By Derrick Jones,2014-08-05 15:19
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1.What is MIS?

    The Study of People, Technology, and Organizations

    If youenjoy technology like iPhones, iPods, and Facebook, you have what it takes to major in information systems. All you need is an interest in technology and the desire to use technology to improve people's lives. Many people think that MIS is all programming. However, programming is just a small part of our curriculum and there are many, many jobs in MIS where you do not program.

    Everyone who works in business, from someone who pays the bills to the person who hires and fires, uses information systems. For example, a supermarket could use a computer database to keep track of which products sell best. And a music store could use a database to sell CDs over the Internet.

Information isn’t worth much if it doesn’t serve a purpose. MIS students learn

    how businesses use information to improve the company’s operations. Students also learn how to manage various information systems so that they best serve the needs of managers,taff and customers.MIS students learn how to create systems

    for finding and storing data and they learn about computer databases, networks,

    computer security, and lots more

2.What is the difference between CS and MIS?

3.What jobs do MIS graduates go into?

    As you can probably already tell, MIS is an integrative field. MIS professionals are the "communication bridge" between business needs and technology.This means that you will have to understand how to figure out how things work, solve problems, find things out, communicate what you found, and learn a lot of new things on a regular basis. It's a dynamic field, and it takes dynamic people to do well in it. People who can think fast, work hard, and balance a lot of things should really think about MIS. Here's only a sample of the kinds of MIS jobs.

•Business Analyst

    Business Application Developer

    •IT Consultant

    Systems Analyst

    •IT Development Project Leader

    •Database Administrator

    Business Intelligence Analyst

    Systems Developer

    •Database Analyst

    Web Developer

    •Network Administrator

Technical Support Specialist

    Information Systems Manager

    IT User Liaison


    4.What skills are necessary to work in the business information systems field?

    Information systems managers need a broad range of skills-a keen understanding of people, processes, and customer's needs. In addition to technical skills, employers need managers with strong business savvy. Most importantly, MIS professionals should possess excellent

    communication skills and enjoy working with peopletalking about

    projects and solving problems in teams. They should also be able to:

    ; understand how to organize information analyze user information needs

    ; design or evaluate information systems that allow for efficient and effective user


    ; provide and assure the quality and value of information to decision makers

    ; understand the economic and social environment in which their organization functions

    ; be familiar with relevant issues in law, economics, ethics and management 5.Career Links:

    5.1MIS Associations

    Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

    The world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources

    that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.

    ACM - UA Student Chapter

    The local UA ACM student chapter was founded in 2000 by Kelly Heffner, Jennifer Sartor, Teena Werley, Andrew Lenards, Stuart Reges, and Pat Murray. It continues to provide a forum for computer science talks, programming competitions, and social events.

    The Association for Information Management

    Professional organization concerned with managing information resources by

advising organizations.

    Association for Information Systems (AIS)

    A professional organization whose purpose is to serve as a global organization for academics specializing in information systems.

Computer Measurement Group (CMG)

    A nonprofit organization of data processing professionals committed to the measurement and management of computer systems.

Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)

    A professional organization of academicians and practitioners interested in the application of quantitative and behavioral methods to the problems of society. Through national, international and regional conferences, competitions, and publications, the Institute provides an international forum for presenting and sharing research in the study of decision processes across disciplines. The Institute also plays a vital role in the academic community by offering professional development activities and job placement services.


    A non-profit organization, IEEE is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. The IEEE name was originally an acronym for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Today, the organization's scope of interest has expanded into so many related fields, that it is simply referred to by the letters I-E-E-E (pronounced Eye-triple-E). Through its global membership, IEEE is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics among others.

    Information Management Forum, The

    An international association of business and information technology executives. Provides conferences, focus groups, reports and an online directory of resources.

    Information Resources Management Association (IRMA)

    A nonprofit, international professional organization dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of information resources management in modern organizations.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE)

    With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the CS is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology

    Institution of Operations Research and the Management Sciences


    INFORMS serves the operations research (OR) and management science (MS) professionals and scientists by publishing 10 scholarly journals and organizing conferences. Although the organization's main focus is OR/MS, the journals span variety of fields ranging from mathematics to marketing and organization science.

    Society for Information Management (SIM)

    An international meeting place for the information management executive to discuss technology issues.

    Storage Networking Industry Association

    Promotes the use of storage networking systems across the IT community.

    5.2 MIS Magazine and Journals


    A one-stop portal for the latest news, insights and education on the top information security issues facing U.S. financial institutions today. Through articles, webinars, podcasts, customized training and sponsored content, our team is committed to providing up-to-date information on the security regulations, threats, solutions, training and career trends that most impact banks, credit unions and other related enterprises.

    Business 2.0

    A division of CNN.Money, Business 2.0 provides readers insight into the world of technology and businesses.

    CIO Magazine

    Serving chief information officers (CIO’s) and other IT leaders providing technology and business leaders with insight and analysis on information technology trends and

a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals.


    News and product coverage for information technology managers. For 40 years, Computerworld has been the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site, weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest global IT media network.

Decision Sciences Journal

    The premier journal of the Decision Sciences Institute, publishes peer-reviewed scholarly research about decision making within the boundaries of an organization, as well as decisions involving inter-firm coordination. The journal promotes research advancing decision making at the interfaces of business functions and organizational boundaries.


    Focusus on e-business, communications and Internet-based architecture, that enables readers to successfully evaluate, deploy and leverage new technology solutions for competitive advantage. In addition, eWeek expands the scope of enterprise technology coverage through special reports, technology-focused "centers" and sections devoted to specific markets, including Finance, Health Care, Retail and Supply Chain Management.

    Fast Company

    Fast Company sets the agenda, charting the evolution of business through a unique focus on the most creative individuals sparking change in the marketplace. By uncovering best and "next" practices, the magazine and website helps a new breed of leader work smarter and more effectively. Fast Company empowers innovators to

    challenge convention and create the future of

    Federal Computer Week

    FCW Media Group produces the smartest media brands for the government information technology market. Our print, online, event, custom media and research products uniquely address the business value of technology in governmentintegrating coverage of government, business and technology issues to help government IT decision-makers achieve results and meet agency missions.

    INFORMS Journal on Computing (JOC)

    A quarterly that publishes papers in the intersection of operations research (OR)

    and computer science (CS). Most papers contain original research, but we also welcome special papers in a variety of forms, including Feature Articles on timely topics, Expository Reviews making a comprehensive survey and evaluation of a subject area, and State-of-the-Art Reviews that collect and integrate recent streams of research. All papers are refereed.


    InfoWorld Media Group helps IT solutions management choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for business impact at their organizations. Rather than merely covering the enterprise technology market, InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions.

    Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS)

    A widely recognized and top-ranked forum for the presentation of research that advances the practice and understanding of organizational information systems. It serves those investigating new modes of information delivery and the changing landscape of information policy making, as well as practitioners and executives managing the information resource. A vital aim of the quarterly is to bridge the gap between theory and practice of management information systems.

    Management Science

    A scholarly journal that publishes scientific research into the problems, interests and concerns of managers. Priority is given to papers that reveal novel concepts of broad interest to the management research community. Our scope includes articles that address management issues with tools from traditional fields such as operations research, mathematics, statistics, industrial engineering, psychology, sociology and political science, as well as cross-functional, multidisciplinary research that reflects the diversity of the management science professions.

Network World

    Network World is the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for Network and IT Executives. With an editorial focus on delivering news, opinion and analytical tools for key decision makers who architect, deploy and manage business solutions Network World offers a unique and powerful combination of audiences and resources across Online, Print and Events to meet your marketing objectives

POMS Journal

    The mission of Production and Operations Management is to serve as the flagship research journal in operations management in manufacturing and services. The journal publishes scientific research into the problems, interest, and concerns of managers who manage product and process design, operations, and supply chains. It covers all topics in product and process design, operations, and supply chain management and welcomes papers using any research paradigm.

Red Herring

    Red Herring’s mission is to cover innovation, technology, financing and entrepreneurial activity. Its staff of award-winning journalists tell readers what's first, what matters and most importantly, why. Their staff investigates on a global basis and report how the world of innovation and entrepreneurship are transforming business and how the business of technology is transforming the world. and Information Security Magazine Online

    IT security pros turn to and Information Security Magazine

    Online for the information they require to keep their corporate data, systems and assets secure. We're the only information resource that provides immediate access to breaking industry news, virus alerts, new hacker threats and attacks, security certification training resources, security standard compliance, webcasts, white papers, podcasts.

    SC Magazine

    Our mission is to provide IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information in one incomparable publication. And with each monthly issue we achieve this mandate through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. We've been doing this since 1989, when we first began campaigning for organizations' information security leaders, making it the longest established IT security title in the United States. Readers can gain access to information about IT security strategies, best practices, government regulations and current infosecurity tools.

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