If your academic and career interests intersect at “business” and “technology,” Management Information Systems might be the major for you. You’ll take core courses in both business and programming so that you can apply information technology in ways that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of strategic decision-making. This ability to save an organization time, money, and frustration by harnessing the usefulness of big data positions MIS managers to become valued members of the leadership team.
Graduates of the B.S. in Management Information Systems program typically enter the workforce in IT-related positions such as computer systems analyst, applications developer, web developer, project manager, technology auditor, internet solutions manager or database administrator.
Why the Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend?
Choose Penn State Behrend because you’ll develop both technical and business competencies. Your core courses will include financial and managerial accounting, microeconomics, macroeconomics, database management, systems analysis, and systems design and development. By adding electives and at least one required internship experience, you’ll tailor your MIS degree to your career interests.
In addition, Penn State Behrend’s MIS degree program allows you to pursue one of three options:
- Business Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Systems Analyst
You also can seamlessly add a certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) with Oracle or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) with SAP to your degree. These additional credentials demonstrate your expertise in integrated data applications and potentially can bump your salary by many thousands of dollars. Penn State Behrend is one of only a few universities in the nation to offer certification from two of the largest suppliers of software solutions for managing business intelligence.
The Black School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the highest standard of achievement and a designation earned by less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide.
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