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MIS Undergraduate Program. Delvin Grant Associate Professor. Outline. What is MIS How does MIS Differ from CS or IT Why MIS Grads are So Attractive Career Paths Courses Recent Salary & Recruiting Stats Companies Hiring MIS Skills and Traits Required to Succeed

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mis undergraduate program

MIS Undergraduate Program

Delvin Grant

Associate Professor

Dr. Grant, DePaul University

outline
Outline
  • What is MIS
  • How does MIS Differ from CS or IT
  • Why MIS Grads are So Attractive
  • Career Paths
  • Courses
  • Recent Salary & Recruiting Stats
  • Companies Hiring MIS
  • Skills and Traits Required to Succeed
  • Future Plans for the MIS Program
  • Why choose MIS at DePaul

Dr. Grant, DePaul University

what is mis
What is MIS
  • It is the process of analyzing, designing, developing, and maintaining the computer information systems of the organization with the sole intent of satisfying its information processing and decision making needs

Dr. Grant, DePaul University

how does mis differ from cs or it
How does MIS Differ from CS or IT
  • The primary difference between MIS and CS or IT is the word Management
  • MIS professionals understand the business because they have taken business courses that aid their understanding of the business
  • MIS professionals have a good blend of technical courses and business courses

Dr. Grant, DePaul University

how does mis differ from cs or it1
How does MIS Differ from CS or IT
  • The CS or IT professionals are unfamiliar with the business and the language of business because they lack the business knowledge
  • The MIS professional acts as the liaison between users and the CS or IT professional
  • The role of the CS or IT professional is usually one of technical support

Dr. Grant, DePaul University

why mis grads are so attractive
Why MIS Grads are So Attractive
  • Companies find MIS grads more attractive than CS or IT grads MIS grads have the technical knowledge and understands the business case
  • CS or IT grads often lack the business knowledge and must undergo a steep learning curve to understand the business

Dr. Grant, DePaul University

career paths
Career Paths
  • Programmer
  • Systems Analyst or Business Analyst
  • Systems or Network Administrator
  • Web Developer
  • Web Content Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Designer/Developer
  • Software Testing
  • Project Manager
  • Consultant
  • CIO

Dr. Grant, DePaul University

7 required courses
7 Required Courses
  • Programming In Java 1 (Recent change)
  • Database Technologies
  • Systems Analysis OR System Analysis & Design
  • Basic Communications Systems OR Principles of Data Communications
  • IS Project Management OR Foundations of Software Project Management
  • Knowledge Management OR Internet Technologies in Business OR Introduction to Large Systems Implementation
  • 1 Advanced Elective in MIS

Dr. Grant, DePaul University

courses
Courses
  • Knowledge Management
    • building the company knowledge architecture
  • Internet Technologies in Business
    • using the Internet to meet the strategic objectives of the business
  • Programming in Java 1
    • Intro to Java programming

Dr. Grant, DePaul University

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Courses
  • Analysis and Design
    • focus on methods, techniques and tools for doing analysis and design
  • Server Side Web Application Development
    • deals with online database transactions
  • Database Technologies
  • Principles of Data Communications

Dr. Grant, DePaul University

courses2
Courses
  • IS Project Management
    • use of case studies to discuss the issues, role, scope, & responsibilities of project leaders
  • Software Project Development and Management
    • development and implementation of traditional and e-commerce projects
  • Large Systems Implementation
    • ERP, SCM, CRM

Dr. Grant, DePaul University

one possible courses sequence
One Possible Courses Sequence
  • Programming in Java 1
  • Systems Analysis OR System Analysis & Design
  • Database Technologies
  • Basic Communications Systems OR Principles of Data Communications
  • Knowledge Management OR Internet Technologies in Business OR Introduction to Large Systems Implementation
  • 1 Advanced Elective in MIS
  • IS Project Management OR Foundations of Software Project Management

Dr. Grant, DePaul University

recent salary recruiting stats
Recent Salary & Recruiting Stats
  • Range Mid 40’s to High 50’s
  • 175 companies participated in on-campus recruiting
  • 320 companies participated in job fairs
  • 40,000 jobs were posted through JobTrak and the Career Center
  • For more career info see Career Center Staff

Dr. Grant, DePaul University

companies hiring mis grads
Companies Hiring MIS Grads
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Tech
    • Intel
    • Xerox
    • IBM
    • Microsoft
  • Kodak
  • West Publishing

Dr. Grant, DePaul University

companies hiring mis grads1
Companies Hiring MIS Grads
  • Hewitt Associates
  • Ameritech
  • EDS
  • Coke
  • AMS
  • Insurance
    • Travelers

Dr. Grant, DePaul University

skills traits required to succeed
Skills & Traits Required to Succeed
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Work in Groups
  • Learn on Your Own
  • Self Disciplined
  • Self-Motivated
  • Be able to Manage
  • Coordinate Resources and People

Dr. Grant, DePaul University

future plans for the mis program
Future Plans for the MIS Program
  • Industry Advisory Board
  • Student Club
  • Speaker Series
  • Some Potential Benefits Include:
    • full-time & part-time jobs
    • networking
    • student interactions with industry leaders
    • relationship with industry
    • leadership opportunities for students

Dr. Grant, DePaul University

why choose mis at depaul
Why Choose MIS at DePaul
  • National Reputation
  • Excellent IT facilities and Infrastructure
  • Good faculty
  • Lots of financial aid to undergraduates
    • over 90 % of all undergraduate students receive some sort of financial assistance
  • links to industry

Dr. Grant, DePaul University

mis home page
MIS Home page
  • Http://accountancy.depaul.edu/undergrad-mis

Dr. Grant, DePaul University

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