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. To learn more, students can sign up for the course OPIM 2001: MIS in Business—A Hands-on Introduction (open only to Business freshmen and sophomores).
MIS Majors learn:
- Spreadsheet Modeling (advanced Excel)
- Business Application Programming (Visual Basic .NET)
- Database Management (Oracle)
- Network Management
- Website Design (Ruby on Rails)
- Data Mining and Project Management
These skills are in high demand in multinational corporations, mid-size companies, and startups.
MIS faculty include leading researchers and experts with advanced degrees from MIT, Wharton, NYU Stern, Carnegie Mellon, University of Minnesota, and other top universities.
MIS Majors receive scholarships from sources such as Accenture, Cigna, United Technologies, Travelers, and others.
Paid MIS internships are available to students during the summers after their junior year (and some after their sophomore year as well). In addition, several on-campus paid student IT jobs are available during the semester.
Companies and Jobs
UConn MIS majors are in strong demand and typically earn among the highest average starting salaries among all Business majors.
Average salary: $62,395
Salaries up to: $80,000
Companies that recruit UConn MIS majors include major internationally famous companies like Accenture, Aetna, Cigna, Deloitte, EMC, ESPN, GE, IBM, KPMG, PwC, Travelers, United Technologies, United Healthcare, and others. Several companies have Information Technology (IT) Leadership Development programs for MIS majors. Such programs groom MIS majors to be future IT leaders of their companies.
MIS is for you if:
- You enjoy working with computers (e.g. creating websites) and you want a career in Business
- You’re curious about how websites like Facebook and Google work
- You enjoy playing video games and solving puzzles
- 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
List of Courses
- Systems Analysis and Design
- Business Software Development
- Business Database Systems
- Network Design and Applications
- IT Security, Governance, and Audit
- Project Management
- Special Topics, current topics include:
- Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Management
- Web Development
- Data Mining and Business Intelligence
See the course catalog for a complete list with descriptions.
The Management Information Systems major is available to students at the Storrs Campus.