Department of Accounting & MIS

MIS Major

MIS makes IT happen. Students with an MIS major or minor don’t just understand technology: they understand how technology can best be used by businesses. The focus of technology within a business context differentiates MIS from other IT-related disciplines, such as computer science and computer information systems. The study of MIS includes a study of core technology concepts but differs from traditional computer science in that MIS concentrates on the application and management of information systems in business. Students graduate with a unique combination of technology, management, and business skills that position them favorably to design and apply computerized information systems solutions to business problems and align them with strategic business objectives.

MIS Major and Minor students participate in the MIS Projects Course each spring. Student teams work with local businesses to solve a real business problem. This celebrated course provides opportunities for students to interact with a real client and transition into the business world.

What Kind of Jobs are Available?

The study of MIS is relevant for a wide range of occupations in business, government, and private practice. All public and private organizations use information systems to process data, run operations, and communicate with the rest of the world. Graduates of our MIS program are aggressively recruited by large and small companies including IBM, CSC, all of the major banks, all major consulting firms, public accounting firms, and large and small corporations for a variety of jobs.

The MIS Major may also qualify you for certain computer science (CS) positions with US Army civilian laboratories. If you are interested in CS positions in the Federal Government and do not possess a CS Degree, please contact the MIS advisor.

Are Internships Available?

MIS students often chose to intern during their summers in order to obtain career-related experience. Because of the program's excellent reputation, many recruiters seek MIS majors at Delaware for both public accounting firms and public/private industries upon graduation. Top companies come from all over the U.S. including the major cities from New York City to Washington, D.C.

More information is available regarding internships, jobs, and career assistance programs in the accounting field.

To learn more about the Management Information System (MIS) program, click here.

To learn more about the requirements for a B.S. in Management Information Systems (MIS), click here.

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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