Information systems programs are available at many top schools, including Syracuse University, the University of Texas and Brigham Young University. Programs are available at the undergraduate and graduate degree levels.
Those who study information systems learn the technology, organization and management of large-scale systems that store and dispense information through information studies, business and related academic departments and schools. The schools profiled below are highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report and offer bachelor's programs as well as graduate degree programs. After reviewing these school profiles, take a look at the list of additional schools with relevant programs near the end of the article.
Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY
|School Highlight: U.S. News & World Report placed SU tied for 60th in 2016 for the best schools in the U.S.|
Syracuse University is a mid-size private university located in central New York State. Syracuse offers a bachelor's degree program in information management and technology. The interdisciplinary graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Information Management encompasses management of information resources, information technology and organizational psychology. Students interested in a more research-based program may be interested in the Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology.
University of Texas at Austin
|School Highlight: Ranked #3 for information systems among best graduate business schools in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report.|
The University of Texas at Austin (UT) offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems program. Students take courses in Web application development, database management, business communication and networking and software programming. UT also offers a concentration in information management within the Master of Business Administration program.
Brigham Young University in Provo, UT
|School Highlight: Undergraduate information systems program ranked #18 by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2016.|
BYU offers bachelor's and master's degrees in information systems. The bachelor's program requires 64 credits and a capstone project. The master's program is a year-long program that requires 33.5 credits and offers four tracks, including development and security and forensics.
Top Information Systems Programs
Other top schools for information systems programs include:
- Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, which ranked #2 for information systems among best graduate business schools in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report.
- Located in Philadelphia, PA, Drexel University's M.S. in Information Systems program welcomes career changers and working professionals.
- Located in Corvallis, OR, Oregon State University's B.A./B.S. in Business Information Systems program is certified by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
- The University of California- Berkeley's School of Information is home to the Information and Communication Technologies and Development Center, which includes study of the roll-out and implementation of information systems.
- Located in Athens, GA, the University of Georgia was ranked #18 in top public schools by U.S. News & World Report for 2017.
- The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor ranked tied for #14 business school with an information systems specialty within a graduate library and information studies program in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report.
- Located in Blacksburg, VA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers bachelor's degree programs in accounting and information systems, a Master of Accounting and Information Systems and a Ph.D. in Business with a major in Accounting and Information Systems.
When considering an information systems program at a highly-ranked school, students have options that include different program tracks and concentrations.