Management Information Systems


314 Hayden Hall
617.373.3166 (fax)
Yang W. Lee, Associate Professor and Group Coordinator,

In the global information age, success for individuals and for companies requires the ability to manage information effectively. To that end, the goal of the management information systems concentration is to teach future managers how to use information systems (IS) and information technology (IT) to help organizations and individuals perform more efficiently and effectively. This can lead the student in two career directions:

  • To become a professional in the cross-functional business data, information management, data governance function of a company or in an IT or data-enabled strategic business consulting company
  • To accelerate and enhance a career in another functional area such as finance, marketing, research and development/innovation, accounting, human resource, strategic management, or acquisition

Understanding how to get the right information in the right form and format to the right people at the right time is essential in today’s business world, especially when companies and the individuals that do this well are achieving significant competitive advantage. Students have an opportunity to develop new, cutting-edge approaches that allow them to use the powerful resource of information to its greatest advantage. They also have the opportunity to develop technical and problem-solving skills that are in high demand by employers.

Managers in the IS function need to interact frequently with other managers throughout an organization. Therefore, students are encouraged to complete a dual concentration in management information systems and another area of business. Graduates of this program have a wide range of career paths that suit their particular interests. Professional options include business/systems analyst, database designer and administrator, webmaster, software help-desk expert, project specialist, consultant, network administrator, and IT specialist within other departments, such as financial services, accounting, marketing, or manufacturing.

Concentration in Management Information Systems

Required Courses
MISM 3403Data Management in the Enterprise4
MISM 4501Business Systems Integration4
Note: Only one non-MISM course may be used as an elective.
Complete two of the following:8
Fundamentals of Information Analytics
Information Resource Management
Data Communications
Introduction to Web Design, Practices, and Standards
Information Visualization for Business
Data Mining for Business
Digital Marketing
Global Supply Chain Strategy
Sourcing and Procurement
Supply Chain Analytics