Major code BB6137
College of Business
Analytics and Information Systems
Copeland Hall 514
Athens, OH 45701
Andy Fodor, contact person/Leona Hughes Professor of Finance
The MIS department prepares our students for exciting business careers by building relevant information systems analysis and design skills through courses that are both innovatively designed and delivered with high quality internship and job placement as our goal.
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 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 the 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 their College of Business majors. Specific areas where we have successfully placed graduates include business consulting, business analysis, systems design and project management.
Freshmen will be admitted to the College on a selective basis. Normally, you will need to be in the top 20 percent of your high school class, with a strong college preparatory curriculum. You are expected to have above-average ACT or SAT scores and also have demonstrated leadership potential through participation in extracurricular activities or work experience. Members of groups that are historically underrepresented in business will receive special consideration.
Change of Program Policy
The College of Business allows limited number of students from other Ohio University academic colleges to apply for transfer into the College of Business. It should be noted that the transfer requirements differ for students at the end of their freshmen year and students in their sophomore and junior years. The College of Business reserves the right to limit transfer admissions as necessary.
External Transfer Admission
Any student considering transfer to the College of Business is strongly encouraged to contact the College’s Office of Student Services as early as possible. You must be enrolled in the College before your senior year to allow for the College’s 32-hour residency requirement. You must earn at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree at Ohio University.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
Business consulting, business analysis, systems design and project management.