Feb 02, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 [Archived Catalog]

Management Information Systems Major (B.B.A.)

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Major code BB6137

The management information systems (MIS) curriculum is designed to develop skills in the analysis, design, and implementation of business information systems. Our program teaches students to look at businesses holistically, as an integrated system of people, business processes, and information technology. We move beyond “techie” skills, such as programming, to emphasize a functional understanding of technologies and how they can promote business strategies. In other words, improving business processes through the use of technology. For example, redesigning the purchase process at a store to enable payment to be charged to a cell phone, in order to meet the strategic goal of improved customer service.

Because of the strategic importance of MIS to all business areas, it is the ideal double major with any of the other business disciplines. In partnership with companies that hire our students, we have built a consistent, highly integrated course sequence that develops skills our employers are seeking. Our innovative curriculum has been nationally recognized for its quality and relevance to the modern business world.

Our mission extends far beyond classroom learning to providing the highest level of service for our students and to creating quality internship and permanent placement opportunities. In a business environment where MIS professionals are in high demand across organizations, our program prepares students to effectively compete for positions in all areas of business. Our graduates have an array of job opportunities in all business disciplines and industries. Starting salaries are high, relative to other College of Business majors. Specific areas where we have successfully placed graduates include business consulting, business analysis, Web and systems design, and project management. Our extensive MIS alumnae network includes multiple placements in companies such as Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Price Waterhouse Coopers, KPMG, Cardinal Health, Progressive Auto Insurance, JP Morgan Chase, National City Bank, and the Department of Defense. 

The bottom line

Modern businesses simply cannot compete without the power of information systems. As a result, MIS skills are no longer optional for business professionals. The dynamic nature of our current business environment dictates that all areas of business, including accounting, finance, management and human resources, leverage the power of information systems to perform effectively. Therefore, the ability to successfully design and implement business information systems has become a cornerstone in all industries. The bottom line: MIS professionals play a highly strategic role in all businesses through the integration of people, process and information technology. This fact creates unprecedented opportunities for management information systems professionals.

For more information please visit our website at www.cob.ohiou.edu/mis or e-mail Julie Thompson, thompsj3@ohio.edu or call her at 740-593-0646.

A major in as few as four quarters

The MIS major program can be completed in as few as four quarters beyond the business core. The following classes are completed as part of the business core:

Suggested sequencing to complete the major in four quarters

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