The management information systems (MIS) program is designed to provide students with a strong educational foundation preparing them as information system (IS) professionals.

The MIS program provides comprehensive training in the application, use, and management of information systems preparing students to provide effective information services and support.

The program will:

  • Impart knowledge on existing and emerging information technologies and their impact on the IS function
  • Train to critically analyze business processes, identify inefficiencies and problems, assess information requirements, create business solutions and technical specifications for the supporting system
  • Provide expertise to design and develop database applications using the latest database technologies; provide expertise in the latest telecommunication technologies
  • Train in interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with various information systems’ clients
  • Provide managerial skills to manage IS project

The difference between the MIS program and computer science (COM S) or computer engineering (Cpr E):

  • The MIS program has a business emphasis first (accounting, finance, management, etc.), supported with technical skills and background
  • MIS uses technical skills to provide problem solving ability in business decision making

Sample Job Titles for MIS Majors

  • Application Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • IT Consultant
  • Support Analyst
  • Technical Solutions Analyst

Companies that Hire MIS Majors

  • Cerner Corporation
  • EMC Insurance Group
  • ITAGroup, Inc.
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealth Group
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“The MIS program was a perfect pick for me because it combines IT and business skills. My technical classes helped me build solid foundations in programming and project management, while the business and (especially) communications classes helped me hone skills that have been crucial to building partnerships, managing my team, and running my business. Together, I believe the combination of business and tech has given me an edge in the online space.”

Thomas Frank, '13 Management Information Systems

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