Management Information System (MIS)

Overview

In the global Information Age, success, for individuals and for companies, requires the ability to manage information effectively. IS can only be effectively designed and implemented when understood in the context of the individual user, the work group, the organization and society. Therefore, the study of MIS combines a focus on technology with a focus on organizational systems within the business context. Not only do students develop technical and problem-solving skills that are in high demand by employers, they learn to identify how IT can best be used within a business organization.

Job Titles

Administrator Project Specialist
Consultant Software Help Desk Expert
Consultant Systems Analyst
Database Administrator Systems Development
Database Designer Tech Support
IT Specialist Trainer
Network Administrator Web Administrator
Programmer Web Master

Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).
Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.

Employers

Business Management Organizations Insurance and Financial Firms
Computer System Design Firms Manufacturers
Electronic Companies Technology Based Organizations
Government Agencies

Internships

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Application Developer
  • Database Research
  • Information Management Intern
  • IS Intern
  • IT Intern
  • Programming Intern

To search for internship opportunities, log in to HuskyCareerLink, Career Services’ online job and internship database for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.

Co-ops

For more information, please visit the College of Business Administration website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may search their website for co-op and internship information.

Resources

The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Career & Job Websites

Campus Organizations & Activities

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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: