Information systems managers (IS Manager) implement information technology in an organization, overseeing a team of IT professionals. The role encompasses information systems planning, installation, and maintenance, including hardware and software upgrades. IS managers may focus on a specific issue such as network security or Internet services, or they may coordinate all technology operations.
Information systems managers generally start their careers with a BS in computer science or management information systems. An MBA in information technology management offers additional business expertise and a powerful advancement credential. IS managers can earn an information technology degree through an online or campus program. Computer and information systems managers earned a median annual wage of $113,720 in 2009.
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