Majors / Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems (B.S.)

Indiana State University


The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) in management information systems (MIS).

The MIS Program emphasizes the study and understanding of sound business practices using today's technology, and prepares students for careers in which they develop and maintain information systems as solutions to business problems.

Coursework in the major includes a required core of business courses—plus courses in the following areas:

  • Business telecommunications
  • Database management
  • Information resource management courses
  • Programming
  • Systems analysis and design

In addition, students complete a minimum of two electives—selected from management information systems, accounting, or computer science—that provide professional preparation with a focus on a specific career path.

The MIS Program focuses strongly on system analysis and system development. Programming is a requirement, but the coursework concentrates more on the managerial aspects of creating and implementing business applications.

  • Most courses stress hands-on learning of technologies, and offer real-world experience, with project assignments that represent those found in business and industry. Working independently and with project teams, students gain expertise in system analysis and design, database management, telecommunications and networking, artificial intelligence, information resource management, computing, and organizational learning.
  • At least one core management information systems course requires the completion of a real-world project that results in a working application. In this course, students perform a systems analysis, design a working system, and implement the system within one semester. Some courses involve major papers, which have resulted in publishable manuscripts. Management information systems students have delivered regional and national conference presentations based on research developed for classes.
  • Several core courses require real-world team projects. Numerous departments on campus, as well as for-profit and nonprofit organizations in the region, currently use applications developed by our students.

The Scott College of Business provides many leadership opportunities through its professional student organizations. The primary student organization for program majors is MISA (Management Information Systems Association). In addition, students may be invited to join the business honorary, Beta Gamma Sigma, or the professional business fraternities, Delta Sigma Pi and Alpha Kappa Psi.

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Our graduates are hired as business analysts, systems analysts, programmer/analysts, data security specialists, and Web developers. Others serve as network or database administrators and information technology managers.

Employers range from Fortune 500 firms to small family-owned businesses. A number of graduates serve in healthcare and nonprofit organizations.


The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

In addition, all programs in the Scott College of Business are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting association of business programs.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

In addition, the Scott College of Business offers a variety of scholarships and awards, including scholarships for entering freshmen.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Management Information Systems Program
Scott College of Business
Indiana State University

Last updated: June 16, 2014

The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.

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