Management Information Systems Major

Management information systems students enjoy the highest placement rates and starting salaries of any business major because of the unique focus on data analytics and cutting-edge information systems technologies. Students will obtain knowledge in business intelligence, analytics, database, security, programming, and other areas found at the intersection of business and technology.

Students learn valuable skills such as SQL, Python with a data analytics focus, data visualization using Tableau, and many more. MIS graduates are successful due to extensive hands-on classroom experiences that utilize problem-solving approaches. Think MIS!

Career Opportunities


Students with an MIS degree often pursue the following career paths:

  • Technical Consultant
  • Communications Network
  • Designer
  • Webmaster
  • Business Systems Project Manager
  • Network & Internet Manager
  • Data Network Security Admin
  • Network Admin
  • IT Support Manager
  • Web Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Systems Technician
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Forensic Computer Analyst
  • Assistant Analyst
  • Database Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Electric Commerce Worker

Companies That Have Hired Huntsman MIS Students

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MIS Student Clubs

Career Development


At the Huntsman School, we believe in empowering our students to own their education and their careers. Career development opportunities start from the first day at the Huntsman School and continue throughout one's professional life.

Our professional career coaches are equipped with all the tools necessary to help you with interview prep, professional networking, job searching, and so much more!

Career Development Services

Amanda Stadel

Amanda Stadel

Career Coach (MIS Specialization)

amanda.stadel@usu.edu
EBB 309

Schedule an Appointment

Curriculum


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

Admission Requirements

To complete a MIS degree, students must first meet the admission requirements for the degree and be admitted into the degree program. Admission Requirements and Policies

Major Requirements

  1. University Studies Requirements (General Education and Depth Requirements): A group of “general” courses required for each student to fulfill in order to graduate. These courses teach a broad range of skills, knowledge, and values that prepare students for success in their majors and in their personal and professional lives after graduation. Most students complete their University Studies requirements by their junior year.
  2. Huntsman Core Requirements (Business Acumen): a group of entry level courses required for every Huntsman major. These courses ensure that each Huntsman student begins their business career with an understanding of fundamental business principles.
  3. MIS Major Requirements: A group of upper-level courses required to fulfill a respective major. These courses teach skills specific to the area of study in order for students to become specialized in their chosen field.

Requirement Sheets

When you declare a major and are admitted into a program, your major requirements are set and protected from changes. The date you are admitted into a program determines your catalog year and your set of requirements. The Major Requirement Sheets listed below match up with the requirements for each catalog year. Begin by selecting the requirement sheet that matches the catalog year you declared (or plan to declare) your major.

Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2020)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Spring 2019)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2018)

Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2017)

Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2016)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2015)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2013)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Summer 2012)

Sample 4-Year Plan

The sample four-year plan below is designed to help students plan a course of study to complete their degree program in four years. The sample plan is subject to changed and will vary based on catalog year and course work already completed by each student (placement tests, AP/CLEP credit, transfer work, summer school, etc.).

The plan is an example of how students may plan their own course of study by taking 15 credits per semester, and interweaving of their General Education requirements with their major requirements, to finish in four years. It is important to remember that some GE and Major requirements overlap. If a course can be counted for both GE and the major, then students can take more electives to fulfill their overall degree credit requirements.

Four Year Plan - Catalog Year 2020-21

Academic Advising


Nicole Sabin

Nicole Sabin

MIS Advisor (Logan Campus)

nicole.sabin@usu.edu
435.797.2272
EBB 309

Schedule an Appointment

Statewide Campus Advising

Students pursuing a distance education major must contact the advisors at their specific location.

Statewide Campus Advisors

Available Locations


  • Logan Main Campus
  • Statewide Campuses: Beaver, Bicknell, Blanding, Brigham City, Castle Dale, Cortez, Delta, Ephraim, Grantsville, Junction, Kanab, Moab, Montezuma Creek, Monticello, Monument Valley, Nephi, Panguitch, Park City, Richfield, Roosevelt (Uintah Basin), Salt Lake, Tooele, Tremonton, USU Eastern (Price), Vernal (Uintah Basin), Wendover

USU Statewide Campuses