Technology is at the center of today’s global market. Every business, in every industry, all around the world utilizes technology, making individuals with a passion for information Systems valuable assets to any organization. Pursuing your online Bachelor of Science in Information Systems degree from the Collat School of Business can put you in the center of the action. Technology is taking the business world by storm. Get ahead with UAB.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
- 100% online degree program
- Student-centered support staff, including a 24/7 technical help desk
- Award-winning, student-oriented faculty members
- Collaborative networking opportunities
- Transfer credits accepted
- Scholarships available to qualified candidates
WHY CHOOSE AN INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEGREE?
YOU HAVE THE AMBITION — NOW FURTHER YOUR EXPERTISE.
Information systems professionals are a unique breed of technology experts. The discipline blends technical expertise and business savvy in a way that most technology fields do not. Determining what information is needed and how it is generated, delivered, and secured requires a comprehensive understanding of what type of business processes are in play, and how information systems are implemented and utilized throughout a particular organization. Many different individuals choose to pursue an online information systems degree with UAB. No matter your goals or interests, you’ll find that your classmates share your drive to pursue a complex career with outstanding growth potential. The online learning you experience with us can give you the comprehensive understanding to pursue a variety of career paths — all of which require strong technical competencies and robust business skills. Every industry needs high-level technological thinkers to help today’s leading organizations operate with efficiency and accuracy. This combination of technology and business is what sets our information systems degree apart and helps our grads stand out.
WHY CHOOSE UAB’S COLLAT SCHOOL OF BUSINESS?
Your online information systems degree carries weight when it is from a recognized institution. We have garnered national and international respect for our rigorous academic standards and consistent record of growth and accomplishment. Our accolades include:
The Princeton Review named UAB among the “Top 10 Universities in the United States for Diversity” for four consecutive years.
UAB’s Collat School of Business is AACSB-accredited.
Our renowned business school is focused on leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship. We create and share business knowledge that transforms our students’ lives through a relevant and robust curriculum, technology-driven instructional methods, and a climate that fosters continuous improvement. We offer an engaging learning environment with classrooms extending well beyond the UAB campus walls. Our metropolitan location allows our faculty to build strong relationships with professionals from the state’s leading companies – from Fortune 500 corporations to entrepreneurial startups — and to integrate their practical experiences into our programs.
INDUSTRY OUTLOOK AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Average Annual Salary $91,000*
Computer network architects design and build data communication networks for organizations of all sizes. Openings for computer network architects are growing faster than most professions at 15%.
*Salary data provided by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Demand for MIS experts is rapidly growing. Technology professionals are twice as likely to remain employed than workers in nearly any other industry, according to technology job site Dice.com. With the increasing use of the Internet and advancing data storage systems, and rising risks of cyber attacks, computer and information systems professionals will find no shortage of opportunities to showcase their skills. One thing is clear: an information systems degree gives you options. The tech field is expected to gain an additional 1.8 million jobs by 2020, and as technology progresses that number will grow. In industries as diverse as business and health care, MIS professionals are needed to create and implement advanced information technology and systems management strategies, which means plenty of career opportunities across various industries. What are some career options for IS professionals? From Web developer to computer network architect, an information systems degree can lead to many career paths, all with varied compensation. Salaries in this field range from an average of $62,500 to $120,950 depending on experience, education, and job title. At left are some common career paths for IS professionals, along with average salaries according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Earn Your Degree on Your Schedule
Technology is constantly evolving. With the need to store and share data, the constant introduction of increasingly advanced communication systems, and the globalization of the Internet, information technology is only getting started. We can help you grow with the field by examining every avenue of information technology, such as information security, systems analysis, social media creation, and network management. Focus your studies through an extensive selection of 100% online IS courses that continuously evolve to meet tomorrow’s technological landscape.
Want to learn more?
Explore our online information systems degree course descriptions.
|Information Systems Core (24 Credit Hours)|
|IS 204 Business Programming — 3 credit hours|
|IS 301 Database Management — 3 credit hours|
|IS 302 Business Data Communications — 3 credit hours|
|IS 321 Systems Analysis — 3 credit hours|
|MG 417 Project Management — 3 credit hours|
|IS Electives — 9 credit hours|
|Upper Level Core (22-25 credit hours)|
|MG 302 Management Processes and Behavior — 3 credit hours|
|IS 303 Information Systems — 3 credit hours|
|MK 303 Basic Marketing — 3 credit hours|
|FN 310 Fundamentals of Financial Management — 3 credit hours|
|BUS 350 Business Communications — 3 credit hours|
|MG 403 Operations Management — 3 credit hours|
|MG 415 International Business Dynamics — 3 credit hours|
|BUS 305 Professional Development — 1 credit hour|
|*Experiential Requirement — 0-3 credit hours|
|Capstone (3 credit hours)|
|BUS 450 Strategic Management Capstone Experience — 3 credit hours|
THE HELP YOU NEED TO GET THE CAREER YOU WANT
We provide many tools to help jump-start your successful career, starting with Career & Professional Development Services. This service provides resume, interviewing, and job search tips to aid you on your path to employment, as well as networking and professional experience opportunities.
Handshake is the official career service management tool for UAB Collat business students. Discover and save top jobs and internships from Fortune 500, top financial institutions, tech companies and more!
We recommend students pursuing online undergraduate or graduate degrees consider programs with extensive experience delivering online learning, professional accreditation (AACSB), a dedicated full-time faculty, a high level of student satisfaction, and a low student attrition rate. UAB’s online information systems degree offers you all of these advantages, providing the benefits of a traditional university education with the convenience and flexibility afforded by the use of advanced technology.