Management of Information Systems, B.S.

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The value of an Oakland University MIS degree boils down to a single data point: 100 percent employment.

The rise of big data has created explosive demand for management information systems (MIS) professionals. Oakland University’s MIS degree elevates you to the top of the hiring pool. Our MIS degree stands out for its business-specific approach to management information systems. You’ll apply MIS concepts and techniques in real-world contexts, learning to wield information technology as a powerful problem-solving tool for corporations, nonprofits and government agencies. The Institute for Business and Information Technology has listed Oakland University as one of the nation’s top 20 MIS degrees, and employers have taken note: 100 percent of our recent graduates landed information systems management jobs within a year of completing our MIS degree.

MIS Degree: The Oakland University Advantage

Our MIS degree students’ stellar performance in the job market is partly the result of our location. We sit in a vibrant economic region that’s full of opportunity, with more than half the Fortune 100 and over 1,000 international companies maintaining offices here. The management informations systems program has active partnerships throughout the community, yielding unique opportunities to build your academic record and polish your resume.

Our MIS degree equips you with:

  • Superior data skills. The on-campus Center for Data Science and Big Data Analytics gives MIS majors access to a world-class information resources. This collaborative, interdisciplinary institute conducts applied research in multiple areas, including business, finance, industrial engineering, health care operations, genetic science, and manufacturing.
  • Professional connections. Oakland University’s wide network of business relationships adds enormous value to our MIS degree. You’ll have exceptional opportunities to connect with professional mentors (and potential employers) via internships, case-based assignments, on-campus recruiting events, guest lectures and special projects.
  • Rigorous academics. Our MIS degree includes optional specializations in Business Analytics and Information Security Management. Both concentrations deepen your ability to apply MIS expertise in ways that maximize value for businesses and other organizations. And with an additional year of study, you can expand your MIS degree into a Master of Science in IT Management.
  • Strong faculty relationships. You’ll take nearly every course in our MIS degree program from faculty experts, not graduate students or adjuncts. Many professors have years of corporate experience and bring a first-hand business perspective into the classroom.
  • An MIS degree that employers respect. Oakland University has a widespread reputation for excellence in business education. In addition to regular appearances in national rankings, our business school holds prestigious dual accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Management Information System Careers

An MIS degree qualifies you to enter one of the fastest-growing job sectors in the country. Organizations of every size, in all industries, need computer and information systems managers. High demand translates into high management information system salaries.

Our recent MIS degree graduates have a 100 percent employment record. You may have job offers waiting for you at graduation, in areas such as:

  • Computer systems analysis
  • Business analytics
  • Web development
  • Programming
  • Information security
  • Information systems strategy
  • Database administration

MIS Degree: What You’ll Study

Our MIS degree approaches information technology from a problem-solving perspective. You’ll learn to analyze, design and implement information systems that support more productive workers and more effective organizations.

Coursework in our MIS program covers areas such as:

  • Business database systems
  • Business systems analysis
  • Project management
  • Networks
  • Information security
  • E-commerce
  • Business application architecture
  • Business analytics
  • Mobile security
  • IS security
  • Web analytics
  • My future career:

    Computer Systems Analyst

  • My future career:

    Database Administrator

  • My future career:

    Information Security Analyst

  • My future career:

    Management/Business Analyst

  • My future career:

    Network Administrator

  • My future career:

    Software Developer

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    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

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    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Business Application Developer
    • Business Intelligence Analyst
    • Database Application Developer
    • Information Systems Manager
    • IT Consultant
    • Systems Developer
    • Technical Support Specialist
    • Web Designer
    • Web Developer

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