​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

Information systems are key foundations of the modern business world. As an information systems major at CMU, you’ll learn the management and problem-solving skills needed to design, develop and use highly sought-after systems. You’ll be able to analyze business processes, manage projects, and provide technical support and training.​​

Points of Pride

  • At CMU, you’ll work with software used by companies around the world. You can even complete a concentration in SAP — a set of enterprise software applications used by more than 38,000 organizations in more than 120 countries.
  • CMU is the North American leader in SAP certification, thanks in part to the university’s two-week SAP Academy that prepares students for the TERP10 SAP exam. In fact, more CMU students achieve certification than the next three highest-ranked institutions combined.

Put Your Degree to Work

As an information systems graduate, you can work in almost every type of organization, small and large, public and private. Entry-level jobs include the following:

  • Systems analyst
  • Web developer
  • Database analyst
  • SAP/ERP analyst
  • Process analyst
  • Programmer/analyst
  • Quality assurance/tester
  • Technology trainer

The average starting salary for information systems graduates is among the highest of all business majors, both at CMU and nationally. According to recent graduates, your starting salary could exceed $55,000.

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Information Systems Manager$120,950 per year15% (50,900 more jobs)
Network Administrator$72,560 per year12% (42,900 more jobs)
Information Research Scientists$102,190 per year15% (4,100 more jobs)

For More Information

Visit the business information systems website or contact:

Business Student Services Center
Grawn Hall 105
Email: cba@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3124

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

(Click on the course name or number for a complete course description.)

Information Systems Major

Total: 33 semester hours
Additional Common Body of Knowledge in Business Administration Courses
(9 hours)
BUS 100
Essential Business Skills
3
BUS 300QR
Applied Business Statistics
3
MGT 499
Integrated Capstone-Strategic Management
3
Required Courses II
(9 hours)
Select one of the following options:
MR2A-INFOSYS
Option A - Enterprise Software
(9 hours)
MR2B-INFOSYS
Option B - Web Applications
(9 hours)
MR2C-INFOSYS
Option C - General
(9 hours)
Required Courses I
(15 hours)
BIS 228
Applications Development
3
BIS 380
Enterprise Architecture
3
BIS 420
Systems Analysis and Design
3
BIS 422
Database Management Systems
3
BIS 425
Information Systems Development Project
3