One of the most valuable resources in today’s world? Data. With the B.S. in Management Information Systems, or MIS, from Penn State Behrend, you’ll learn to collect, store, organize, extract, analyze, and interpret data—making you an essential member of any organization.
Many MIS majors have interests in both the business world and technology—which makes sense, given that you’ll take core courses in both business and programming while studying how to save an organization time, money, and frustration by harnessing the power of big data.
Why Penn State Behrend?
At Penn State Behrend, you’ll tailor your MIS degree to your specific career interests—by selecting from the Business Analyst, Data Analyst, or Systems Analyst options, by choosing upper-level electives, and by completing a required internship experience.
Plus, your studies in the Black School of Business mean you’ll learn in small classes with supportive, experienced faculty, and you’ll have the opportunity to work on real-world projects for organizations in the Erie community through the Partnership Erie outreach program.
What Will I Study in Management Information Systems?
You’ll build a foundation in both business and information systems with courses like financial and managerial accounting, micro- and macroeconomics, database management, systems design, and web design and administration.
To see the full Management Information Systems curriculum, visit the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Who Hires Management Information Systems Majors?
Typical entry-level positions of MIS graduates are business, data, or systems analyst; business intelligence specialist; database manager; or web or app developer.
Behrend’s MIS graduates have found employment at companies like Google, Amazon, Oracle, PwC, IBM, U. S. Steel, Erie Insurance, Deloitte, and more.
More to Love
You can seamlessly add a certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) with Oracle or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) with SAP to your MIS degree. Behrend is one of only a few schools in the nation to offer certification from two of the largest suppliers of software solutions for managing business intelligence.