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.

Some of the many career opportunities include web and mobile application development, IT security, business analytics, database administration, customer relationship management and more.

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 information technology forum. In the past, this on-campus event has featured high-profile speakers from Google, Kellogg, Pfizer, LinkedIn, IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, Stryker, GM, Quicken Loans and Thompson Reuters.

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, you will submit an online application that outlines your qualities as a student.

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 analysts
  • Customer relationship software consultants
  • Database administrators
  • End user technician
  • Entrepreneurs
  • ERP consultants
  • Information systems managers
  • Internet developers
  • Management analysts
  • Managers/supervisors
  • Microcomputer/workstation managers
  • Network and security analysts
  • Software support technicians
  • Software testers
  • Systems analysts
  • Systems administrators
  • Systems technical managers
  • Technical sales representatives
  • Technology consultants

Among the companies they work for are:

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

Career Outcomes

Where is this program offered?

  • Kalamazoo

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