Information Systems

Gies College of Business


What is Information Systems?

In this major, you'll learn how to design platforms to support the information processing needs of an organization. You'll gain skills necessary to manage information, as well as information technology development. You'll also learn about systems analysis, e-business management, and electronic commerce.

First-year students need to apply to Business Undeclared for admission consideration to Gies. They then can pursue the Information Systems degree if admitted.

Career Options

  • Consultant
  • Consulting
  • Information systems management
  • Systems analysis

Post-Graduation Success1

96% employed or continuing education

88% employed after graduation

8% attending graduate school

$64,602 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Deloitte, Grant Thornton, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign View All

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Commitment to activities, employment, or community involvement

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

3.7 years to degree

96% first-year retention rate

83% four-year graduation rate

93% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,976
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $41,126


  • Tuition: $37,096
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $60,586


  • Tuition: $42,868
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $66,358