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bachelor of science in
management information systems

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The study of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis involves application of computers, mathematics, statistics, and other quantitative techniques in the solution of a wide variety of business problems. While computer science often concentrates on building the computer tools, which make computers useful, it is information systems and quantitative analysis, which specifically focuses on effectively applying these tools in the solution of everyday business problems.

The discipline of information systems (IS) includes the acquisition, deployment and management of information systems resources. IS encompasses the development, implementation and management of computers, communications and data for organization-wide systems as well as departmental and individual technology systems. It also includes the responsibility for acquiring new information technology and incorporating it in the organization's strategy, planning and practices.

IS also includes the development and evolution of organizational infrastructure and systems to support organizational processes by applying methods, techniques and technology. The creation of information systems requires innovative and quality human machine systems and interfaces as well as recognition of socio-technical design issues and change management.

All potential MIS majors and minors are encouraged to see an advisor to set a suggested program schedule. To obtain a BIS degree, a student must fulfill certain university, college and departmental requirements.

career fields

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Students with an MIS undergraduate degree will have the educational background appropriate for pursuing career opportunities in business data processing, information management, software development and maintenance, information centers, systems analysis and design, distributed systems, network management, systems simulation, IT project management, and other related areas.

Managers can be more effective and efficient when assisted by computer-based information systems. In this specialization, the student learns how the information technology can be used to solve business problems, enhance corporate performance and gain an competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Managing an information system requires:

  1. Developing, implementing and managing computers, communications and information for organizational, departmental, and individual technology systems,
  2. Acquiring new information technology and incorporating it in the organization's strategy, planning, and practices,
  3. Developing and adapting systems for use in organization processes using quality systems and interfaces as well as recognition of socio-technical design issues and change management.

All potential MIS majors and minors are encouraged to see an advisor to set a suggested program schedule. To obtain a BIS degree, a student must fulfill certain university, college and departmental requirements. To determine when specific courses will be offered, please review the semester planner.

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This page was last updated on January 3, 2012.