The concentration in Management Information Systems encompasses analysis, design, implementation, and management of information systems, to support business processes and decision making in all functional areas of an organization. The curriculum highlights not only the fundamental building blocks of information systems, but also the interaction of technology, people and business processes. MIS students learn about designing, building, maintaining, and securing information systems to meet organizational goals. They also acquire skills to use data and information through business analytics to support better managerial decision making in areas such as marketing, accounting and finance. MIS graduates are capable of translating business needs into technology-based solutions, and new technological advances into business capabilities. The MIS concentration prepares students for diverse technology based careers including Business Analyst, System Analyst, Security Analyst, Data Analyst, IT Project Management, IT Quality Management, Cloud Management, IS Audit and Control, Government Contracting, and Consulting.
All students have opportunities to
- conduct independent research
- engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
- participate in many forms of public service
- prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities