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MIS. Management Information Systems. An overview of the field, our program, and career opportunities. The MIS Degree. IS offered through the Information Systems Department in the Hankamer School of Business. What is MIS?.

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    1. MIS Management Information Systems An overview of the field, our program, and career opportunities

    2. The MIS Degree IS offered through the Information Systems Department in the Hankamer School of Business

    3. What is MIS? “MIS is the design, development, use and management of computer-based information systems in organizations.” Information Systems (IS) is the engine that drives the business.

    4. EE CE CS SE MIS Focus on Hardware Focus on Software Focus on Organizational Needs How does the MIS field differ from other computer-related fields? EE- electrical engineering: CE- computer engineering: CS- computer science: SE- software engineering: IS- information systems

    5. What MIS Professionals Do “We integrate information technology (IT) solutions and business processes to meet the information needs of businesses, enabling them to meet their objectives in efficient and effective ways” “We emphasize information and see technology as a way to bring about change.”

    6. What are some of the types of jobs? Some typical job titles: • Business Process Analyst • Consultant • Programmer/ Analyst • Software Engineer • Technology Risk Consultant • Project Manager L

    7. Consulting Firms Protiviti SunGard Consulting Accenture Public Accounting Firms Ernst & Young Large Firms with Internal IT Groups USAA ConocoPhillips What types of companies do our MIS grads work for? • Non-Profits • Public Schools and Universities • Charities • Hospitals • Government • FBI • CIA • Sports • Houston Astros L

    8. * 7/2008 Survey from National Association of College Employers I L

    9. Common Concerns • Outsourcing of IS jobs? • These concerns are related to lower level programming positions--- not analyst and information system management positions. • Poor job market? • IS is one of the most recession proof jobs • Sitting behind a computer all day? L

    10. What is the employment outlook for MIS Grads? • “Employment of computer and IS managers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2014” --- US Dept of Labor 2006-2007 report • “Look into tech. It's one of several sectors on our list that is slated to see the sharpest job growth between now and 2014” --- Business 2.0 Magazine, May 2006 • 5 of the 10 fast growing jobs are in technology related fields • “MIS / Computer Science graduates will be in greater demand than ever over the next 15 years. If there’s a field to go into, this is it.” – Bill Gates

    11. Technical IS knowledge Core business knowledge Teamwork, communication, critical thinking, and project management skills An interest in making organizations and the people in them function more effectively MIS Program - database design, programming, networking and security, project management, systems analysis and design Business Core Classes - accounting, business law, economics, finance, management, and marketing The four year Baylor experience combined with an outside internship You! What skills are needed? Where do you get these skills?

    12. Technical IS knowledge Core business knowledge Teamwork, communication, critical thinking, and project management skills An interest in making organizations and the people in them function more effectively MIS Program - database design, programming, networking and security, project management, systems analysis and design Business Core Classes - accounting, business law, economics, finance, management, and marketing The four year Baylor experience combined with an outside internship You! What skills are needed? Where do you get these skills?

    13. What does the Information Systems Department have to offer you? • Quality of faculty • Core MIS classes taught by full-time PhD faculty • Cutting edge faculty research that ties back to the classroom • Excellent industry experience and relationships • Quality of curriculum • AACSB and SACS accredited • Continually updated to reflect state of the art knowledge • Based on theory; tempered by practice • Courses consistent with Association of Information Systems (AIS) and Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) recommendations • Quality of relationships • Supportive, engaged faculty who are available to help you • Other MIS majors with interests similar to yours • Corporate relationships

    14. MIS Leadership & AITP L

    15. 4-Year Baylor Experience L

    16. Internships McVade Solutions D

    17. What Do I Want to Do When I Grow up?

    18. McVade Solutions

    19. Non-Profit • Service Based Learning • Stepping Out • Waco Cares • AITP • Church Websites

    20. Have Fun • School/Fun Balance • Strong Man Diadeloso • Pizza Eating Competition

    21. What opportunities are available outside the classroom? • Active student MIS Organization- Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) • Internship program • A great path to a full time position! • 3 hour class credit • Summer between junior and senior year • Epsilon Delta Pi Computer Information Systems Honor Society • “Best” Program– an HSB business honors program available to MIS majors

    22. What are the required courses for the 18 hour MIS major? Four courses (12 hours) that include: • Introduction to Business Programming Logic (MIS-3301) • Systems Analysis and Design (MIS-3320) • Foundations of Database Management (MIS-4340) • Telecommunications and Networking (MIS-4342) L

    23. What are the required courses for the 18 hour MIS major? An additional 3 hours selected from one of three programming classes: • E-commerce Systems Development (MIS-4320) • Business Systems Development (MIS-4321) • Client Server Development (MIS-3341) An additional 3 hours selected from one of two Information Systems Management classes: • Cyber security (MIS-4350) • IT Project Management (MIS-4330) L

    24. BAYLOR MIS L

    25. For more information…. • Dr. Hope Koch @ Hope_Koch@baylor.edu • Larry McVadeLarry_McVade@baylor.edu • Visit our website at: http://www.baylor.edu/business/mis/