Management Information Systems (B.S.)

An MIS student speaking with a professor.
Create high-tech solutions to business challenges.

The MIS major combines computer science, business, and management information systems courses to equip MIS majors with the skills to help businesses make informed decisions, improve operational efficiency and ensure data security.

The MIS curriculum at the Lerner College utilizes cutting-edge technologies to enrich classroom learning and impart the skills essential for success in the global market. Students cultivate a unique tool kit, spanning business and technology, enabling them to effectively communicate their findings to audiences with less technical expertise.

All MIS majors select a professional concentration in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing or operations management. During their senior year, they work in teams with clients to solve a real-world business technology problem and implement a solution.

What I Love About my Major

In this video, students majoring in management information systems (MIS) share their favorite things about their major – favorite classes, their future career goals and more.

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Program Highlights


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.

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


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 – First-Year Writing
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
STAT 200 – Basic Statistical Practice
Natural sciences & technology breadth course
Creative arts & humanities breadth course
Free elective
Second Semester
ACCT 208 – Accounting II
MISY 225 – Introduction to Programming Business Applications
MISY 262 – Fundamentals of Business Analytics
Social & behavior sciences/multicultural requirement
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
Second Semester
MISY 250 – Business Telecommunication Networks
COMM 212 – Public Speaking & Professional Presentation or HOSP 230 – Executive Presentations & Problem Solving
MISY 350 – Business Application Development II
Concentration course
Natural sciences & technology breadth course
Senior Year
First Semester
MISY 408 – Data Analytics or MISY 450 – Enterprise Architecture
MISY 430 – Systems Analysis & Implementation
MIS elective
Concentration course
Concentration course
Second Semester
Creative arts & humanities breadth course, history & cultural change breadth course or foreign language
MIS elective
Concentration course
MISY 431 – MIS Project Management
MISY 432 – MIS Projects

Capstone Projects

Capstone courses offer real-world work experience. These courses depend on the type of program in which you are enrolled.

  • 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 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

Within 6 months of graduating, for the class of 2022, 97% of Lerner’s management information systems graduates are employed (earning a mean starting salary of $71,478) 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
  • BlackRock
  • 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.


Admissions Information

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