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Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems (MIS) is the intersection between business and technology. As such, students who get a Management Information Systems degree learn to solve business problems and create new opportunities with technology. Management Information Systems is also often shortened to Information Systems (IS) or Information Technology (IT). MIS professionals are business-oriented, technically proficient individuals who are found in every type of industry from health-care and banking to media and gaming, as well as in the high tech industry such as Microsoft and Medtronic.

How is getting a Management Information Systems degree different from computer science?

Computer science focuses on the technology itself and less on its business application. MIS professionals apply technology to business needs.

A Management Information Systems degree and computer science program may seem similar, but there are major differences in their content and how they are taught. Computer science (CS) (occasionally termed Computer and Information Science – CIS) students take courses that will help them better understand technology, like math and physics classes. Management Information Systems degree seekers take courses that will help them understand business problems, like accounting and marketing. Neither one is better than the other – they’re just different.

What are the salary ranges for MIS professionals?

Metro State has the leading MIS education program in the region, and it is positioned to help prepare students for the future of Information Technology (IT). While many fields are having difficulties in the current economic environment, the future relating to using, developing, deploying and managing technology looks extremely bright. Not only are at least one third of current IT professionals planning to retire in the next ten years, the field has gone through a restructuring in the early part of this decade and is now poised to be one of the top growth areas for years to come.

Management Information Systems Programs