Information Systems and Operations Management
The rapid growth of computer technologies has significantly impacted the decision-making process regarding short- and long-range planning, operational controls, and strategic initiatives among:
- Professional firms
- Governmental agencies
- Non-profit organizations
Innovative practices are a necessity for their success in an environment that is becoming increasingly competitive and global in nature. While the IS program is not as technical as programs in computer science or software engineering, it does include courses such as systems analysis and design, database systems, and networking. As a student in information systems and operations management at Fairfield, your studies will include, but are not limited to, courses in:
- Systems theory and applications
- Strategic planning
- Process analysis
- Computer and communications technologies
The Charles F. Dolan School of Business offers a flexible curriculum allowing you to add another discipline to your information systems and operations management program, to prepare for graduate study, and to develop skills to participate in research and internship opportunities with the many companies in the region. Such internships provide valuable practical experience, and are often a springboard to future employment.
To add breadth and depth to your business education, as a student in Information Systems and Operational Management, you may choose to supplement your major with another business major or a minor in Finance, International Studies/International Business, Marketing, Management, Business Law, or Regulation and Ethics. For students majoring in another discipline, a minor program in Information Systems and Operations Management is available.