What is Information Systems (IS)?

Information Systems (IS) is the use of management techniques to collect and process data in order to develop technological solutions for contemporary business problems.

Individuals with IS backgrounds possess a knowledge of both business and information technology, which allows them to harness the power of technological tools to improve performance and productivity, drive innovation, expand business, and make better business decisions.

The IS major prepares students for positions in information management, business intelligence/analytics, database administration, systems design, networking, security and project management, and more.


For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify, collect, and analyze large data sets in organizational settings.
  • Understand modern data storage methodologies.
  • Develop technological solutions for contemporary business problems.
  • Communicate technological concepts to business executives and users.

Career Possibilities


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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Information Systems


Department of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology

The Department of Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology offers bachelor’s degrees in entrepreneurship and management as well as a master’s degree in management information systems (MIS), dual master’s degrees in MIS and hotel administration and MIS and MBA, and a graduate certificate in MIS.


Lee Business School

The Lee Business School advances the knowledge and practice of business; develops business leaders; and fosters intellectual and economic vitality through the creation and dissemination of knowledge and outreach.