The MIS Majorat UNC CharlotteManagement Information Systems The Belk College of Business Administration BIS/OM Department 359 Friday Building 704.687.2064
Agenda • What is this field about? • Where is MIS? • MIS at the Entry Level • Salaries • Curriculum
What is this field about? • We enable people to • Manage their organizations to better use data, information, and knowledge. • Relevant; Correct; When they need it; Where they need it; In a useful format; Secure • Manage databases, networks, and software systems • Manage development projects • Secure and audit their information systems • Educate and support users
Careers in MIS • Business / Systems Analyst • End User Support Technician • Help Desk Manager • Education and Training Specialist • Database Designer • Database Administrator • Network Support Specialist • Network Administrator • Software Application Developer • Web Site Designer • Information Systems Security and Auditing Specialist • Consultant • Project Manager
Computer and Information Systems Managers Education and training. A bachelor's degree in a computer-related field usually is required for management positions, although employers often prefer a graduate degree, especially an MBA with technology as a core component. Common majors for undergraduate degrees are computer science, information science, or management information systems (MIS). Job Outlook.Faster than average employment growth is expected, and job prospects should be excellent.
Computer Systems Analysts Education and training. When hiring computer systems analysts, employers usually prefer applicants who have at least a bachelor's degree. For jobs in a business environment, employers often seek applicants with at least a bachelor's degree in a business-related field such as management information systems (MIS). Increasingly, employers are seeking individuals who have a master's degree in business administration (MBA) with a concentration in information systems. Job Outlook. Employment is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations, and job prospects should be excellent.
Computer Network, Systems, and Database Administrators Education and training. Common majors for network and systems administrators are computer science, information science, and management information systems (MIS), but a degree in any field, supplemented with computer courses and experience, may be adequate. MIS programs usually are part of the business school or college and contain courses such as finance, marketing, accounting, and management, as well as systems design, networking, database management, and systems security. Job Outlook.Employmentis expected to grow much faster than the average, and job prospects should be excellent. Employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to increase by 23 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of database administrators is expected to grow by 20 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average. Employment of network systems and data communications analysts is projected to increase by 53 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than the average and places it among the fastest growing of all occupations.Demand for Web administrators and Web developers will also be strong.
Where is MIS? • All regions • All industries • All sizes of firms • All areas of business • Accounting, Finance, HR, Operations, Marketing, etc.
MIS at the Entry Leveland typical salaries after a few years • Systems analyst –50K+ • Database/Warehouse Administrator - high $50s • Network Technician - low $50s • Programmer or Website Developer - high $40s • Customer Support - mid $30s
The 10 most profitable college majors (5/10/2010) #9 “Information Systems. For students who feel a strong connection with both business practices and the world of computer science, this major may resonate strongly. Every business uses information systems to keep track of their products and payroll. Whether you major in management information systems or computing and information systems, the path ahead will be profitable. Average starting salary: $51,400. Average mid-career salary: $87,000.” http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2010/05/10/the-10-most-profitable-college-majors/
The new MIS Major INFO 3231(VB.Net) INFO 3234(Systems Analysis & Design) INFO 3240 (eBusiness) Pre/Co-requisite INFO 3233(Database) INFO 3229 elective* (Data Comm & Info Security) * may have prerequisites to be satisfied
Electives • ACCT 3340 - Accounting Information Systems • INFO 3000 - Special Topics in MIS • INFO 3211 - Technical Support • INFO 3229 - Business Data Communications • INFO 3234 - Business Information Systems Development • INFO 3235 - Advanced Business Information Systems Development • INFO 3236 - Decision Support Systems • INFO 3238 - Current Issues in the Management of Information Systems • INFO 3240 - Fundamentals of eBusiness • INFO 3800 - Directed Study in MIS • OPER 3203 - Management Science • OPER 3204 - Management of Service and Project Operations • OPER 3206 - Managing for Quality
The MIS Minor INFO 3229(DataComm & Info. Security) elective* INFO 2130(Basic Office Software) INFO 3233(Database) * may have prerequisites to be satisfied
The Double Major • MIS is important in all areas of business operations • Suitable double majors: • IOM (Operations) • Accounting • Finance • Marketing • Management
MIS as a Career • Results oriented • Challenging and Rewarding • Flexible • Life-long learning
Recent Articles • http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_103.htm • http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos258.htm • .
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