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Careers | MS in Information Systems

You want your degree to take you places while applying your problem-solving skills to design, develop, and manage systems. IT is still one of the highest growth areas of business today. Your degree in Information Systems from the University of Colorado Denver Business School will aid your career. 

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IS Job Index – AIS - Temple University Information Systems

  • IS Job Index 2018
    This most updated version of the IS Job Index includes data from 2017, which shows excellent placement rates, salary growth, and more. For example, salaries for Bachelors IS graduates are 21% higher than other business majors, while the IS placement rate of 85% six months after graduation is almost double the overall national placement rate of 49%.

Read the latest Salary Report

Tech jobs include:

  • Software Designer/Developer
  • System Administrator
  • Business Analyst (Software Implementation)
  • Database Administrator
  • Technology executive
  • Chief technology officer


"We live in a technology-driven society, always awaiting the next big technology breakthrough. We wait in line for the newest phone, only to do it all over again once the next version debuts. Handwritten notes have been replaced by emails, which are quickly being replaced by texts and instant messages. A flat-screen TV is nice, but one equipped with 3D technology is even better. This thirst for the newest, most innovative technologies isn't likely to be quenched anytime soon, ensuring that the need for workers in the technology field will continue to grow."

- A closer look at the fast-growing technology field, CareerBuilder, January 2013

Job postings

Visit the Information Systems Job Resource Center powered by After College for job postings. IT jobs on job sites

"As the worldwide economic crisis grinds on, companies continue to hire information technology professionals. "Now more than ever, companies have to focus on efficiency," says Yazad Dalal, vice president of North American sales at the New York-based job search Web site"

- Where The Jobs Are: Information Technology Professional, Forbes, August 2009

Business Career Connections

The Business Career Connections (BCC) office assists Business School graduate students by developing partnerships with local employers. The office facilitates introductions and provides personalized support in the job search process.

Designed to supplement existing services available through the Career Center, BCC takes professional connections to the next level. It is a resource for networking students with strategic employers in the business community. Due to its relationships, BCC is constantly aware of new-to-the-market job openings and can help connect students to internships, part-time and full-time career opportunities.

Raymond R. Panko shows the short-lived effect of the dotcom bubble on the market. But since the bubble bust, students have been shying away from IT. This has caused a massive shortage of qualified IT workers in the industry.

- PDF: IT Employment Prospects: Beyond the Dotcom Bubble

Career Research

Salary guides

Find information about Information Systems salary outlooks here:

HHS awards $83.9M to boost health IT, HealthCare IT News, June 2010

Occupational and Career Outlook for MIS Majors 2012-2018 (a white paper from Ken Laudon at New York University, Stern College of Business)

Looking for Jobs? Look to IT in 2012 and Beyond

Top 10 Skills in Demand in 2010

In the Global Knowledge/TechRepublic 2010 Salary Survey, conducted at that end of last year, one of the questions put to respondents was "What skill set will your company be looking to add in 2010?" The skills listed by respondents include the perennial favorites: security, network administration, and Windows administration. Also included are virtualization/cloud computing and Web development. Meanwhile, an old favorite, business analysis, makes a come back. Here's the complete list, with the No. 1 skill listed being in the highest demand.


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