interested in hearing about the latest trends in technology straight from industry leaders, you'll want to attend WMU's annual information technology forum. In the past, this on-campus event has featured high-profile speakers from Google, Kellogg, Pfizer, LinkedIn, IBM and Cisco.

As a computer information systems student at WMU, you will be eligible to apply for scholarships available through the Department of Business Information Systems. To qualify, write a short paper on why you chose your major and submit that along with your transcripts and application form.

After you graduate

Recent WMU graduates with degrees in computer information systems are working as:

  • Application developers
  • Business analysts
  • Chief information officers
  • Chief technology officers
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Customer relationship software consultants
  • Database administrators
  • End user technician
  • Entrepreneurs
  • ERP consultants
  • Information systems managers
  • Internet developer
  • Management analyst
  • Manager/supervisor
  • Microcomputer/workstation manager
  • Network and security analyst
  • PC support specialist
  • Software support technician
  • Software tester
  • Systems analyst
  • Systems administrator
  • Systems technical manager
  • Technical sales representative
  • Technology consultant

Among the companies they work for are:

  • Auto Owners Insurance
  • Borgess
  • Biggs Gilmore
  • BlueGranite
  • Caterpillar
  • Eaton Corporation
  • General Motors
  • Pfizer
  • Steelcase
  • Quicken Loans
  • Stryker
  • Spectrum Health

Where is this program offered?

  • Kalamazoo