Management Information Systems
Bright career outlook
MIS professionals are in high demand—on a global scale. Business enterprises need employees who understand information technology (IT) and how it can benefit their business.
Career opportunities are plentiful. Employment of computer and IT managers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2018.
Management information systems: professional overview
Management information systems (MIS) is the study of people, technology, and organizations—bridging the gap between business and information technologies (IT).
The MIS specialist:
- interacts with the potential user
- understands the strategies of the organization
- determines the information needs and tools required to align with the business strategies
- helps to design, implement, test, and manage computerized systems to support these strategies
Because IT touches all aspects of business, MIS specialists can also assume management positions in areas such as marketing, accounting, and human resources.
Management information systems at UMass Dartmouth
The degree in MIS is the perfect blend of:
- soft skills: interpersonal, analytical, and managerial
- hard skills: database, networking, and system development
The MIS major is designed to develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need for information systems development and information technology (IT) management positions.
You’ll learn the fundamental concepts and methodologies of management information systems and information technology—how to:
- analyze, design, and implement information systems from a business perspective
- apply information technology to business problems
The program offers significant opportunities for hands-on experience with computerized information systems as applied to business.
Types of positions
More info: www.bls.gov/oco/
Average starting salary: $40,000 - $50,000