Management Information Systems

Majors/Minors: 

Major:

Management Information Systems     

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Today’s complex organizations require employees who are able to blend managerial skills with competence in advanced computer technologies. A degree in management information systems (MIS) prepares students for this work environment.

MIS graduates are not merely computer-literate business majors. MIS graduates have a broad understanding of how computers can support the decision-making and information requirements of an organization.

Enhance your MIS major with a double major or minor from within the College of Business Administration or from other UNI colleges.

Careers: 

MIS graduates can expect to work in all sectors of business and government. This includes both profit and non-profit settings, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multinational corporations and all functional business areas, e.g., production, marketing, finance, accounting, human resources. Entry-level positions occupied by MIS graduates from UNI are diverse and include programmer, programmer/analyst, test support technician and end-user support analyst. Career progression generally involves leadership roles in information systems development projects. Long-term opportunities include managerial positions in both information systems and general management.

Unique Features: 
  • Outstanding faculty: all MIS faculty hold the highest earned degree in their field and are known nationally for research and teaching contributions; many have won teaching awards.

  • Emphasis on management and human factors, as well as a computer technology foundation

  • Heavy emphasis on applied group projects

  • Small class sizes and high faculty-student interaction

  • Cooperative education and internship opportunities

  • Information Systems Research Lab and excellent computer facilities

  • Use of video and multimedia techniques

  • Business executives in the classroom

  • Student resume book

  • Participation in career fair

  • Data Processing Management Association student organization

Facilities: 

The College of Business Administration is housed in the 100,000-square-foot, $10.2 million Curris Business Building completed in 1990. Computer laboratories and computer-assisted classrooms provide students with access to state-of-the-art software and technology. Computer linkages across campus, the nation and the world enable students to access databases and a vast array of resources for solving business problems.

Scholarships & Awards: 

To be considered for many University of Northern Iowa scholarships, you need only complete the application for admission. More information on department scholarships can found at Financial Aid.