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A Human Element to Technology

Information Systems Major

While computer science is concerned with computers and how they work and think, information systems is about working with a person’s needs and helping them reach their goals using computers. At Salisbury University, the information systems program is a unique blend of technical and business knowledge that prepares graduates to solve business problems. With the increasing adoption of technology, companies are competitively hiring information systems and operations management graduates who are hot talents – so with a degree from SU, you can consider yourself a valuable resource!

Why Choose an Information Systems Major at Salisbury University?

At SU, we’re all about real-world experience instead of just lectures and information from textbooks. What is an information systems major? Directed toward application instead of theory, the information systems major allows students to focus on several foundational areas: business applications development, business systems analysis and database management systems. In addition, all students complete an internship or project related to their career goals to further prepare them for the real world.

Unique to our program is our students’ access to SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software. SAP is used by more than 290,000 customers in 190 countries, so it is highly important that students in the information sciences field learn to use this technology effectively. Our students have access to many different SAP software packages, which allows them to put theory into practice, including: 

  • ERP
  • CRM
  • Business intelligence
  • Business warehouse
  • Mobile platform
  • HANA

Another key feature of the department at SU is its faculty, who are excellent teacher/scholars who are highly committed to student learning. Our faculty employs a variety of innovative classroom tools and methods to engage students, including in-class small group activities, team projects, student response systems and web-based delivery of instructional materials.

Information systems majors enjoy problem solving, information technologies, working with diverse people and teams, and can look forward to a wide variety of exciting career path options. Our graduates have gone to work in:

  • Management consulting firms
  • IT software and services
  • Public and private corporations
  • Defense
  • Government

For those interested in this field, but not wanting to major in it, SU also offers an information systems minor.

Information Systems Focuses

At SU, students may complete the information systems degree in one of four unique ways to express their thoughts and views.  Students with a declared Information Systems major will be allowed to choose one or multiple focuses among Business Analytics, Enterprise Information Systems, and Network Security. Students who choose General Focus will not be allowed to add another focus in the Information Systems and Operations Management Department. Students must choose at least one focus.

Meet Nicholas – Information Systems Major

Meet Nicholas – Information Systems Major

Learn how Nicholas wants to use his passion for databases to impact local and larger communities.


The information systems major prepares students to enter careers in areas relating to developing, maintaining and using information in a variety of organizational settings. This dynamic career field can help you achieve your objective of becoming a:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Database Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Research Analyst
  • Robotics Programmer
  • Systems Engineer

Information Systems Faculty with Real-World Experience

Our faculty actively pursue professional research and development activities that contribute to their field of knowledge and help them maintain professional currency. They have published research in areas such as IT strategy, supply chain management, off-shoring, virtual teams, project management, global IT, e-business and e-government.

Meet Your Information Systems Faculty:
Hoon Cha

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Before coming to Salisbury, Dr. Hoon Cha worked for Samsung as an IT consultant, where he experienced the diverse impacts of IT on business processes and organizational transformations. His research interests in management information systems focus on the economic impacts of information technology on business. His work has been published in leading journals in the field of information systems, including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Communications of the ACM and International Journal of Knowledge Management.

Learn More About Our Information Systems Major