An Information Systems/Operations Management major takes courses in statistics, management science, production/operations management, and information systems. This unique mix of education combines quantitative methods and analytical approaches to solving problems in all area of business utilizing current technology. Students can focus on either production/operations management or information systems.
IS/OM graduates with a concentration in information systems have been successful in entry-level jobs such as systems analysts, information systems application developers, software testing, and end-user support. IS/OM graduates with a concentration in production/operations management have been successful in entry-level jobs associated with scheduling/planning, quality control, purchasing/inventory control, and materials management.
Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team. This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate more to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills than any specific academic major. However, the following list contains a representative sample of current job titles of former Information Systems & Operations Management majors. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider.
Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job. Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelor's degree.
Related Career Titles
|Auditor||Communications Specialist||Computer Aided Software|
|Engineering Specialist||Computer Security Analyst||Computer Systems Hardware Analyst|
|Consultant||CQI Production Manager||Data Communications Analyst|
|Data Security Analyst||Database Manager/Administrator||Distribution Manager|
|End-User Computing Manager||End-User Technician||Financial Planner|
|Information Systems Application Developer||Risk and Insurance Specialist||Statistician|
|Systems Integrator||Technical Sales Representative||Underwriter|
|Information Systems Developer||Information Systems Manager||Information Technology Manager|
|Internet Developer||Internet Marketing Analyst||Inventory Control Specialist|
|Inventory Manager||Investment Analyst||LAN Manager|
|Logistics Manager||Management Analyst||Manager/Supervisor|
|Market Research Analyst||Materials Controller||Materials Manager|
|Medical Systems Designer||Microcomputer/Workstation Manager||Mortgage Researcher|
|Software Support Technician||Systems Administrator||Systems Programmer|
|Technology Consultant||Urban Planner||Network Administrator/Manager|
|On-Line Services Manager||Operating Systems Programmer||Operations Manager|
|Operations Researcher||PC Support Specialist||Plant Manager|
|Product Development Manager||Product Forecaster/Estimator||Production Line Manager|
|Production Scheduler/Planner||Programmer - Engineering & Scientific||Purchasing Agent/Manager|
|Quality Assurance Analyst||Quality Control Specialist||Records Management Analyst|
|Relocation Analyst||Risk Analyst||Software Tester|
|Systems Analyst||Systems Technical Manager||Telecommunications Manager|
|Related Major Skills|
|Reading comprehension||Math & science skills|
|Different learning strategies||Research|
|Design systems||Oral & Written communication skills|
|Understanding of computer programs||Active listening skills|
|Critical thinking||Giving advice on business or research|
|Ability to prepare technical reports||Work independently and on a team|
|Active learner||Investigating data to solve problems|
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