Management Information Systems



Management Information Systems     

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Today’s complex organizations require employees who are able to blend managerial skills with competence in advanced computer technologies. A degree in management information systems (MIS) prepares students for this work environment.

MIS graduates are not merely computer-literate business majors. MIS graduates have a broad understanding of how computers can support the decision-making and information requirements of an organization.

Enhance your MIS major with a double major or minor from within the College of Business Administration or from other UNI colleges.


MIS graduates can expect to work in all sectors of business and government. This includes both profit and non-profit settings, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multinational corporations and all functional business areas, e.g., production, marketing, finance, accounting, human resources. Entry-level positions occupied by MIS graduates from UNI are diverse and include programmer, programmer/analyst, test support technician and end-user support analyst. Career progression generally involves leadership roles in information systems development projects. Long-term opportunities include managerial positions in both information systems and general management.

Unique Features: 
  • Outstanding faculty: all MIS faculty hold the highest earned degree in their field and are known nationally for research and teaching contributions; many have won teaching awards.

  • Emphasis on management and human factors, as well as a computer technology foundation

  • Heavy emphasis on applied group projects

  • Small class sizes and high faculty-student interaction

  • Cooperative education and internship opportunities

  • Information Systems Research Lab and excellent computer facilities

  • Use of video and multimedia techniques

  • Business executives in the classroom

  • Student resume book

  • Participation in career fair

  • Data Processing Management Association student organization


The College of Business Administration is housed in the 100,000-square-foot, $10.2 million Curris Business Building completed in 1990. Computer laboratories and computer-assisted classrooms provide students with access to state-of-the-art software and technology. Computer linkages across campus, the nation and the world enable students to access databases and a vast array of resources for solving business problems.

Scholarships & Awards: 

To be considered for many University of Northern Iowa scholarships, you need only complete the application for admission. More information on department scholarships can found at Financial Aid.