Management information systems (MIS) will prepare you for a career in a variety of information technology fields. The MIS concentration will teach you how to use technology and information to improve a company’s operations and bottom line. Students can gain depth in the areas of software development using database technology, programming, telecommunications and the use of various computer tools. The concentration also addresses emerging trends and issues in IS theory and applications are emphasized in order to better serve those students who rise to managerial responsibility. Thus, students are prepared to use their practical knowledge in a decision-making capacity.
If your primary interest is in MIS, it’s recommended that you do not pursue another concentration and supplement the concentration requirements by taking additional courses in MIS. However, if you are already pursuing another concentration and have an interest in MIS, the four-course concentration is an advantage in information and tech-related fields.
Depending on your year, the management information systems concentration is fulfilled by one of two track a) two required CQS courses, one recommended CS course and one-two elective courses (freshmen and sophomores only) or b) one required MIS course and three elective courses (juniors and seniors only). 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.
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.