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Information Systems: Power to move the world of business

Critical to the success of any organization today is its ability to manage and mine data in order to improve operational performance and decision-making. Iona Information Systems (IS) graduates are in great demand as businesses seek to manage their operations in the face of rapid technological change. Equipped with the skills to analyze, design and evaluate an organization’s information system, our graduates are helping companies remain competitive as they move the world of business forward.

We offer a BBA in Information Systems as well as an MBA with an Information Systems concentration. Across the board, graduates with IS degrees are among the top-ten highest earners right out of college, according to the 2013 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Salary Survey (“The College Degrees with the Highest Starting Salaries, Forbes, January 25, 2013).  Iona grads who participated in the internship program have the added advantage of extensive real-world experience, making them ready for the work environment on day one.
Among our many distinguished alumni is Eugene McGrath, former CEO of Con Edison, who earned an MBA with an Information Systems concentration from Iona.
 

Iona graduates are workplace ready

While emphasizing ethical business practices and critical thinking, Iona’s practical, hands-on learning approach opens many different career paths.  As an IS graduate, you will be prepared to play a key project management role, helping to assess your organization’s operational requirements and leading the technical team in the development of appropriate, effective solutions.  Recent Iona IS graduates have become:

  • Project managers
  • Systems analysts
  • Business analysts
  • Operations analysts
  • Database administrators
  • Telecommunication analysts
  • Web designers
  • Security analysts

Small classes, supportive faculty, state-of-the-art technology

With class sizes averaging 20 students, you will benefit from the personal attention and career mentoring you receive from our outstanding IS faculty. You will have access to a dedicated IS computer lab fully loaded with IS specific software including SQL Server and other specialty programs so you will gain hands-on experience with applications you will be using on the job.
 
You will also have excellent career development support from the IS faculty and through Hagan Business School activities. Our monthly guest speaker series invites business professionals, including Iona alumni, to share their experiences and provide networking opportunities for students.

Internship opportunities move careers forward

Our internship program gives IS students a valuable foot in the door at many leading companies. You will have the opportunity to see what it’s like in the workplace and to begin to develop a professional network as you focus on your career. Here are some recent examples of Iona internships leading to success in the workplace:
  • PepsiCo has a “try and buy” approach to internships. In the last six years, the company has hired six Iona IS grads who began there as interns
  • Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, hired their Iona intern, who is still with the company at its Yonkers location
  • A student in the Madison Square Garden Internship program was hired after graduation and later moved to a position on Wall Street
  • Avon Products hired six Iona interns at its Port Chester data center
  • Another IS student was hired by Pepperidge Farm in Norwalk, CT. He’s doing so well in their IT department they are asking for more Iona interns

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Internship Opportunites

"As I talk with Fortune 500 companies that provide internship and employment opportunities, I am gratified to hear them say they prefer Iona students over those from Ivy League schools because Iona graduates are better prepared for their work environment."

Robert Richardson

Chair, Information Systems Department

Hot IS courses: Mobile apps

Along with Internet Applications, Mobile Applications is one of the most heavily enrolled information systems courses. Students get a behind-the-scenes look at how mobile applications are developed and an opportunity to create and launch their own applications.

School of Business News

Graduate classes for spring 2015 are enrolling now.  See more about Hagan programs and the application and enrollment process. 
 
In February 2014, Iona established the Analytics Institute– see more about that as well as its first major initiative, the Center for Health Care Analytics
 
 
See more about other Hagan School centers of excellence.
 
See more about Hagan’s facilities, including the  LaPenta-Lynch Trading Floor.