Management Information Systems

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Do you love technology? Are you logical and analytical? Do you enjoy solving problems? Would you like to help businesses and other organizations manage their information? Then you should consider a major and career in computer information systems.

You can prepare for a career as an information systems professional by majoring in management information systems (MIS). The MIS major combines background study in business with more in-depth study of computer technology and information systems including programming, information systems theory, systems analysis, databases, and telecommunication.

EIU's School of Business is student-centered and fosters relationship-driven learning between students and faculty. MIS students in the School of Business can reach their potential through a variety of learning experiences, both in and out of the classroom. All MIS and business classes are taught by faculty members ? not graduate students ? using collaborative and project based learning as well as more traditional teaching methods. MIS students have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills through numerous extracurricular and co-curricular activities such as:

Award-winning student business organizations, including the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP); internships; off-campus seminar series; executive in residence program.

Four Year Degree Plan

Course Catalog Listing

Typical Starting Positions

Businesses and other organizations depend on information systems to organize and manage data needed for decision making. Information systems professionals include:

Applications developers, programmers and programmer analysts, systems and database analysts, e-commerce specialists, Web developers and managers, intranet managers, server administrators, and LAN managers.

Scholarship Listing

Alexander Briggs Memorial Award
Bert and Janet Holley Scholarship
Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship
Bill Spaniol Memorial Scholarship
Building Aspirations Towards Positivity Annual Scholarship
Business and Education Scholarship
C. Roger Sorensen Business Scholarship
Charles Gifford Manion Memorial Scholarship
Cindra Ward Stiff Professional Business Scholarship
Clay/Richland Scholarship
Cooley Family Scholarship
Dean Giffin Award
Don & Mary (Hartke) Gher Scholarship
Donald L. and Clara Alice Seaman Shawver Scholarship
Grace T. Bair Business Scholarship
Habeeb Family Scholarship for Business Students
J.W. and Marilyn Oglesby Scholarship
Jack K. & Marge Hatfield Scholarship
Jeffrey G. and Lila M. Scott Scholarship
Jim & June Giffin Scholarship
John and Mary Kensil Delta Chi Scholarship
John Luther Business Scholarship
John P. Coffey US Veterans Sch
Judge & Usha Oberoi Scholarship
Kevin & Pam Savoree Scholarship
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Faculty Listing

Department of Management Information Systems, Lumpkin Hall 4014
Contact Name: Dr. John Willems
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