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Management Information Systems

With our MIS major, you'll get the best of the business administration & business information systems courses combined into a highly-demanded business information technology major. As an MIS major, you'll acquire a unique set of integrated skills combining cutting edge IT practices with applied business methods, through a cohesive blend of business, management and business information systems courses. That all means you'll have more options for jobs, career directions, and graduate school.

Career Outlook:

"The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that by 2014, the IT industry will create close to 1 million new jobs and, with retirements, have more than 1.3 million job openings. IT jobs account for six of the 30 jobs that the bureau predicts will grow the fastest, with increases around 50% over a decade." MIS "tunes coursework to nurture the business-savvy techie" InformationWeek

The primary drivers of the changing IT workforce skills are a shift from an IT services perspective to a business process paradigm hiring organizations report the need for a "new breed" of IT professional to staff in-house IT departments.the new IT professional must be adept at client-facing technical tasks, such as systems analysis and design, but more importantly must understand the development and deployment of information systems that can drive business value.  

Requirements:

Candidates for the bachelor of science in management information systems degree are required to complete thirty-three semester credits in core course requirements, thirty-two semester credits in related disciplines, and twelve semester credits in selected electives for a total of seventy-seven semester credits in addition to liberal education requirements.

Recommended High School Classes:

Classes in algebra, accounting, and computers are helpful. Keyboarding and foreign languages are also recommended. Any class work that would strengthen communication skills will be advantageous, especially speech and writing.