MIS isn't just for business students.
Most majors would benefit from MIS courses and experience. The
following are a few examples.
- Arts Administration. Technology can be
used in the business of supporting the arts, making a performance a
reality: in marketing, ticket sales and fundraising.
- Communication Studies. Technology can be
developed and used to enhance critical communication skills
including writing, speaking, presenting and
publishing. Technology can be leveraged to improve decision
making and problem solving.
- Education. Technology helps improve
learning, both in and out of the classroom. Teachers must
understand the new technologies being used by students.
- Pharmacy. Technology plays a critical
role in running a pharmacy, both in retail and clinical
settings. Technology can be leveraged to improve decision
making and provide critical information faster to pharmacists.
- Sciences. Technology is critical for
storing, manipulating and presenting the vast amount of data
required to work effectively in the sciences.
For non-business majors, an MIS minor can be easily
added. In most cases, the courses can be used as electives
within your curriculum. Download the
curriculum. For more information, contact Priscilla
During my internship at Dow AgroSciences, I used what I
learned in my Information Technology course. I created
databases that provide data analysis outputs that are simple for a
variety of people throughout the company to understand-from
scientists to business professionals. The data I worked with had
many components, so simplifying it to something everyone could
understand was essential. I spent the majority of my time
manipulating the data in Excel, so having an arsenal of formulas
and shortcuts that I learned in my IT course was
Ashton Chaffee '12
Chemistry Major, Business Minor