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Operations Management & Information Systems Department


The Operations Management & Information Systems Department

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).

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 2014 newsletter. Also, see our previous newsletters: 2013/ 2012/ 2011/ 2010


Instructor Position Openings

The OM&IS Department is seeking to fill two part-time instructor positions in the field of Management Information Systems. Click here to view the position details.

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 the OM&IS Secretary 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 www.linkedin.com to join.

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