Management Information Systems Major
What is MIS? It is not computer science; it is the blend of hardware, software, data, people and procedures using technology to manage organizations. Innovative use of information technology helps organizations gain strategic advantage in different functional areas.
What Will I Learn?
A sound understanding of how the latest information technology can solve business problems is in heavy demand in today’s organizations. Our program trains you to become a business professional who can use computers and other technology to manage information within an organization and enable business success. You will also develop the skills necessary to design information systems that support all the functions and processes of business.
We will provide you with an understanding of fundamental management issues related to the use of information technology within organizations. You will also get a foundation in business skills and knowledge complemented by an in-depth study of information technology.
Why study MIS?
- Technology continues to grow as a fundamental component for doing business
- Expertise in managing information systems is recognized as critical to ensuring business-value
- The strategic importance of MIS to organizations makes your skills valuable
- MIS graduates are in high demand and they command very competitive salaries
- MIS jobs are difficult to outsource
What is Unique About Our Program?
Our program allows you to:
- Study various computer technologies and learn to apply these technologies to solve business problems in profit and non-profit organizations
- Analyze, design and develop computer systems, including web based systems
- Learn to assess the information needs of a particular business
- Become knowledgeable in gathering, organizing, analyzing, reporting and transmitting information
- Study local area networks and telecommunication requirements of a company
- Learn to use the Internet and intranets in inter-organizational and intra-organizational communications to optimize company profits
What Are My Career Opportunities?
Management information systems majors are employed in many different industries such as service, distribution, manufacturing, project, financial, government, and education. Not only are graduates in high demand, but they command very competitive salaries and long-term global career prospects are excellent. Graduates can select from a large and growing number of well paid jobs in the information systems and IT field. Typical positions in MIS are:
- Information security manager
- Web/E-commerce system developer
- Systems/business analyst
- End-user support analyst
- IT consultant/trainer
- IT specialist
- Applications developer
- Database designer/administrator
- Network analyst/administrator
- Chief information officer