Careers in Management Information Systems
Business computing is a growing and rapidly changing field offering many employment opportunities and a wide variety of career paths. Our graduates are highly sought after by the best organizations in the world, both large and small.
For those that pursue careers with large companies, they frequently work as project managers, systems analysts, information systems consultants, database administrators, or information systems auditors. Project managers plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. A systems analyst study an organization’s computer systems and design information systems solutions to help organizations operate more efficiently. Information systems consultants help organizations operate efficiently by developing IT solutions for business problems. A database administrator uses specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information or customer shipping records. They ensure private information is secure. An information systems auditor measures and assesses IT controls to ensure data integrity.
Some of our graduates prefer to work at smaller companies where they have access to the widest range of career opportunities, working as system managers, network managers, data processing managers, or as expert end-users in departments outside of data processing.
MIS graduates have chosen careers with some of the best organizations in the world including: IBM, Xerox, Dow Chemical, General Electric, Bank One, The Limited, Accenture, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young, Midland Insurance, First Union, EDS, Fifth Third Bank, Nationwide Insurance, the U.S Air Force, The State of Ohio, the Defense Logistics Agency, and the CIA. These employers value the business perspective on computing and the variety of hands-on experiences that the MIS program offers. Numerous recruiters come to campus specifically to recruit MIS majors both for jobs and for internship and co-op experiences. MIS graduates receive the highest salaries of any business major with the best graduates receiving offers exceeding $40,000.
Colin McHale, CSM, MCTS
Colin McHale is a technology consultant with Accenture, specializing in Program and Release Management. Colin is currently working in the Media & Entertainment industry, with additional years of experience in the insurance sector. A 2009 graduate of Ohio University’s College of Business, Colin earned a BBA in both management information systems and management and strategic leadership.