The undergraduate MIS program is designed to prepare the student for a career in Management Information Systems. The program is a unique blend of core business courses, computerized information systems courses, and business-oriented information systems courses. The MIS program involves a significant amount of hands-on cases and experience with computerized IS as applied to business. The program is designed to provide the foundation for a career in the various and broad areas of MIS.
The basic task of the information systems specialist is to act as an intermediary between the persons in an organization who have information needs, such as record keeping, sales, production, or planning, and the computer programmers who write the solutions to these problems. The information analyst knows the business functions (accounting, marketing, finance, operations, strategic planning) as well as computer programming and the computer programs available for solving particular problems. The MIS specialist interviews the potential user, finds out the goals of the organization, determines the information needs and tools required to support these goals, and helps to design computerized systems to support these goals. Then the analyst may review the solutions and user needs with the programmers. Finally the analyst may participate in the programming, implementation, and testing of these newly designed systems.
For further information, contact Clinton White, MBA, DBA (Indiana), Professor and MIS Area Head, at (302) 831-2961 (offices are in Purnell Hall).
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