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Management Information Systems


Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Department of Business & Economics



Management Information systems - mis

The Management Information Systems concentration prepares students for careers in information management.   Students complete the Foundation Courses in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration along with 6 upper-level business courses, and take specified courses in the Computer Science area.  




In its 2006-2007 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, reports that, "The rapid spread of technology across all industries has generated a need for highly trained workers to help organizations incorporate new technologies."  "Candidates for these positions are expected to have a broad range of technical skills as well as a background in business management or related fields."  ("Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition" Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor. Retrieved February 21, 2006,

Employers usually seek applicants who have a bachelor's degree in computer science, information science, or management information systems (MIS). "MIS programs usually are part of the business school or college and differ considerably from computer science programs, emphasizing business and management-oriented course work and business computing courses." (Ibid.)

The Bureau of Labor statistics ranks six Information Technology jobs in the fastest job growth category for the 2006-2014 period.  Earnings for the positions are ranked in the top quartile. (Ibid.)  All of these IT jobs are potential opportunities for graduates of Edinboro University's Business Administration: MIS program.

Graduates also are prepared for graduate school in information technology, business administration and law.



The Management Information Systems program provides students with both the business and the technology knowledge necessary to work in information management.   The Business courses provide students with an understanding of the structure and functions of business and, through the flexible upper-level business courses requirement, allow students to develop expertise in one or more specialized area.  The Computer Science coursework provides an understanding of the information resources and technology essential to managing a business.  Beyond the business foundation courses which provide students with a thorough exposure to each of the business functions, to economics, to business law, to business ethics, and to the technology and quantitative tools used in business, the Management Information Systems program includes course work in:



18 upper-level business credits (6 courses) including
9 credits (3 courses) from among:

Managerial Accounting
Human Resource Management
Production Operations Management
Management Systems

 Essentials of Computing
Introduction to Computer Science
Principles of Programming I
Principles of Programming II
System Operation & Administration
Web Development & Enterprise Computing
Systems Analysis
Data Base Management Systems
One upper-level programming language:
Visual Basic or
Business Programming in Cobol or
Object Oriented Programming

Click here for Descriptions of Business Courses

See the EUP Catalogue for Descriptions of Computer Science Courses

The Curriculum Requirements Sheet and Recommended Course Sequence for the MIS concentration may be found here. 

For more information, please contact Professor Janis Stamm at 814-732-2407 or at