Management Information Systems

Note: MSOE is no longer accepting applicants to this program.

  • Overview
  • Program Details

img-mis-photos1-2008With a degree in management information systems, you’ll gain a solid foundation in business and information technology to provide cutting-edge solutions to today’s rapidly changing business environment.

Organizations use information systems at all levels to make data-driven decisions. This is where MIS professionals come into play. As an MIS student, you’ll learn how to create and manage the information systems that make companies more competitive.

The program offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes the core technologies and languages of computing along with a strong foundation in business concepts like management, finance and entrepreneurship. These aspects of the degree are what set the MIS professional apart from a computer science specialist. The program is offered as a traditional full-time, four-year program or as a part-time, 2+2 option for those who have completed an associate degree.

MIS students at MSOE may select course work to concentrate in one of the following areas:

  • Computer Systems Infrastructure: networking, systems analysis, systems design, operating systems and security
  • Application Development and Support: advanced computer programming, Internet applications, business process analysis, software integration and implementation, database development and information technology product management

The results

The three-year average placement rate for MSOE management information systems graduates is 91%, and graduates enjoyed an average starting salary of $59,167 in 2014-15.

They started great careers with companies including:

  • Accenture
  • Actuant Corp.
  • ElectroWave Inc.
  • Harley-Davdison
  • Northwestern Mutual

The field

Companies use information systems at all levels to collect, store and analyze data. This data is used for a variety of purposes, from tracking inventory levels to predicting year-end sales and implementing strategic company initiatives.

MIS professionals create the information systems needed for data management. They also manage the various information systems to meet the needs of managers, staff and customers. By working collaboratively with various members of the organization, MIS professionals play an important role in information security, integration and exchange. As an MIS major, you will learn to design, implement and use business information systems in innovative ways to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your company.

You may want to consider MIS if you …

  • Have an interest in both computer information technology and business
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Enjoy working in a team environment
  • Are prepared to be a life-long learner to maintain knowledge and skills in the rapidly changing computer industry

Curriculum Year by Year

Freshman Year

Gain a solid foundation in business and take introductory technology courses while improving your written and oral communication skills your freshman year.

Junior Year

As part of the MIS curriculum, you’ll complete an internship course your junior year, where you gain real-world experience and get credit for it, too!

Sophomore Year

Take more advanced technology-related courses like introduction to Java programming and Microsoft operating and networking systems while also honing your business knowledge.

Senior Year

Put your classroom knowledge to the test as you and your team work on your senior design project. You’ll also have the opportunity to take elective courses senior year.

Program Director

Dr. Jeffrey Blessing
(414) 277-7194

Program Educational Objectives

The goal of the program is to produce graduates who:

  • are prepared to excel in positions of responsibility and leadership in the computer-oriented, information and technology-based organizations of the future.
  • have a solid grounding in humanistic studies, an appreciation for cultural diversity and skills to work effectively with people.
  • possess the skills to achieve competitive advantages for business and service organizations through making effective and efficient use of information technology.
  • have a propensity to be life-long learners, track new information technology and assist in incorporating it into an organization’s strategy, planning and practices.

Student Outcomes

Through an integrated array of courses and application of technologies, graduates of the program:

  • understand and can apply the methodology and tools of quantitative analysis, and the systems approach to the application of knowledge and decision making.
  • are prepared to lead business and industry in a global information and communication-dominated economy.
  • possess technical and managerial skills and capabilities in the gathering, analysis and communication of critical business information.
  • are able to integrate technology to maintain and improve productivity, enhance the quality of work life, and advance technically oriented products, services and information.
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