A Career Guide for theManagement Information Systems Major
Computer study focuses on the design, manufacture, application, and effective management of computers, computer materials, computer equipment, and software. It includes the management, analysis, and dissemination of information via computer. From tiny hand-held electronic devices to huge multi-cabinet computers operated by many large organizations, computers pervade our culture and affect nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Computer study can be divided into three areas. The first two are Computer Science and Computer Engineering. These two disciplines focus on the study of highly technical and mathematical/theoretical foundations for the development of systems software such as operating systems and language translators. The third discipline, Management Information Systems, focuses on the use of concepts and tools necessary for analyzing, designing, planning, and developing system resources.
Management Information Systems (MIS) emphasizes practical applications of information systems technology to a greater degree than Computer Science and Engineering.
Management Information Systems concentrates on the design, development, use, and management of systems in the business environment used to supply managers with accurate and timely information for use in making business decisions. Students can select either the C# or Java programming language for the Advanced Programming and Project courses which conclude the major coursework. Graduates of the MIS program are prepared for careers with any type of company that uses computers and software applications as a critical part of their operation.
The following Interests and Aptitudes/Qualities are associated with or needed for success in the study of this major.
·Work on multi-discipline projects
·Design/Enhance business processes
·Design programming tools
·Working with people
·Enjoy working with computer
technology and software
·Working with numbers
·Working with the Internet
·Enjoy learning/understanding all
systems and processes across
·Oral/written communication skills
·Working independently and on teams
·Compiling/analyzing numerical data
·Working with changing technology
·Good interpersonal skills
·Knowledge of computer languages, equipment, and application programs
Florida Atlantic University awards either the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management Information Systems to those students who complete the college degree requirements. In addition to the University and College degree requirements, students seeking a B.S. in Management Information Systems must complete 6 additional credits of math or statistics courses beyond the calculus and statistics required in the pre-professional courses. A grade of "C-" or better is required in "Core" courses and a grade of "C" is required in all "Major" courses.
The following are examples of positions often held by Management Information Systems graduates:
IT Implementation Specialist
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
IT Production Control Analyst
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Note: Some of the above professions will require advanced study or training.
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