About the Management Information Systems Program
Within the Gainey School of Business, the management information systems major (MIS) at SAU provides the student with an opportunity to combine preparation for a career in information systems technology with a liberal arts education. The MIS major focuses on two related topics: organizations and technology. Businesses and other organizations have a strong need for individuals who understand the various business functions and who understand the role of computers, software and other information technologies in modern organizations. Our curriculum has been carefully developed to ensure the MIS major is prepared to step into these positions upon graduation.
Why should you choose SAU’s management information systems program?
SAU’s MIS program brings the best of information technology and organization theory together, allowing students to interface effectively with both internal and external customers on their information systems needs. Students gain the technical knowledge and skills in the information technology area while recognizing that all information systems are operated in the context of a business environment that is constantly changing. This is where the business curriculum fills the gap. As students take business courses, they also develop the people skills that are critical to success in the business world. Most courses require the completion of final projects and/or analysis of case scenarios. Both of these activities are geared toward helping students see the applications of their coursework and be better prepared for the challenges of the dynamic workplace. All students are required to complete an internship, which provides another opportunity for them to see management information systems in action.