As an information management and technology major, you’ll focus on this intersection of technology and business. Learn how to manage technology at an enterprise scale, and how to leverage it to drive business success. And graduate with the technical and management skills that will position you for today’s most in-demand jobs.
The program offers opportunities to customize coursework to your unique career interests, including:
- Cloud computing
- Web design and development
- Project management
My education from the iSchool has helped me a lot in my new role, especially because the projects I worked on allowed me to understand what it is like to work on a team. I also learned how to communicate with people who do not understand IT very well, which makes it easier for them to do their jobs.
About the iSchool
Innovation is at the core of the iSchool experience. Our purpose is to examine the role technology, data and information play in business and society. We prepare students to excel in the workforce of the digital age. iSchool students understand the impact of big data and cloud computing. They study advancements in website design, cybersecurity, data analytics and the future of work. They explore trends in misinformation, data privacy, and equal access to information. And they pursue in-demand jobs across industries, working with companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, EY and more.
Core coursework introduces concepts to help you understand information technology. They address how businesses organize information, keep information safe, and use information to uncover important insights and solve problems. Concentrations within the major include:
- Information security management
- Data analytics
- Project management
- Network and systems management
- Web design and management
- Digital retail strategies
- Innovation, design and startups
You can specialize in iSchool coursework or combine your degree with a major from one of Syracuse University’s eight other undergraduate colleges.
Students who select the Whitman dual program often seek a working knowledge of business with the technical training in information systems to set them apart from standard business school graduates. Those students interested in deepening their understanding of communications consider Newhouse, where they declare one of nine majors, including public relations, broadcast journalism, newspaper, or photography.
The information management and technology program provides experiential learning and research opportunities outside the classroom so that you can practice management, technology and communication skills in virtually any industry you choose.
- Connect with employers through a variety of career-related opportunities such as internships, job shadowing, experiential learning programs, educational road trips, iSchool-specific career fairs and more.
- Pursue collaborative projects with real-world clients through the NEXIS Lab or iConsult Collaborative, or join one of our many research labs and learn from faculty and graduate students exploring new ideas and technologies.
- Spend a weekend, spring break, or a summer learning about companies in places like Silicon Valley, New York City, Europe or Asia through an iSchool trip. Or connect virtually with people all over the world through our TechConnect program.
- Get hands on experience working in sports analytics and web design with local company SIDEARM Sports.
- Join one of 15+ iSchool student organizations - like Information Security Club, BeIT, Peer Advisors, It Girls United, or Women in Technology - to plan events, participate in competitions, volunteer, connect with alumni and educate your peers.
Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with a study abroad experience during your college years. Consistently ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S., Syracuse Abroad has more than 100 programs in 60 countries.
Information management and technology students have studied abroad in Beijing, Florence, London, and Madrid. They have also studies at World Partner programs including CEA Prague, DIS Copenhagen, Information Management Technology (Copenhagen), Tel Aviv University, University College Dublin and the University of New South Wales.
Life After Syracuse University
The School of Information Studies has consistently high placement rates for graduates, with a 95% job placement rate and average starting salary of $73,000 in 2021.
The major prepares students for a variety of roles such as:
- Business Analyst
- Cybersecurity support
Information Management and Technology majors also have the opportunity to pursue a Fast Track master’s degree with the iSchool’s M.S. in Information Management, M.S. in Applied Data Science, or M.S. in Library and Information Science.