Management Information Systems
Why Study Management Information Systems
Effective information is an integral part of any successful organization. The development and administration of an effective information system requires competency in both technological skills and business knowledge. Management information systems professionals utilize
tools, techniques, and concepts of various disciplines, such as computer science, management science, and organizational behavior. These interdisciplinary tools, combined with an understanding of the basic needs of an organization, enable the information system professional to
apply computer technology to the solutions for a wide range of business problems.
Why Study Management Information Systems at Ship
Management information systems (MIS) professionals need strong communication and problem solving skills as well as a solid knowledge of business principles. At Shippensburg University, you’ll concentrate on strengthening communications skills, obtaining a broad general education
that provides a basic understanding of our society and the world, acquiring knowledge of the basic functions of an organization, and on understanding the dependency of an organization upon quality information. During their junior and senior years our students broaden
their focus to include advanced courses in information systems, management, and other courses that enable them to build the required technical and business knowledge and expertise.
You will experience learning through small class sizes that encourage interaction with professors and collaboration with classmates. Located in south central Pennsylvania, Shippensburg University is close to job and internship opportunities in Harrisburg, Philadelphia,
Washington DC and beyond.
Career Opportunities and Salary Estimates
The predicted quantity and diversity of positions in management information systems through 2020 make this an extremely attractive career path for college graduates.
Graduates from Shippensburg’s undergraduate Management Information Systems (MIS) degree program frequently find jobs as:
- Systems analysts
- Database administrators
- Network specialists
- Web designers
- Software engineers
- Project managers
- Technical trainers
Many students also choose to further study at the MBA level. If you want a career that involves equal parts business and technology, the undergrad MIS program can provide the skills you need.
Ship has a well-established
Business Internship Program that provides opportunities for on-the-job experience while gaining college credits. There are many internship opportunities for management information systems majors, and in some cases students continue as part-time employees while finishing the course work for their degree.
Internships often turn into job offers, according to
post-graduate surveys of Ship business students.
SHIP Career Connection online job bank contains listings for both full- and part-time internship opportunities at some of PA’s leading employers. You can also arrange your own internship by attending job fairs, networking with friends and family in the business world, or applying to federal and
The average salary for management information systems jobs in PA is $58,000.