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Information Systems

Information technologies have increasingly become woven in the fabric of the operational objectives of businesses and organizations creating a demand for skilled individuals who can think in terms of the company’s business, technology and organizational or “people” strategies in a way that ensures each is aligned with and supports each other. Students looking to enter a dynamic career field with a wide variety of employment opportunities should explore a major in Information Systems.

College of Business students are required to complete an internship prior to graduation earning them real world experience. Currently there are more IS internships available than there are students available to fill them.

What does an IT professional do?

Manage and Organize

IT professionals are responsible for managing and organizing the information contained in the computer networks of a given organization, including external hardware components.

Solve Problems

IT Professionals use technology to solve problems of all sizes and types. You will have opportunities to work on some of the most challenging and exciting problems facing the world today.

Work in Teams

IT Professionals use collaboration and brainstorming to think of new and innovative ideas. Being able to work well with others is an essential part of the IT field.

Think Creatively

IT professionals need the ability to consider solutions in a new way. Employees in all industries want employees who can think creatively and bring new perspectives to the workplace.

UWO Alumni

Job Titles

Job title of information system alumni from 2016-2019

IT Systems Analyst
Software Engineer
Technical Support Analyst
Systems Administrator
Implementation Specialist
Business Systems Analyst
Senior Software Developer
Business Process Analyst
Senior Solutions Consultant
Software Support Analyst
SAP Analyst
Software Developer
Systems Analyst
IT Support Specialist
SAP Developer
Technology Specialist
Service Desk Analyst
Infrastructure Administrator
Application Support Analyst
Solutions Development Analyst
Information Security Analyst
Technology Advisor
Mobile Application Developer
Engineer, Cyber Security
Data Steward
Application Programmer
Business Systems Analyst
Applications Engineer


Companies employing information system alumni from 2016-2019

Oshkosh | Oshkosh Defense
Capital One (VA)
Thrivent Financial
US Venture
Merkle (Denver)
Merge Healthcare, an IBM company
RC Solutions (Dallas)
UW Oshkosh
Ascension Technologies
Robert Half
Vail Resorts (Denver)
Deluxe Corporation
Central Garden and Pet
Plain Old DevOps
Quest Analytics
Menasha Packaging
Schreiber Foods
Fond du Lac County
Oshkosh Area School District
Navitus Health Solutions
Associated Bank
Nature’s Way
JJ Keller
GE Healthcare
Miron Constructions

Industry information

Average Annual Salaries for Information Technology Careers in Wisconsin

  • Software Developer | $92,560
  • Database Administrator |$88,690
  • Computer Programmer | $81,510
  • Computer Systems Analyst | $84,340
  • Information Security Analyst | $82,950
  • Network and Computer System Administrators | $74,230
  • Web Developer | $62,950

Data from Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development 2019


projected growth in information technology occupations from 2018 to 2028 – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Contact us

Information Systems Department
Sage Hall Room 2472
  (920) 424-1441