School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems (MIS) is about applying information technology to business problems with an emphasis on finding solutions. MIS focuses on using information and communication technologies to support management at all levels and in all business areas with the information they need for planning, control and decision making. MIS also considers how managers and knowledge workers actually use information and how system specialists and end users interact during the analysis, design, implementation and on-going use of information systems. MIS experts attempt to bridge the gap between information technology and people’s needs.

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MIS Major
This major equips students with the necessary skills to satisfy in-demand careers such as systems analysts, business application programmers, web developers and database administrators. With an emphasis on using technology to find solutions, the MIS major uses information technology as a tool.

Increase your scope of knowledge and expertise by adding one of two specializations available in this major:

The Business Analytics Specialization focuses on quantitative techniques and information technologies for supporting managerial decision making in business. Analytics includes creative use of large (and not so large) datasets, statistical analysis, data visualization, predictive analytics, simulation, data preparation and cleaning, data warehousing and business intelligence.

The Information Security Management Specialization focuses on protecting organizations’ information assets including intellectual property, competitive intelligence, business transaction records, and other strategic, tactical, and operational data. The objective of informant security management specialization is to provide complementary knowledge and skills to MIS students to manage the confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) of an organization’s information assets.

Earn your Master of Science in IT Management in just one additional year with the  4+1 plan .

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MIS Student Organizations
AIS at OU | AIS websiteAssociation for Information Systems
TEDx OaklandNonprofit self-organized events devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading

Complete list of SBA Student Organizations

Contact Us

Vijayan Sugumaran
Faculty adviser - major & minor with No Specialization

Mark Isken
Faculty adviser - Business Analytics Specialization

Xiaodong Deng
Faculty adviser - Information Security Management Specialization
major requirements
MIS Minor

A minor in Management Information Systems allows students to enhance their understanding of how information technology applies to their major field of study. Business students gain the skills necessary to expertly leverage information technology and strategically align it with solutions in any business environment. An MIS minor can enhance any major, positioning the graduate for roles in corporate, small business, government and not-for-profit organizations.

minor requirements