Information systems have become the life blood of most organisations, and as there is increasing formalisation and computerisation of information systems, so the need to manage the information systems process has developed as one of the main management areas. Information systems management concerns the process of collecting, recording, processing and delivering information, and the design of information systems to deliver information where it is needed in the form it is needed.
Combination of Technical and Business Knowledge
If you are interested in information systems management, you will need to have a combination of knowledge about both the technical systems and about business. Although many people in information systems management start by being involved in the technical issues of computing, this is not always necessary; although an overview of the technical systems is usually required. What is more important is the knowledge of the business systems that require information, and how this impacts on the business as a whole.
There are some good programs that you can study to gain entrance to a career in information systems management. Probably one of the best ways of doing this is to take a degree in information systems, and then study for a master's degree in a related subject, or an MBA that specialises in information systems management. You will then have the skills and knowledge you need for a career in information systems management, and a chance to progress to the top.
Publish date: February 10, 2011