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About the Mangement Information Systems Concentration

The Management Information Systems (MIS) concentration combines coursework in business and technology to help prepare students for a rewarding and challenging career in Information Technology. All types of businesses and organizations, in order to be successful, rely on information technology to help run and support every aspect of their activities - necessary to remain competitive while achieving the highest levels of effeciency and effectiveness. MIS professionals provide services to end-users in the organizations they work for.  They are responsiblie for analyzing, designing, implementing and managing technology. To this end, students complete basic introductory courses in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, as well as an introductory course in Business Information Systems.

Students completing the Management Information Systems concentration would enroll in the following required upper-level courses: Computer Hardware & Operating Systems, Database Management, Project Management, and Systems Analysis and Design.

Each student must also take three upper-level information systems electives of their choosing, which among others includes an opportunity to complete an internship.  Students can also join the student chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) and attend monthly meetings hosted by the Johnstown Chapter which is comprised of IT professionals from the Johnstown area.

Last Reviewed: August 13, 2007