Management Information Systems

Also known as information technology, Management Information Systems (MIS) involves applying information technology to solve business problems. MIS prepares you to understand the function of information technologies and systems in business organizations, and it provides the knowledge and skills you will need when you analyze, design, develop, and manage information systems. .

Sample Occupations

  • Network Administration
  • Intranet
  • Local Area Networks
  • Wide Area Networks
  • Network Segments
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Database Administration
  • System or Application:
  • Development
  • Installation
  • Maintenance/Support
  • Archiving/Security
  • Upgrading
  • Integration
  • Management
  • Systems Development
  • Implementation/Coding
  • Integration/Testing
  • Installation/Deployment
  • Operations/Maintenance
  • Evaluation
  • Security
  • Monitoring
  • Testing
  • Research
  • Training
  • Other
  • Technical Support
  • Technical Writing
  • Marketing
  • Sales

Types of Employers

  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • Self-Employed
  • Technical Service Providers
  • Systems Developers
  • Nonprofit Organizations

Preparing for your career in

Network Administration: Develop effective analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to think strategically about technology; acquire strong written and oral skills; obtain applicable certifications

Database Administration: Develop logical thinking skills, attention to detail and the ability to concentrate for long periods of time; Seek general knowledge of computer languages, and database management software; Acquire strong communication skills

Systems Development: Develop excellent interpersonal skills for effective communication with technical and non-technical colleagues and clients; Strengthen logical thinking and problem solving skills; Maintain current knowledge of computer languages and technology

Security: Develop strong analytical skills as well as attention to detail to monitor computer systems for breaches; Stay current on the field of cybersecurity

Web Development: Learn web-related programming languages; Develop problem solving and creative thinking skills; Learn to work effectively in a team

Other Areas: Develop excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills; Display interest and ability in problem solving; Obtain general sales or customer service experience

How do I know if its right for me?

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