Information Systems Program: Where Technology Meets Business
The degree in Information Systems (IS) program at Carnegie Mellon is interdisciplinary by nature. While at home in the Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences, the program draws on the university’s strengths in technology and business, in addition to the humanities and social sciences.
IS students study organizational, technological, economic and societal aspects of information systems. Through a multidisciplinary curriculum, they learn how to devise creative and innovative solutions to real-world problems. The curriculum covers five broad areas, including:
- System Design and Development Technologies & Methods
- Organization Theory
- Decision Making
- Professional Communication
- Liberal Arts Core
The hallmark of the IS program are two semester-long, team-based projects. In the junior year, IS students work in a small group to analyze, design and implement a moderate-sized information system. In the senior year, students work with a real-word client to implement an information systems solution that meets their needs. By working with a client, typically a non-profit organization, IS students gain valuable real-world experience.
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