Two majors are available: management information systems and supply chain management.
The management information systems major trains students for careers in systems analysis, business systems design, and information technology management. The program strongly emphasizes business and organizational studies as well as information systems technology. Students in this program will study business systems analysis, business systems design, and computer programming. Other technical and business areas in the program focus on developing, implementing, and maintaining information systems in a variety of organizational settings. The program includes course work in information system design and development methodologies, database management systems, electronic business, and data communications. The program also covers business fundamentals in accounting, finance, marketing, management, and operations management.
Business Analytics Concentration
This concentration will provide content knowledge in the field of business analytics to students enrolled in the MIS Major. This is a new discipline in business which encourages organizations to examine their existing stores of data to discern possible trends or patterns which have been hidden heretofore. Moreover, today’s business analytics extends the work historically relegated to the area of data warehousing and data mining by including current–even up to the moment–data in the analysis.
Why Choose Management Information Systems?
Businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies are increasingly relying on data to drive decision-making, increase productivity and profitability. Every action we take, from donating blood to buying groceries, is recorded and analyzed to better serve you. Graduates who can make sound decisions when choosing, implementing, and using these systems are in high demand locally, nationally, and globally.
Our program was the first business school program in Ohio accredited by the Computer Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and one of the first twenty programs nationally to achieve this accreditation. If you are curious, passionate about innovation, and like solving problems, a degree in management information systems will prepare you to excel in a wide variety of career paths and industries
The field of information systems management is continuing to grow as demand for professionals who can implement and upgrade computer systems are vital to the economy. This minor prepares you for careers that require knowledge in systems analysis, business systems designs, and information technology management. Most of our graduates leave with internships or job opportunities.
Our alumni work at:
- Computer Sciences Corp.
- Crown Equipment
- Dayton Freight
- J.B. Hunt
- Reynolds and Reynolds
- R&L Carriers
- Seepex, Inc.
- Tata Consultant
- Taylor Communications (Standard Register)
- US Worldwide Logistics, Inc
- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
- Yaskawa America, Inc.
Positions our alumni have held:
- Business analyst or consultant
- Computer applications and systems analytics
- Information technology management
- IT operations analytics
- Database management or administrator
- Information security analyst
- Computer user support
- IT support
- Logistics analyst
- Material planning manager
- Operations analyst
- Procurement manager
- Purchasing specialist
- Inventory control administrator
- Supply chain business analyst
Classes are focused on experiential learning, allowing students to apply concepts learned in class to real-world situations. We encourage our students to take internships during their summer semesters. Internships are coordinated through the college’s career management office, which makes sure you are aware of hiring information and job and internships announcements.
Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in management information systems.
If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in management information systems.
In this program, you will get a broad education in core business skills such as accounting, finance, marketing, management, and operations management along with emphasizing business and organizational studies and information systems technology. You will study business systems analysis, business system design, and computer programming. You will also focus on developing, implementing, and maintaining information systems in a variety of organizational environments. Coursework includes information system design, development methodologies, database management systems, electronic business, and data communications.
Within this major, you can choose the business analytics concentration, which focuses on using data to better understand business operations, predict customer demands, monitor production, and improve efficiency and quality.
In 2006, our Bachelor of Science program in Management Information Systems became the first business school program in Ohio to be accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. We were also among the first twenty business programs in the U.S. to achieve this accreditation.
Program Educational Objectives
- Prepare individuals to deploy information technology to support organizations.
- An ability to apply knowledge of computing to solve business problems.
- An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
- Prepare individuals to understand, perform, and manage the process of information systems development.
- An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
- An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- Prepare individuals for entry-level positions in information technology or in a graduate school program.
- An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
- An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within today’s business organization.
- Prepare individuals for a process of lifelong learning.
- An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
- Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
- An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary to meet organizational IS needs and opportunities.