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mis management information systems concentration

MIS(Management Information Systems) Concentration

Christian Brothers University

School of Business


it s true
  • 5 out of 10 fastest growing professions in 2004-14 (according to the U.S. Department of Labor) are in IT/MIS
fastest growth rates thru 2014 2006 us bureau of labor statistics
Fastest Growth Rates Thru 2014[2006 - US Bureau of Labor Statistics]
  • Computer System Software Engineer ($81,140)
  • Computer Application Software Engineer ($76,310)
  • Biomedical Engineer ($70,520)
  • Physician Assistant ($69,250)
  • Environmental Engineer ($67,620)
  • Computer Systems Analyst ($67,520)
  • Database Administrator ($61,950)
  • Physical Therapist ($61,560
  • Network Analyst ($61,250)
  • Hydrologist ($60,880)
nace august 2008 national association of colleges and employers
NACE August 2008[National Association of Colleges and Employers]
  • In 2008, MIS graduates saw healthier increases in their average salaries that any other field (8.2%) with an average of $50,888 – 71% of offers were over $50,000
  • Average salary for IT, MIS, and computer science graduates were higher that any other field
types of positions for mis students
Types of Positions for MIS Students
  • Business Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Database Designer/Administrator
  • Applications Designer, Developer, Programmer
  • Security Officer
  • Webmaster
  • Network Administrator
  • IT Consultant
  • IT Project Manager
  • Ultimately IT Director and CIO!
demand for it jobs will soar thru 2016
“Demand for IT Jobs Will Soar Thru 2016”
  • Five IT specialties are among the 25 fastest-growing jobs anticipated by 2016, according to a new forecast from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Positions in network systems and data communications analysis will increase 53 percent between 2006 and 2016, the highest rate of growth of any occupation.
  • Computer software application engineers will see the fourth-highest growth, with an increase of 44 percent.
  • Computer systems analysts (29%), database administrators (29%) and computer systems software engineers (28%) also rank in the top 25 jobs in terms of job growth.
  • Other IT occupations expected to see increase growth include network and computer systems administrators, computer and information research scientists, computer information systems managers and computer support specialists.
u s tech employment hits its highest point in seven years information week july 2007
U.S. Tech Employment Hits Its Highest Point In Seven Years [Information Week, July 2007]
  • The unemployment rate for IT occupations fell to 2%, and total IT employment has reached nearly 3.6 million, better than it has been the past seven years, according to the most recent household employment survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • The results paint a much better picture for the health of the IT profession than during the recession of 2003 and 2004, when the IT unemployment rate hit 5.3%.
  • But a shift in the type of work U.S. tech workers do also is continuing. The biggest job gains the past year come for software engineers, IT managers, and network systems analysts. Programmers and support specialists continue to lose jobs.
  • Total IT employment of 3.58 million and the size of the available IT workforce -- 3.65 million working or unemployed -- are at their highest levels since the BLS started using these eight computer-related job categories in 2000.
  • At 2%, the tech unemployment rate matches that of the larger management and professional class measured by BLS. Employers added about 93,000 computer-related jobs from a year ago.
ten best jobs in america money magazine and salary com 2007
Ten Best Jobs in America[Money Magazine and Salary.com, 2007]
  • 1. Software Engineer
  • 2. College Professor
  • 3. Financial Adviser
  • 4. Human Resource Manager
  • 5. Physician Assistant
  • 6. Market Research Analyst
  • 7. Computer IT Analyst
  • 8. Real Estate Appraiser
  • 9. Pharmacist
  • 10. Psychologist
us it jobs going vs staying the mis curriculum focuses on the staying
US IT Jobs: Going vs Staying[The MIS curriculum focuses on the “staying”]
  • Going (being outsourced):
    • Highly defined, non-collaborative programming
    • Commodity help desk
    • Legacy maintenance
  • Staying:
    • Collaborative, creative programming
    • Project Management
    • Requirements Analysis
    • Design
    • Business process consulting
    • Processes requiring ultra high service levels
    • Security risk processes

Copyright - D. Brandon, Ph.D., PMP - Christian Brothers University

10 skills employers can t resist computerworld november 5 2007
“10 Skills Employers Can’t Resist”[ComputerWorld, November 5, 2007]
  • Machine Learning – especially data mining and security related
  • Mobile Applications
  • Wireless Networking
  • Human Computer Interfaces – especially web
  • Project Management
  • General Networking
  • Network Convergence – “technology management”
  • Open Source Programming
  • Business Intelligence
  • Skills in a wide range of application languages (php, java, c++, .net, XML, etc.)

Copyright – Dan Brandon

cbu mis specialization
CBU MIS Specialization
  • Four courses plus internship course
  • All MIS courses conducted in versatile “hybrid” mode – part online part in person
  • 16 week format
  • Personal face to face contact with MIS instructors at times compatible with both day and evening students
cbu mis specialization courses all have mis 153 and mis 231 as prereq s
CBU MIS Specialization Courses[all have MIS 153 and MIS 231 as Prereq’s]
  • MIS 295 DataComm, Networks, and Security
  • MIS 351 Systems Design and Analysis
  • MIS 470 Application and Web Development
  • MIS 471 Database Design, Data Mining, and Business Intelligence
  • MIS 455 MIS Practicum and Project Management
mis 295data communication networks and security
MIS 295Data Communication, Networks, and Security
  • Systems Software
  • Data Communication Fundamentals
  • Networks
    • Wired networks
    • Wireless networks
  • Cyber Security
    • Operating Systems
    • Networks
    • Client Devices
    • Risk Management
    • Business Continuity
mis 351 systems design and analysis
MIS 351 Systems Design and Analysis
  • System Context
  • System Requirements Discovery and Analysis
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design
    • Use Case Analysis
    • Unified Modeling Language (UML)
    • Class Diagramming
    • Event Diagramming
  • Rational Unified Process (RUP)
  • User Interface Design
  • Prototyping
  • System Proposals
mis 470 application and web development
MIS 470 Application and Web Development
  • Computational Logic
  • Modern Programming Principles
    • Structured Programming
    • Object Oriented Programming
  • Application Design
  • Web Human Computer Interface
  • Web Programming (HTML, XML, JavaScript, PHP)
mis 471 database design data mining and business intelligence
MIS 471 Database Design, Data Mining, and Business Intelligence
  • Data Management
  • Relational Database Model & Normalization
  • Entity Relationship Modeling
  • Structure Query Language (SQL)
  • Open Source and Proprietary Databases
  • Database Configuration and Operation
  • Data Warehousing
  • Business Intelligence
  • On Line Analytical Processing (OLAP)
  • Data Mining
mis 455 mis practicum and project management
MIS 455 MIS Practicum and Project Management
  • Project Initiation
  • Project Planning
  • Project Execution
  • Project Control
  • Project Close Out
  • Team Project Practicum
so what is the going pay rate for it mis professionals today
So what is the going pay rate for IT/MIS professionals today? 
  • According to the US Department of Labor, the median annual earnings of IT/MIS managers was $92,570 while the middle 50 percent earned between $71,650 and $118,330!
  • Here are examples of salaries that typical IT/MIS professionals receive, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:•Network systems and data communications analyst; Average salary: $60,600• Computer software engineer, applications; Average salary: $79,930• Computer software engineer, systems software; Average salary: $76,910• Database administrator; Average salary: $60,650• Network and computer systems administrator; Average salary: $40,430
got job want job
Got Job, Want Job ?
  • If not, then you have come to the right place
  • MIS may be the “ticket” for you !
  • Check out the Sloan Career Center link for MIS:
    • http://www.careercornerstone.org/infosys/infosys.htm