Management Information Systems (MIS) is a hands-on major which equips students with real-world skills that are in demand in the job market. Our program prepares students to lead IT-enabled change in organizations.
The Terry MIS program provides the foundation for students to go in a technical direction (such as a programmer or database administrator), a non-technical direction (such as a business process analyst or project manager), or somewhere in the middle (such as a business intelligence or IT risk & security specialist).
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This series examines some of the more personal paths of faculty at the Terry College. MIS Professor Nicholas Berente answers “How did you get into research?”
In addition to her MIS work, Greta Polites studies paleontology. She laughs at the suggestion that she actually studies two kinds of fossils — the literal kind, and the ones she focuses on in her MIS research: “reluctant adapters” who hinder everyone at an organization from adopting more advanced technology.
Head of the management information systems department wants her students to understand how data can transform businesses and help promote sustainability.