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.

Careers 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.

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

IT Management: Highest Paid Enterprise IT Jobs in Demand for 2011 (2010): The IT profession offers many different career paths and job titles. Some require technical skills, but many need business skills, too. Here is a survey that provides you with a wide range of choices.

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.

The Top 50 Best Careers of 2011: According to U.S. News and World Report, technology jobs are one of most needed areas in 2011. Here is the report.

Best jobs in America (2010): According to CNN Money magazine, 16 out of top 50 and 24 out of top 100 careers with great pay and growth prospects are IT-related. Here is the address.

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

The most offshore-resistant computer-related careers (2007): It is widely known that outsourcing offshore has significantly impacted the domestic job market. However, there are a few jobs that can't be outsourced offshore. The job of system analyst is one of those jobs.

IT in Government (2010): Are you interested in public services or in a governmental position? You can put your IT skills into a good use. Here is a report of what Navy needs

Top 20 best-paying college degree in 2010 (2010): What are the best-paying college degrees? Here is a survey.


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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Graduate Programs
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