Information Systems Specialization

An emphasis in information systems provides students with the ability to lead in the digital age.

The Carlson School is ranked #3 best business school in the nation for information systems (U.S. News & World Report, 2012). Students taking this emphasis will appreciate the profound and often disruptive impact information and communication technologies have on business and society. Students will garner the necessary skills to leverage IT to create efficient organizations characterized by standardized business processes and integrated data.

Additionally, the emphasis will prepare students for an increasingly compliance and security intensive environments due to heavy integration of IT with key financial and accounting processes. Finally, they will learn how to innovate and create top-line growth and differentiation opportunities based on data-driven business intelligence, harnessing social media to develop customer intimacy and by optimally leveraging a global sourcing of IT and IT enabled business processes.


The Carlson School is proud to be home to the new University-wide Social Media and Business Analytics Collaborative - SOBACO.

At SOBACO, we view the billion strong, online social-graph as a giant global laboratory, a sandbox to gain a deeper causal understanding of how consumers, firms, industries and societies are being reshaped by the social media and big-data revolution.