Management Information Systems/Information Technology Track, BS

  • REAL EXPERIENCE FOR THE REAL WORLD:  Student Kwabena Asamoah applies what he's learning in the MIS program to his campus job as a tech assistant. The MIS program has strengthened his IT troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

    Take the Lead in Information Technology with This Track

    This track prepares you for careers in the vital field of information technology while also giving you a solid edge in business leadership. You’ll graduate with a diverse, in-demand skill set that can take you from trouble-shooting to management.

    IT is a vibrant field that emerged as a result of the rapid advances in technology and the need for organizations to adapt quickly. The IT track prepares graduates to take on professional positions that fill the computing needs of organizations.

     

    You'll take classes in the latest technological advances. You’ll also gain skills and knowledge that will be helpful if you pursue leadership positions and graduate studies in the field.

     

    Business, Technical, and Analytical Skills

    Maintaining a smooth-running computer network is vital in the business world. Much more than a computer science degree, the Management Information Systems (MIS) bachelor's degree program gives you the combined business, technical, and analytical skills employers want.

    • Become proficient in networking, cybersecurity, microprocessor technology, the mainframe environment, client server applications, and user/manager involvement in the global business environment.
    • Learn core concepts such as programming, analysis and design, database development, various architectures, and application development.
    • Understand key business issues such as profitability, budgeting, collaboration, and project management.
    • Integrate technical skills and business knowledge towards development and evolution of technology infrastructures and systems for use in organizational processes.
    • Build skills and attitudes that promote a lifelong continuous pursuit for knowledge of emerging information systems approaches and technologies.
    • Develop critical thinking skills, the capability to model a problem and apply a variety of general problem-finding/solving strategies and techniques, and the ability to analyze and interpret both qualitative and quantitative data.
    • Learn strong communication and team/group skills and the ability to work efficiently and effectively in diverse teams both as a member and a leader.
    • Understand the issues of social responsibility and ethics in national and international contexts.

    We believe in real-world experience. That’s why we recommend that all of our majors get internships. If you work hard, we will make sure you get an internship that challenges you.

    This major also provides students with the opportunity to participate in the Business Honors Program.

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    Eberly College of Business and Information Technology is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—the premier accrediting agency for collegiate business programs.