Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems (MMIS)

Businesses process materials, products and information - in the industrial era of the past, management of materials and products was the focus. In the Information Age, success for individuals and companies requires the ability to manage information effectively.

The goal of the management information systems concentration is to teach future managers and analysts how to use Information Technology (IT) to help individuals and organizations perform more efficiently and effectively. Students develop new cutting edge approaches that allow them to use this powerful resource to its greatest advantage. Delivering the right information in the right form and format to the right people at the right time is essential in today's business world.

Companies use management information systems to achieve a competitive edge through the intelligent design and use of IT. Students study database management, telecommunications, system analysis and design and other IT topics, such as digital multimedia, electronic business and knowledge management.

Management information systems can only be effectively designed and implemented when understood in the context of the individual user, the work group, the organization and society. Therefore, the study of management information systems combines a focus on technology with a focus on organizational systems within the business context. Not only do students develop technical and problem-solving skills that are in high demand by employers, they learn to identify how IT can best be used within a business organization.

MISM managers interact frequently with other managers throughout an organization; therefore, students are encouraged to complete a dual concentration in management information systems and another area of business. Graduates of this program enter a wide range of professions that suit their particular interests. Professional options include systems analyst, programmer, database designer and administrator, Web master, software help desk expert, project specialist, consultant, network administrator, and IT specialist within other departments such as financial services, accounting, marketing, or manufacturing.

For more information, please visit the Supply Chain and Information Management (SCIM) Group.