About the department

Digital innovation and transformation is where digital technology is used to make new products, services and business models to transform the nature of an organisation or entire industry. Therefore, the “new information systems professional” understands technology, but is also a people-person, solving important organisational problems.

Professor Michael Myers

Welcome to the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM).

In the 2016 QS World University Rankings for the subject Computer Science and Information Systems, the University of Auckland was ranked amongst the top 100 departments in the world. This means that ISOM is one of the leading departments in the Asia-Pacific region. The full list of rankings is available from the QS World University Rankings website.

The department has strong links with industry partners such as Microsoft, SAP, Oracle and many others. Our information systems and supply chain graduates are sought after by leading international and New Zealand firms.

The Information Systems major offered by the ISOM department is also the first and only program in New Zealand to receive academic recognition and certification from The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIIBA®).

In 2014 a team of students majoring in Information Systems and Computer Science won the $50,000 first prize in the Innovation category at the Microsoft Imagine Cup finals in Seattle. The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition, and attracts entries from the world’s top universities. With leadership provided by ISOM, many times the University of Auckland has had a team placed in the finals of the Imagine Cup.

Professor Michael Myers 
Head of Department