Information systems are the lifeblood of the modern enterprise, making up the single largest portion of capital spending among U.S. corporations. They have the power to create and restructure industries, empower individuals and firms, and dramatically reduce costs. As a result, organizations desperately need well-trained information systems specialists and technology-savvy managers. Today’s managers simply cannot effectively perform without a solid understanding of the role of information systems in organizations, competition, and society.
The Information Systems Department in the Carroll School of Management is committed to providing undergraduate and graduate students with the knowledge and skills required to plan, develop, and deploy technology-based business solutions. Students are equipped with a solid understanding of the strategic role of information systems in organizations and the influential role of technology in society.
Professor Mary Cronin helped to launch Managing for Social Impact and the Public Good undergraduate academic programs in both the Carroll School and the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. Both are interdisciplinary programs (one a minor, one a co-concentration) focused on analyzing the multifaceted impacts of today’s global corporations and understanding the personal and professional challenges of managing organizations to foster sustainability and the public good. Both will begin with pilot programs in the fall.
For additional information, watch these interviews with some of the founding faculty, as well as current students: