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Management, HR and Information Systems

Information Systems Concentration

Location 03-405
Phone (805) 756-2012
Fax (805) 756-6111

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Management, HR and Information Systems


Area Chair
Leida Chen
Admin. Coordinator Sandy Edar

Information Systems Concentration

The information systems concentration in the Orfalea College of Business is open to those majoring in business administration or economics.

About Information Systems

Information Systems (IS) is the study of people, organizations, and technology. Cal Poly offers a rigorous information systems program that allows students to develop a broad-based, sought-after skill set that prepares them for an array of domestic and global career options in the information systems field. The “new IS professional” is a people-person but can also talk technology, solving meaningful organizational problems. IS professionals translate information needs into technology needs and translate technological capabilities into new business capabilities. Following Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing philosophy, our students receive hands-on training with the latest technologies and work on real-world collaborative projects along side their peers, faculty, and our corporate partners.

Our students are highly sought after by companies from a variety of sectors including consulting firms, high tech firms, startups and bio-tech companies. Cal Poly IS concentration graduates are able to command salaries starting at of $65,000, one of the highest starting salaries among recent college grads.

Course Number Course Title Units
BUS 392 Business Application Development 4
BUS 393 Database Systems in Business 4
BUS 394 System Analysis and Design 4
BUS 395 Systems Design and Implementation 4
Approved Electives 8

*Courses reflect the Cal Poly catalog.

View the Information Systems Concentration’s Declaration Form, Course Flowchart, Tentative Course Offerings and Career Information on the Orfalea Student Services concentration page.


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