Develop a Foundation in Information Systems.

Information systems technologists think strategically about selecting, deploying and utilizing computer-based information systems for organizational efficiency and competitive advantage. This involves aspects of business analysis, information theory, hardware and software systems, databases and systems design.

The BS in Information Systems & Technology is earned through our internationally recognized College of Business Administration, ranked among the top 2 percent of business schools in the world thanks to dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting.

 

Program type:

Major, BS

Format:

On-Campus, 100% Online

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Information Systems and Technology
Overview

Bachelor of Science -

Information Systems & Technology

The BS in Information Systems & Technology is a 120-credit-hour program that requires 30-credit-hours of core businesses classes, 24-credit-hours of IST specific coursework, 6 hours of approved electives and 60-credit hours of non-business courses.

The core business classes include financial and managerial accounting, legal environment of business, information systems concepts, business analytics and statistics, financial management, management and organizational behavior and more. The IST required courses include managerial applications of object-oriented programming, information systems analysis, data networks and security, database management systems and information systems design.

Outcomes and Career Outlook

Throughout the program, students will get a foundation in both the functional areas of business and in computing technologies. Students will gain technical skills in programming, database management, systems analysis and systems design and can enhance the experience by joining UMSL’s Information Technology and Cybersecurity Club (ITCC), which engages students in national competitions, hosts cyber clinics as well as guest presentations. Upon completion of the degree, students are prepared to pursue both technical and managerial careers in public and private organizations.

Employment of Computer and Information Systems Managers is projected to grow up to 10% to 2029, with a median annual salary of $146,360, according to wage and employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.



146,360+

Median annual salary

10

Employment growth by 2029

Career Opportunities

  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Cyber Defense Incident Responder
  • Cybersecurity Awareness and Training
  • Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Information Systems Security Manager
  • IT/Security Auditor
  • Security Architect

Plan of study

All business majors must meet the general education requirements of the university in addition to completing degree-specific curriculum requirements.

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Student Organizations

From leadership, to cultural, to just plain fun, Recognized Student Organizations at UMSL make it easy to get involved. Students who join RSOs make new friends, learn new skills, and perform better in classes. Plus, with over 120 student organizations on campus, there’s something for everyone!

Internship Opportunities

UMSL Business's Career and Internship Program is just one of the many reasons our students chose UMSL Business. As the leader in business education in St. Louis, we offer premier degree programs in accounting, business administration, cybersecurity, and information systems and technology. Emphasis areas within Business Administration include: entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management, marketing, and supply chain management.

Honors College

The UMSL Honors College is a certificate program that can be paired with any major without adding extra classes or extending time to graduate. Classes in the Honors College are seminar-style, meaning that they are based in reading, writing, discussion, and critical thinking. This unique class format fosters an intellectual climate centered around democracy, diversity, civility and academic excellence.

Undergraduate Research

We encourage and support students as they engage in exciting activities in and outside of the classroom that enrich their academic and professional understanding of their chosen area of study. All majors are encouraged to participate in Undergraduate Research and Scholarship to produce discipline-specific intellectual or creative innovations to their field.