School of Business and Economics

Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS)

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How is Management Information Systems at Michigan Tech Different?

Management Information Systems graduates are in demand nationwide. In fact, there are not enough students to meet industry need. Because of the opportunities, Management Information Systems (MIS) is a popular second major.

The MIS major at Michigan Tech gives students hands-on experiences and professional education that prepares them for a growing job market. Courses in programming, usability, network administration, entrepreneurship, graphic and information design, technical and professional communication, finance, and marketing, help prepare MIS grads as team players, project managers, and problem solvers.

Many alumni excel as business analysts, contributing skills in the development and conversion of information systems.

What You Need to Know

MIS specialists provide a vital and unique role in the modern businesses world: technological support within companies and organizations, working directly with people to solve problems and create solutions. MIS professionals oversee network security, direct internet operations, and develop and manage IT projects.

Small Enough to Care, Large Enough to Lead:

  • Outside of class, MIS faculty and students connect in the Organization for Information Systems, an active student organization with involvement from industry partners and a faculty advisor.
  • MIS students get résumé experience by joining the Association for Information Systems (AIS) or IT Oxygen, a student-run Enterprise team.
  • Huskies are given opportunities to apply developing knowledge and gain real-world exposure by participating in (and winning!) regional and national competitions.
  • Open to Michigan Tech students of all majors, the Applied Portfolio Management Program (APMP)—one of the top 50 student funds in the nation—gives students real-world experience on the trading room floor by investing more than $1.5 million of real money.
  • The Silicon Valley Spring Break Experience is a one-of-a-kind trip available exclusively to School of Business and Economics students. Huskies travel to the heart of the tech business world, tour companies like Google and Cisco, and meet with successful entrepreneurs, including Michigan Tech alumni.
  • The spirit of entrepreneurism is alive on Michigan Tech’s Innovation Shore. Business students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through peer collaboration with our senior-level Business Development Experience, developing and presenting a business plan for a Senior Design or Enterprise project.

Create the Future with a Career as a:

  • Billing and coding supervisor
  • Business systems analyst
  • Client server support specialist
  • Management analyst
  • Network administrator
  • Specialist data network analyst
  • Systems programmer
  • Software engineer
  • Software developer

Huskies Get Hired By:

  • AVL
  • BNSF Railway
  • BOSS Snowplow
  • Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Technology Corridor
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Compuware Corporation
  • Department of Defense
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Dynamics
  • Heartland Business Systems
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Stryker Instruments
  • Thrivent

Crazy Smart Opportunities and Experiences

"Our students stand out because we put them in teams beginning with their first-year. They have more collaboration and conflict resolution skills than the people they are competing with for jobs. That’s what recruiters tell me. Also, our emphasis on technology is embedded in the curriculum. Collaborating with engineering majors gives our students a technical awareness and confidence that creates unique opportunities."Mari Buche, Management Information Systems professor and associate dean, Michigan Tech School of Business and Economics
"MIS professionals understand both technology and business opportunities and issues. The Fourth Industrial Revolution will rapidly increase new business opportunities and new technologies, increasing demand for MIS professionals."Russ Louks, professor of practice in Management Information Systems, School of Business and Economics

Student Learning Goals:

Per the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), assessment of student learning is critical to the continuous improvement of our academic program. To develop a strong assessment, the School of Business and Economics established seven student learning goals all SBE undergraduates should achieve by graduation:  These learning goals were designed to align with the SBE's mission statement.  We emphasize direct, embedded assessment of student work in our courses.   As part of our overall curriculum management, these assessment results enable us to identify opportunities to improve courses and curricula, and teaching practices.

  1. Critical Analysis 
  2. Technical Competence
  3. Ethical Awareness
  4. Team Work
  5. Effective Communication
  6. Global Leadership
  7. Disciplinary Knowledge

a. Provides an understanding of the IS development and modification process and the evaluation choices of a system development methodology. Emphasizes effective communication with users, team members and customers.

b. Apply knowledge of database design and demonstrate proficiency in creating a database.

c. Apply knowledge of object oriented programming by implementing a practical application using Java.

  • $65K+
    average starting salary
  • 3-4
    job offers before graduating
  • 78
    employers attend Career Fair on campus seeking Management Information Systems majors
  • $70K+
    in School-funded scholarships awarded each year