Information Systems students learn to design, deliver, and use information and communication technologies to solve problems for companies, governments, and society. The mission of the Information Systems Program is to educate men and women to lead change at the interfaces of technological, organizational, and societal systems.
As an Information Systems student, you will build a solid foundation in computing, communications, and software development. You will also study social sciences and organizational theory to develop critical thinking and understand the human impacts of technological change.
The curriculum includes:
- Humanities and social sciences core
- Information systems core
- Information systems breadth
- IS concentration
The flexible nature of the program means you can explore your interests and shape your degree according to your specific goals.
Through two semester-long, team-based projects, students gain the experience of working with a real-word client and developing a mobile app, technology solution or systems idea.
What will I do with my degree?
Typical career fields for new information systems graduates include project managers, IT and risk management consultants, entrepreneurial ventures, business analysts, web and mobile application developers, application designers and user experience testing.
“I did two internships and I found I had to apply what I learned in university if I wanted to succeed. These internships made me confident that Carnegie Mellon is preparing me well for my future career.”
Competitions and hackathons
Information systems (IS) students practice interdisciplinary methods from day one, making CMU-Q IS students very competitive at hackathons and innovation competitions.Learn more
Information Systems students at CMU-Q can choose from an extensive slate of academic enrichment opportunities that enhance their work in the classroom.Learn more
General Education includes mandatory and elective classes in a wide range of academic areas, including Arabic, architecture, chemistry, design, English, history, math and physics.Learn more
Meet the Faculty
Chadi AounAssociate Teaching Professor, Information Systems
Houda BouamorAssistant Teaching Professor of Information Systems
Anis CharfiAssociate Teaching Professor, Information Systems
Susan M. HaganAssociate Teaching Professor, Information Systems
Divakaran LiginlalTeaching Professor, Information Systems
Selma Limam MansarSenior Associate Dean, Education
Area Head, Information Systems
Full Teaching Professor, Information Systems
Daniel C. PhelpsAssociate Head, Information Systems
Associate Teaching Professor, Information Systems