Management Information Systems

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Dr. Matthew McGowan
Department Chair
mmcgowan@bradley.edu

The Degree
Bradley’s Management Information Systems (MIS) major combines computer-related course work with other business courses to develop knowledgeable students who work well in corporate environments. The program is administered by the Department of Business Management and Administration. The difference between the management information systems major and other computer majors is in the ability to work well in team environments and apply technology to solve business problems.

Bradley's Foster College of Business Administration has earned accreditation by the AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—International. AACSB accreditation assures that the school is committed to continued improvement and quality in all areas of business.

MIS majors study in the areas of:

  • database management
  • information systems
  • information technology
  • data communications

In their senior year, students in the program finish with a capstone course on implementation of computer systems.

Faculty/Curriculum
Students in the Department of Business Management and Administration are exposed to a wide variety of faculty expertise. In addition to teaching, many instructors consult and are involved in local business development. This practical experience is brought into the classroom.

Some of the research interests of Bradley’s business faculty include:

  • executive development
  • growth strategies
  • strategic planning
  • quality management
  • determinants of employee turnover
  • the impact of personality, and influence behaviors at the workplace
  • entrepreneurship
  • business law
  • ethics

Opportunities at Bradley
Outside of the classroom, Bradley Management Information Systems majors have a wealth of cocurricular and cooperative learning experiences to choose from, including buFusion.net—a student organization dedicated to student technology resources on campus and AITP, the Association of Information Technology Professionals.

Beyond Bradley
Entry level job titles include:

  • Computer Systems Consultant
  • Technical Support Representative
  • Support Engineer
  • Data Processor
  • Information Systems Consultant

Bradley graduates with an MIS degree have gone on to excel at various different companies, such as:

  • Accenture
  • Hewitt Associates
  • Sears
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Platinum Technology
  • NIMS Associates
  • State Farm Insurance