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 2019 Career Outcomes for Management Information Systems*
** Includes Self-Employed
- Connect with Grace Champion, 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 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
- Society for Management Information Systems (SMIS) • Women in Business • Girls.Code() • Minorities in Tech (MIT) • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) • Classic Hackers UGA Linux Users' Group • Women in Technology (WIT) • Terry Student Consulting • The MIS Advisory Board • UGAHacks
- To find additional clubs and organizations, go to the Involvement Network
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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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - ANSWERED BY YOUR CAREER CONSULTANT
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."
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- 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!
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- 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.
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
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.
|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|
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY UGA Management Information Systems - Bachelor's Degree MAJORS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019**
|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|