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Department of Management Information Systems

Copeland 514E
Athens, OH 45701

Thom Luce
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Management Information Systems  

Modern businesses simply cannot compete without the power of information systems. As a result, MIS skills are no longer optional for business professionals. The dynamic nature of our current business environment dictates that all areas of business leverage the power of information systems to perform effectively. The ability to successfully design and implement business information systems has become a cornerstone in all industries.

The bottom line? MIS professionals play a strategic role in all businesses through the integration of people, process, and information technology. This creates unprecedented opportunities for management information systems professionals. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the need for business analysts to grow 30 percent by 2018.

Further, our teaching philosophy is recognized for excellence. In fact, the Management Information Systems degree at Ohio University’s College of Business is consistently ranked one of the top in the country. In 2013, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the MIS degree 11th-best in the nation.


Career Opportunities

Business computing is a growing and rapidly changing field offering many employment opportunities and a wide variety of career paths. Our graduates are highly sought after by the best organizations in the world, both large and small.

MIS graduates have chosen careers with some of the best organizations in the world including: IBM, Xerox, Dow Chemical, General Electric, Bank One, The Limited, Accenture, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young, Midland Insurance, First Union, EDS, Fifth Third Bank, Nationwide Insurance, the U.S Air Force, The State of Ohio, the Defense Logistics Agency, and the CIA. These employers value the business perspective on computing and the variety of hands-on experiences that the MIS program offers. Numerous recruiters come to campus specifically to recruit MIS majors both for jobs and for internship and co-op experiences. MIS graduates receive the highest salaries of any business major with the best graduates receiving offers exceeding $40,000.



Special Features

At Ohio University’s College of Business, our approach to teaching is well matched to the market opportunity. As a student, you’ll learn the technical and analytical skills necessary for success. You’ll put what you learn in the classroom into practice, gaining the hands-on experience that will solidify those skills for life-long success. When you graduate from the 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.

Our Faculty

Learn more about our MIS faculty here.


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Thom Luce
Interim Chair, Professor of Management Information Systems
Management Information Systems Department
Copeland 514E


About the College of Business

The OHIO College of Business provides a unique combination of classroom learning and real-world experiences that give you an advantage. You are able to develop to your true potential and become a better business leader— the kind of effective decision-maker who is sought after in all sectors of business. When you leave the OHIO College of Business, you will be ready for the workforce. Beyond that, you’ll be poised to become one of the next generation of leaders, professionals, and academic business scholars. We summarize our approach in three words: learn, apply, transform.

Learn about yourself and your world through personalized coaching and mentoring. With a foundation of courses, outstanding teacher scholars and executives in residence, and ongoing development, the OHIO College of Business will help you set and achieve your personal and professional goals.

Apply your knowledge through real-world experiences. Translate concepts from the classroom into real situations so you leave with practical experience in leadership, time management, teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking. You’ll develop the skills you need for the rest of your life through our unique Business Cluster, student organizations like SOX Fellows, and the Global Consulting Program.

Transform into one of the most sought after college graduates, poised for professional success. Employers are seeking students with leadership potential. The College of Business will provide you the broad knowledge that prepares you to be successful throughout your career, from your first job to the day of your retirement.


Ohio University

Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.