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Unit Group

0213 Computer and Information Systems Managers

Computer and information systems managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of organizations that analyze, design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer and telecommunications software, networks and information systems. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.

Example Titles

  • EDP (electronic data processing) manager
  • computer systems manager
  • data centre manager
  • data processing director
  • information systems manager
  • manager, data processing and systems analysis
  • manager, management information system (MIS)
  • manager, software engineering
  • software development manager
  • systems development manager
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Main duties


Computer and information systems managers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of information systems and electronic data processing (EDP) departments and companies
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for electronic data processing and computer systems operations and development
  • Meet with clients to discuss system requirements, specifications, costs and timelines
  • Assemble and manage teams of information systems personnel to design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer and telecommunications software, networks and information systems
  • Control the budget and expenditures of the department, company or project
  • Recruit and supervise computer analysts, engineers, programmers, technicians and other personnel and oversee their professional development and training.

Employment requirements

  • A bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, business administration, commerce or engineering is usually required.
  • Several years of experience in systems analysis, data administration, software engineering, network design or computer programming, including supervisory experience, are required.

Classified elsewhere

  • Computer and information systems supervisors (in 217 Computer and Information Systems Professionals )
  • Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers) (2147)
  • Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers (2174)
  • Computer services company presidents (in 0013 Senior Managers - Financial, Communications and Other Business Services )
  • Database Analysts and Data Administrators (2172)
  • Information Systems Analysts and Consultants (2171)
  • LAN managers (in 2281 Computer Network Technicians )
  • Software Engineers and Designers (2173)