Job seekers with an MBA with a concentration in technology or information systems management should reap the best opportunities in the field of computer information systems management, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Bureau also reported that the number of positions for computer and information systems managers will grow the fastest of all managers in business, by 36.1 percent by 2012. This is good news for those who already have an MBA or those who are considering enrolling in a campus-based or online MBA degree in Computer Information Systems.
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An online master's in CIS can prepare you to use
current and emerging technologies to develop and implement systems that support an organization's goals through effective management of information.
Through your coursework, you will learn the theories and practical knowledge required for information systems managers to be effective in a competitive
and dynamic environment.
Topics covered in the curriculum may include database management systems, systems analysis and design, networks and telecommunications, electronic
commerce and principles of operating systems. These classes compliment a cluster of core courses focusing on business and management principles of
finance, accounting, economics and quantitative methods.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the work of Computer Information System managers to some degree resembles that of computer programmers, systems administrators, software engineers and executives. As someone with expertise in business systems and computer technology, you will liaise between technical people and business managers. As an Information Systems Manager, you will have the opportunity to develop and implement information systems that help an organization operate more effectively. Make sure you have the skills valued by future employers and consider enrolling in a campus-based or online MBA program today.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05 Edition, Computer and Information Systems Managers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos258.htm (visited March 17, 2004).