Create high-tech solutions to business challenges.

As a management information systems (MIS) major, you will learn to use information technology to solve business problems and find creative competitive advantages. You will learn to leverage information technology to spot business trends, help companies achieve success and add value to business processes. You will learn to analyze needs, design user interfaces and develop custom database systems to help businesses run faster and smoother.

Organizations of all sizes need managers with MIS backgrounds for their combined expertise in computer science, business and management information systems. If you like a challenge, want to be an innovative business leader and enjoy solving business problems with creative, high-tech solutions, MIS is the right major for you.

From GET Internship to full-time employment with JPMorgan Chase
In this video, Candace tells how her Lerner Global Enterprise Technology (GET) Internship led to a job with JPMorgan Chase.
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Program Highlights

Internships and GET Immersion Internship

MIS students often choose to intern during their summers in order to gain career-related experience. Because of the program’s excellent reputation, many recruiters seek Lerner’s MIS majors for both public accounting firms and public/private industries upon graduation. Top companies come from all over the U.S. including the major cities from New York City to Washington, D.C. The elite 6-month GET Immersion Internship gives you extended, paid on-the-job experience – while earning academic credit.

Peer Mentors

The peer mentors are accounting and MIS students that serve as liaisons between the department and the students. Peer mentors give guidance to students on topics ranging from major/minor selection and campus organizations to the job search process. You can contact them with a quick question or to develop a long-term mentor/mentee relationship – they are here to make sure you get everything you can out of your college experience.

Honors in Management Information Systems

The honors program at UD offers a scholarly and enriching community that extends well beyond graduation. You’ll enjoy smaller, more challenging classes and the opportunity to engage in research and assume leadership roles.

The honors degree requires:

  1. All requirements for the B.S. in management information systems
  2. All of the UD requirements for the honors baccalaureate degree

The honors credits in the major will normally include MISY160 and MISY225. They may include required courses from other Lerner departments.

Program Requirements

Suggested Course Sequence

All courses 3 credits unless stated otherwise.

Freshman Year
First Semester
ECON 101 – Introduction to Microeconomics
MATH 221 – Calculus I
MISY 160 – Business Computing
Social & behavioral sciences breadth course
BUAD 110 – Basics of Business
Second Semester
ENGL 110 – Seminar in Composition
MATH 230 – Finite Math with Applications
ECON 103 – Macroeconomics
History & cultural change breadth course
Free elective
Sophomore Year
First Semester
ACCT 207 – Accounting I
MISY 261 – Business Information Systems or MISY 225 – Introduction to Programming Business Apps
STAT 200 – Basic Statistical Practice
Natural sciences & technology breadth course
Creative arts & humanities breadth course
Free elective (1 credit)
Second Semester
ACCT 208 – Accounting II
MISY 225 – Introduction to Programming Business Applications or MISY 261 – Business Information Systems
MISY 262 – Fundamentals of Business Analytics
MISY 250 – Business Telecommunication Networks
Creative arts & humanities breadth course, history & cultural change breadth course or foreign language
Free elective (1 credit)
Junior Year
First Semester
BUAD 301 – Introduction to Marketing
BUAD 306 – Service & Operations Management
BUAD 309 – Organizational Behavior
FINC 311 – Principles of Finance
MISY 330 – Database Design & Implementation
Free elective (1 credit)
Second Semester
COMM 212 – Oral Communication in Business or HOSP 230 – Executive Presentations & Problem Solving
MISY 350 – Business Application Development II
Social & behavioral sciences breadth course
Concentration course
Natural sciences & technology breadth course
Senior Year
First Semester
MISY 408 – Data Analytics or MISY 450 – Enterprise Architecture
MIS elective
Concentration course
Creative arts & humanities breadth course, history & cultural change breadth course or foreign language
MISY 430 – Systems Analysis & Implementation
Second Semester
Concentration course
MIS elective
Concentration course
MISY 431 – MIS Project Management
MISY 432 – MIS Projects

Capstone Projects

There are several MIS capstone courses that offer real world work experience. These courses depend on the type of program in which you are enrolled.

  • The Global Enterprise Technology (GET) Immersion Internship is a 12-15-credit paid internship. The courses involved in the immersion are MISY 370, MISY 375, and MISY 420. The GET Immersion Internship is open to all majors and minors at UD, with a focus on technology.
  • If you are a MIS major or MIS minor and CIS Information Systems major, you will participate in MISY 431 and MISY 432 Project Management in the spring of your senior year. During these courses you’ll be part of an interdisciplinary student team working with an area company or non-profit to solve a business problem with a technology component.

Students and employers should contact Barbara Cullis at 302-831-6298 or for more information regarding capstone project courses.

In this video, Lerner Management Information Systems student Nick Rogers talks about his experience working on a cybersecurity project with the Delaware Small Business Development Center.

Career Opportunities

After graduating in 2019, 91% of Lerner’s management information systems graduates were employed (earning a mean starting salary of $61,186) or pursuing further education. For more information on career resources please visit the Lerner Career Services Center.

Top Employers

Some of the top employers of Lerner’s management information systems graduates include:

  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • TD Bank
  • KPMG
  • PwC

Top Jobs

Job titles of recent graduates with a management information systems degree include:

  • IT Analyst
  • Technology Consultant
  • IT Advisory Associate
  • Data Analyst
  • Technology Analyst
  • Developer

Visit the Career Outcomes of Lerner management information systems students to see more top employers, job titles, salaries and locations.


  • My Summer Internship: Grace Delmastro - Grace Delmastro, a Class of 2021 marketing major with minors in management information systems and advertising, spent her summer working with CVS Health/Aetna as a strategic government marketing intern.
  • My Summer Internship: Deborah Olaoye - Deborah Olaoye, a Class of 2021 management information systems and marketing double major, spent her summer working as an information technology support analyst at W.L. Gore and Associates.
  • An East-West Collaboration - This semester, 174 students will study in a new joint collaboration, the SWUFE-UD Joint Educational Institute of Data Science.
  • How Faking Social Responsibility May Get Companies Hacked - New research from University of Delaware Lerner College Professor John D’Arcy suggests that some hackers may be motivated by disappointment in a company’s attempts to fake social responsibility.
  • Lerner Remote Resources - The Lerner College is committed to supporting our community during this uncertain time. Please refer to this page for important resources and contact information.

Admissions Information

Learn more about undergraduate admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

Admissions & Financial Aid