Management Information Systems Major

MIS focuses on the role that computers play in managing and making sense of the ever-increasing amount of data flowing into organizations. Managers are tasked with figuring out how to deal with data-overload inundating their organization through increasing automation. As a student in our program, you will learn how to create value through innovation utilizing people, processes, and technology.

Advising Information

Advisor: Joseph Banks
Office: Business 309
Phone Number: 435.797.2272
Email: joseph.banks@usu.edu

RCDE Advisors

A list of RCDE locations and the corresponding Advisors are available on the Academic Advising Materials Page.

Academic Advising Materials

About This Degree

The Department of Management Information Systems combines business and electronics. The Department of MIS has created a hands-on learning environment to allow students access to the latest hardware and software tools. The program is designed to prepare individuals for positions as managers in business information systems, including database administrators, web designers, electronic commerce developers, systems analysts, applications programmers, IT security managers, and systems trainers. Courses enable students to solve business problems using a variety of computer programs.

The management information systems program gives students well-developed skills in information processing, business writing, and microcomputers. Because of the variety of business courses required to obtain a degree in management information systems, graduates might find opportunities beyond the traditional MIS sphere, including sales, advertising, retailing, finance, personnel, traffic, and transportation.

The MIS program is housed in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, the oldest business school west of the Mississippi. USU has offered business degrees since 1894 and has long held prestigious accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International and continues to be on the forefront of advanced business education.

Students receive a BS by completing all required courses in the major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.

Distance Education

The BS in management information systems is available through USU’s Regional Campuses and Distance Education program at the following locatons:

Beaver, Bicknell, Blanding, Brigham City, Castle Dale, Cortez, Delta, Ephraim, Junction, Kanab, Milford, Moab, Montezuma Creek, Monticello, Monument Valley, Nephi, Price, Richfield, Salt Lake, Southwest, Tooele, Tremonton, Uintah Basin, Wendover

Career Options

With a degree in management information systems, you will be qualified for the following careers:

  • Information manager
  • Systems analyst
  • Network and Internet manager
  • Webmaster
  • Electronic commerce worker
  • Data network security administrator
  • Project manager
  • Network administrator
  • Web developer
  • Software engineer
  • Technical consultant
  • Assistant analyst
  • Business systems analyst
  • Business systems project manager
  • Communications network designer
  • Database analyst