Management Information Systems

The management information systems major prepares you to use technology to benefit businesses and nonprofits. It combines relational skills with technical skills and emphasizes interactions between organizations’ business and information technology staff.

Preparing You For Success

MIS blends business knowledge with information systems tools and leadership development. This background equips you to use technology to solve business-related issues. Courses give you a foundation in application development, systems analysis and design, business intelligence, data networking and database management. To complete the degree, you complete a semester-long consulting project for a local business or nonprofit organization.

By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • Professional development and networking through the Association of Information Systems Professionals
  • Mentoring relationships with faculty who are active in local business development
  • Internships across the country
  • Access to the MIS lab and software like Microsoft Visio and Access

Making Your Mark

MIS majors are in demand for some of the nation’s fastest growing careers in cybersecurity, business analytics and systems analysis. In recent years, all Bradley graduates found jobs or continued to graduate school within six months of graduation. They are working for companies such as Accenture, Kellogg, Discover, Edward Jones and State Farm Insurance.

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.

Students must also complete Foster College's business core.