UGA Specific Information for Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems (MIS) is a hands-on major which equips students with real-world skills that are in demand in the job market. Our program prepares students to lead IT-enabled change in organizations.

The Terry MIS program provides the foundation for students to go in a technical direction (such as a programmer or database administrator), a non-technical direction (such as a business process analyst or project manager), or somewhere in the middle (such as a business intelligence or IT risk & security specialist).


Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Management Information Systems*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

CAMPUS STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS IN MIS

  • Application AnalystAs an application analyst you'll combine the maintenance of IT services with working face-to-face users who need your technical support. Application analysts administrate, monitor, and maintain software infrastructures and applications. 
  • Business Analyst - As a business analyst, you'll work within an organization, helping to manage change and plan for the future in line with company goals. This could be for one specific project, or as a permanent feature of the organization. You'll need to understand the current organizational situation, identify future needs, and create solutions to help meet those needs, usually (but not always) in relation to information and software systems. 
  • Business Intelligence Analyst - A business intelligence analyst is in charge of producing financial and market intelligence by managing data. Business intelligence analysts analyze said data and create reports to deliver to business stakeholders for decision making. 
  • Data Analyst - Data analysts are in charge of producing and tracking key performance indicators. Additionally, they gather, understand, and document business requirements using a variety of tools and techniques. Additionally, data analysts manipulate, analyze, and interpret complex datasets relating to the business they work for. 
  • Database Administrator - Database administrators are in charge of the maintenance and security of databases. They test programs, fix errors, and make any necessary modifications to the databases they are in charge of. Additionally, database administrators are tasked with implementing security measures to ensure the integrity of said databases. 
  • Information Security Analyst - Information security analysts monitor, upgrade, and implement security measures for the protection of computer networks and sensitive business information. They are sometimes responsile for responding to security breaches and computer viruses. Additional responsibilities include encrypting data transmissions and erecting firewalls to protect valuable information. 
  • Information Systems Manager - Information systems managers direct daily department operations, analyze workflows, and coordinate activities in other areas related to information systems. Additionally, they review project plans and meet with stakeholders to resolve problems. 
  • Consultant - Consultants work with a variety of clients and advise them on how to best use information technology to meet their business objectives and overcome obstacles. Consultants meet with clients, define project scopes, travel to customer sites, analyze IT requirements, and develop solutions to problems. Additionally, consultants help with the implementation of new systems in a business. 
  • IT Technical Support - IT technical support is in charge of monitoring and maintaining computer systems and networks. They offer support on hardware and software issues either over the phone or in person. Job titles include application support specialists, help desk operators, technicians, etc. 
  • Network Systems Administrator - Network Systems Administrators are responsible for maintaining and administering computer networks, computer hardware, software, and applications. Additionally, they diagnose, troubleshoot and fix software and hardware problems related to the business' network and systems. They may also test website performance. 
  • Project Manager - Project Managers are in charge of managing projects and ensuring that they adhere to the pre-established budget, schedule, and scope. They must also track project milestones and deliverables to ensure the successful execution of the project. Project managers help develop project plans, objectives, technologies, schedules, funding, and staffing as well. 
  • Risk Advisory - Risk advisors manage risk by identifying, measuring, and making decisions on a variety of risks within an organization. Some key responsibilities include documenting key risks, communicating risks, maintaining data quality of risk management systems, and making recommendations on ways to control and reduce risk. 
  • Systems Analyst - Systems analysts analyze science, engineering, business, and other data problems to improve computer systems by implementing solutions to these issues. They analyze requirements and procedures to automate systems, improve workflow, and minimize limitations. Additionally, systems analysts troubleshoot program and system malfunctions to resolve issues.  
  • Web Content Manager - These individuals are incharge of the design, development, and maintenance of websites and web applications. In addition, web content managers back up applications and data for recovery should the website crash. They also determine sources of webpage errors and take action to resolve said issues. Finally, they are in charge of updating content and links in a timely manner. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - ANSWERED BY YOUR CAREER CONSULTANT, GRACE CHAMPION

When should I start looking for jobs? The tech and business industries have two main recruitment seasons- September/October and January/February. May graduates are encouraged to recuit during both seasons. To support your search, the UGA Career Center hosts career fairs in September and January every year. To see the specific dates, look on Handshake

What skills should I emphasize with employers? Of course your technical skillsand business acumen are valuable, but don't forget about your soft skills! Remember that programming languages can be taught, but it's much harder to teach someone skills like communication, work ethic, and leadership. Look at page 26 in the Career Guide to see a list of skills employers and graduate schools value. 

What should my resume look like? A MIS resume typically follows standard resume formatting. To see a good example, check out the UGA Career Center resume samples.

What are cover letters? Why do I need to write them? A cover letter is a business letter written to the employer that explains why you are qualified and a good fit for their open position. It accompanies your resume when you apply for a job. While your resume is an overview of your experiences, a cover letter directly address how those experiences have qualified you for the role. The cover letter “builds the bridge” between your resume and the position description so that there is no miscommunication regarding your qualifications. For example, “My experience in ____ and ___ have directly prepared me for this role.” Good cover letters are tailored to the job you are applying to. Even if a cover leter is not required for a role, submitting one demonstrates your initiative and excitement about the role. To see an example cover letter, check out page 36-37 in the Career Guide

Are internships important? Internships are great tools to help you achieve your goals for full-time employment. MIS students typically complete an internship the summer before their final year, but you are welcome to search for an internship earlier if you would like. While they are excellent tools, they are not prerequisites for the workforce. You can demonstrate your skills and experiences through other mediums, like class and/or independent projects, part-time jobs, student leadership, and more. 

How can I meet with my career consultant for a one-on-one appointment? You can schedule an appointment with your career consultant by calling 706-254-3375 or logging in to Handshake. On Handshake, click on "Career Center" and then "Appointments." 


Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources

  • O*NET - The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations (Login using your 810/811)
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations
  • Career Insider: Vault Guides - Vault is one of the world’s leading sources of Career Intelligence.  It can help make your efforts at researching employers, industries, and career subjects significantly easier and more efficient. Whether you are just exploring possible career paths or you are ready for your interview, Career Insider can help! (Login using your 810/811)
  • Candid Career - Whether you are just beginning to explore career options, preparing for a job interview, or looking to change careers, CandidCareer.com can help by providing you with access to thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy to use website. We can all learn from the experiences of others and the Career Center makes this valuable resource available to UGA students so they may be informed and ready for what lies ahead. (Login using your 810/811)
  • UGA Mentor Program- Networking with your Bulldog family can help you get ahead in life and career, but where do you even start? The UGA Mentor Program narrows down the world of possibilities to meaningful connections. The program connects students to alumni mentors for personal and professional development 
  • Big Interview - Online practice interview platform. Practice basic interview questions or questions based on your industry interests or competencies! Also provides practice interview questions for graduate/professional schools. Just sign-up using your uga email address! 
  • Interstride- View jobs/internship in other countries and country career guides

Employment Websites

GENERAL

  • Handshake - UGA's platform for job/internship postings (Login with your UGA MyID and password)
  • LinkedIn - Network with professionals and view job openings
  • Interstride - Job/internship openings in countries abroad as well as country career guides providing information about finding employment in other countries. 
  • Specialized - Check out Idealist for jobs in the Nonprofit sector and USAJobs for opportunities in the federal government. 

MAJOR/CAREER SPECIFIC

Professional Associations/Resources

NEWS - Computerworld• E-Commerce Times • Entertainment Software Association • Gartner Group • Government Computer News • InformationWeek • Internet News • IT World • PC Magazine

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS - American Society for Information Sciences • Association for Computing Machinery • Association for Information Systems • Association for Women in Computing • Computer Software/Systems Jobs • Information Systems Security Association • Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals • Internet Society  • Mass Technology Leadership Council • Software & Information Industry Association • Storage Networking Industry Association

COMPANY & SALARY RESEARCH - Career Bliss • GlassDoor • Salary.com

LINKEDIN- Join LinkedIn groups that are relevant to your career interests.  To search, select "groups" & type in your keywords. Review the groups that professionals in your field of interest have joined & consider joining those as well. To login, visit the LinkedIn main page. 


The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Accenture Consulting Analyst, Consulting Assistant, Informatics Analyst, Technology Analyst, Technology Associate
Ad Victoriam Solutions Analyst, Business Analyst, Consultant
ADAPTURE Account Representative: Cloud Cybersecurity
Aderant Associate Business System Administrator
Advanced Packaging Solutions Sales Consultant
Alvarez & Marsal Corporate Performance Improvement Analyst
Amazon Business Analyst
Analysis Group Analyst
ANNUITAS Technology Consulting Associate
Anthem, Inc. Business Intelligence Developer II
Arclin ERP Functional Analyst
AT&T Technical Business Manager, Technology Development Programmer
Avanade Infrastructure Consultant
Bank of America Financial Analyst
Boom Lab Technical Analysis Associate
Campbell Soup Company Market Sales Leader
Capgemini Data Analyst, Senior Consultant, Technical Analyst
Capital One Developer Academy Associate
Cerner Corporation Consultant
Chick-fil-A Software Engineer
Citrix Technical Analyst
Collaborative Solutions Associate Consultant, Workday Technical Analyst
Credera Analytics & Business Intelligence Consultant
CS Technology Analyst
Deloitte Audit Associate, Business Technology Analyst, Businss Technology Analyst, Cyber Risk Consultant, Cyber Security Consultant, Strategy and Operations Analyst, Tech Assurance, Technology Risk Consultant
Deposco Solutions Consultant
Dimensional Fund Advisors Business Analyst
Dixon Hughes Goodman Risk Advisory Consultant
Docebo Software Implementation Specialist
Duplicating Systems Marketing Manager
Epic Technical Problem Solver
Equifax Data Visualization Analyst
Ernst & Young Analyst, Associate, Associate Analyst, Associate Analyst I - Test Automation, Automation Engineer, Data Analyst, Financial Services IT Risk Advisory Staff, Risk Advisory Consultant, Risk Advisory Program Staff, Risk Advisory Staff, Staff - Technology Advisory, Staff 1 Consultant, Staff Advisory Consultant, TAP Consultant, Technology Advisor Program, Technology Advisor Staff, Technology Advisory Consultant, Technology Analyst Program Associate, Technology Consultant
ESPN Live Event Replay Operator
Exaserv SAP SuccessFactors Consultant
FAST Enterprises Implementation Consultant
Frazier & Deeter, LLC PRG Associate
FTI Consulting Consultant
Garney Construction Project Engineer
GEICO Emerging Leaders Program Member
General Motors Software Developer
Global Payments Inc. Junior Automation Engineer
Grant Thornton Associate, Business Risk Advisor, Controls Associate
HCPA Analytics Consultant
HedgeServ Associate
Hudl Product Consultant
IBM Business Consultant, Business Transformation Consultant-Public Sector
IDM Global Holdings, LLC Data Entry Clerk
IHS Markit Associate Software Engineer
InnoFin Solutions Consulting Analyst
Inspire Brands IT Auditor
Intuitive Surgical Financial Analyst
Jackson Spalding Designer
Johnson Lambert IT Audit Associate
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Commericial Banking Analyst
KPMG Advisory Associate, Associate Management Consultant, Associate Technology Consultant, CIO Advisory, Cyber Defense Consultant, Forensic Technology Advisor, Ignition Digital Labor Associate, IT Audit and Assurance Associate, Tax Associate
Lectenz Bio Office Associate
LexisNexis Risk Solutions Business Analyst, Systems Engineer
Liquidnet Product Analyst
Lockheed Martin Financial Planning Analysis and Controls Intern
M3 Quality Assurance Analyst II
Manhattan Associates Software Consultant, Software Support Consultant, Support Consultant
Marketwake Implementation Architect
Meglio Interiors LLC Sales Project Manager
Moelis & Company Investment Banking Analyst
National Cash Register IT Analyst
NCR Business Analyst, Global PS Engineer, IT Analyst, Sales Specialist, Technical Consultant
Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc. Medical Scribe
OneTrust Software Support Engineer, Technical Implementation Consultant
Oracle Associate Technology Consultant, Tech Consultant
Origami Risk Risk System Analyst, System Analyst
Perficient Associate Technical Consultant
Protiviti Consultant, Consultant I, Tech Consultant, Technology Consultant
PwC Advisory Associate, Associate, Consultant, Cyber Security Consultant, Cybersecurity and Privacy Advisory Associate, Cybersecurity and Privacy Associate, Cybersecurity Associate, Risk Assurance Associate, Technology Consulting Associate
Red Ventures Strategic Analyst
Resolution Media Analyst
RSM US LLP Associate Technology Consultant, Technology Management Consultant
Salesforce MuleSoft Account Development Representative
Shaw Industries Sports Turf Development and Research Manager
Starbucks System Analyst
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Investment Banking Analyst, Portfolio Management Analyst
Syllogist Group Customer Support Analyst
Techport Thirteen, Inc. Associate Consultant
Terry Bayles Recruiter
The Carter Center Business Operations Specialist
The Coca-Cola Company Agile DevOps Coach
The HCI Group Account Executive
The Home Depot Logistics Analyst
The Walt Disney Company DCP Intern
TIAA Cybersecurity Associate
U.S. Army Cyber Officer
UBS Client Services Account Manager
Vanguard ELDP Candidate
Veeva Systems Associate Consultant
Velosio Associate GP Consultant
Volkswagen Group of America Connected Services Analyst
Wells Fargo Treasury Management Associate
Xylem Inc. System Administrator
Zoom Video Communications Technical Support Engineer
* denotes no responses received.
*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY UGA Management Information Systems - Bachelor's Degree MAJORS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019**

Graduate School Program(s)
Cornell University Information Science, MPS
George Mason University Law, JD
Georgia Institute of Technology Computer Science, OMSCS
Georgia State University Information Systems (Cybersecurity), MS
Mercer University Law, JD
New York University Computer Engineering, MS; Computer Science, MS; Management of Technology, MS
University of Georgia Accounting, MAcc; Business Analytics, MSBA; Computer Science, MS
* denotes no responses received.