Why choose the Management Information Systems program at the undergraduate level?
What do students have to say about the undergraduate Management Information Systems program?
"..the OUTSTANDING professors and staff went ABOVE and BEYOND to ensure that we got the Best of the Best as far as classroom instruction. Their willingness to work around your life and make time to help you OUTSIDE of class is something you won't find at a larger university. Six years later, I can walk into the MIS Department and my instructors REMEMBER ME!"
"Many students graduating around the time when IS related jobs were not as bountiful as in the late 90s did not have a promising vision of their future careers. As one of those students, I was equally worried about what my job outlooks might look like. However, shortly upon graduation, I landed my first dream job. Since then, and throughout my career, I continue to realize that my MIS degree experience at UWF resulted in a unique blend of knowledge, skills, and insights and has turned me into an IS savvy business person that's able to approach and solve most difficult business problems and challenges."
What does an MIS major do?
In brief, an MIS major helps an organization use information systems to become more effective and efficient. They analyze, design, and implement information systems that support organizational processes and decisions. They identify and communicate business department needs to Information Technology (IT) staff and IT technical issues to business department members. They analyze and interpret data for managerial use. They analyze and improve business processes, develop reports using queries, and use analytical techniques to identify problems/business opportunities.
What careers have Management Information Systems students pursued?
|Systems Analyst||Info Tech Planner|
|Business Analyst||Business Systems Consultant|
|Database Programmer||Database Designer|
|Business Information Analyst||Database Analyst|
|Web Site Manager||Systems Project Manager|
|Programmer Analyst||Computer Support Specialist|
|Computer Systems Manager||Help Desk Support Specialist|
Job Prospects for Management Information Systems graduates?
One of the most important occupations for MIS majors is that of a Systems Analyst. Jobs for Systems Analysts are expected to increase much faster than average during 2008-2018. Job prospects are expected to be excellent as organizations continue to adopt increasingly sophisticated technologies. The U.S. News & World Report considers the job of a Systems Analyst to be among the most off-shore resistant computer careers. A survey of Chief Information Officers reports a looming shortage of people with the mix of technology and business skills. For more information, please visit this link: more details about job prospects.
Who hires our Management Information Systems graduates?
There are many companies, in Northwest Florida and outside of the local area, that have hired our MIS graduates. Here is a sample list of employers:
|Harris Corporation||Florida Power & Light|
|Capital One Financial||Tech Data|
|Coleman Technologies||Shell Corporation|
|Electronic Data Systems||General Motors|
What will you learn in the program?
The Management Information Systems undergraduate degree program emphasizes information as a resource to be managed, planned and controlled in much the same way as other organizational resources. This program of study presents the concepts and methods of analyzing, designing, planning and managing simple or complex information systems within an organization. In addition, the degree program emphasizes the managerial aspects of information systems by providing a base of business instruction common to the College of Business program. View the Academic Learning Compact (PDF) to see the Student Learning Outcomes for the Management Information Systems undergraduate degree program organized under five domains: Content, Critical Thinking, Communication, Integrity / Values, and Project Management.
What are the program requirements?
In addition to the general University requirements, students seeking a B.S.B.A. in Management Information Systems must also meet the requirements listed for the degree program in the UWF Course Catalog.
Whom should I contact for more information?
If you would like more information on the Management Information Systems undergraduate degree program, or would like to schedule an appointment to speak to an advisor in the Department of Management and Management Information Systems, please feel free to contact us by e-mail, or by phone (850.474.2316). Please visit the B.S.B.A. in Management Information Systems web page to view the current degree plan.