What is Management Information Systems  (MIS)? Dr. Malloy MIS 200 Spring 2007 April 17, 2007
Management Information Systems Be the   best   at putting information to work
Is MIS for  you ? <ul><li>Do you enjoy: </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing and refining processes? </li></ul><ul><li>Solving prob...
Myths about MIS Major <ul><li>Sit in front of a computer all day everyday </li></ul><ul><li>It’s only for NERDS or GEEKS <...
MIS Major <ul><li>As a MIS Major you’ll receive comprehensive education: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>application of technology <...
What Skills are Involved? <ul><li>Technology Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Programming  </li></ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul><u...
What sets the UA MIS program apart from others? <ul><li>Integrated class concepts with each course building upon the previ...
What makes UA-MIS unique? <ul><li>Low Student-to-Faculty Ratio with Personal Faculty Coaches </li></ul><ul><li>Team Enviro...
Support Groups <ul><li>Alabama Information Management Society (AIMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Capstone Mentoring information Syst...
<ul><li>Develop life-long professional networks and go beyond the classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction with leading...
<ul><li>Mission : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To improve the quality of our members through character building, social developme...
Relationship With Companies <ul><li>Work with live clients with real deadlines and real funding </li></ul><ul><li>The prog...
Real World Projects <ul><li>Major Consumer Products Company:  Enhancing the shopping experience by bringing together PDA, ...
Real World Projects
MIS Professionals Skills <ul><li>Skills of a Successful MIS Professional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analytical </li></ul></ul><...
What Do MIS Professionals Do? <ul><li>Jobs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Analyst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Database Admi...
MIS Majors Placement
The Top 10 Jobs for Grads (and their corresponding salaries ) <ul><li>MIS/IT  – System Design and Development  $53,729 </l...
Guest Presenter April 19 th   <ul><li>Jasmine Wallace </li></ul><ul><li>UA MIS Class of 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Pricewaterh...
Question <ul><li>Are  </li></ul><ul><li>You  </li></ul><ul><li>Ready  </li></ul><ul><li>For  </li></ul><ul><li>  A  </li><...
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  1. 1. What is Management Information Systems (MIS)? Dr. Malloy MIS 200 Spring 2007 April 17, 2007
  2. 2. Management Information Systems Be the best at putting information to work
  3. 3. Is MIS for you ? <ul><li>Do you enjoy: </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing and refining processes? </li></ul><ul><li>Solving problems? </li></ul><ul><li>Leading and participating on teams developing mission-critical business and data systems? </li></ul>Business first, Technology second
  4. 4. Myths about MIS Major <ul><li>Sit in front of a computer all day everyday </li></ul><ul><li>It’s only for NERDS or GEEKS </li></ul><ul><li>Major only for males </li></ul><ul><li>Work long hours </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t make impact on community or society </li></ul><ul><li>Must have programming and technology experience </li></ul><ul><li>Must love to program and debug </li></ul><ul><li>Have no social life </li></ul>
  5. 5. MIS Major <ul><li>As a MIS Major you’ll receive comprehensive education: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>application of technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>communication skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>problem solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>working with others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>adapting to change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>career-long learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ethical values and behaviors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>work ethics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>w hich will prepare you to serve the systems needs of literally any business – and take advantage of emerging opportunities in the exploding information marketplace. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What Skills are Involved? <ul><li>Technology Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Programming </li></ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Database </li></ul>Starting Positions Information Systems Solutions Providers <ul><li>Problem-Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Development Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Business Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>Teaming </li></ul>
  7. 7. What sets the UA MIS program apart from others? <ul><li>Integrated class concepts with each course building upon the previous course </li></ul><ul><li>Just-in-time learning, flexible classroom environment where people help each other </li></ul><ul><li>Real experience on real projects for real businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Students plan, analyze, design, construct, and implement projects for corporate partners – Not Busy Work Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Because of these unparalleled experiences, UA-MIS graduates are able to add immediate value to their employer’s bottom line </li></ul>
  8. 8. What makes UA-MIS unique? <ul><li>Low Student-to-Faculty Ratio with Personal Faculty Coaches </li></ul><ul><li>Team Environment </li></ul><ul><li>State of the art labs – dedicated for MIS student use </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships with industry to direct the program </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Summer Internships ($18 to $20 an hour on average) </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to work locally during the school year </li></ul><ul><li>Virtually 100% career placement before graduation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Support Groups <ul><li>Alabama Information Management Society (AIMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Capstone Mentoring information Systems Society (CMISS) </li></ul><ul><li>Women in IT (WIT) </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Develop life-long professional networks and go beyond the classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction with leading professionals through formal presentations, workshops, and alumni networks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over 30 Fortune 500 companies present and recruit each year </li></ul><ul><li>Other Events include workshops on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry trends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resume development through one-on-one coaching from faculty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student resumes are published online and resume books are sent to corporate partners and recruiters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Skill Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking for internships, part-time, and full-time positions </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Mission : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To improve the quality of our members through character building, social development, and academic performance enhancement through mentoring and diversity awareness. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activities : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate mentoring of computer science and all business courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Service Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advising Assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intramural sports </li></ul></ul>Diversity brings different people together, with different ideas, and increases the capacity of knowledge.
  12. 12. Relationship With Companies <ul><li>Work with live clients with real deadlines and real funding </li></ul><ul><li>The program has allocated 4 labs for MIS students, with millions of dollars worth of technology at our disposal </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate scholarships for MIS students </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate partners provide rewarding summer internship </li></ul><ul><li>MIS Forum - Corporate Partners meet every semester with faculty to offer insight into the changing needs of the profession so the program is taught through hands-on relevant real world application using a dynamic curriculum tailored by CEOs, CIOs, and Presidents of Fortune 500 companies </li></ul>
  13. 13. Real World Projects <ul><li>Major Consumer Products Company: Enhancing the shopping experience by bringing together PDA, decision support, and product information at the store-shelf to help a consumer make the right product selection. </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Services Company : Investment portfolio tracking system to determine asset value across multiple financial instruments. </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing Company : Employee time and attendance system deployed in multiple languages that meets US and international standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Major Retailer : Retailer to supplier’s distribution center stock replenishment system to avoid stock-outs and increase the number of inventory turns. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Real World Projects
  15. 15. MIS Professionals Skills <ul><li>Skills of a Successful MIS Professional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analytical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding of organizations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Problem solving skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>System thinking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to see organizations and information systems as systems </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding of potential and limitations of technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to manage projects, resources, risk and change </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpersonal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Effective written and oral communication skills </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. What Do MIS Professionals Do? <ul><li>Jobs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Analyst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Database Administrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT Auditor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT Consultant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programmer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality Assurance Analyst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems Analyst </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facilitate the study of problems </li></ul><ul><li>Crosses traditional functional boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Design systems crucial to all business areas </li></ul><ul><li>Provide IT solutions to make business more productive and profitable </li></ul>
  17. 17. MIS Majors Placement
  18. 18. The Top 10 Jobs for Grads (and their corresponding salaries ) <ul><li>MIS/IT – System Design and Development $53,729 </li></ul><ul><li>MIS – Consulting $49,781 </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanical/ Civil Engineering - $47,058 </li></ul><ul><li>Finance - $45, 596 </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting (Private) - $44,564 </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting (Public) Accounting Majors - $41,039 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( UA MIS Majors $49,500 *See Below) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nursing - $38,775 </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing - $37,130 </li></ul><ul><li>Management - $35,811 </li></ul><ul><li>Education - $29,733 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Guest Presenter April 19 th <ul><li>Jasmine Wallace </li></ul><ul><li>UA MIS Class of 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP </li></ul><ul><li>Systems and Process Assurance </li></ul><ul><li>Birmingham, AL </li></ul><ul><li>Homework Assignment: Research PwC and write a one-page paper concerning the company’s vision, mission, culture, job opportunities that fit your career goals, and its application of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Due : April 19 th </li></ul>
  20. 20. Question <ul><li>Are </li></ul><ul><li>You </li></ul><ul><li>Ready </li></ul><ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li> A </li></ul><ul><li> Rewarding </li></ul><ul><li> Career </li></ul><ul><li> Challenge? </li></ul>

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