Management Information Systems

Bradley’s Management Information Systems (MIS) major combines computer-related coursework with other business courses to develop knowledgeable students who work well in corporate environments. Develop your interpersonal, business, and technology skills to solve business problems as an MIS major. As an MIS major, you’ll begin with programming courses to develop skills in analyzing, designing, and developing systems. Then you’ll focus on the application of business technology to specific situations, finishing with a client technology-based business project during your senior year. Working in a dedicated laboratory with state-of-the-art technology, you’ll gain competence in data communications, network administration, and managing information technology to achieve organizational goals.

Outside the Classroom

Many MIS majors 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.


MIS graduates obtain positions as systems analysts and IT professionals who are able to communicate in business language with business professionals and also speak the language of technical workers. You can also go into web development, database administration, programming, and network administration positions. MIS students have recently had internships with Caterpillar, Discover, Accenture, Kellogg, Edward Jones, and Country Financial.

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