Department of Operations Management &
Information Systems

The Department of Operations Management and Information Systems prepares students for professional careers relating to the analysis, design, implementation, and management of operations and information systems in organizations.

Practical exposure to operations analysis, logistics, project management, and leading-edge information technologies, together with in-depth participation on team projects provides our students with the knowledge, communication skills, and leadership experience that are demanded by today's business organizations.

Businessweek Ranking

Businessweek Ranked NIU Business' Information Systems Program #23 and Operations Management #62 Nationwide.

OM&IS Advantage

OM&IS majors are highly sought after by major Chicagoland employers. Recent graduates have secured employment at top organizations including Allstate Insurance, Abbott Labs, Grainger, International Truck & Engine, Kraft Foods, McDonalds, Pella Corporation, TransUnion, and Walgreens. Throughout your time in OM&IS we offer numerous experiences to help you navigate your career path:

  • Resume help, interview training, and job search information provided in a required one-hour course.
  • Real-world experience available through internships and projects.
  • Career exploration and networking opportunities with interested employers at our "Meet the Firm" night.
  • Hands-on involvement with participation in student chapters of professional organizations such as APICS-The Association for Operations Management and the Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP).

OM&IS Open House and MIS Informational Sessions

The Fall 2015 OM&IS Open House is scheduled on Wednesday, October 7th from 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Barsema Hall 328. The Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS) will have two informational sessions on Monday, November 2nd and Tuesday, November 3rd from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Barsema Hall 340 to give prospective candidates an opportunity to hear from OM&IS faculty, program advisor, and students. Feel free to contact Mr. Steven Kispert, Academic Program Advisor and Internship Coordinator, at 815-753-6372 or if you are interested in being an OM&IS or MIS major.

SAP Student Recognition Awards

By successfully completing a program of study that included a minimum of three courses supported by the SAP University Alliances(UA), the students are presented with SAP UA Student Recognition Awards that reflect hands-on experience in SAP-UA approved courses. learn more...

OM&IS Newsletter

Find out what's happening in the Department by reading our Fall 2015 newsletter.
Also, see our previous newsletters:

2015 OMIS Newsletter

SAP TERP10 Workshop

The NIU College of Business SAP University Alliance Program will be offering the second SAP certification workshop to undergraduate, graduate students, and NIU alumni from May 16 to May 27, 2016. The workshop will provide intensive training to prepare students to become a SAP Certified Business Associate. learn more...

Executive Advisory Council

Our Executive Advisory Council, a group of successful business executives from the areas of operations management, information systems, and logistics, provides counsel to the department lending direction and support to its programs and initiatives. learn more...

Stay Connected with OM&IS Alumni

Please keep us informed with both your latest contact information as well as your professional accomplishments. Contact OM&IS Chair Chang Liu or Susie Horton if you would like to include your information in our online alumni databases for OM&IS Undergraduate and MIS Graduate Alumni.

The department has established OM&IS Alumni Group in LinkedIn. Search for "NIU OM&IS Alumni" at to join.

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