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Management Information Systems

In a fiercely competitive global marketplace, the ability to quickly and accurately access information can mean the difference between business success and failure. From Wal-Mart to Dell, companies are increasingly exploiting information technologies to develop synchronized supply chains (the networks used to acquire, produce, and deliver goods and services), thus increasing responsiveness and efficiency for competitive advantage.

The Management Information Systems major focuses on the basic principles underlying the use of information systems and technologies in organizations. It deals with technical and nontechnical issues that arise in implementing information technologies in organizations. Subjects covered include databases, systems analysis, systems design, data communications, Internet technologies, and enterprise resource planning. The courses are stimulating and involve considerable hands-on work.

You will develop a fundamental knowledge of core business processes as a foundation for understanding the information system requirements of businesses today. You will also gain experience working with leading software technology, such as SAP/R3.

MIS graduates will find abundant professional opportunities with Fortune 500 companies and consulting firms as well as smaller, independent firms. Positions include IT systems manager, business analyst, systems analyst, business application developer, consultant, process designer, and process reengineering specialist.