The MIS Curriculum
You will learn about topics such as systems analysis and design,
database and web design, networks and communication systems,
e-commerce and internet technology, and data analysis. In the
Butler College of Business, students learn by doing. It's what
we call real life, real business.
The following are examples of real projects that students have
completed in their classes.
In this class, teams have designed and built successful
databases for real organizations. One team built an Oracle database
for the Information Technology department at Butler
University. The database tracks hardware and software
installed on faculty computers.
Systems Analysis and Design
Students worked with the Butler Business Accelerator to determine
how to improve tracking of staff time and projects. The
students determined the information needs of the business and
created a preliminary design for an improved time tracking
Students worked with staff members from PricewaterhouseCoopers
(PwC) on a case study that the company uses to train managers on
systems risk assessment and management. The students helped PwC
identify key problems in the case and presented their findings to
Web Design and Consulting
Students worked with Royal Food Products to determine the
content for its website and design the layout of the site. Student
teams competed to present the winning project plan and design,
which was later implemented by the company.
Minor (for business students)
Minor (for non-business students)
The MIS minor has given me distinction. In my first
internship, I impressed managers with my understanding of databases
and my ability to perform maintenance on the department's database
system. During my second internship, I was given the
opportunity to participate in a unique project because of my Excel
skills and ability to think critically about IT systems.
Stephen Feider '11
Accounting major, MIS minor
MIS combines business knowledge with technology. Being
able to build the technology, such as websites and databases, can
get you noticed in the business world.
Joshua Phelps '13
Double major: MIS and Marketing