Management Information Systems (MIS)

Management Information Systems (MIS), housed in the Operations and Information Management Department, is a fast growing major that teaches skills that lie at the interface between business functions and information technologies. These include highly sought after proficiencies that help identify technology improvements in business practices including accounting, finance, marketing, operations and everything in between, formulate creative solutions, manage teams that will implement solutions and understand business requirements with the perspective of technologies. Students who major in MIS are eligible to apply to the 4+1 Analytics Track within the Master of Science in Business Analytics and Project Management (MSBAPM) Program.

The MIS major is available to students at the Storrs Campus

MIS Majors take classes like:

  • Business Software Development
  • Business Database Systems
  • Network Design and Applications
  • Advanced Business Application Development
  • Web Business Application Development
  • IT Security, Governance, and Audit

MIS Majors learn:

    MIS faculty include leading researchers and experts with advanced degrees from MIT, Wharton, NYU Stern, Carnegie Mellon, University of Minnesota, and other top universities.

     

    • Get involved in Student Organizations like: Information Management Association, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation Society, 

     

     

    • Study abroad and take courses toward your major in places like China, Australia, the UK, and more!

     

    • Gain hands-on experience with emerging technologies in business through OPIM Innovate

     

     

     

     

    What types of experiential learning are MIS majors engaging with?

     

    In a 2019 survey of MIS students, when asked what opportunities had the strongest impact on their development of professional skills:

     

      

        80% of respondents indicated internships

     

     

     

    "Interning at United Technologies Aerospace Systems and General Dynamics Electric Boat had a strong impact on my first few years of college."

     

    "My Travelers internship confirmed my choice of major."

     

     

            

       75% of respondents indicated the Business Connections Learning Community

     

     

    "Most of my experiences occurred because of my two years in the BCLC. Opportunities like the networking forum and UNIV mentoring class have impacted me greatly for my future professional experiences. "

     

     

     

       

         51% of respondents indicated case competitions

     

     

     

    "Case competitions helped me gain experience doing market research."

     

    "Working on the Target Case Competition helped me hone my creative skills."

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Jobs Held by Recent Graduates

    • Analytics Associate

    • Assistant Media Planner

    • Data Engineer

    • Database Analyst

    • Digital Tech Leadership Program Associate

    • First Year Associate

    • Information Technology Leadership Development Program

    • IT Engineer

    • IT Project Manager

    • Systems Analyst

    • Technology Analyst Development Program

    • Technology Development Program Associate

     

     

     

     

     

    Samples of Where Alumni Work

    • Digitas

    • Fidelity Investments

    • Google

    • IBM

    • Indeed.com

    • Optum

    • PwC

    • The Hartford

    • Travelers

    • UnitedHealth Group

    • UTC

    Median Base Salary: $65,000

    High Base Salary: $71,500


    120-Credit Breakdown

    MIS is for You If

    • You enjoy working with technology and you want a career in Business
    • You’re curious about how data can be used in business environments
    • You enjoy solving puzzles and complex problems
    • You like to travel, see the world
    • You like (or don’t mind) working in teams of people to solve challenging business problems with creative use of technology
    • You dream about doing a technology startup

     
    Learn more by contacting a TME student mentor.

    Apply to Management Information Systems

    Student Voices

    Hannah Bonitz (MIS '19)

     

    “One of my favorite experiences at UConn was Jon Moore’s case competition class. We had to do a 20-minute presentation every week on a business problem. Initially I wondered why I’d taken the class. But I’ve seen my presentation skills improve so much. It taught me so much about how to present, how to work under pressure, and to accept that a solution may not be perfect but it is the best it can be in the time allotted.”

    Read more about Hannah's student experience.

    Michael