Management Information Systems
What is Management Information Systems?
Management Information Systems (MIS) is the application of information technology to meet organizational and managerial requirements that can result in business value. Hence, MIS students are trained to use computer technology to help businesses get the right information to the right people at the right time. In the undergraduate program, students learn how to collect, manipulate, transform, and present data to support organizational needs, including presentation on company websites. They also learn about cybersecurity and how to protect organizational data. The Business Analytics graduate program helps students learn to analyze huge volumes and a variety of data, including those available through social media, through new tools and methods, such as visualization and machine learning, in order to generate business insights. In general, be it the undergraduate or graduate program, MIS students are trained to become business detectives with good analytical, business, communication, and problem-solving skills in a computer-based environment
Our faculty enjoy working with students and believe in experimental learning. Courses include hands-on learning and interaction with industry leaders. The capstone course is a mini internship where students work with a company on a guided project to analyze business needs and propose a technology-based solution. The MIS curriculum is developed in consultation with industry representatives.
So, what's my degree?
A Management Information Systems student graduates with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, or students can pursue an accelerated BBA and Master of Science degree in Management of Information Technology. Advanced degrees include Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Management of Information Technology. Students can also minor in MIS.
Do my interests fit?
Management Information Systems (MIS) students typically have interests in:
- Working in teams
- Using communication, analytical, and technical skill sets
How can OU MIS help me?
The Undergraduate program in MIS provides a strong foundation and knowledge to apply information technologies to empower organizations. It is perfect for students who can work with information technology and interact with people to deliver successful outcomes in an organization. The program will help students understand fundamentals of information technology, learn to apply it to solve business problems, and add value in ways that could not have been done without the use of data and information.
Students will develop knowledge and skills in programming, database design and use, systems design, spreadsheet modeling and analysis, enterprise systems, project management, analytical programming, data analytics, visualization, data science and modeling, and cybersecurity. Course work will include hands-on experiences in working with technology. Students also will gain a good understanding of management principles and learn to work in a project team, understand business objectives, and decide on and develop technology solutions. Undergraduate program coursework includes a field project where students work with a real-world organization. At the culmination of the program, student will have acquired a good foundation and working knowledge of technologies, along with the ability to apply these skills to add value to organizations.
How can I get involved?
The MIS Student Association (MISSA) is an active social and study group that is also a student chapter of the Association of Information Systems.
How can I study abroad?
Visit the Steve Dolman Family Study Abroad Office webpage to learn more about the many courses and locations available to business students.
What courses will I take?
Our faculty enjoy working with students and believe in experimental learning. Courses include hands-on learning and interaction with industry leaders. The capstone course is a mini internship where students work with a company on a guided project to analyze business needs and propose a technology-based solution.
Wait, I can have a minor?
Yes, there is a MIS minor program which is popular with students from within and outside the business college. The minor offers student skills in basic programming, data analysis, electronic business, and cybersecurity.
What makes our Management Information Systems program unique?
The MIS division, through its Center for MIS Studies, has established strong relationships with many business organizations and federal agencies who closely collaborate with MIS faculty and students. They offer suggestions on curriculum, support faculty teaching and research activities, and provide scholarships and fellowships to MIS majors.
What kind of career can I pursue?
- Airlines/Car Rental Firms
- Insurance companies
- Colleges and universities
- Government agencies
- Consulting Firms
- Energy Companies
- Retail Companies
How much will I make?
Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website to explore the median pay for jobs you can pursue with this degree.
What have our OU graduates done with their Management Information Systems degree?
- Business Analyst
- Database Administration
- Information Security Analyst
- Network Administration
- IT Auditor
- Web Developer
- Data Scientists
- Director of Applications, Devon Energy
- Manager of Infrastructure, ConocoPhillips
- Partner, Accenture
- President and CEO, Surescript Systems, Inc.
- Project Manager, Chesapeake Energy
- Chief Information Officers at several companies
- Vice President of Strategy and Development, AT&T
The Michael F. Price College of Business has been accredited since 1926 by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Price College is ranked in the top 12 percent of AACSB International’s accredited undergraduate programs by U.S. News and World Report.
Michael F. Price College of Business
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