Operations and Information Management at NIU
Bachelor of Science

Gain skills to help businesses adapt and thrive.

In order to succeed in our evolving economy and society, businesses need skilled professionals who can guide them to data-informed solutions. By studying operations and information management, you'll be prepared to fill that role in virtually any business setting. You'll learn how to use technology to analyze, optimize and transform organizational systems and processes.

I chose this field after realizing I wasn't into computer science but was still interested in working with information systems. I thought how a business operates was interesting.
Brandon Bunch of Rockford, Illinois
Operations and information management major

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What Can I Do With an Operations and Information Management Degree From NIU?

With your skills in project and database management, process and quality improvement, and decision analysis, you'll be in demand in a variety of industries after you graduate.

Top skills reported by alumni:

  • Business analysis 
  • Leadership
  • Systems development life cycle 
  • Team management
  • Operations management

Top fields alumni work in:

  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Information technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation and logistics

Career Potential for NIU Operations and Information Management Majors

Average mid-career salary:


Top employers include:

  • Accenture
  • Aldi USA
  • Transunion
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • McDonald’s

Job titles include:

  • Business analyst
  • Consultant
  • Operations manager
  • Solutions architect 
  • Software engineer

Source: Steppingblocks, 2023

What to Expect as an Operations and Information Management Major at NIU

In addition to a solid foundation of business knowledge, you'll gain experience with operations analysis, logistics, project management and leading-edge information technologies. You'll also build communication and leadership skills by participating in team projects. 

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How We’ll Help You Succeed

Apply for free and we’ll automatically consider you for a renewable merit scholarship.

Earn your bachelor’s degree fast with our affordable tuition and fees. Any credit hours you take over 12 are free (per semester).

Prepare to thrive after graduation with personalized support from Career Services.

With our truth-in-tuition policy, you’ll get the same fixed tuition rate for four continuous years, whether you live in Illinois or another state.

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