About The Program
A management information systems bachelor's degree from Northern will give you a strong background in enterprise systems and robust technology skills. Through classroom lectures and hand-on information systems projects, you’ll study all aspects of technical and managerial areas in MIS:
- Fundamental information technology and information systems concepts
- System analysis and design
- Database design and implementation
- IT infrastructure and networks
- Data mining
- Business intelligence and analytics
- IT security audit
- Information system strategy
- Enterprise resource planning
- Web scripting
If your interests are highly individual, NSU offers specialized studies in:
- E-Commerce and Data Analytics – Focuses on the data driven nature of today’s web platforms, data mining tools and techniques, and the business analytics process
- Financial Systems Assurance & Security - Explores the connection between information systems, security and assurance as it applies to accounting, banking and financial services
- Resource Management and Planning – Examines the strategic nature of information systems within modern organizations.
The Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
Management Information Systems continues to be one of the fastest-growing and highest-salaried professions in the world. If you're well prepared in this area, you'll likely be in high demand.
Career possibilities include systems analyst, data scientist, security analyst, business intelligence analyst, database administrator, network administrator, web developer or web programmer; or information systems manager or chief information officer (CIO) of corporations and organizations.
For more information on careers in your major or help choosing a major, contact Career Services.
An internship is not required, but highly recommended. Many professional, paid internships are available for MIS students. The NSU School of Business has a designated program director for internships.
The NSU School of Business shares internship opportunities through postings and on-campus presentations and interviews.
“Coming back to Aberdeen for college wasn’t really anything that I had expected to do until I recognized my passion for special education during my sophomore year of college. I transferred to Northern my junior year and I haven’t looked back since. To say that I have kept busy since coming back to the town I grew up in is quite an understatement. In my busyness both on campus and in the community, I have rekindled my passion for theater by being a part of several productions at NSU! Perhaps one of the greatest moments I have experienced so far was during my experience in NSU’s production of ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame.’ Prior to the production, I underwent surgery to fix a paralyzed vocal-chord that required me to be on strict vocal rest for six months. One of my closest friends, Annie, was in the production with me and decided that she couldn’t not talk to me and through picking up on the American Sign Language that I used to communicate, she began picking up on sign language as well as a means to speak with me. As time went by, several of my cast-mates began picking up on sign language to speak with me as well. As somebody who has experienced deafness my whole life in addition to the vocal rest that I was put on at the time, it felt absolutely incredible to have such a great group of people surround me and support me through my healing process. I think this instance completely captures the essence of Northern and the people that are a part of the pack. The feeling of inclusion is greater than ever and it really shows no signs of stopping! Being able to embrace the unique things that make yourself special and inspiring the people around you with those unique things is such a remarkable feeling!” – Katie Magera #beNORTHERN #unleashYOURpotential #WomensHistoryMonth
I received my B.B.A. in business administration from Iowa State University and my M.A. in English from University of Central Missouri. As a military spouse, I lived across the U.S., Germany, and Japan, and encourage others to explore and experience the amazing world around them. I thoroughly enjoy helping students discover and plan for their futures: to see them grow into confident, always-learning Wolves!
Master of Science in E-learning Technology and Administration, Northern State University
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Northern State University
Teaching Technology Endorsement, Northern State University
Ms. Lindsey Huber joined Northern's faculty in 2017. From 2008 to 2017 she worked for Northern's Technology Services as the Help Desk manager and instructional design specialist while adjunct teaching for the School of Business on the side. She is a proud Northern alum.
BADM 244 – Business Communications
MIS 205 – Advanced Computer Applications
CSC 273 – Computer Math with Excel
MIS 385 – Data Mining
MIS 480 – Business Intelligence
MIS 485 – Database Management
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