Studying Information Systems at Clarkson

Studying Information Systems at Clarkson

Education for a Data-Driven World

Today, all businesses and industries understand the importance of using data to make sound decisions. In turn, professionals who know how to find, analyze and communicate the information found in data are a valuable asset to any organization. At Clarkson University, our information systems degree programs combine the technological and managerial skills you need to use data to develop and influence innovative business solutions.

Explore all opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

Why Study Information Systems at Clarkson?

Clarkson University has been at the forefront of information systems education. We were among the first in the country to offer data analytics programs to undergraduates and have continuously updated our curriculum to keep pace with the industry. Our rigorous coursework, emphasis on entrepreneurship and hands-on experiences are some of the reasons we are considered one of the best business schools in the country by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

Our approach to information systems focuses on real-world business, healthcare and science applications. We are not interested in data for data's sake but as a way to develop solutions to current challenges. By being in a technologically rich environment like ours, students can access the latest platforms and systems used by industry professionals. Our faculty are experts in their respective fields and encourage learning and career advancement through collaboration.

For undergraduate students, we offer two information systems-related majors and a minor. You can also select classes from a robust list of offerings, which will help you apply data analytics to other aspects of your studies. Our graduate offerings include two master's programs delivered through a mix of on-campus and online coursework.

If you would like to pursue professional opportunities in data analytics, explore related research opportunities on campus or find high-quality internships through the Career Center.

What You'll Learn

Courses cover topics like:

  • Application development
  • Applied data analytics
  • Big data architecture
  • Data warehousing
  • Database design
  • Database management
  • Process and system analysis
  • Process and system modeling
  • Programming and software design 

Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Major

Understand how to find, interpret and communicate data to help businesses grow. Learn more about the BS in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics.

Data Science Major

Understand how to use data to drive decision-making and help solve problems in business, industry or government. Learn more about the BS in Data Science.

Information Technology Minor

Graduate with an understanding of programming, computer systems, database administration, computer networks and web technologies. Learn more about the minor in information technology. 

MS in Applied Data Science

Acquire the expertise to collect, organize, interpret and analyze data to provide innovative solutions for a wide variety of industries. Learn more about the MS in Applied Data Science.

MS in Healthcare Data Analytics

Understand how to effectively analyze, interpret and communicate healthcare data to inform better solutions for patient care. Learn more about the MS in Healthcare Data Analytics. 

MBA in Business Analytics

Analyze and interpret data to solve problems in a wide range of business domains, such as finance, marketing, and supply chain. Learn more about the MBA in Business Analytics

Apply your knowledge in preparation for a career in information systems. For undergraduate and graduate students, various co-curricular and extracurricular activities help you build experience:

"The skills and courses I have taken at Clarkson make me feel and believe that I am not only prepared but ready to excel in my career in banking. Recently, I accepted an internship with JPMorgan Chase under their Corporate Investment Bank, where I will be joining their Risk team."

Jefry Lopez Rincon '23, BS in Business Analytics, BS in Financial Information and Analysis

Career Possibilities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in data science are expected to grow 36 percent in the next decade — an above-average rate. Students majoring in an information systems-related discipline find roles as:

  • Accessibility specialists
  • Business analysts
  • Computer technicians
  • Database managers
  • E-commerce engineers
  • Help desk analysts
  • Information management program managers
  • IT analysts
  • IT instructors
  • SAP analysts
  • Software consultants
  • UNIX system administrators


Our graduates have found that their skills are in high demand. Recent employers include: 

  • Attentive
  • Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon)
  • Creative Information Systems
  • Fidelity Investments
  • General Electric
  • IBM
  • Kiewit
  • KS&R
  • National Grid
  • Northrop Grumman

Graduate Schools

Many of our graduates choose to pursue advanced degree programs. Many have pursued graduate degrees through Coulter School of Engineering or Reh School of Business programs or Clarkson's other graduate programs. Other graduate schools where our students have recently enrolled include:

  • Boston College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Duke University
  • IESEG School of Management
  • New York University
  • University of Michigan

Contact Us

Reh School of Business
Phone: 315-268-6613

Interested in learning more about studying information systems at Clarkson? Contact the Reh School of Business today with your questions.

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