Management Information Systems (MIS) is a hands-on major that equips students with real-world skills that are highly sought-after in the job market. To prepare students for leading IT-enabled change in organizations, MIS faculty utilize a variety of instructional methods, which include:

  • Hands-on computer experience
  • Class lectures and discussions, textbook and article studies
  • Class assignments, laboratory projects, and applied (team) projects in the business community
  • Case studies and demonstrations
  • Field trips and presentations by industry practitioners
MIS program ranks #8 in USA Today's 2016 rankings

Curriculum Overview

Topics covered include:

  • Computer programming in business
  • Data management
  • Business process management
  • Project management
  • Web application development with PHP
  • System analysis and design

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Area of Emphasis in Data Analytics

This area of emphasis allows students to gain in-depth knowledge about how to leverage data – big and small – to enable organizations to make more-informed business decisions and derive business value.

Students in Data Analytics will learn about structured and unstructured data, query languages, statistical language, visualization, predictive analytics, and data science techniques.

Possible career paths include:

  • data analyst
  • business analyst
  • analytic professional
  • business intelligence professional
  • data engineer
  • database administrator
  • chief analytic officer

Positions & Placements

MIS graduates rank high in career satisfaction because the degree prepares you for some of the best jobs in America, and six of the highest paying jobs in Georgia.

Careers in MIS

  • Consultant (IT/Business)
  • Business Process Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • App Developer
  • Risk & Security Specialist
  • Energy Informatics Analyst

Prospective Employers

  • E&Y
  • GE
  • GM
  • Microsoft
  • Apple
  • Chick-fil-A
  • KPMG
  • Deloitte
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

This is just a selection of possible job titles and employers of this major. The UGA Career Center provides a more extensive list.

Acceptance Criteria

What’s considered in your acceptance to the Management Information Systems major?

  1. ETS Proficiency Profile
    This is a standardized, multiple-choice assessment of the academic skills.
  2. Management Information Systems course grades
    Grade in MIST 2090 or CSCI 1100, if complete and grades in MIST 4610 and/or MIST 5750, if complete. MIST 4610 and MIST 5750 are not required for admission to MIS.
  3. Accounting course grades
    Grades in ACCT 2101 and ACCT 2102. Applicants currently enrolled in ACCT 2102 will be evaluated based on the grade in ACCT 2101.
  4. Math course grades
    Grades in all Mathematics courses. The level of course(s) will also be considered.
  5. Statement of Purpose
    A brief essay (300-400 words) which describes your interest in the Management Information Systems major and your future goals.

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