Management Information Systems (MIS)

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Knowlegde of information systems enable intelligent, productive, and creative work in every field. Robust technology skills are highly sought after in the business world. A major or minor in Management Information Systems (MIS) will provide a solid foundation in the application and use of information technology (IT). Students are provided with a broad understanding of IT, integrated with business knowledge. The goals of study in MIS are to impact a business through improved organizational efficiencies; to support decision making and business solutions; to achieve growth in global reach; and to gain strategic advantage. Students with an expertise in IT understand how technology supports business objectives and how to achieve business goals. A minor in MIS supplements other business degrees not only with additional knowledge of how information systems are designed, developed, deployed, and used, but also by providing superior IT skills. Either a major or a minor in MIS will greatly enhance career opportunities for students.

Major Requirements

Required Courses

Three of the following elective courses:

Other approved courses

Minor Requirements

Required Courses

Student Societies and Extracurricular Activities

The Management Information Systems Society (MIS Society), a student chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), provides members with exposure to the business world, career planning services, and raises awareness of the role of MIS in the corporate world.

Internships/Coops

MIS majors obtain internships and CoOps with regional, national, and international companies— both technology companies and companies that apply technology.

Students may pursue a MIS internship program during an academic semester or during the summer. MIS majors have recently interned with:

  • Apple
  • Barclay Capital
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Holiday Fenoglio Fowler
  • ING Bank
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Nike
  • Pfizer
  • PointRoll
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • SAP America
  • SunGuard Data Systems
  • UBS Financial
  • Vanguard Group

Type of Job Opportunities

The demand for employees with strong IT skills continue to grow and the IT job market is thriving. MIS majors are well positioned to pursue careers in consulting, corporate IT management, as well as in other functional business areas. Following IT career paths, most of our graduates start their careers as a consultant, business analyst, systems analyst, application developer, database specialist, or network administrator. In traditional business functions, our graduates pursue positions such as internet marketing specialist, legal forensics analyst, Sarbanes-Oxley audit controller, or security risk analyst. Some graduates may decide to take the initiative to shape the information-based future with their own startup companies.

Companies

The following is a selection of companies that have hired MIS students for full-time positions:

  • Apple
  • Citigroup Inc
  • Deliotte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • DuPont
  • Ernst & Young
  • General Electric Company
  • Google
  • Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co
  • KPMG
  • Merck & Co Inc
  • Oracle
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Pfizer, Inc
  • Rohm and Haas Company
  • SAP America
  • SEI
  • The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc
  • UBS Financial Servics
  • Unisys Corporation
  • Wawa Inc