Management Information Systems Major

The Management Information Systems(MIS) major provides the skills and knowledge necessary for information systems development and support positions in both business and non-business organizations

Requirements for the Major

In addition to university degree and business core requirements, students must complete 27 credit hours in MIS courses.

View the 8 semester plan

Required Courses (18 credit hours)

The following courses are required courses that must be taken by all MIS majors:

Course Title Credits
ISM 3232 Business Application Development* 3
ISM 3113 Systems Analysis and Design* 3
ISM 3431 Operations and supply chain processes 3
ISM 4212 Database Administration 3
ISM 4220 Business Data Communications 3
ISM 4300 Managing Information Resources 3

*ISM 3232 (Business Application Development) is recommended to be taken before, or concurrently with, ISM 3113 (Systems Analysis and Design).

Management Information Systems Electives (9 credit hours)

Students should see an advisor for an approved list of upper level area studies courses.

What Kinds of Jobs are There for MIS Majors?

MIS prepares students to enter the rapidly changing world of technology as it relates to business.

Potential careers

Student Profiles

Jeremy Wing - Business Systems Analyst, JPMorgan Chase

Wing says USF's MIS degree offers a bridge between technology and business. Students receive deep technological knowledge, but also understand important business principles. Technology has become an integral part of every business, and businesses need people who speak the IT language. Despite the economy, people who can speak both languages have jobs waiting for them.

José Martinez - Technology Analyst, JPMorgan Chase

Martinez credits the faculty from the ISDS Department with much of his success. He sought an in-demand degree that would help him lay a foundation for a career in the MIS industry. At USF, he found faculty who fostered his passion for technology, blended it with a business background, and connected him in the tech community.

Silvia Soto Avella - Junior Programmer, Depository Trust & Clearing Company

Soto Avella developed a mentorship program for Latin American Student Association members, working in partnership with the Nielsen Company's Hispanic Organization of Leaders in Action. As a result, Soto Avella was honored with the prestigious Student Leader of the Year Award from the USF Center of Student Involvement. She is ready to become the bridge between knowledge and progress.