Management Information Systems
Bachelor of Science in Business | Farmer School of Business
What is Management Information Systems?
Information systems are a critical component of the operational, tactical, and strategic objectives of many organizations. Managers must know how to best use the information resources found in these systems. Management information Systems (MIS) gives you a balanced coverage of the managerial and technical issues critical to controlling the information resources of an organization.
What are the features of Miami's program?
Top national ranking
The Farmer School of Business is ranked in the top 25 undergraduate business schools, according to Business Week's seventh annual survey of the nation's best undergraduate business programs. The Farmer School placed 23rd overall and 8th among those programs offered by public universities and colleges in the U.S. In addition to being in the nation's top 5% of schools, the Farmer School was the only Ohio program in the top 25 and one of only two Ohio institutions in the top 50.
Miami's MIS program helps you learn the strategic value of information, gives you a thorough knowledge of the business functions, and stresses the importance of verbal and written communications.
Emphasis is placed on structuring and solving business problems using information technology. Experience in information technology is an integral part of the MIS program.
Target school for recruitment
Miami has traditionally been a target school for Fortune 500 companies and the Big Four accounting firms. More than 88% of Miami business students secure employment within six months of graduation, while 10% continue with graduate education. Miami's MIS job-placement rate is nearly 100 percent. Our alumni prove the quality of their career preparation. More than 2,000 Miami business graduates are presidents, CEOs, or owners of companies.
Are there special admission requirements?
Miami's Farmer School of Business is annually recognized as one of the nation's best undergraduate business schools. Each year, the number of first-year applications for the Farmer School of Business (FSB) exceeds the number of spaces available. Admission to FSB is holistic and comprehensive, considering many variables during the review process to establish the context of a student's achievements and demonstrated potential to be successful in its rigorous curriculum.
The middle 50% of students gaining direct entry into the FSB will typically have an academic profile as outlined below. Please note that an estimated 25% of students offered direct admission will have an academic profile that exceeds these ranges and an estimated 25% will have an academic profile that falls below these ranges.
Please note that for the 2012–13 academic year, there is an additional $75 per credit hour fee for most business school courses. This credit hour fee will increase to $100 per credit hour for the 2013–14 academic year. For additional details on tuition and fees, visit the Office of the Bursar.
What courses would I take?
All MIS students take a common core of courses, which includes analysis and design of information systems, management of information systems, strategic uses of information systems, project management, design and development of databases, building web-based business information systems, web-based programming (.net), and data communications.
The remaining elective courses are chosen from within the department according to personal career and academic interest.
What can I do with this major?
Graduates with a major in Management Information Systems may pursue careers in information systems analysis and design, data communications, network analysis, project management, microcomputing, consulting, IT auditing, and web development. Graduates are qualified to pursue graduate study in a variety of fields, including business administration and MIS. Many recent MIS graduates have taken positions in information systems consulting.
Who can I contact for more information?
Farmer School of Business
Student Services Office
Oxford, OH 45056