The management information systems option in information assurance uses the expertise in the department that led OSU to be named
a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research
by the NSA and the Department of Homeland Security.
Why information assurance?
This option provides students with in-depth study and hands-on analysis of critical
organizational issues in information assurance and cyber security. By pursuing the option in information assurance, students will have the opportunity
to take courses in data communications systems, digital forensics and auditing and
system certification and accreditation.
An MIS major option in information assurance provides the skills necessary for students
to pursue career opportunities in:
Data communications systems
95%of graduating seniors
had employment, job offers, or other professional plans within six months of
Our top-notch faculty and facilities serve the increasing cyber security educational
needs via both our undergraduate- and graduate- level programs. The programs through
the Management Science and Information Systems Department stress the real-world, business
applications of IT and security.
Students learn practical application skills through participating in the Information
Security and Assurance Club, which educates students on evolving information security
threats and mitigation techniques, as well as advance marketability for employment
beyond academia. The field of information assurance is in high demand and is shaping
the landscape of IT.