This unique mix of education combines quantitative methods and analytical approaches to solving problems in all areas of business utilizing current technology. Management Information Systems ( MIS) is a discipline and a profession that brings information and communication technologies to businesses and society. By applying information and communications technologies and systems, MIS solves real business problems and gives competitive advantage to firms. MIS focuses on the concepts and tools necessary for analyzing, designing, planning, developing, and managing organizational information resources. MIS includes courses such as Database Management Systems , Social media and Web Analytics, Project Management , Information System Security , Computer Forensics, Advanced Systems Analysis and Design.

For additional information please Visit the MIS major website at the FAU Department of Information Technology and Operations Management (ITOM).

 

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Reading comprehension Active listening skills Different learning strategies
Critical thinking Research Active learner
Ability to prepare technical reports Work independently and on a team Collaboration & leadership
Giving advice on business or research Design systems Oral & written communication skills

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Actuary Information Systems Developer Network Administrator/Manager
Analyst/Programmer Information Systems Manager On-line Services Manager
Applications Programmer Information Technology Manager Operating Systems Programmer
Auditor Internet Developer Operations Manager
Communications Specialist Internet Marketing Analyst Operations Researcher
Computer Aided Software Inventory Control Specialist PC Support Specialist
Computer Security Analyst Inventory Manager Plant Manager
Software Support Technician Investment Analyst Product Development Manager
Consultant LAN Manager Product Forecaster/Estimator
CQI Production Manager Logistics Manager Production Line Manager
Data Communications Analyst Management Analyst Production Scheduler/Planner
Data Security Analyst Manager/Supervisor Programmer
Database Manager/Admin. Market Research Analyst Purchasing Agent/Manager
Distribution Manager Materials Controller Quality Assurance Analyst
End-User Computing Manager Materials Manager Quality Control Specialist
End-User Technician Medical Systems Designer Records Management Analyst
Financial Planner Microcomputer/Workstation Manager Relocation Analyst
Risk and Insurance Specialist Mortgage Researcher Risk Analyst
Statistician Systems Administrator Software Tester
Computer Systems Hardware Analyst Information Systems Application Developer Systems Analyst
Engineering Specialist

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Broadcasting Studios/Networks Colleges/Universities Communication Firms
Consulting Firms Corporations Government Agencies
Hospitals Law Offices Libraries
Marketing Research Firms Museums Newspapers
Non-profit Organizations Planning Agencies Public Relations Firms
Professional/Trade Organizations Publishers Online Vendors/Database
Producers Research Organizations Research Laboratories
School Systems

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

The FAU Department of Information Technology and Operations Management (ITOM) offers Internship for credit course. For more details contact the Chair of the ITOM department or send an email to AKSITOM@fau.edu.

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • Careers for Bookworms and Other Literary Types
  • Careers for Computer Buffs and Other Technological Types
  • Careers for Cybersurfers and Other Online Types
  • Careers in Business
  • Careers in Computers
  • Careers in Education
  • Career Opportunities in Computers and Cyberspace
  • Careers in Information Technology
  • Florida Library Directory
  • Opportunities in Computer Careers
  • Opportunities in Library and Information Science Careers
  • Opportunities in Technical Writing Careers
  • Opportunities in Telecommunications Technology Careers
  • Top 100 Computer & Technical Careers
  • Who's Who in Special Libraries

 

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