Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems (MIS) directors manage information systems and computing resources for entire organizations. They also work under the chief information officer and deal directly with lower-level information technology employees. These managers oversee a variety of user services such as an organization’s help desk, which employees can call with questions or problems. MIS directors may also make hardware and software upgrade recommendations based on their experience with an organization’s technology.

Significant Points:

  • Projected job growth stems primarily from rapid growth among computer-related occupations.
  • Employers prefer managers with advanced technical knowledge acquired through computer-related work experience and formal education.
  • Job opportunities should be best for applicants with a master’s degree in business administration with technology as a core component.

Sample Occupations:

  • Technology Officers
  • IT Director
  • Business Analyst
  • Database Manager
  • Project Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Technical Director

Skills Required:

  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • May require to work overtime
  • Strong technical knowledge

Professional Organizations:

  • Undergraduate Council (UC)
  • Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum Committee (UPCC)
  • Sigma Beta Delta National Honor Society in Business, Management and Administration


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