Carnegie Mellon University


Did you enjoy computer science or more technical courses in high school, but are mostly interested in the practical and social applications of technology? Do you have a passion for business and want to use advanced technology to change how companies work? Do you want to learn how data and technology can be harnessed for social good?

Carnegie Mellon University's Information Systems (IS) program combines aspects of computer science, information technology, and business management with a humanities and social sciences-based education to provide you with an uncommonly well-rounded portfolio. You will be uniquely positioned for an impactful career in an increasingly digitized and connected world, able to adapt to rapid evolution across industries.

Artificial intelligence. Machine learning. Deep learning. Big data. Social networks. Neural networks. Robotics. Automated voice assistants. Blockchain. Driverless vehicles. 

Want to use technologies like these to benefit companies, governments, and society? CMU offers the world's best undergraduate IS program and will help you do just that. In fact, many of the world-changing technologies listed above were invented here on campus—there is no better place to become a tech leader than CMU.


Our students and alumni solve big problems facing businesses and society, creating information systems solutions to:

  • Improve fraud detection using data science
  • Use the Internet of Things to design more efficient lighting 
  • Teach children emotional intelligence
  • Identify money laundering with data analytics
  • Investigate the effects of climate change on fisheries
  • Track health data to help athletes improve performance
  • Monitor the onset and frequency of panic attacks
  • Streamline shopping by improving self-checkouts
  • Help travelers explore national parks and forests
  • Measure the impacts of green building practices
  • Increase networking and mentorship for women in tech
  • Promote entrepreneurship in developing countries
  • Empower consumers to make better environmental choices
  • Build business intelligence for global companies
Govind Menon, Class of 2022, Associate Product Manager, ServiceNow

Graciela Garcia, Class of 2019, Program Manager, Apple

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The Information Systems Program strives to foster a community that promotes inclusiveness and a positive sense of belonging among all students within the program. Visit our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page to learn more about our inititatives.