Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management (ISSCM)

Bachelor of Science in Business, Management Information Systems Major

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Why Choose Management Information Systems?

Businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies are increasingly relying on data to drive decision-making, increase productivity and profitability. Every action we take, from donating blood to buying groceries, is recorded and analyzed to better serve you. Graduates who can make sound decisions when choosing, implementing, and using these systems are in high demand locally, nationally, and globally.

Our program was the first business school program in Ohio accredited by the Computer Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and one of the first twenty programs nationally to achieve this accreditation. If you are curious, passionate about innovation, and like solving problems, a degree in management information systems will prepare you to excel in a wide variety of career paths and industries

Careers

The field of information systems management is continuing to grow as demand for professionals who can implement and upgrade computer systems are vital to the economy. This minor prepares you for careers that require knowledge in systems analysis, business systems designs, and information technology management. Most of our graduates leave with internships or job opportunities.

Our alumni work at:

  • CareSource
  • Computer Sciences Corp.
  • Crown Equipment
  • Dayton Freight
  • DP&L
  • Honda
  • J.B. Hunt
  • LexisNexis
  • Midmark
  • Reynolds and Reynolds
  • R&L Carriers
  • Seepex, Inc.
  • Sogeti
  • Speedway
  • Tata Consultant
  • Teradata
  • Taylor Communications (Standard Register)
  • WinWholesale
  • US Worldwide Logistics, Inc
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  • Yaskawa America, Inc.

Positions our alumni have held:

  • Business analyst or consultant
  • Computer applications and systems analytics
  • Information technology management
  • IT operations analytics
  • Database management or administrator
  • Information security analyst
  • Computer user support
  • IT support
  • Logistics analyst
  • Material planning manager
  • Operations analyst
  • Procurement manager
  • Purchasing specialist
  • Inventory control administrator
  • Supply chain business analyst

Real World Experience

Classes are focused on experiential learning, allowing students to apply concepts learned in class to real-world situations. We encourage our students to take internships during their summer semesters. Internships are coordinated through the college’s career management office, which makes sure you are aware of hiring information and job and internships announcements.

Success Stories

Megan Brdicka is a senior to graduate in Spring 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems.  She enjoys the unique learning opportunities provided by the major and is gaining skills in both technical and business concepts, which are necessary to succeed in the business world.  Last summer, Megan was able to practice the business and technical skills in real action through an internship at CareSource.  She was excited for the opportunity where she was able to apply her knowledge in the actual business world.

Academics and Curriculum

View Bachelor of Science in Business, Management Information Systems program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the University Catalog. View business core course requirements.

Admission

Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in management information systems.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in management information systems.

Program Outcomes

In this program, you will get a broad education in core business skills such as accounting, finance, marketing, management, and operations management along with emphasizing business and organizational studies and information systems technology. You will study business systems analysis, business system design, and computer programming. You will also focus on developing, implementing, and maintaining information systems in a variety of organizational environments. Coursework includes information system design, development methodologies, database management systems, electronic business, and data communications.

Within this major, you can choose the business analytics concentration, which focuses on using data to better understand business operations, predict customer demands, monitor production, and improve efficiency and quality.

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In 2006, our Bachelor of Science program in Management Information Systems became the first business school program in Ohio to be accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. We were also among the first twenty business programs in the U.S. to achieve this accreditation.

Program Educational Objectives

  • LG 1 Prepare individuals to deploy information technology to support organizations
  • LO a. An ability to apply knowledge of computing to solve business problems
  • LO c. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • LG 2 Prepare individuals to understand, perform, and manage the process of information systems development
  • LO b. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • LO d. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • LO f. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • LG 3 Prepare individuals for entry-level positions in information technology or in a graduate school program
  • LO e. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • LO j. An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within today’s business organization
  • LG 4 Prepare individuals for a process of lifelong learning
  • LO g. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • LO h. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • LO i. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary to meet organizational IS needs and opportunities

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Annual Student Enrollment

  • Fall 2012: 135
  • Fall 2013: 127
  • Fall 2014: 100
  • Fall 2015: 92
  • Fall 2016: 86

Graduation Data

  • 2012–13: 41
  • 2013–14: 45
  • 2014–15: 46
  • 2015–16: 33

 

 

 


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