Management Information Systems
- Demand for MIS jobs is up
- Starting salaries for MIS jobs are steadily increasing
- There are more varieties of positions to choose from
- There is a huge growth potential in your career path
- MIS professionals do not get outsourced
MIS professionals’ role in organizations. Our graduates typically become managers and decision makers that play a vital role in the technological vision, direction, and process design in every organization.
- No organization today can survive without a strong IT group – MIS professionals are involved at every step, from constructing the business plan, to overseeing network and Internet operations, support to clients and employees.
With ever-changing technology and business environment, careers in MIS are never dull! They provide an exciting opportunity for students to participate in the vibrant service-oriented economy of South Florida.
Typical Career Paths
The MIS majors are learning skills that will help them develop lucrative careers such as:
- Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Knowledge Management Officer
- Information Systems/Information Technology Manager, Information Security Manager, Network Manager, Computer and Software Marketing Manager, Business Processes Engineering Manager, System Integration Manager, Enterprise Systems Manager, ERP Manager, Global Sourcing Manager, E-Commerce Manager, Help Desk/Support Systems Manager
Business/System Analyst Positions
- Systems Analyst, System Integrator, Database Administrator, Business Analyst, Business Intelligence Analyst, Data Analyst
Network and Computer Professionals
- Office Automation Specialist, IT Consultant, Network/System Administrator, Web developer, Computer Systems Auditor, Computer Forensics Specialist, Forensic Computer Examiner
Overall Career Outlook for MIS graduates
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, career opportunities for MIS professionals are expanding rapidly and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future due to the growth of the knowledge economy, data analytics, e-commerce, and telecommunications industries.
- Three of the fastest growing occupations are computer specialist occupations.
- Employment in computer professionals category, including computer systems analysts, database administrators and other computer professionals is expected to increase up to 53.4 percent by 2018; Computer and information systems managers by 17% increase;
- Five of the top 20 jobs “Best jobs in America” by CNN Money (Service by CNN, Fortune, and Money) are jobs that our graduates are trained for.
- High starting salaries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average starting salaries for high-level information technology managers ranged from $88,240 to $141,890.
Information Security jobs are in high demand and the trend is that the demand would increase in the coming years. As companies face the emerging trend of information warfare and cyber terrorism, and tackle thousands of cyber-attacks on a daily basis, information security and protecting critical infrastructure, systems and data become strategically important for the companies’ and institutions’ survival.
- A most recent New York Times article reports on the discovery of an unprecedented and comprehensive, prolonged cyber spying on US organizations “that lasted up to five years on a wide range of governments, American corporations and even United Nations groups.”
- Our Information Security track/minor/certificate educates and trains students in this strategically important and intensely growing field and is on the cutting edge of Business School’s educational trajectory. We have a fully equipped Computer Forensics Lab where we offer students hands-on training in key software tools and strategies.
Business Intelligence (data mining and data analytics) becomes strategically important for every organization to keep competitive advantage.
- According to a recent Wall Street Journal article (“Business Schools Plan Leap into Data”), companies, barraged with data from the Web and other sources, want employees who can both sift through the information and help solve business problems. As the use of analytics grows quickly, companies will need employees who understand the data. A May study from McKinsey & Co. found that by 2018, the U.S. will face a shortage of 1.5 million managers who can use data to shape business decisions.
- Our Business Intelligence track/minor/certificate educates and trains students in this very intensely growing field and is on the cutting edge of Business School’s educational trajectory.
- US transition to Electronic Health records will not survive without centralized information systems and people to run their database interchanges and data analytics. ITOM is involved in this in two ways: through data security and data analytics concentrations.
Useful links on report of salaries and job demands
- CNN Money: Best Jobs in America (2010)
- Computer World: 6 Hottest IT Skills for 2010
- TechRepublic 2010 IT Skills And Salary Report also avaliable here:
- Information Week Typical IT Pro Salary
- Economic Research institute: Operations Manager Salary Survey Data
- Operations Manager.com: Operations Management Careers
- Department of Labor Careers Page
- Employment Projections Program (EPP), U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics