As businesses and governments strive to elicit the most productivity out of their assets, those with a bachelor’s degree in management information systems will be at the forefront of their management teams. These graduates understand how organizations operate as well as how computers and information technology work. Students pursuing this degree are realistic and practical, embrace learning new things and solving problems, enjoy discovering how things work and want a challenging and rewarding career. Many career services place MIS as among the top three careers in the nation.
Graduates work in corporate, industrial and governmental settings as business analysts, systems analysts, application developers and IT consultants. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that five of the 12 fastest growing occupations relate to information systems, with a reported growth in new jobs of more than 49,000 through 2018.
Licensed counselors provide students with strategies for mastering job interviews, writing professional cover letters and resumes and connecting with campus recruiters, among other services. Naveen Jindal School of Management students are encouraged to hold internships. The school’s fully staffed Career Management Center, working in tandem with the University’s Career Center, helps students prepare for and seek internships, as well as post-graduation employment
A 120-hour curriculum leads to a degree in management information systems. All undergraduate degrees require a core of 42 hours. In the core courses, students learn theories and analytical techniques that can be applied to the functional areas of business, such as finance and marketing. The MIS curriculum includes the study of efficient design, delivery and use of information systems in an organizational context. Students also take classes outside the Naveen Jindal School of Management to provide a well-rounded, relevant university education. A capstone course in strategic management allows students to solve real-world business problems.
Key features include:
The Naveen Jindal School of Management Living Learning Community is a special opportunity for incoming freshmen interested in pursuing a business degree. These select students live together in on-campus housing, attend classes together and participate as a group in social activities. For information, contact Associate Dean Marilyn Kaplan at email@example.com.
The Charles and Nancy Davidson Management Honors Program (DMHP) gives undergraduate students who meet academic qualifications the opportunity to enhance their experience at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. The DMHP students get opportunities to improve their leadership skills, travel and meet through regularly scheduled community service projects and other social events, and work with UT Dallas professors.
Among the benefits of the program:
All undergraduate degrees in the Naveen Jindal School of Management offer a fast-track option. These programs allow students to save up to 12 credit hours in completing an undergraduate and master’s degree. Students with qualifying grades embark on the fast-track option in their senior year of their undergrad program. Pursuing a fast-track BS/ MS or BS/MBA requires careful course selection and academic dedication but opens up additional career opportunities for those students who complete the program.
The largest of the seven schools at UT Dallas, the Naveen Jindal School of Management offers a full complement of programs at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. The Jindal School’s mission is to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, technology-driven, global society by partnering with the business community to:
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, business administration, finance, global business, management information systems, marketing, supply chain management
Master of Science: Accounting, finance, healthcare management, information technology and management, innovation and entrepreneurship, international management studies, management and administrative sciences, marketing, supply chain management, systems engineering and management
Master of Business Administration: Full-time, professional evening cohort, professional flex, executive, global leadership executive, healthcare management for physicians executive, project management executive
Doctor of Philosophy: International management studies, management science