Great Careers-Solid Business Fundamentals
A career in Management
Information Systems is a career
filled with opportunity. MIS is not
an “easier” computer science or
computer engineering program.
MIS is Business + Technology. MIS
students take the same core
business courses as other business
students so they get a solid
foundation in areas like Marketing, Accounting, and Finance.
Core Technical Fundamentals
To this business base, MIS adds core technical fundamentals comprised of coursework in systems analysis & design, database management, networks and programming, along with a hands-on practicum on project management with a real-world sponsor from Silicon Valley and a capstone course in MIS management and strategy. Our classes integrate state-of-the-art professional technologies, like IBM's Rational Software Modeler and Oracle's database and business intelligence tools. And, we teach using instructional technology like Elluminate–to enhance the experience, provide online access, and improve learning.
MIS electives allow students to go into depth with advanced study in these areas or specialized subjects such as web applications, e-business, service systems management, and security.
And, our unique, award winning honors program provides the chance to work with other top students on a full scale 9-month project spanning two semesters.
Reflecting the value of combining business and technology, particularly here in Silicon Valley, MIS graduates typically rank at or near the top among the College of Business concentrations in terms of starting salaries as reported in the SJSU Career Center's Annual Salary Survey. MIS jobs range from traditional Information Technology (IT) Management to Technical Sales & Marketing, from the high-tech industry to transportation, government or financial services, from small family businesses & startups to industry behemoths. A quick scan of MIS alumni job titles on LinkedIn highlights the diversity of possibilities:
- Business Systems Analyst at Xilinx
MIS Student Assiciation
Our MIS student association, MISA, is a large and very active group, providing professional development, social events, and networking opportunities as well as leadership development for those who want to get involved as officers. Visit the MISA site.
For more information:
- Check out what our students have to say about the MIS program
- See some of the projects our students have done as part of their course work
- Read our FAQs
- Check out the department chair's podcast on iTunes U to hear the top 10 reasons for choosing MIS
- Subscribe to the department chair's blog to keep up with the latest developments
or, better yet….
- Visit us in the Business Tower in BT 250 to find out more
- For details on specific courses, see the list of MIS courses with links to the corresponding catalog descriptions.
Ready to Start Your College Experience? Go here to start the admissions process.