Dr. Şebnem Özdemir
Head of Department
In a world where informatics alone is meaningless but where there is no field in which informatics does not touch human life, the education you will receive will give you the ability to look at problems from a broad perspective and the skills to produce knowledge by using the tools that are thought to belong to the field of engineering. The World Economic Forum’s 2018 report lists analytical thinking, innovation, creativity, originality and entrepreneurship as the most important skills for 2020. Similarly, Silicon Valley has emphasized that in the future there will be a need for individuals who can create opportunities by using information and data to understand people and society/business, and to turn destructive technologies into opportunities. The common emphasis in many different reports and explanations is the coexistence of humans and informatics. You, ISU MIS Candidate, are an important entity that businesses need to achieve this unity.
We have reached an era in which scientific discoveries are no longer made by a single human being within a single discipline; teams and different disciplines come together to achieve important developments, so the need for interdisciplinary individuals is inevitable. This is the most important indicator of how crucial is the presence of the Management Information Systems Department, which was established in 1995; the first in our country. This critical importance further exacerbates the need for graduates of the Department of Management Information Systems, due to the recent shortage of data analysts and data scientists, and the integration of artificial intelligence into all levels of enterprises.
As İstinye Management Information Systems Department, our main aim is to educate individuals who find solutions to the problems of society by using business strategies and tools based on business functions. As artificial intelligence studies become an important part of informatics, our goal is to produce graduates who are familiar with artificial intelligence technology and have the knowledge and skills to integrate it into businesses for the benefit of humanity. We are aware that the Department of Management Information Systems is dynamic as it has interdisciplinary wealth. This dynamism requires embracing an area where the whole world is competing and presenting the course content in this direction while constantly updating it.