Rochester Institute of Technology

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Management Information Systems BS

Program Overview

Technology enhances an organization’s operational efficiency. Through analysis of existing business processes, you will be able to improve and design new information systems that can help add value to an existing product and help managers make crucial decisions. The management information systems degree focuses on data analytics, teamwork, leadership skills, customer service, and underlying business theories. An MIS degree gives you the ability to develop innovative systems to solve company problems and improve business intelligence.

The management information systems major prepares students for careers involving leading-edge enterprise technologies and the analysis, design, and management of computer-based information systems. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to analyze existing business processes and learn to utilize digital technologies to improve and/or design new models. As a result students are able to apply the concepts of enterprise resource planning and work with sophisticated enterprise systems to help companies achieve their goals. Students also are able to design systems that are usable, practical, and cost-effective. Major career directions for graduates include business analysis, enterprise resource planning analysis and consulting, database application development and administration, network design and administration, website development and administration, and the management of information systems projects.

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science, major and minor
  • Master of Business Administration concentration


  • Approximately 178 undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in this program.

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is mandatory for this program.
  • Minimum co-op requirement: 1 block, 15 weeks/semester
  • Co-op availability: Second year summer through Third Year summer-fall block

Salary Information

Co-op:     $17.52                     $10.00 - $38.00
BS:           $66,500 (Median)

Student Skills & Capabilities

Students have the technical and managerial skills to: evaluate, design, implement, and manage both prevailing and emergent information technologies; gain valuable experience in the hands-on use of IT design platforms, enterprise system technologies (e.g., SAP, Oracle, Microsoft.NET), and cloud computing applications; and develop critical business skills, such as effective communication, leadership, business analysis, and project management skills,


Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) representing the top 5% of all business schools worldwide. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.


For a third year in a row, the Management Information Systems (MIS) program at Saunders College ranks #10 nationally by College Factual, the data provider chosen for the USA Today College Guide 2018. Among veterans, MIS ranks #8. In addition, Saunders College ranked #61 among Poets & Quants Best Undergraduate Business Programs, highlighted by its rating as #16 in employment. Saunders College ranked #64 among 377 ranked business programs in the U.S. News & World Report 2018 edition of Best Undergraduate Business Programs.

Equipment & Facilities

The Sklarsky Center for Business Analytics features the latest technology and equipment, including Bloomberg Terminals and the most advanced analytics software. The REDCOM Active Learning Lab provides the business environment that maximizes the utilization of technology for digital interaction and team networking. Computer labs currently have 60 PC’s hooked up to a network server, including wireless connectivity.

Training / Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree usually is required for management positions, although employers often prefer a graduate degree, especially an MBA with technology as a core component. This degree differs from a traditional MBA in that there is a heavy emphasis on information technology in addition to the standard business curriculum. This preparation is becoming important because more computer and information systems managers are making important technology decisions as well as business decisions for their organizations. Although certification is not necessarily required for most computer and information systems manager positions, there is a wide variety of certifications available that may be helpful in getting a job. These certifications are often product-specific, and are generally administered by software or hardware companies rather than independent organizations. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics O.O.H.)

Job Titles

Application Developer, Systems Analyst, IT Auditor, Network Administrator, Information Systems Developer, Technical Consultant

Significant Points

  • The Management Information Systems major focuses on the intersection between technology and business. It is closely related to other majors such as Information Technology, Software Engineering and Computer Science.
  • While each may be slightly different, all are focused on the application of technology in various environments.
  • Professionals in this industry are excellent communicators. They are detail – and big picture – oriented.

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Intuit, Booz Allen Hamilton, Citigroup, Excellus Blue Cross-Blue Shield, General Electric, Google Corporation, JPMorgan Chase, M&T Bank, Microsoft Corporation, Paychex, SAP, Toyota Motor Company, Wegmans Food Markets, Xerox Corporation, USAA, Ernst & Young, Precision Castparts Corp, Liberty Mutual, Fannie Mae, Southwest Airlines

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Lisa Monette, the career services coordinator who works with the Management Information Systems program. You can access information about services through our web site at

Lisa A. Monette, Career Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.7413; 585.475.2301
Rochester Institute of Technology. Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
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