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What is management information systems?

The MIS degree focuses on the business applications of information technology and data analytics. This includes emphasizing necessary skills required in the analysis, development, and implementation of various information, communication, and data analytics technologies critical in all organizations.

Why management information systems at OSU?

MIS is a practical, applied STEM-focused technical major that develops project and team-based skills essential for the professional world. The department is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defender Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Career paths

A MIS major provides the skills necessary for students to pursue career opportunities in:

95%of graduating seniors

had employment, job offers, or other professional plans within six months of graduation.



Nationally recognized

OSU is among just seven colleges found in each of three key rankings by 30 Best Online Cyber Security Certificate Programs (No. 7), Top Cyber Security Schools (No. 12) and Top 25 Schools with Online Master’s in Cyber Security Programs (No. 23). 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 MSIS Department often stress the real-world, business applications of IT and security.


Student organizations

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.


Eastin Center for Career Readiness

Through the Eastin Center, Spears Business supports our students’ professional growth from awareness, to acquisition of knowledge, to practice and feedback, and ultimately successful implementation.

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