A career in business information systems promises opportunities in an expanding market—higher than average projected growth and competitive pay. For example, the median annual pay for a computer network architect is $104,700, and a computer and information systems manager role pay an average of $139,220.
Highly Marketable Skills
A background in both business and marketing will equip you with some of the most in-demand skills today. In fact, according to an analysis of all LinkedIn profiles, 76% of the most in-demand skills in 2016 were technology-related. Skills like business strategy bring an average increase in pay of 8.2%, and strategy development skills result in an average pay increase of 9.1%.
How to Kick-Start Your Career
The University of Alabama at Birmingham offers two online degree programs that can help launch your career in business technology. A Bachelor of Science in Information Systems includes collaborative networking opportunities and award-winning faculty members to help you kickstart a career in the information systems field. A Master of Science Management Information Systems features a custom curriculum designed by IT professionals, and allows you to choose from cutting-edge concentrations to focus on your future career.
Skills to Focus On
Your journey toward a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems degree at the UAB Collat School of Business begins with IS 204, “Introduction to Business Programming.” To build the foundation of your career, you’ll gain essential skills including complex problem-solving, event-driven programming, algorithm development, and execution of business solutions. With these skills, you’ll be prepared to learn database management systems, systems analysis, business data communications, and project management.
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