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Why Major in Management Information Systems (MIS)?

Our MIS program builds your technical skills, managerial and business skills, along with providing the knowledge and communication skills to navigate the business world. The depth and breadth of technical know-how gained in the MIS program prepares you for a successful career as an information systems professional, helping organizations support business processes and solve business problems. Most Goddard MIS students find great-paying jobs before they graduate, they also have a high acceptance rate to graduate school. 

$55K
AVERAGE STARTING SALARY OF OUR

MIS GRADUATES

4.8/5
AVERAGE RATING OF OUR MIS PROFESSORS ON "RATE MY PROFESSOR"

16%
ANNUAL GROWTH RATE FOR MIS JOBS NATIONWIDE

100%
JOB PLACEMENT FOR OUR
MIS GRADUATES IN 2016

 

 

MIS CAREERS
 

Information Security Analyst Career

 

You’ll be able to analyze problems and apply current technology to help solve them. You’ll also build technical skills and knowledge in crucial business systems such as (2016 median pay represented):

  • Software developer: $102,800
  • Computer network architect: $101,210
  • Information security analyst: $92,600
  • Computer systems analysts: $87,220
  • Network & systems admins: $79,700
  • Web developer: $66,130

 

Explore Fascinating MIS Careers

MIS STUDENTS

Tarl, IS&T '17

 

MIS students come from all walks of life.  They are generally driven, resilient, critical thinkers, analytical, strategic, investigative, open-minded, curious, and creative.   

MEET TARL...  

If Tarl can do it, anyone can do it! Tarl grew up on the run, literally.  His parents were bank robbers, he ate pancakes for months and didn't have a solid home.  Somehow, he persevered through childhood and made a respectable 12-year career as an auto mechanic until one day, he knew he could do more...  (read Tarl's full story)

 

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A QUICK LOOK AT THIS MAJOR
  

DEGREE:

Bachelor of Science in
Management Information Systems

HOURS REQUIRED: 120 total
40 Upper division required
MIN. CUMULATIVE GPA:

C- or higher in Math 1050
C- or higher in ENGL 2010

C-  or higher for all
Business Foundations courses
2.5 cumulative GPA for Business
Foundations courses
2.5 overall university GPA

MINOR: Not required
GRAD MAP: Grad Maps
CATALOG: Management Information
Systems (BS)
GET ADMITTED: Goddard Admissions
ACCREDITED AACSB Accredited

 

YOU'LL TAKE COURSES LIKE THESE:

  • Software Development (IST 2110)
  • Database Design and Implementation (IST 3210)
  • Networks & Data Communications (IST 3610)
  • Information Security I (IST 4600)
  • Systems Analysis and Design (IST 4730)
  • Emerging Information Technologies (IST 4720)
  • Enterprise Software Development (IST 4710)

 See full list of course requirements

YOU'LL LEARN SKILLS LIKE THESE:

Build a resume of sought after skills:

  • Application development
  • Database administration
  • Network & systems management
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Business analytics
  • Knowledge management
  • IT project management
  • Enterprise systems
  • Information security
  • Web development

YOU'LL GET THESE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES:

  • Real-world projects for local companies and community partners.
  • Training for industry certifications like Network+, Security+, CAPM, etc.
  • Visits to local high-tech companies like Adobe, WhiteClouds, etc.
  • Extensive hands-on applied projects requested by industry partners.

 

OUR MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS MAJORS ARE WORKING FOR THESE COMPANIES (AND MORE)