Management Information Systems
Are graduate studies available for this program? No
Can you major in this program? Yes
Can you minor in this program? Yes
Emphasis within the major: business, technology
This program prepares students for careers as computer systems professionals in a business environment
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Around the globe, more and more companies are dependent on information technology for competitive advantage, as well as for doing business on the web. Students looking to gain that extra edge in the marketplace should consider Stetson University's management information systems (M.I.S.) program.
While the university's M.I.S. major reflects the dynamic and ever-changing information technology and electronic commerce environments, it is also standards-based and draws on curricular guidelines developed by programs such as the Association for Computing Machinery, the Association for Information Systems and the Association for Information Technology Professionals.
Both the M.I.S. major and minor combine a strong business component with an in-depth study of state-of-the-art technology to prepare students for successful careers as computer systems professionals in the electronic business environment. Career and experientially oriented, the program provides opportunities for internships and many other real-world experiences through strategic partnerships with national organizations like SAP and the Oracle Corp.
What makes the program distinctive?
The proximity of Stetson University to the Interstate 4 technology corridor is an advantage for our management information systems majors. M.I.S. majors and minors have completed paid internships and have found full-time employment with Technology Corridor firms.
Facilities and opportunities
The M.I.S. major is part of the Department of Decision and Information Sciences in Stetson's School of Business Administration. Our curriculum focuses on the business and technology aspects of information systems in organizations and e-business. Coursework includes .NET programming, web site design, e-business application development, database design and implementation, network and Internet technologies, systems analysis and design, project management and enterprise systems management.
Technology Proficiency Exams
Stetson University has established standards for basic information technology proficiency that all undergraduate business students must meet. This requirement ensures that students and graduates are able to use computers to acquire, organize and communicate information in a digital environment.
The technology proficiency exams are hands-on computerized exams which allow all Stetson University business students to demonstrate proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access. If you are interested in taking an exemption exam, you can find out more information at http://www.stetson.edu/business/home/MISExemption.php.
Awards and Recognition
Faculty members are actively involved in innovative research, scholarly activities, professional organizations and consulting services. Our faculty include:
- Shahram Amiri, Ed.D, College of William and Mary
- Fred K. Augustine, Ph.D., Florida State University; organizational issues involved in the use of business intelligence technologies, development and implementation of e-business systems, global aspects of e-commerce
- Morris W. Goodwin, M.B.A., Stetson University
- Gary C. Oliphant, Ph.D., Florida State University
- Theodore J. Surynt, Ph.D., Georgia State University
Undergraduate awards and honors
Students have the opportunity to join Beta Alpha Psi, a national honors fraternity. Students also have the opportunity to be awarded the Accenture Scholar Award and the Stetson Business School Foundation Merit Award for M.I.S.
Beyond the Classroom
M.I.S. majors at Stetson University have numerous opportunities for internships. They have interned with major technology firms, such as Convergys, Siemens Westinghouse, Symantec and others. Additionally, special internship opportunities exist, like the ASPSOFT Internship program. This program was established by Stetson University M.I.S. business partner ASPSOFT Inc., to offer information technology internships specifically for Stetson M.I.S. majors.
Our alumni work as information technology managers, business analysts, systems consultants, database administrators, network/computer systems administrators, technical support specialists, help desk technicians, web masters and systems analysts. They work at companies such as Accenture, Convergys, Florida Hospital, Hewitt Associates and Symantec.