Information Systems

Information Systems

Information technology in a modern workforce.

The use of information technology is pervasive in the business world today. The field of Information Systems maximizes the efficiency of technology, so that organizations derive a better return on their technological investment. As such, information system professionals are extremely valuable to an organization's bottom line. The information systems area of emphasis helps prepare students for this technology-centric world. The information systems curriculum includes an introduction to basic computer hardware and software, programming, databases, networking, along with the fundamentals of analysis and design and project management. The continuous advances in the use of decision support systems and management information systems make the field one from which to build a productive career in business.

Potential Careers

  1. Data Scientist
  2. Computer Systems Analyst
  3. Network Administrator
  4. Computer Programmer
  5. Cloud Architect
  6. IT Analyst
  7. Software Engineer
  8. Information Security Specialist

Why study Information Systems at UCCS?

  1. AACSB Accredited

    The UCCS College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB) which ensures your professors, classes and fellow students are of the highest quality. Only 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved this distinction.

  2. Exceptional Faculty

    Our leading instructors are nationally and internationally recognized for their research and instruction. Receive personalized guidance from professors with real-world experience in their field. 

  3. Ethical Curriculum

    The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS instills principle-based ethics education throughout the business school, resulting in a high standard of ethics in our students and graduates.

  4. Business Analytics Minor

    The Business Analytics Minor launches three new courses focusing on the three pillars of analytics: descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics. These courses are hands-on, project-based courses that utilize state-of-art software to manage and analyze real data for businesses.

  5. Real-World Experience

    The College of Business houses its own Career Development Center, dedicated to provide business students with assistance in career development, internship opportunities and job placement upon graduation. 

  6. Global Perspectives

    The College of Business incorporates international business cases into the curriculum to ensure you are prepared for cross-cultural and international business opportunities. For those who wish to study abroad, the College of Business maintains partnerships with business schools across the world.

Information Systems Faculty Spotlight
Jian "James" Ma, Ph.D.
Jian “James” Ma was 7 years old when he first helped teach math and literature to his classmates, the beginning of what would become a lifelong calling. Ma, who received a bachelor of science in chemistry in 1996 from Peking University, moved to the U.S. in 1998 when he was 25, landing his first paid teaching position. He received a master of science in computer science in 2002 from the University of Texas at Dallas. In 2011, he earned a doctor of philosophy in management information systems with a minor in systems and industrial engineering from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He joined UCCS in 2014 as an assistant professor of information systems in the College of Business. At UCCS, he balances teaching with researching data, which could be anything from software to social media. His current focus is on health informatics, analyzing electronic medical records of millions of patients from nearly 200 hospitals across China. The goal is to uncover patterns that improve disease prevention and health insurance policy management, among other areas. Ma also owns an educational consulting firm based in China, which helps American high schools and universities recruit Chinese students, bringing international diversity while boosting financial shortages because they typically pay higher college tuition rates than U.S. students.

What Our Students Are Saying

Paul Gilliam
Information Systems, Class of 2018
"If I were talking to someone who was considering UCCS for college, I would tell them two bits of advice based on my time at the school. First, the UCCS College of Business opened more doors for me than the other two schools that I previously attended combined. The college is well connected to the community, and very well respected by all of the employers I talked to. I would also say that UCCS is among one of the best universities in the country. When I first started my college search, I had a full-ride scholarship to any Ivy League school of my choice. Since attending and graduating from UCCS, I would still pick UCCS over any other school. The classes are rigorous and the staff really do care about student success in the College of Business."

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