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Management Information Systems

Program(s) Available: B.S., Minor

If you think about the elements that make a business run, you may find technology is the common denominator. Understanding the process of collecting data, whether general or extensive, is crucial to the success of any organization.

Why Study Management Information Systems at Northwest

The management information systems (MIS) program is an interdisciplinary program designed for individuals interested in business and technology. MIS majors focus on four areas: general management information systems, cybersecurity, data analytics and web development. Students gain knowledge of business, software development and management within computing.

Pick your path

MIS: General

MIS, an instrument for generating and storing information, emphasizes the value of data collection through technology. This general study focuses on creating and maintaining technology while maintaining a smooth streamlining for businesses and organizations. Students can look forward to classes like web development, visualization big data and digital forensics. 

If you are a problem-solver who likes to think analytically, this major might be for you! 

Management information systems 4-YEAR PLAN (B.S.)

MIS: Cybersecurity

The need for cybersecurity has grown immensely over the years. Businesses want to make sure their data is confidential and safe. This is where you come in! According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in the information security field is projected to grow 35% between 2021 and 2031. That's huge!

If technology comes naturally to you, this major could be a great fit for you!

Management information systems 4-YEAR PLAN (B.S.)

This emphasis also has an online option: Online B.S. in Management Information Systems - Cybersecurity

MIS: Data Analytics

An emphasis in data analytics focuses on the trends and patterns of computerized data. This comes in handy when businesses and organizations wish to report projections. Students can look forward to classes like introduction to data science and data mining, visualization and business intelligence and analytics.

If you like to think critically and solve problems, take a look at this program!

Management information systems 4-YEAR PLAN (B.S.)

This emphasis also has an online option: Online B.S. in Management Information Systems – Data Analytics

MIS: Web Development

Web development is the blend between business and creativity. An organization cannot have an internet presence without the assistance of a web developer! Students can look forward to classes like web development and developing web applications and services.

Be the mastermind behind an organization's website and check out this emphasis!

Management information systems 4-YEAR PLAN (B.S.)

Online Programs

Earn your bachelor’s degree on a schedule that works for you. Online programs are available in:

Minor Programs

A minor is also available in cybersecurity, data management and systems management. These minors only require 24 credit hours. For more information, view the academic catalog.

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“With the help of extracurricular activities and the encouragement of my advisors, Northwest has definitely pushed me to become a better leader. Northwest also gave me the technical skills that I wanted and I was able to bring those back to Cerner.” — Ben Wolff

Career Opportunities

Job titles

  • Consultant
  • Data analyst
  • Information security analyst
  • Software engineer
  • Solution development engineer
  • System support specialist

Examples of employers

  • AgriVision Equipment Group
  • American Century
  • Oracle
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Garmin
  • Maryville RII

What Can I Do With a Major in Management Information Systems?

Profession-Based Learning Experiences

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 Evergy professionals who judge the projects and award cash prizes.

Profession-Based Learning Experiences

Student Organizations

The Association of Computing Machinery promotes interests in computers and applications and provides a way for like-minded individuals to come together and share experiences. 

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 policymakers to improve working and learning environments for women.

Student Organizations
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