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Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems

The ability to successfully design and implement business information systems has become a cornerstone in all industries. Modern businesses simply cannot compete without the power of information systems. 

The bottom line? Management Information Systems (MIS) professionals play a strategic role in all businesses through analyzing and integrating people, process, and information technology. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the need for business analysts to grow much faster than the job market in the foreseeable future.

When you graduate from the MIS program, you’ll have an inventory of hard skills that you can apply the first day of your career, skills like systems implementation, consulting, technical writing, project management, risk assessment, change management, case modeling, information systems fundamentals, and process mapping and design. You’ll also have developed the soft skills necessary to connect and communicate key business needs with IT solutions. The Management Information Systems degree is consistently ranked one of the top in the country.

Students that major in MIS will graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BBA).

“Looking back, I wish I had focused more on MIS and analytics during my undergraduate experience. The concepts you learn are at the core of so many different parts of business, and I know focusing more on this field at an earlier point in my development would have only helped." —Marshall Payne

Internships and Job Placement

80% of our 2021 management information systems graduates experienced positive outcomes such as employment or continuing education within six months after commencement. Many students have even accepted offers during their senior year.

Our Career & Student Success Center is onsite in Copeland Hall, ready to help you understand how to use good career marketing strategies, beginning your freshman year. We’re ready to help you find the perfect internship or job. In addition to career fairs, and College Placement Champions, you’ll have access to BOBCAT CareerLink, a web-based system where employers post positions, review resumes, and connect with candidates. Plus, participate in workshops, seminars, and even one-on-one coaching to make sure you’re presenting yourself the right way and achieving your career goals.

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Recent Internship and Placement for MIS Students

  • Alltel
  • Cardinal Health
  • Claremont Technology Group
  • Deloitte and Touche
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Goodyear
  • Hewitt Associates
  • International Business Machines (IBM)
  • Microsoft
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Smucker's
  • State Auto Insurance

MIS Major Courses

View the MIS Major profile page in OHIO's Undergraduate Catalog to see additional requirements, such as Individual Core Requirements or Introductory Cluster Requirements. The following are core courses (required) for the major:

  • MIS 2200 - Systems Analysis and Design
  • MIS 2800 - Business Intelligence and Information Management
  • MIS 3200 - Systems Development
  • MIS 3800 - Enterprise Systems Implementation
  • MIS 4200 - Information System Consulting Project
  • MIS 4800 - MIS Capstone

Potential Careers

For those that pursue careers with large companies, they frequently work as business analysts and business consultants, as well as some of the following:

  • Project managers — plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization
  • Systems analysts — study an organization’s computer systems and design information systems solutions to help organizations operate more efficiently
  • Information systems consultants — help organizations operate efficiently by developing IT solutions for business problems
  • Database administrators — use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information or customer shipping records; ensure private information is secure
  • Information systems auditors — measure and assess IT controls to ensure data integrity

Student Organizations

Information Systems and Analytics Professionals

ISAP is a student-run organization geared toward MIS and Business Analytics majors within Ohio University's College of Business. We host weekly meetings where members network with industry professionals, learn about technology trends, and gain insights about the skills sought by employers. ISAP helps to develop passionate young adults who are ready to learn and share their knowledge to help businesses leverage technology in a dynamic environment. Want to join? Come to a meeting! All of our events are posted on the ISAP website.

Information Systems and Analytics Professionals Website

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