Management Information Systems

Information on the Management Information Systems (MIS) majors at the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

The Management Information Systems (MIS) major focuses on technology-supported techniques for exploring, analyzing, integrating, and reporting business data to facilitate fact-based decision-making and enterprise-wide management. You will develop proficiency in business analytics, competency in systems analysis and design, and mastery of core business processes.

Careers in Management Information Systems

Smeal MIS graduates are well prepared for careers in industry, consulting, and government sectors as business analytics specialists and systems analysis professionals. The Supply Chain and Information Systems Department provides a dedicated job-placement service office for students. Companies recruiting majors represent both the services sector (consulting, retailing, and health care industries) and the manufacturing sector (especially computer, aerospace, pharmaceutical, electronics, petrochemical, auto, food, and consumer products industries).

Center for Supply Chain Research: In addition to job placement services offered by the department, the Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR) hosts a fall and spring career fair for supply chain and MIS students that is attended by more than 90 companies.

Management Information Systems Degree Requirements and Sample Schedules

Management Information Systems Association (MISA):
MISA builds academic and career opportunities for MIS majors and promotes the program among students, faculty, and corporate recruiters.