Management Information Systems

Engage Business and Society

A major in Management Information Systems (MIS) is for people who love to solve problems and would like to develop the IT skills necessary to do so.

Opportunity to Innovate

Foster's MIS major provides a strong foundation in Information Systems/Technology (IS/IT) knowledge and skills focused on organizations.

Whether it be the Cloud, Big Data, IS/IT Security, or IS Services, through the MIS program, you will develop business-focused IS/IT skills including: application development, systems analysis and design, business intelligence, data networking, and database management and administration.

Many MIS majors will join the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), a student organization that allows students to explore careers in information technology, such as systems analysts, consultants, and positions that combine people skills, business understanding, and technical knowledge.

Impact the World

Foster College MIS graduates experience a 97% placement rate. You may work for one of the following companies or firms which hire Foster MIS students:

  • Accenture
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Discover
  • Edward Jones
  • Kellogg
  • State Farm Insurance

Entry-level job titles for MIS graduates include:

  • Business or systems analyst
  • Information technology consultant
  • Business application developer
  • Network administrator or specialist

Course Requirements

Requirements for the management information systems major are:

  • Three programming courses:
    • BMA 276 Developing Information Systems for E-commerce
    • One of the following sequences:
    • BMA 175 & BMA/CIS 275 or & CS 101 & CS 102
  • BMA 272 Management Applications of Personal Computers
  • BMA 375 Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • BMA 478 Implementing Business Computer Systems
  • BMA 373 Business Data Communications or BMA 374 Database Management and Administration
  • Two of the following:
    • BMA 357 Leadership and Interpersonal Behavior
    • BMA 373 Business Data Communications
    • BMA 374 Database Management and Administration
    • BMA 378 HCI & Usability Testing
    • BMA 379 Information Security

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