What do businesses use IT for? - Business - Retail - Shipping - Arts - Computer gaming - Education - Law enforcement - Legal system - Agriculture - Automotive technology - Medicine - Sciences The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that by 2010, 70 percent of the U.S. workforce will be using computers at work Copyright © 2010 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 2 …to businesses? …to your future career? ◦ Non IT-related majors ◦ IT-related majors What is an Information System? MIS = Management Information Systems 3 Accounting, finance, inventory, etc. Data/ Information What is MIS? Computers, networks, software , etc. Technology MIS People Management IT continues to grow as a fundamental component for doing business Information management is key to business in the 21st century People who can help businesses develop, operate, and maintain complex information systems will be in high demand. Fastest Growing Occupations Employment** Occupation ^*Computer software engineers, applications ^*Computer support specialists ^Computer software engineers, systems software ^*Network and computer systems administrators ^*Network systems and data communications analysts ^*Desktop publishers ^*Database administrators Personal and home care aides ^*Computer systems analysts (Computer & IS manager) Medical assistants **employment figures in thousands * Suitable for an MIS major in CBA ^ MIS related Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Change 2008 2016 Percent 380 760 100 506 996 97 317 601 90 229 416 82 119 211 77 38 63 67 106 176 66 414 672 62 413 689 60 329 516 57 http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.t06.htm MIS majors: ◦ Management of technology ◦ Managing organizations using technology To develop and manage complex information systems for businesses requires a combination of ◦ Broad business background ◦ Sound technical knowledge and skills 2010 Entry level job salaries: http://www.computerworld.com/spring/salarysurvey/2010/job_level/3 General Education: 44 credits Business College: 42 credits MIS major classes: 18 credits Elective: 16 credits Double-major.