Information Systems (IS) is focused on helping organizations leverage technology to create or sustain a competitive advantage. To achieve this, a solid understanding of both fundamental technologies and management is crucial. While Information Technology (IT) constitutes the tools, Information Systems is centered on understanding the tools and how they interact and integrate with people and processes throughout an organization.
Due to the rapid pace of change in the world of technology, managers must be able to quickly understand the implications of new technology for their organization. Consequently, our students often pursue careers in consulting, where a comprehensive view of management is needed. The UCR School of Business Information Systems curriculum is also well-suited for students who focus on other areas of management, such as marketing, accounting, operations, finance and general management.