Students in Western Michigan University's computer information systems program focus on design, development, management and use of computer-based 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. When you choose to become a CIS major, you will learn the critical skills and knowledge necessary to be a successful IT professional.
Beyond the classroom
Scholarships are available through the Department of Business Information Systems. To qualify, students write a short paper on why they chose their major and submit that along with their transcript. The department also hosts an annual information technology forum on campus that in the past has featured speakers from companies such as Google, Kellogg, Pfizer, LinkedIn and IBM.
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
- Customer relationship software consultants
- Database administrators
- ERP consultants
- Information systems managers
- Network and security analysts
Among the companies they work for are:
- Auto Owners Insurance
- Biggs Gilmore
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