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The Computer Information Systems Option, offered by the Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences, provides students with the knowledge, skills, and modern tools in the area of IT. Students will learn about the strategic role of IS in business decision making. They will also learn how to design systems to solve management problems in all functional areas of business. If you like to work with information technology, but also like to apply this technology to practical problems and work with other functional areas of business – marketing, finance, and accounting – a program in information systems may be for you.

Included in the curriculum are courses in data communication, network administration, database systems, geographic information systems, Web page design, programming, and systems analysis and design.

Job titles fall into three categories: application development, technical development, and systems support.

What You Can Earn

Web Application Developer
$82,957 (our region)

Systems Analyst
$53,701 (our region)

Provider Network Specialist
$53,761 (our region)

Database Administrator
$90,279 (our region)

Source: HR reported data on as of December 2012

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Intermediate Web Site Design
  • End-User computing
  • Topics in Emerging Information Technologies
  • Geographic Information Systems

What You Can Learn

  • Data communications
  • Theory and practice of computer network design
  • Database theory and administration
  • Computer hardware and software systems

About the School

The Craig School of Business is proud to be recognized as one of the best business schools in the state. The school provides active, engaged learning experiences to empower future business leaders. State of the art computer labs are open day and night, with staff available to answer technical questions, and all student areas within the Peters Business Building have wireless Internet access.

School Contact Information

The Craig School of Business
5245 N. Backer Ave.,
M/S PB-7
Fresno CA 93740-8001

Phone: (559) 278-2482

Department Contact Information

Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences
Peters Business Building
Room 287
Fresno, CA 93740
Phone: (559) 278-2823
Fax: (559) 278-4911