BS - Management Information Systems
Who are MIS majors?
Management majors with a concentration in Management Information Systems (MIS) will develop skills in information systems, strategic planning, MIS project management, and management and implementation. Courses include systems analysis and design, database management, programming, IT service management, accounting, economics, marketing, production, and communications.
Through the Association of IT Professionals (AITP) student organization, MIS students are exposed to working professionals and the latest developments in information technology business applications. AITP student organization events also include professional development activities, such as resume preparation and business etiquette seminars.
Scholarships and Internships
Qualified MIS students are eligible to receive scholarships and other financial assistance. Companies regularly recruit for MIS student interns. Students are actively encouraged to apply for internship experiences.
MIS graduates solve strategic business problems, analyze business processes, manage IT projects, and design information systems to support the strategies and operations of their employers. Consulting, healthcare, technology, and finance are just some of the many industries MIS graduates can enter. In fact, every type of organization in every type of industry hires MIS graduates.
MIS is a foundation for every functional area in business, including marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, supply chain management, transportation, and administration. MIS students learn how to analyze business processes, design information and computing systems, and manage IT services in a global environment. MIS graduates are equipped with the critical thinking, problem solving, communications, and decision making skills in demand today.
MIS students are prepared for a number of high demand jobs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook, 2008-209 edition states:
"the computer/ information scientists and database administrators occupation is expected to grow 37 percent from 2006 to 2016. Employment is expected to increase much faster than the average as organizations continue to expand their use of technology. Workers must be bale to learn new technologies quickly for these constantly evolving occupations"
If you are interested in a rewarding, high paying career with opportunities to work with the latest information technologies, then a career in MIS is for you. MIS graduates are in demand in every type of organization (corporate, consulting, non-profit, government, small business), in every industry around the globe. MIS jobs can be classified into three general categories:
1) Providing IS services to external customers
2) Using MIS to support organizations
3) Emphasizing MIS in business and strategy management
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Management Information Systems (MIS)?
MIS is the career field that combines information technology with business. Information technologies are an important component of information systems, which consist of hardware, software, data, procedures, and people. MIS professionals must have technical skills and understand a range of information technologies. MIS professionals must also understand how information technologies can support and enable business processes, operations, and strategies. The management of information systems (MIS) involves the technical and organizational/managerial issues surrounding the development, use, and impact of information systems used by organization managers and employees.
What is the difference between MIS degree programs and other IT-related degree programs?
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a preeminent organization for computing professionals, identifies and defines five IT-related majors: Management Information Systems (MIS), Information Technology, Computer Science and Software Engineering focus on computing software. Information Technology focuses on technology infrastructure and supporting the people who use it. MIS focuses on 1) how IT enables business processes, operations, and strategies and 2) how IT services are designed and delivered in and across organizations.
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