What can I do with a major in...Management Information Systems?
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The management information systems major is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in business programming, microcomputers, local area networks (LAN), database management, system analysis, or system design.
What skills will I develop?
- Thorough knowledge of micro-computer and LAN hardware, data communication, internet, evaluation and administration of desktop and LAN operating systems, data modeling techniques, object-oriented modeling, database systems concepts, structured query language, client/server architecture, and distributed databases.
- System Analysis and Design: prototyping, software acquisition, structured and object-oriented techniques and project management
- System Development: Designing, documenting, coding, and implementing an actual system in an organization.
- Using a computer as a problem-solving tool (as part of a data processing systems, management information systems, and decision support systems).
- Designing and testing solution logic.
- Developing interactive, batch, file inquiry and maintenance programs.
- Applications Developer
- Computer Programmer
- Computer Support Analyst
- Data Base Administrator
- Computer Training Specialist
- Data Processing Manager
- Information Center Analyst
- Logistics Manager
- MIS Director/Specialist
- Network Administrator
- Operations Analyst
- Operations Manager
- Operations Researcher
- Systems Analyst
- Systems Manager
What can I do to find out if management information systems is for me?
- Take a management information systems course
- Network with professionals working in the management information systems industry
- Conduct informational interviews
- Volunteer or work part time in a management information systems position
- Research careers in the management information systems field
- Visit the UW-Parkside Career Center