This program is offered by the Management Information Systems Department
The Management Information Systems program prepares students for careers as specialists in application programming, database administration, information systems management, and systems analysis and design. The program emphasizes the importance of information as an organizational resource in smart business and organizational development. Required common business core requirements, including such as Introduction to Managerial Accounting, Legal Environment of Business, and Introduction to Management Information Systems, complement courses in Management Information Systems essentials, such as Project Management for Business, Database Management Systems, and IT Project Management and System Implementation, among others.
Four learning objectives used by the Management Information Systems department in assessing the Management Information Systems students' learning:
- Understand the leadership role of Management Information Systems in achieving business competitive advantage through informed decision-making.
- Analyze and synthesize business information needs to facilitate evaluation of strategic alternatives.
- Apply Management Information Systems knowledge and skills learned to facilitate the acquisition, development, deployment, and management of information systems.
- Effectively communicate strategic alternatives to facilitate decision-making.
MIS students develop the ability to weave their knowledge of business and leadership with project management and technological skills; this bridges the gap between business and IT. I immediately went from seeing technology as a career path to experiencing it as a passion.
The MIS program have given me the opportunity to work on real business problems and offered many professional development programs, which provided me with the foundation and tools I needed to succeed in my career.
Graduates of the Management Information Systems work include application programming, data base administration, information systems management, systems analysis and design, and web development.
The program emphasizes the value of information as an organizational resource in smart business and organizational development. They are widely sought after by leading firms including United Technology Corporation, Optum Technology, United Health Care, Cigna, Travelers, Aetna, and The Hartford. Graduates earn staring salaries ranging from $55,000 to $75,000 with the mean salary being $63,200 along with SIGNING bonuses which range from $1,000 to $10,000.