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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

By Lerner College August 18, 2021

A strong background in management information systems (MIS) prepares students to spot business trends and help companies achieve success. The University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics teaches students to analyze needs, design user interfaces and develop custom database systems to help businesses run faster and smoother. 

Students who like a challenge, want to be an innovative business leader and enjoy solving business problems with creative, high-tech solutions will thrive in the MIS program.

What is MIS?

The study of MIS examines the relationships between technology, people and processes in order to achieve a high level of efficiency in a company’s management operations. Professionals accomplish this by exchanging data that has been stored and analyzed in information systems for future decision-making use. 

Examples of management information systems include: process control systems, human resource management systems and office automation systems, among others. 

Is MIS a good career?

Students who receive a bachelor’s degree in MIS have the chance to continue their education or start a full-time position. Organizations of all sizes need managers with MIS backgrounds for their combined expertise in computer science, business and management information systems. 

Those choosing to further their education can receive a master’s degree in business analytics and information management or pursue various business or legal fields. 

How much can you make with a MIS degree?

$65,900 was the median income six months post-graduation for Lerner’s 2021 graduates with a B.S. in MIS, 97% of whom were either employed or pursuing further education.  A graduate degree can boost expected salary substantially.

The median salary of entry levels positions increases by $5,000 for job candidates with a graduate degree similar to Lerner’s M.S. in business analytics and information management, according to research conducted by Burtch Works. The wage increase jumps to $14,000 for those applicants with both a graduate degree and 4-8 years of experience. 

What companies are hiring MIS majors?

While there are many options for MIS graduates, the top employers of Lerner’s MIS graduates include, but are not limited to:

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

MIS degree job titles

Job titles of recently graduated MIS majors from Lerner include, but are not limited to:

  • Application analyst
  • Business technology analyst
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Information security manager
  • Information systems manager
  • IT consultant
  • Technical support specialist
  • Technology analyst
  • Web developer

Are MIS graduates in demand?

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 10% from 2019 to 2029. This rate is much faster than the average for all occupations.