What are the benefits of double majoring in IS?
Since Information systems are the foundation of every business, you can pick one major to specialize in a particular function and also choose the IS major to learn how to create value using information and technology.
Are there any suggestions regarding declaring a double major in IS and other business majors?
From the recruitment perspective, every other major may be combined with IS, as information systems are the foundation for decision making. Many of our majors find it easiest to double major within BADM majors as some courses are common. BADM majors (MKTG,SCM,OM and more) will take the least amount of credits to complete a double major with IS. IS works with every major and by itself as well, so pick a second one (if needed) based on your interests.
I heard that IS is a great major to combine with strategic business. How?
Well, strategy is the plan to achieve some significant long term objective while keeping in mind your resources and strengths. It usually has a focus on doing the right things efficiently (faster, cheaper, better) to achieve the goal. For supporting this action plan, you need to coordinate your people and processes. In this day and age you do this primarily through information systems. Hence, if you focus on the big picture (strategy) and are able to select and implement the appropriate information systems, or perhaps leverage existing systems better, you have a winning combination of skills.
Is IS a complementary major with Accountancy?
Accountancy is the language of business. More than ever, information is the core of every business and technology will help firms create value and monitor performance. So yes, IS and Accountancy bond well. The big four firms love this double major combination. Quite a few students chose this combination and found jobs in Big Four.
Would a minor in a field separate from business, for example the arts, be compatible with and potentially bolster an Information Systems Major in the business world?
Depends on the jobs you are going for. Perhaps a career in UI/UX design might benefit from a minor that touches upon design. We are excited to offer a new course on UI/UX.
Would you say the T&M minor is a good pairing with IS or is it much of the same?
Excellent minor. T&M is very competitive and a great program. There is not much overlap between the programs.