The field of management information systems (MIS) encompasses the analysis, design, implementation, and management of information systems. Information systems help to control operations through transaction processing, and also support planning and decision-making activities in all functional areas of an organization. Successful information system professionals need excellent communication skills (verbal and written), technical expertise in computer hardware and software systems, knowledge of the application domain, and the ability to work well with people.
The MIS concentration focuses on IS resource management and advanced topics in system development and management tools and techniques. Job opportunities for graduates include positions such as systems analyst, information resource manager, system or network administrator, and database administrator, among others. A wide range of public and private-sector employers hire Anderson MIS MBA graduates.
FAQ for Undergraduate MIS Students Considering the MBA Program with a Concentration in IA, MIS, or Both
Read the FAQ at http://averia.unm.edu/MBA-MIS/MbaMisIaFAQ.html
For an overview of careers in accounting, including average yearly salaries and sample occupations, please review the Careers in MIS handout. For additional questions and career guidance, please consult Anderson Career Services.
Download the checklist for MBA students that is appropriate for you based on your start semester. Please use this worksheet as a guide to satisfy your graduation requirements. Check off the courses as you complete them to keep track of your progress.
Questions regarding concentration requirements should be addressed your MBA advisor or with the MIS Faculty Concentration Advisor.
Students can pursue a MIS concentration and combine it with a concentration in Information Assurance (IA). Because of overlapping course requirements, students pursuing an Accounting or MIS concentration can typically complete a second concentration in IA with two or three additional courses. Students intending to pursue a dual concentration need to plan their studies in advance and coordinate the plan with both concentration advisors. Visit the Information Assurance concentration web site for more information.
The MIS Concentration falls within the Department of Marketing, Information Systems, Information Assurance, & Operations Management (MIDS). For more information on this department, including contact information for the department chair, please visit the MIDS Department Website.