Advantages And Benefits Of MIS In Your Career


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A PowerPoint outlining the career advantages and benefits of studying Management Information Systems (MIS)

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Advantages And Benefits Of MIS In Your Career

  1. 1. Advantages and Benefits of MIS in Your Career
  2. 2. MIS as a Major <ul><li>Here are just a few of the advantages of making MIS your major: </li></ul><ul><li>Global trend of increasing amounts of Computer related positions and knowledge of information systems </li></ul><ul><li>Above average salaries compared to most business majors, with many top level positions available </li></ul><ul><li>One of the fastest growing sectors for creation of new job positions in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to work in many different industries </li></ul><ul><li>Opens doors to multiple types of jobs, many of them high-level </li></ul><ul><li>Gives you the skills and training with new technology to ensure your job skills are in demand in the workplace, and are not outdated </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Changing Structure of Jobs Increasing amounts of computer and information systems jobs are being created, while traditional jobs are quickly diminishing
  4. 4. Growth in MIS jobs <ul><li>IT Jobs in Canada </li></ul><ul><li>The Conference Board of Canada recently estimated that there will be 58,000 new jobs available in Canada’s IT sector in 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, there are about 600,000 people employed in IT in Canada with about 250,000 in high technology firms (e.g., Nortel, Research in Motion) and the rest in all kinds of organizations – including government, businesses, healthcare, and education. ( ComputerWorld Canada, 05 Dec 2007 ) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Growth in MIS Jobs <ul><li>Growth Rates of MIS-focused Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts a 10% increase in jobs from 2006 – 2016 </li></ul><ul><li>They predict much higher rates for MIS focused jobs such as network systems and data communications analysts (53.4%), computer software engineers (44.6%), computer systems analysts (29.0%), and database administrators (28.6%). ( ) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Managerial MIS Wages US Department of Labour, Bureau of Labour Statistics, May 2007 Occupation Employment Annual Mean Wage Hourly Mean Wage Annual Median Wage Marketing Managers 165240 113400 50.19 104400 Sales Managers 322170 106790 45.63 94110 Computer and Information Managers 264990 133880 51.96 108070 Financial Managers 484390 106200 45.82 95310 Human Resource Managers 58100 99810 44.57 92710 Industrial Production Managers 152870 87550 42.09 80560 Managers, others 356690 91990 41.67 82680
  7. 7. Other MIS-Focused Jobs’ Wages US Department of Labour, Bureau of Labour Statistics, May 2007 Occupation Employment Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage Annual Median Wage Human Resources 211770 27.28 56740 54280 Business Operations Specialists 1017640 29.88 62140 57090 Accountants & Auditors 1115010 30.37 63180 57060 Financial Examiners 25510 35.36 73550 66670 Tax Examiners, Revenue Agents 65750 24.76 51510 46920 Management Analysts 499640 38.68 80460 71150 Computer Programmers 394710 34.62 72010 68080 Computer Systems Analyst 464440 36.48 75890 73090 Database Administrators 116340 33.78 70260 67250 Network Systems Analyst 216050 34.02 70760 68220
  8. 8. Projected Growth Rates of MIS Jobs US Department of Labour, Bureau of Labour Statistics, May 2007
  9. 9. MIS: A Well-rounded Career Money Magazine and surveyed 26,000 workers about their job satisfaction and grading careers based on factors such as stress level, flexibility, creativity and ease of entry into and advancement within the field. 7 th best job in America is Computer/IT Analyst
  10. 10. Industries with Many MIS Jobs <ul><li>Positions available in many sectors including: </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Public Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Aerospace </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Bentley </li></ul>
  11. 11. Career Opportunities in MIS <ul><li>Some of the most common positions available in MIS include: </li></ul><ul><li>Business Analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Database Designer </li></ul><ul><li>Database Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Security Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Network Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Project Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Even CIO. </li></ul><ul><li>Mark A Gill, Ph.D. College Business, University of Louisville </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  12. 12. MIS as a Minor <ul><li>Don’t think MIS will apply for your major? </li></ul><ul><li>Think Again! </li></ul><ul><li>MIS not only compliments any other major, but also strengthens your overall capacity for career growth: </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting + MIS = IT Auditor, systems auditor, or ERP consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing + MIS = Marketing Analyst or CRM Analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Finance + MIS = Technology Analyst, Financial Systems Analyst </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 13. Get the Necessary Skills and Make More! <ul><li>Help develop essential computer and IT related skills necessary for almost any major: </li></ul><ul><li>More and more jobs have a large computer or IT component </li></ul><ul><li>7 out of 10 fastest growing professions in 2004 -2014 (according to US Department of Labour) are in IT </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>IT related jobs have higher paying salaries: </li></ul><ul><li>Meta Group concluded that IT profession pays an average of 20% more than non-IT professions </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  14. 14. Interested in Project Management? <ul><li>MIS is the only department at the school of business that offers courses on project management: </li></ul><ul><li>MIS courses create an excellent introduction into project management, including a course designed specifically to help students build their project management skills. (MIS 424 – Introduction to Project Management) </li></ul><ul><li>MIS courses give you an opportunity to try out an actual project from start to finish, with real companies. Some courses even offer the chance to try projects for accounting, operations, or sales. (MIS 413 - Systems Analysis and Design, MIS 419 – Systems Development using Advanced Software Tools) </li></ul>Project Management
  15. 15. Development of Technology Skills and Knowledge <ul><li>MIS can help develop technology skills that are in high demand by employers </li></ul><ul><li>MIS offers training in software programs like: Access, SharePoint Designer, Oracle, Visio, PowerPoint, and Project </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t find yourself caught off guard or behind the 8 ball by unfamiliar technology in your workplace. Technology is being used by more and more companies as a strategic advantage – employers are looking for employees who are familiar with the technology </li></ul>