Management Information Systems (MIS) professionals are the people with the information technology plans. They provide solutions relating to sales forecasting, optimizing production, installing appropriate technology, analyzing trends, and displaying information. 

MIS graduates have developed interpersonal and technical skills and understand business ethics. They are also practiced in different types of system analysis and development.


The Business Department at Parkside offers an in-depth MIS major. You'll focus on skills such as prototyping, software acquisition, project management, system development, coding, and implementing an actual system in an organization.

MIS majors, and other students in the College of Business, Economics, and Computing, gain real-world experience through the Ralph Jaeschke Solutions for Economic Growth Center (SEG), a campus partnership with area businesses and nonprofit organizations. Under the direction of faculty, students help solve business challenges, allowing them to expand upon what they learn in the classroom. The work provides a cost-effective solution for medium and small-sized  organizations.

Within SEG are specialty centers:

  • Information Technology Practice Center
  • Operations Management Specialty Center
  • and Accounting and Finance Specialty Center

It's difficult to learn from a textbook how business is conducted outside of the U.S. The Global Education Center (GEC) evolved as a means to:

  • provide students with first-hand experience through international study
  • bring international experts and scholars to campus
  • provide faculty members with opportunities to study abroad
  • and recruit international students to Parkside.

Our Business Department is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). We offer a high-quality, highly relevant educational experience taught by professors who regularly interact with the business community and who are up to date with the rapid changes in the global business environment.

Only 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this "gold standard" program accreditation.


MIS graduates pursue careers in business programming, microcomputers, local area networks (LAN), database management, system analysis, or system design. Graduates will find an array of career opportunities such as:

  • application developer
  • computer programmer
  • database administrator
  • hardware technician
  • logistics manager
  • MIS director
  • software developer
  • web content coordinator

Goal 1  

Identify, communicate, and recommend information system solutions to meet practical business needs.

Goal 2

Apply principles and tools of data modeling and analytics to practical business scenarios.  

Goal 3

Utilize appropriate programming constructs and tools to develop an information system application.

Goal 4

Design information system infrastructure for a given business scenario.

Goal 5

Apply project management principles to practical information system projects.



University of Wisconsin System Member
The Higher Learning Commission
Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification
AACSB accredited
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