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Management Information Systems

Is management information systems (MIS) right for you?
Management information technology graduates are multi-taskers who are highly organized, detail-oriented, analytical, and have excellent interpersonal and management skills. With an MIS degree, you will be prepared to work in a variety of IT settings as system analysts, IT managers, information security analyst, web designers, webmasters, network specialists, database designers, project managers, IT trainers, etc.

Learn with Minot State
The management information systems program at Minot State focuses on the design, development, and implementation of technology in today’s business environment.

  • Core business courses: accounting, economics, statistics, marketing, management, finance, business communication, and management information systems
  • MIS major requirements: include the areas of project management, collaboration, e-commerce, data and information management, enterprise architecture, strategy and acquisition, and information assurance

CAE-CD Designation
Minot State is one of only three National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. We received this designation from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Career outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information systems managers earn a median pay of $164,070 per year.

Offered: On campus, online

Be inspired . . . earn your management information systems degree

As an MIS major, you will apply classroom knowledge to real-world settings through internships. Many internships are initiated by employers, but you may seek out and develop your own internship opportunities. Internships may be full-time, part-time or project-oriented. Internships provide you with great hands-on learning opportunities with some offering permanent employment.
Get involved
Enhance your skills and boost your knowledge by being involved in SWIFT Club, the perfect place for students interested in technology and hungry to learn more. The club meets weekly to discuss topics related to cybersecurity, networking, ethical hacking, and more.
Employment outlook
North Dakota’s IT industry has an average wage 48% higher than the state’s average and has doubled the national job grown rate since 2002.
Learn with us 
The College of Business is committed to active learning and preparing students for careers in business. Our facilities include the Slaaten Learning Center which features:
  • Cybersecurity lab
  • Financial trading lab 
  • Corporate-style board room with video-conferencing equipment
  • Student lounge
  • Boardroom for student organizations and groups

This program is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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