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Information & Decision Sciences Major

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Possible Job Titles

  • Applications Development Manager
  • CIO: Chief Information Officer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Support Analyst
  • Computer Training Specialist
  • Consultant
  • Data Base Engineer
  • Data Base Manager/Administrator
  • Data Communications Manager
  • Data Processing Manager/Supervisor
  • Data Security Manager
  • Decision/Management Scientist
  • EDP Director
  • Information Center Analyst
  • Information Manager/Scientist/Officer
  • Internet Recruiter
  • Knowledge Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • MIS Director/Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Operations Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Researcher
  • Records and Information
  • Analyst/Admin./Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Manager
  • Systems Supervisor

Typical Places of Employment

  • Computer sales and service
  • Web development companies
  • Banking and insurance firms
  • Utilities
  • Government agencies
  • Software manufacturers
  • Consulting
  • Educational institutions
  • Wholesale and retail firms
  • Telecommunications
  • Data processing service firms
  • Healthcare
  • Business and industry, both public and private

Typical Work Activities

  • Evaluate the use of technology in the organization
  • Recommend improvements in technology
  • Manage backup and security systems in the organization
  • Research and resolve user-related problems
  • Manage user services such as Help Desk and training
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology
  • Develop and execute test plans including systems test and unit tests
  • Plan for and install hardware and software
  • Add and delete files to network server
  • Set up user accounts and access
  • Gather and analyze information about systems currently in use
  • Plan and prepare instructions, technical reports, charts, and diagrams
  • Confer with people, attend meetings, make presentations, and write proposals

Additional Info in Career Services

These publications must be used in the Career Services Office. However there are many brochures and magazines such as Resume Writing, Interviewing and Job Choices that you may take with you.

  • Winning Resumes for Computer Personnel

To see a complete list of career books located at the Career Services Office click here.

Alumni Resources

(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network)

Tina McCuen 2000 Total Resources Management Implementation Specialist
David Milligan 1999 Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care Webmaster
Julie Cross 2001 John Hopkins University Programmer/Analyst

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