Management Information Systems

The management information systems major emphasizes the collection, organization, analysis and dissemination of information for planning and control of business or organizational operations. The program prepares graduates to build information systems for the present and the future. Students learn how to handle the complex problems of building a bridge between the computer science professional, who has a technical orientation, and the managerial individual, who has a functional perspective.

CAREER OUTLOOK

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, management information systems will continue to enjoy robust growth in the coming decade. Growth will be driven by organizations upgrading their information technology systems and the need to increase security. More employees at all management levels will be needed to help in the transition.

COMMON CAREER TITLES

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Application Developer
  • IT Consultant
  • Systems Analyst
  • IT Development Project Leader
  • Database Administrator
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Systems Developer
  • Database Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Information Systems Manager
  • IT User Liaison
  • Network Administrator

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS-RELATED PROFESSIONALS

  • Create information solutions to support and improve successful business operations
  • Mine and analyze large data sets to discover trends for improving business outcomes and decisions
  • Design and implement cyber security systems and procedures to safeguard organizational systems and information
  • Integrate enterprise systems into business operations

THE MIS MAJOR AT NDSU

The management information systems major is a four-year program that leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. The major is a collaborative effort by the faculty of two disciplines: management information systems and computer science.

Students may be interested in joining the MIS Club, which is offered to students who are enthusiastic about technology and/or business. It is open to all majors and focuses on learning, making new friends and creating connections with different businesses. Monthly meetings feature speakers from local businesses. The club provides opportunities to tour some of the region’s larger businesses.

MINOR

Students pursuing a major in management information systems typically earn a minor in computer science. A minor in management information systems also is available.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

MIS majors can gain experience at professional-level jobs through the Cooperative Education Program. Co-op experiences are most commonly taken during the final two years of the program. The experience can include employment during the summer, during the school year or both. 



Management Information Systems

The management information systems major emphasizes the collection, organization, analysis and dissemination of information for planning and control of business or organizational operations. Students learn how to handle the complex problems of building a bridge between the computer science professional, who has a technical orientation, and the managerial individual, who has a functional perspective.