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
The MIS coursework prepares students for a variety of jobs. The program is interdisciplinary in nature with specialized training in information systems, management, and information technology. It builds on the BBA common core, which includes coursework in accounting, economics, legal studies, mathematics, statistics, computer programming, finance, marketing, production, and management. The program’s educational objectives are realized through a variety of instructional methods, including hands-on computer experience; class lecture and discussion; textbook and article study; class assignments, laboratory projects, and applied team projects in the business community; demonstrations; field trips; and presentations by MIS practitioners.
Topics covered include:
- Computer programming in business
- Data management
- Business process management
- Project management
- Web application development with PHP
- System analysis and design
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
- State Farm
This is just a selection of possible job titles and employers of this major. The UGA Career Center provides a more extensive list.
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
Area of Emphasis in Information Security
This area of emphasis allows students to gain in-depth knowledge about how information security preserves, protects and creates business value for organizations.
Students pursuing this area of emphasis will learn about the how and why of information security management, including the Availability-Integrity-Confidentiality triad, governance, risk and compliance, relevant best practices, regulations and laws, threat intelligence analysis and techniques, organizational infrastructure and telecommunications.
Possible career paths include:
- Information security analyst
- Information assurance professional
- IS governance, risk, and compliance professional
- IT security consultant
- Security systems administrator
- Chief information security officer