The online major in Business Information Systems is an interdepartmental program combining studies in computer information systems from Linfield's Department of Computer Science with business courses from the Department of Business. The curriculum, based on the Association of Information Technology Professionals model, places strong emphasis on business problem solving through systematic analysis and management of the system development process.
Government research indicates that the employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2016. Job opportunities will be best for applicants with a strong understanding of business and good communication skills – both areas of expertise gained through the Linfield degree requirements. Salaries in this field exceed the average – the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that earnings for computer and information systems managers vary by specialty and level of responsibility, but are higher than many other occupations.
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