Management Information Systems (MIS)

Due to increasing deployment of information technology (IT) in almost every part of an organization, its effective design, use, and management play a critical role in organizational success. A concentration in management information systems (MIS) will prepare you for a career focused on IT. The MIS concentration focuses on the application of IT to improve a company's strategic position and operations while maintaining their security and integrity.

Students can gain depth in areas that include systems analysis and design, database management systems, programming languages, project management, advanced spreadsheets, e-business, principles of security, and cloud services. The concentration also addresses emerging trends and issues in the design, use, and management of IT to better serve those students who rise to managerial responsibility. Thus, students are prepared to use their practical knowledge in a decision-making capacity to contribute to the organization's success.

If your primary interest is in MIS, it is recommended that you supplement the concentration requirements by taking additional courses in MIS rather than pursuing another concentration. However, if you are already pursuing another concentration and have an interest in MIS, you may add from a variety of MIS courses to complement your knowledge in the chosen concentration.


The MIS concentration is fulfilled by one required course and three elective courses.

The current schedule for these courses is available in the Schedule of Classes on the BU Brain. Descriptions of courses are listed in the Binghamton University Bulletin and course descriptions for the upcoming semester are available on the BU Brain.

Contact Academic Advising for the most updated list of core courses and electives.

Required coursework


Select two of the following (Students also have the option to take MIS 480: Special Topics in MIS except MIS 480G)

Select one of the following 

After You Graduate

The curriculum provides students with marketable job skills by teaching them material that is of immediate usefulness in entry-level positions. You could become an analyst, information systems consultant, network administrator, web developer or programmer.