Marshall B. Romney, Chair
790A TNRB, (801) 422-5704
Marriott School of Management Advisement Center
460 TNRB, (801) 422-4285
Admission to Degree Program
The degree program in the department carries special enrollment limitations. Please see the Marriott School of Management Advisement Center for specific details.
Computer-based information systems have become a critical part of the products, services, operations, and management of all organizations. The effective and efficient use of information and communications technologies is an important element in achieving competitive advantage for business organizations as well as achieving excellence in service for government and non-profit organizations. The twenty-first century has seen the rapid growth of the Internet, eCommerce, and purely electronic enterprises. These organizations would not even exist without the technology provided by computer-based information systems. The importance of information systems to organizations and the need for well-educated professionals in the field is the basis for strong educational programs and the development of a professional community of information systems (IS) practitioners.
Information systems involves two broad areas: (1) the acquisition, deployment, and management of an organization's information systems resources and services and (2) the development of computer-based systems and technology infrastructures for use in organization processes. Information systems professionals provide services ranging from the managerial to the highly technical. Information systems and technology skills are critical to the success of virtually all modern organizations, including small business, corporations, government, and educational institutions.
Information systems graduates work in large and small organizations of all types, helping maintain existing technology infrastructure and specifying technology solutions to business needs. They serve as the bridge between an organization's technical personnel and its business side. Well-educated information systems graduates are in high demand in accounting firms, consulting firms, large corporations, midsized companies, technical companies, government agencies, and smaller entrepreneurial concerns. Challenging career opportunities embrace a wide range of interests. The variety of employment prospects includes opportunities for everyone from those who are primarily interested in people and organizations to those who enjoy very technical activities such as database and network administration or software development.
To receive a BYU bachelor's degree a student must complete, in addition to all requirements for a specific major, the following university requirements:
For help or information on the undergraduate program, please see the Marriott School of Management Advisement Center or visit http://isys.byu.edu.
For information on management degrees, see the Management section of this catalog.
MISM in Information Systems Management
Admitted applicants to the information systems program begin major coursework each fall semester. The following items are taken into consideration for all applicants during the admission process: