The Management Information Systems (MIS) major focuses on technology-supported techniques for exploring, analyzing, integrating, and reporting business data to facilitate fact-based decision-making and enterprise-wide management. MIS students develop proficiency in business analytics, competency in systems analysis and design, and mastery of core business processes.
Smeal MIS graduates are well prepared for careers in industry, consulting, and government sectors as business analytics specialists and systems analysis professionals. The Supply Chain and Information Systems Department provides a dedicated job-placement service office for students. Companies recruiting majors represent both the services sector (consulting, retailing, and health care industries) and the manufacturing sector (especially computer, aerospace, pharmaceutical, electronics, petrochemical, auto, food, and consumer products industries).