A career in management information systems (MIS) is quickly becoming one of the most alluring in the business world.
A career in management information systems (MIS) is quickly becoming one of the most alluring in the business world. With a shortage of MIS professionals that has left many companies in serious need of MIS employees, TU students are in demand after graduation.
"What people don't realize is that MIS uses technology to determine how to make an organization run better; it helps businesses leverage existing resources with information," said Akhilesh Bajaj, Chapman Professor of MIS. "It's a much more interesting, dynamic and people oriented field than students initially think."
The Collins College of Business, which takes this critical need for MIS professionals seriously, formed an MIS lab to train students in the latest MIS trends.
"All our business programming classes are taught in the lab, making it a unique resource," Bajaj said. "The MIS lab also serves a dual purpose — a lab with appropriate software and hardware for students to use for assignments and projects, as well as a teaching resource."
The lab is multifunctional and easily shifts from lecture space to work room. With 20 computers lining the walls and large tables centered in the middle, students are able to maneuver throughout the room. So when lecture time arrives, students can use the tables, and when it's time to engage in hands-on practice, they can move back to their computers with just a swivel of their chairs.
Through the lab, students learn to develop software solutions, as well as design and customize software. Students also learn to evaluate investments in information technology and develop programming, database, networking and communication systems skills.
The primary mission of the University of Tulsa's School of Accounting and MIS is to provide educational programs that prepare students for the role of business information professionals with expertise in analysis and reporting, translating complex information into critical knowledge, and decision-making.
The accounting profession continues to change. Accounting professionals are embracing a new vision. (Learn more about the CPA Vision.) Membership in the Oklahoma Society of CPAs (OSCPA) provides students with current academic, CPA Exam and career support.
Beyond a broad liberal education, we emphasize relevant and integrated business, technology, and financial knowledge and skills. The accounting faculty has created an educational climate whereby our students are motivated to acquire learning abilities that will serve them throughout their professional lives. To achieve this type of learning environment, active student participation and student learning by discovery are important pedagogical aspects used throughout our curriculum.
Program Objectives: In addition to the requisite technical knowledge, we strive to provide our graduates with:
- Lifelong learning tools
- Critical thinking abilities
- Effective personal and communication skills
- Information technology skills
- Professional team leadership abilities
- A global view of business issues and opportunities
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Management Information Systems
At TU, our MIS program is committed to educating students as leaders in a world that requires information and knowledge. In addition to a strong liberal education foundation, we emphasize relevant and integrated technology, systems, people and business knowledge and skills that will enable our graduates to solve problems and create solutions in a rapidly changing world. We strive to provide our graduates with lifelong learning skills, critical thinking abilities, communication skills, information technology skills, and the ability to provide professional team leadership.
Our MIS faculty has created an educational climate whereby our students are motivated to acquire learning abilities that will serve them throughout their professional lives. To achieve this type of learning environment, active student participation and student learning by discovery are important pedagogical aspects used throughout our curriculum.
Learn more about Management Information Systems Degree Programs.