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What is an Information System?

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It is a system that gathers, processes, and manages data, information, and knowledge.

“Planes don’t fly and trucks don’t roll without IT services,” Robert Carter, FedEx Chief Information Officer

What is Management Information Systems (MIS)?

  • MIS is a discipline and a profession that brings information and communication technologies to businesses and society.
  • By applying information and communications technologies and systems, MIS solves real business problems and gives competitive advantage to firms.
  • MIS focuses on the concepts and tools necessary for analyzing, designing, planning, developing, and managing organizational information resources.

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Top 10 Reasons to Major in MIS

  1. Plentiful and well-paid jobs – high demand for IT workers and high salaries
  2. Rewarding – find solutions, help people and businesses with their IT needs
  3. Versatile and mobile – work anywhere, in any industry
  4. Creative and innovative – DO THINGS! CREATE STUFF!
  5. Solve real problems in business – build bridges between technology, businesses, and people
  6. Growth and leadership – move quickly up the corporate ladder into leadership positions
  7. Fun – dynamic, fast, never boring
  8. Communicate with many people, work in teams, build connections
  9. Broaden perspective – MIS professionals are uniquely capable to think sideways, horizontally, across business functions and silos
  10. Enjoy working with latest and greatest technologies

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How Do We Develop MIS Leaders?

  • The AACSB Accredited BBA/BS Major in Management Information Systems (MIS) produces leaders who initiate, design, and apply technology to transform business functions and produce innovative products and services.
  • We accomplish that by strengthening the skills that are critical to success in the information systems field: systems development, critical thinking, leadership, oral, written, and interpersonal communication.
  • MIS majors are active participants in their learning experience. Through simulations, group projects, and other hands-on assignments, they apply what they learn to real world situations. Internships are plentiful.

What’s the difference between Management Information Systems (MIS) and Computer Science (CS)?

MIS and CS may sound similar but they are very different in content and goals. Neither one is better than the other – they’re just different. Companies need both professionals.

Management Information Systems Majors Computer Science Majors
Take courses to understand business problems, like accounting and marketing Take technical and science courses like math, engineering, and physics
Apply technology to business needs Focus more on the technology itself and less on its use in business
Acquire business applications by building, integrating or purchasing systems Build the applications and algorithms
Use the computer and software as tools to solve business problems Build the computers and program complex software
Plan and deploy networks Create protocols for networks
Design and implement corporate databases Write database software and drivers

*Adapted from Fox School of Business, Temple University

Contact Us

Jonathan Sweet

Jonathan Sweet, Ph.D., ITOM Program Director

777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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e: jsweet4@fau.edu
office: FL(24) 341A

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