If you’ve been wondering what you can do with a business degree with a concentration in computer information systems, you’re not alone. As the digital age exits its infancy, more and more students are turning to business-related computer sciences to earn their living. The field is growing steadily, helped along by the voracious demands of consumers for electronic devices and the ever-deepening need of companies for robust information technology systems.
Obviously, an exploding field represents a lot of opportunity for those who get in right away. Further increasing the benefits of getting a Computer Information Systems business degree is the fact that you can work pretty much anywhere, any schedule, at home or internationally — and be confident in finding a job.
Don’t take our word for it, though. These statistics by Ironpaper do much more to illustrate the powerful role of technology in business than we ever could. For instance, as of 2017:
- Nearly 80 percent of marketers were to invest in dashboards for marketing analytics
- Nearly 65 percent were to invest in SaaS and cloud-based analytics software
- The German cloud computing market represented more than 4.8 billion euros
- 40 percent of IoT (Internet of Things) buyers were concerned about data privacy
As you can see, there exists ample room for you to make a mark in business software, cloud technology, data privacy and more. Let’s take a look at the duties and responsibilities, salary and job prospects, and courses and curriculum that attend getting a degree in this growing field.
Duties and Responsibilities
Those who work in Computer Information Systems spend the majority of their time working with computers and related technology. That said, roles can take many different forms. For instance, you might work directly with the employees in an organization helping to manage their daily workstations and devices.
On the other hand, your role may be a little more offstage. Some computer information workers spend the majority of the time in server rooms or other back area, maintaining the core of structures and overseeing other IT workers who engage more directly with the organization’s diverse technologies, and the people that use them.
Those with business degrees in Computer Information Systems might specialize even further: security, networks, hardware, servers, customer relationship management software and so forth. Whatever your focus, the overall drive of this career is to keep business IT up and running.
Salary and Job Prospects
With a degree in Computer Information Systems, the IT world is your oyster. Not only are careers in computer systems interesting, they tend to be pretty lucrative. If you’re wondering about salary ranges and job growth for it careers, let’s take a look at a few of the most common right now.
Computer and Information Systems Managers
As a computer and information systems manager, also known as a technology manager, you will be responsible for overseeing all computer-related activities of the company or organization. That includes planning and coordinating technology upgrades, computer updates, new systems and protocols, and more.
- $139,220 per year
- $66.93 per hour
- Job growth: 12 percent
Information Security Analysts
Interested in helping protect organizations from cyber attack? As an information security analyst, your role is to seek out and identify various security risks and help to mitigate them before they damage the organization.
- $95,510 per year
- $45.92 per hour
- Job growth: 28 percent
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Similar to the role of computer and information systems manager, this position focuses primarily on Wi-Fi, connectivity, interdepartmental communication and more.
- $81,100 per year
- $38.99 per hour
- Job growth: 6 percent
Courses and Curriculum
Job in Computer Information Systems required to have a thorough understanding not only of technology, but of the business realm in which you will work. In order to gain that understanding, you should take courses that give you a thorough underpinning the basic business practice, coupled with a robust understanding of computer technology’s intricacies. Your curriculum would include courses and skills such as:
- Business analytics
- Business policies and practices
- Computer science
- Computer software and hardware technology
- Global business perspectives
- Network maintenance and security
- Teamwork in business
Interested in learning more about the nexus between computer science and business administration? If so, we invite you to get in touch with us at Post University today. We would love to tell you more about our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with the Computer Information Systems focus. Get ready to spend your life pursuing the passion of IT while helping businesses stay safe, secure and streamlined.