Operations and Information Management (B.S.)

Why Study Operations and Information Management at NIU?

Our Operations Management and Information Systems (OM&IS) program readies you for professional careers relating to the analysis, design, implementation and management of operations and information systems in organizations. You’ll receive practical exposure to operations analysis, logistics, project management and leading-edge information technologies, together with in-depth participation on team projects providing you the knowledge, communication skills and leadership experience that are demanded by today's business organizations.

Student Quotes

“I enjoy being an OM&IS major at NIU because the classes are interesting and the professors are fantastic. There are also many extracurricular activities that are easy to get involved and give me insight on future OM&IS careers.”
Cindy Swartz, OM&IS major
“I've always had a strong interest in technology, and the NIU OM&IS department is helping me curate my interested towards an exciting and rewarding career path. The professors truly understand how to share their passion and enthusiasm with their students.”
Bailey Wolters – OM&IS major

Careers with an Operations and Information Management Degree

Our program prepares you for a rewarding career in:

  • Resource management
  • Data administration
  • Systems analysis
  • Applications development
  • Production operations
  • Quality management
  • Network coordination
  • Web and e-commerce initiatives
  • Analytical positions in the fields of operations
  • Supply chain management

Our OM&IS majors are sought by major Chicagoland employers. Our recent graduates have received employment at top organizations including:

  • Allstate Insurance
  • Abbott Labs
  • Grainger
  • International Truck & Engine
  • Kraft Foods
  • McDonald’s
  • Pella Corporation
  • TransUnion
  • Walgreens

And, our degree program is well respected in the country. Our Information Systems program is ranked 23rd, and our Operations Management program 62nd nationwide by Businessweek.

Operations and Information Management Faculty

Our OM&IS faculty are an outstanding group of teacher/scholars who have selected NIU for our culture, which focuses primarily on you, the student, and the importance of collaboration with business in the solution of "real" problems. 

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

You will also have ample opportunities to get involved with several student organizations and campus chapters of national organizations such as:

  • The Association of Information Professionals (AITP)
  • The Association for Operations Management (APICS)
  • The OM&IS Student Advisory Board (SAB)

These organizations provide you excellent opportunities to develop professional skills while getting more involved with our department.

The OM&IS Meet the Firm Night is held each fall as a service to you and companies interested in our graduates. The purpose of Meet the Firm is to acquaint you with the companies who have hired our students in the past, and with those companies who are just finding out about the talents and ambitions of our graduates.

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