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:
Information resource management courses
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
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.
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
Employers range from Fortune 500 firms to small family-owned businesses. A number of graduates serve
in healthcare and nonprofit organizations.
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.
Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.
Currently enrolled students should contact the following:
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.