Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Management Information Systems BS

Program Overview

Computing security, database design, networking, and IT combine to create information systems that gather and analyze business data to improve an organization’s operational efficiency, add value to existing products, and help managers make crucial decisions.

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science


  • Approximately 150 students are 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:     $18.36                     $12.00 - $40.14
BS:           $66,500

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,


Saunders College of Business undergraduate and graduate programs are fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the premier accrediting organization for business schools. Less than 5 percent of the institutions granting business degrees have received this accreditation.

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.

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 Monette, Career Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.7413
Rochester Institute of Technology. Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center. 57 Lomb Memorial Drive. Rochester NY  14623-5603