Corporations, government, nonprofits, and the entrepreneurial sectors continue to leverage technology to improve organizational processes for maximum effectiveness. Professionals with advanced technology training and business management skills continue to be in high demand to meet the needs of these growing organizations.
A Growing Profession
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities are projected to increase through 2022:*
- Computer and information systems managers are the fastest-growing careers within systems design and software publishing firms, data processing and hosting companies, and healthcare organizations, with an expected growth rate of 15%. Among these managers, those with specialized technical knowledge, strong communications, and business skills will have the best employment prospects.
- The need for network and computer systems administrators is expected to increase by 12%.
- Computer security experts will fill key leadership roles as demands for cybersecurity increase.
A Range of Career Options
The Master of Information Systems Management program can help prepare you for management or senior-level positions in these areas:
- Information systems strategy
- Applications development
- Business consulting
- Data administration
- Quality assurance
- Internet and e-commerce
- Software development
- Technical services
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Computer and Information Systems Managers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm. (Viewed online July 23, 2014.)