The Management Information Systems (MIS) major focuses on technology-supported techniques for exploring, analyzing, integrating, and reporting business data to facilitate fact-based decision-making and enterprise-wide management. You will develop proficiency in business analytics, competency in systems analysis and design, and mastery of core business processes.

MIS graduates are well prepared for careers in industry, consulting, and government sectors as business analytics specialists and systems analysis professionals. Companies recruiting MIS majors represent both the services sector (consulting, retailing, and health care industries) and the manufacturing sector (especially computer, aerospace, pharmaceutical, electronics, petrochemical, auto, food, and consumer products industries).  Entry-level MIS jobs have titles such as Management Consultant, Business Analyst, IT Consultant, Systems Analyst, Information Security Analyst, IT Security Manager, Business Process Analyst, etc.

As a Penn State student, you have access to Vault, an online career database of information on a variety of business majors. This site offers industry career guides, cover letter and resume resources, information videos, and much more. Check out the career guides here.

 

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Smeal Majors: undergrad.smeal.psu.edu/majors/management-information-systems

Academics & Advising: ugstudents.smeal.psu.edu/academics-advising/information-on-smeal-majors/management-information-systems

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Management Information Systems Career Paths

Below are just a few of the many career paths you can take with a management and information systems degree. Check out these websites to learn more about careers in your major!