Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems (MIS) is for individuals who love to work with other people to solve problems and would like to develop the Information Technology (IT) skills necessary to do so.

Opportunity to Innovate

The Foster College’s MIS major provides you with 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. You will apply your skills to a real-life senior capstone project.

Impact the World

Companies who employ our graduates run the gamut from small entrepreneurial startups to Fortune 50 corporations. Some examples of widely known firms who hire Foster College MIS graduates are:

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

Entry-level job titles for MIS graduates include:

  • Business or systems analyst
  • Business/web application developer
  • Network administrator or specialist
  • Information security specialist 

Major Requirements

Required Courses - 12 hrs.

  • MIS 272 Business Analytics Tools and Techniques - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 375 Business Systems Analysis and Design - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 478 Implementing Business Computer Systems - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 373 Business Data Communications - 3 hrs.
    or MIS 374 Database Management and Administration - 3 hrs.

Programming Courses (choose three) - 9-10 hrs.

  • MIS 276 Developing Information Systems for E-commerce - 3 hrs.
  • One of the following sequences:
    • MIS 175 Introduction to Developing Business Applications - 3 hrs. & MIS 275 Business Applications Using Visual Basic - 3 hrs. or CIS 275 Business Applications With Visual Basic - 3 hrs.
    • CS 101 Introduction to Programming - 4 hrs. & CS 102 Data Structures - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses (choose two) - 5-6 hrs.

  • M L 357 Leadership and Interpersonal Behavior - 2 hrs.
  • MIS 373 Business Data Communications - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 374 Database Management and Administration - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 378 HCI & Usability Testing - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 379 Information Security - 3 hrs.