Careers in Information Systems

Average Career Salary 

$76,625

Anticipated demand over next 10 years

Information technology related jobs represent five of the top 25 identified growing occupations.  In fact, The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that network systems and data communication analysts will be the top occupation in the U.S. between now and 2016.  Growth in demand is expected to be 28% over the next ten years.

Recent employers of our Information Systems graduates include:

• Ashland University
• Beacon Graphics
• Grange Mutual
• IBM Corporation
• J.M. Smucker Company
• Key Corporation
• PNC Corporation
• Nationwide Indemnity Insurance Co.
• Westfield Companies

Career Opportunities:

• Business Analyst
• Computer Programmer
• Database Administrator
• Director of Technology
• Field Service Technician
• Government Official
• Network Administrator
• Project Manager
• Software Trainer
• Web Designer

Contact Information

Information Systems

Dr. Kris Parsons, Chair
Dauch College of Business & Economics
401 College Ave.
Ashland, OH 44805

kparsons@ashland.edu
419.289.5223

Faculty Spotlight

Faculty
Dr. Kristine Parsons currently serves as the chair of the Accounting and Information Systems Department. Dr. Parsons is an associate professor of accounting in the... Read more
Faculty
Dr. David Lifer, professor of information systems, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1983. He holds degrees from Ashland University (B.S. and MBA) and The... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Gary Margot, professor of information systems, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1984. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in CIS from Ohio... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Nitin Walia, assistant professor in information systems, joined Ashland University in 2010 after completing his Ph.D. in information systems from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Kristine Parsons currently serves as the chair of the Accounting and Information Systems Department. Dr. Parsons is an associate professor of accounting in the... Read more

Systems thinking + technical and communication skills = great jobs

Need to combine your love of technology with core business savvy?

Systems thinking, an ability to analyze business problems and a sound technical knowledge coupled with strong communication skills will get you noticed – and, you’ll gain all those skills as an Ashland University IS student.

What You’ll Love About the Information Systems Major:

  • Together, our close-knit group of students explores the strategic and logistical side of information management.
  • You can combine your love of technology with core business savvy.
  • Hone your logic and conceptualization skills so that you can bridge the gap between technology pros and executives or other staff.
  • You’ll learn to gather, store and interpret key information and to provide organization-wide leadership.
  • By working on consulting teams with real businesses, you can develop solutions to help companies handle and use information better.
  • You will walk out the door at graduation knowing good jobs await in organizations of all sizes, in all industries.