Why Management Information Systems?

As technologies continue to develop, there is an ongoing demand for professionals who can develop technology based solutions to support organizations. Management Information Systems students are problem solvers who develop an understanding of business, people, and technology. They learn how to develop and implement systems to enhance organizational effectiveness and efficiency. 

MIS Program Updates

During the Fall 2022 application process the average cumulative GPA of admitted students was 3.20.

Plan of Study

Career Outlook

Management Information Systems graduates may seek entry-level positions in job titles such as:

  •     Business Analyst
  •     Web Developer
  •     Software Tester
  •     Network Developer
  •     IT Support Staff
  •     Data Analyst
  •     Business Intelligence Professional
  •     IT Consultant

Graduates of Western's Management Information Systems program work in many types of organizations and have a wide variety of job titles. You can find recent graduates' employment information on the Career Services Center webpage. Employment for computer systems analysts is projected to grow at average rates during the next few years according to the U.S. Department of Labor Career Outlook.

Role of Management Information Systems in Organizations

The Management Information Systems professional plays a key role in determining the requirements for an organization’s information systems and is active in their specification, design, and implementation. They are able to help an organization determine how information and technology-enabled business processes can provide a competitive advantage. They serve as an effective bridge between the technical and management communities within an organization.