Information Systems Manager

As an Information Systems Manager you will be serving a higher position in the IT wing of an organization. You will primarily work on implementing information technology in the organization and overseeing a team of IT professionals.

What do Information Systems Managers do?

Information systems managers plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They involve in information systems planning, installation, and maintenance, including hardware and software upgrades

What does a typical day at work involve?

  • Checked Do new installation and maintenance of computer hardware and software
  • Checked Ensure the security of an organization’s network, computers and devices
  • Checked Learn new technological advancements and look ways to upgrade it in organization
  • Checked Provide advice and training to other IT professionals and trainees
  • Checked Plan budget and purchase softwares and hardwares
  • Checked Ensure the security of organization’s data
  • Checked Understand and analyze organization’s computer needs and recommend possible upgrades for top executives to consider
  • Checked Guarantee the smooth running of all IT systems, including anti-virus software, print services and email provision
  • Checked Understand user needs and system functionality, ensuring that IT facilities meet these needs

What are the Job roles Information Systems Manager?

A Chief Information Officer oversee implementation of information technology and focuses on electronic data processing or information systems.
A Chief Technology Officer evaluates new technology and determine how it can help their organization. They are responsible for designing and recommending the appropriate technology solutions to support the CIO’s policies and directives.
IT directors are those who are in charge of their organizations’ information technology (IT) departments.They supervise other employees, help to determine the business requirements for IT systems, and implement the policies, ensure the availability of data and network services by coordinating IT activities.
IT Security Manager oversee their organizations’ network and data security. They develop programs to protect the system and network from security threats. They also supervise investigations in case of a security violation.

How to become an Information Systems Manager?

Step 1
Take Science stream with Computer Science at +2 level

To be eligible for BCA, mathematics is an important criterion. Taking computer science would give you an advantage in admission for degree program.

Step 2
Take B. Tech/B.Sc. in Computer Science or BCA

Taking BCA or BTech CS would make you eligible for further studies in Information Systems Management.. BCA is a 3 year course and BTech is a 4 years course.Admission requirements may vary depending on the institutions.

Note:Dual Degree

You can also do a dual degree (Integrated B Tech and M Tech) in Computer Science.

Step 3
Take M Tech/M.Sc. in Computer Science or MCA

MCA (Master of Computer Application ) and M. Tech in CS ( Computer Science ) are 3 & 2 years course respectively. Most of the institutions have entrance tests in the admission process.

Information Systems Management Colleges

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Requirements for masters in information systems management

Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture

India ( from IIT Madras for M.Tech in computer science and engineering)

  • At least 60% marks in aggregate or 6.5 CGPA on a 10-point scale.
  • B.Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons) / BCA / BIT / B.Voc. (Computer Science/ Computer Applications) of minimum three years full-time from a recognized University with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects
  • B.E./ B.Tech. from a recognized University.
  • B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch. or M.Sc (Chemistry/Life Sciences/Mathematics/Physics) or with 60% marks.
  • On the basis of GATE Score. IIT B.Tech graduates having 8.0 and above CGPA (7.5 for SC/ST) can apply without GATE.

Foreign ( From Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for MSc in Information Systems Management )

  • A relevant bachelor's degree from a recognized university
  • English Proficiency: in a minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL or an overall minimum score of 6.5 (and all sub-scores of 5.5 or above in IELTS
  • GMAT/GRE scores stand a higher chance of consideration and admission.

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Skills Required

Interpersonal and Communication

Information system managers need to effectively communicate with different people to know their needs and the issues which are got affected the network system in order to take remedies actions.

Problem solving and analytical skills

An essential skill required in this field as an information system managers have to analyse technical issues of computer and network systems.


Good leadership skills helps them in the mentoring of other professionals in the firm.

Technical skills

Information system managers are supposed to possess excellent technical skills as they need to use different software and technologies on a daily basis. So they must be aware of all the technological advancements taking place.

Critical Thinking Skill

Critical thinking skills will be an advantage when the information system managers fix problems like viruses or bugs in computer systems.


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