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Management Information Systems (MIS) Degree

Management Information Systems majors have coursework primarily composed of both computing and business coursework.  This degree would allow a graduate to have a firm grasp on both the Information Technology industry as well as the Business industry.  MIS majors are prepared for further education in a graduate program or for employment in positions such as:

  • Information Technology Managers

  • Systems Analysts

  • Tech Consultants




Why a B.S. Degree in Management Information Systems (MIS)?

Are you interested in developing an overall view of how the technology industry fits in with the business industry?  The Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems is a hybrid degree from the computing and business areas.  Utilizing a blend of these two areas of study, the degree offers a perspective that emphasizes technologies role in supporting the business, leading to effective directors of technology companies, CIO’s, and information technology managers, as well as advanced areas of study.




Photo of Holman LibraryAbout the Management Information Systems (MIS) Major


Housed under the Division of Computing, the B.S. in Management Information Systems is a 50/50 hybrid of the fields of computing and business to give you the core knowledge of the technology field, as well as a strong foundation in business administration. Students in this major study a variety of business-related topics, such as economics, organizational behavior, and management, while also developing their technology management skills in areas such as project management, information security, and systems analysis. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of how technology organizations can be managed, and how technology implementation can benefit the core of a business.

2023-2024 Program Catalog





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Program Highlights


  • Learn from dedicated faculty with years of experience in both the corporate world and the classroom.

  • A wide variety of exciting internships with local and national corporations gives Management Information Systems majors important resume-building opportunities before graduation.

  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon and Sigma Zeta Honor Societies give you the chance to present your own research findings at national conferences.

  • Compete in regional programming competitions, network with computing alums, and have fun when you join the McKendree Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery.

  • Gain hands-on network administration experience as a student worker in the Department of Computing’s student lab.




Photo of McKendree Seal MarkerInternship Opportunities

Internship opportunities exist with a number of major corporations and agencies, including:


  • Scottrade
  • Anheuser-Busch

  • AT&T

  • Centene Corporation

  • Monsanto

  • National Security Agency (NSA)

  • Enterprise Holdings




Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities exist with a number of major corporations and agencies, including:

  • TekSystems
  • Boeing

  • Lockheed Martin

  • The Defense Information Systems Agency (U.S. Air Force)

  • NCI Information Systems

  • A.G. Edwards

  • Anheuser-Busch

  • Humana




Interesting Courses


  • Introduction to Database

  • Information Security

  • Project Management

  • Organizational Behavior

  • Operations Management




Club Information / Honor Societies


  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon (National Computing and Information Disciplines Honor Society)

  • Sigma Zeta (National Science and Mathematics Honor Society) – The McKendree Beta Chapter is the oldest active chapter in Sigma Zeta and has been awarded the Founder’s Cup five times for its activity at the national and local level. Each year, students and faculty attend the National Conference, where they present their independent research and network with peers and professors from universities across the nation.

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) – This international organization of computing students, educators, and professionals gives you countless opportunities to develop your leadership skills, engage in fun activities, and grow your experience in the field of Computer Information Systems.

  • Sigma Beta Delta (Business Honor Society)

  • Phi Beta Lambda (Business Service Club)



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