Accelerate Your Career

Study at one of only a handful of NJ schools with AACSB-accreditation. You will combine your interest in computers with a career-oriented business curriculum. This program will provide the coursework to develop an understanding of business and how to use technology to help the business enterprise realize its goals. 

The Information Systems (IS) degree is a STEM degree which combines computer technology courses with business courses to teach students the application of computer technology in a business environment. It prepares students for a number of jobs in information technology (IT) departments. 

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Information Systems versus Computer Science

An information systems degree differs from a computer science (CS) degree in its focus. A computer science degree is an engineering degree which provides courses on the mathematics and science behind computer systems. An information systems degree is a business degree. An information systems degree has courses on the application of computer systems, how to use those systems for a specific purpose in a business environment. An information systems degree is a bridge between the technology of computers and the real world application of those technologies. 

By the Numbers

10%

Job growth projected through 2029 (Much faster than average)

$146K+

Median annual salary for computer and information systems managers (U.S. BLS, 2019)

92%

Of Rider students receive a job offer by graduation

Where Potential Becomes a Plan

Entry-level IS professionals are well paid and have strong future earnings potential. 

Common Careers

  • Information systems consultant
  • Computer systems administrator/Cloud administrator
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Application developer
  • Social media consultant
  • Computer programmer
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Network administrator
  • Data analyst
Michael Zilly, Class of 2011
I did a great job in balancing leadership experiences, academics and extracurricular activities throughout college, but I couldn’t have done it without the many support systems I had at Rider.
Michael Zilly '11
Accounting and Information Systems (B.S.B.A.)
Read his story
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Major Requirements

Our 120-credit program focuses on the interaction between technology, core business principles and strategies. As an IS major you will also complete studies in network administration, system analysis, application development, security auditing, database management, e-commerce, game design and social media systems. In addition you will learn the latest technologies used in the industry such as HTML and Python.

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Start Strong to Make it Big

Take advantage of our internship program, during the summer of your junior or senior year, to earn academic credit, hone your skills and build your résumé in a paid position. Recent placements for internships and co-ops include Bloomberg, Dow Jones, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Fidelity Investments.
 

How to Apply

View requirements, application deadlines and steps to apply.

Engaged Learning

Learning by doing. That’s the driving principle behind Engaged Learning at Rider. It’s where theory meets practice, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and insights you’ve gained in the classroom to real-world situations and professional settings.

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Transferring to Rider

Interested in transferring to Rider for business?
 
Visit the Community College Agreements page to see the community colleges Rider partners with and the courses that transfer for each major. 

Contact

Jia Shen

Chair, Information Systems, Analytics, and Supply Chain Management

Information Systems, Analytics and Supply Chain Management

Sweigart Hall 369

jiashen [at] rider.edu

609-895-5535

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