About Information Systems
What is Information Systems as a Field of Study?
By studying Information Systems, you learn about managing digital information. Information systems is the study of how digital data is captured and used strategically. Students examine technologies for handling information and processes for capture and deployment. For general definitions of an information system, see our resources page.
Because information management is vital in business operations, information systems is typically studied in the context of a business environment. Despite common assumptions, universities that teach Information Systems don’t require you to build complex software programs. Really, you just need to be passionate about new technologies and business success.
As an IS graduate, you have the opportunity to work in many different fields. Your job is to implement modern technologies to solve business problems. Information systems underpin modern businesses and the work area is growing rapidly. IS graduates are highly sought after and often start their careers on good salaries.