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Management Information Systems

Why Major in Management Information Systems?

The Management Information Systems (MIS) major is an interdisciplinary program designed for individuals interested in business and who enjoy technological opportunities. Northwest professors focus on three core areas: system analysis, system design and project management that prepares students to take leadership roles focused on teamwork, customer service and data analysis.

Students gain knowledge of business, software development and management skills with computing and business professionals.

For transfer students completing a vocational or technical Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited community college, a Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Management Information Systems is available. Please contact Matthew Schieber ( or 660.562.1185) for more information.

Minor in Data Management

A minor is available in data management.

A certificate is available in information systems.

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Career Opportunities

Management Information Systems graduates have found employment in the companies and positions below.

Job titles Examples of employers
  • Consultant
  • Data analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Help desk
  • Software engineer
  • Software support engineer
  • Solution development engineer
  • System support specialist
  • AgriVision Equipment Group
  • American Century
  • Cerner
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Garmin
  • Maryville RII

*Based on self-reported data

Profession-Based Learning Experiences

KCP&L Research Contests

The School of Computer Science and Information Systems annually partners with Kansas City Power and Light to sponsor undergraduate and graduate research contests. Faculty conduct a blind review of projects and select the finest papers for presentation to a panel of KCP&L professionals who judge the projects and award cash prizes.

Women in Computing

Founded in 2011, MINK WIC (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas Women in Computing) enables women to discuss their roles in computing and technology fields and share experiences and strategies for success. In recent years, more than 240 students, educators and professionals from the region gathered to share their passion for computer science and technology.

Student Organizations

The Association of Computing Machinery promotes interests in computers and applications as well as providing a means of communication for individuals sharing an interest in computers.

The Association of Computing Machinery – Women’s (ACM-W) celebrates, informs and supports women in computing and works with a community of computer scientists, educators, employers and policy makers to improve working and learning environments for women.

For a full list of student organizations with in the School of Computer Science and Information Systems »

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Study Abroad is an opportunity for students to apply hands-on international experience to their academic development. Faculty members provide short-term study programs that prepare students before, during and after the program. Two types of study abroad programs are available: faculty-led and traditional study abroad.

The traditional program may be a semester, summer or year-long program and is taught by Northwest’s international partner institutions.

For more information about study abroad opportunities »

The Northwest Difference

The Northwest Difference

Founded in 1905, Northwest is a traditional campus with more than 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the middle of everywhere, Maryville is two hours from Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri and 2 ½ hours from Des Moines, Iowa.

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Save more than $7,200 over four years through our textbooks and laptop program.

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19 million money for you

More than $19 million in scholarships and grants awarded annually.

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Career Ready. Day One.

Students organizations, internships and profession-based learning experiences ensure students are Career Ready, Day One.

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Graduation Rate: 89th percentile

Graduation Rate: 89th percentile of Northwest's national peer group.