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.

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 $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, 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 Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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