What can I do with a major in Management Information Systems?
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 2018 Career Outcomes for Management Information Systems*
** Includes Self-Employed
- Connect with Grace Williamson, your Career Consultant - click here to find information on scheduling an appointment and drop-in hours
- MIS Academic Advisor - Kadianne Francis
- UGA MIS Department
Campus Clubs & Organizations
- Society for Management Information Systems
- Women in Business
- Minorities in Tech
- Association for Computing Machinery
- Classic Hackers UGA Linux Users' Group
- Society for Women in Technology
- Terry Student Consulting
- The MIS Advisory Board
- To find additional clubs and organizations, go to the Involvement Network
Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations
Potential Career Paths in MIS
- Application Analyst - As 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.
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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
- GoinGlobal - View jobs/internship in other countries and country career guides (Login using your 810/811)
- Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. What sets us apart is our "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. Now with nearly 3 million salaries and reviews, you have all the information you might need to make your next career decision.
- Portfolium - Your work and projects are undeniable proof of your skills – Portfolium will help you learn and allow you to display the top skills graduate schools and employers want. Portfolium is where you’ll upload your work, projects, presentations and more. The UGA Career Center has pre-loaded your profile to include the top skills graduate schools and employers seek in their candidates. Log-in to your profile to see how you can build your skills!
- 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!
- CareerCombo - Are you interested in finding a career that partners your passion for technology with another one of youe passions? This website provides job ideas and inspitation to combine your tech career with your other interests.
- Handshake - UGA's platform for job/internship postings (Login with your UGA MyID and password)
- GoinGlobal - Jobs/Internships in other countries and country career guides (Login with your 810/811)
- Idealist - Nonprofit jobs
- USAJobs- Federal jobs
- The Vault (Type in your 810/811 number and select "Career Insider")
- E-Commerce Times
- Entertainment Software Association
- Gartner Group
- Government Computer News
- Internet News
- IT World
- PC Magazine
- 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
- 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.
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