Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems (MIS) focuses on understanding the impact information systems have on organizations. The MIS major is developed around business administration and computer courses. Students gain a solid grounding in a variety of marketing and management principles, financial and managerial accounting, computer network concepts and computer programming. Computer laboratories and current versions of popular software packages help prepare graduates for a competitive job market.

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Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems
Newman University students studying the insides of a computer

Prominent Careers

All organizations rely on computer and information technology to conduct business and operate more efficiently. According to Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), 92% of IT workers work for non-IT companies. This makes the business courses taken in the MIS degree invaluable. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook, computer and IS management positions will grow by 17% between 2008 and 2018, which is faster than average for all occupations. This represents the fastest growing segment of management positions. The combination of a business and information technology background improves the applicant's prospects for employment. 

Partial list of employers of Newman graduates include:
American Express, AT&T, Boeing, Bombardier-Learjet, CCH, Cessna Aircraft, City of Wichita, Coleman, Excel, Federal Bureau of Investigation, High Touch, Koch Industries, Newman University, McAffe, State of Kansas, University of North Carolina, Smith Inc., Spirit, TKFast, Catholic Diocese of Wichita, and the Wichita Police Department.

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Graduates will be prepared to be lifelong learners, equipped to utilize both current technology and future advances in the field of IT. Throughout the program, students use ethical theories and professional guidelines to make decisions regarding the use of computers and technology. Graduates will have a new insight into social, political and legal issues related to computers and how technology affects the business and social aspects of our global society.

This program is aligned to meet the needs of the industry, using IT to solve real business problems.

Internships

Internships are available for qualified students during their junior and senior years. Experiences such as these, combined with case studies, develop the student's awareness of today's complex business world.