Management Information Systems

Since the term "information age" came into existence, information technology has profoundly changed the way we conduct business and live our lives. Knowing how management information systems can improve the productivity and the quality of life is central to the student's learning and preparation for the real world of business. Information systems (IS) are more than computer hardware and software. IS managers are concerned with the planning, use, and control of organizational information. In addition, IS are also used as a strategic tool to improve an organization's competitive advantage. The most important business strategic development today is Electronic Commerce (EC). In the MIS curriculum, courses in EC infrastructure and development, database management systems (DBMS), HTML, Java, data communication software, and computer-aided software and systems engineering tool (CASE) are part of the tool package. Students who choose this concentration are required to have their own computers. They are also encouraged to pursue professional certification in A+ (Computer Competency), Certified Data Processing (CDP) or other Microsoft Certificate programs before graduation.

Carrers in MIS

Career Satisfaction (2010): The Wall Street Journal published a survey of how satisfied people in different professions are with their career. MIS is co-ranked No. 1. Here is the address of the results.

15 best jobs in 2015 (2015): Five out 15 best jobs in 2015 are related to IT, according to a survey. Here is the address of the results.

25 best jobs of 2015: According to US News and World Report, five out of 25 best jobs are IS-related (US News and World Report, 2015). Here is the address of the results.

High-Paying college majors to study: MIS is one of 10 high-paying majors in collage, according to Bankrate.com. Here is the address of the results.

The Best High Demand and High Paid Jobs from 2011 to 2020: Interested in high demand and high paid jobs? Here is a report. Here is the report

10 Best College Majors for a Lucrative Career: According to Kiplinger's Personal Finance, MIS is one of 10 best college majors in the academic year of 2013-2014. Here is the report.

The Best and Worst Jobs of 2013: According to Wall Street Journal, four out of 05 best jobs of 2013 are IT-related. Here is the address of the report.

9 Hot college majors (2013): According to US News and World Report, two out of 9 hot college majors are IS-related (US News and World Report, 2013). Here is the address of the results.

The 25 best jobs of 2013: According to Money of US News and World Report, seven out of 25 best jobs of 2013 are IT-related. Here is the address of the report.

The Best and Worst Jobs of 2013: According to Wall Street Journal, four out of 05 best jobs of 2013 are IT-related. Here is the address of the report.

15 Most Valuable College Majors: According to Forbes magazine, one of 15 most valuable college majors is MIS, with starting $51,000 of median pay, 73% of growth in pay and 18.1% of projected job growth. Here is the report.

The 25 Best Jobs of 2012: According to US News, five out of 25 best careers of 2012 are IT-related. This raking takes into account future growth, present employment rate and career satisfaction. Here is the report.

Best jobs for fast growth: According to CNN Money, eight out of 20 fast growing jobs are MIS-related. Here is the report.

Top Careers for 2012: According to MyCollegesAndCareers.com, three out of 10 top careers are IT-related. Here is the report.

Jobs Rated 2012: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best to Worst: Careercast.com ranks jobs from the best to the worst on the basis of work environment, stree, physical demand, and hiring outlook. Here is the report.

The 10 Best Jobs of 2011: According to CareerCast.com, two out of 10 best jobs are IT-related. Here is the report.

Top 10 Careers for 2011: According to BusinessWeek magazine, one of top 10 careers for 2011 is Computer Support Specialists. Here is the report.

Where the money is (2010): This article is from BusinessWeek magazine. It shows a survey of how people in different jobs got paid.


Careers Information
The Best High Demand and High Paid Jobs from 2011 to 2020 : Interested in high demand and high paid jobs? Here is a report.

Management Information Systems Concentration: Twelve credits
(based on 2011-12 catalogue requirements)
BMIS 331 Problem Solving & Programming Techniques (three credits)
BMIS 342 Web-based Applications (three credits)
BMIS 441 Database Management (three credits)
BMIS 444 Information Systems Analysis & Design (three credits)


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Undergraduate Programs

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