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Overview
There is little doubt that emerging technologies of the 21st Century will continue to alter dramatically the way business is conducted. Those who wish to have a leadership role in developing next generation systems should consider a career in information systems and telecommunications. The need for knowledgeable workers with expertise in information systems will continue to increase at substantial rates for the foreseeable future. In fact, a Department of Labor forecast projected that a bachelor's degree in the management science and information systems area will prepare students for five of the top eight fastest growing occupations over the next decade.

The Department of Management Science and Information Systems offers an undergraduate major in management information systems (MIS) with possible options of management science and computer systems (MSCS) and information assurance (IA). It also offers graduate studies leading to master's degrees in telecommunications management (MSTM) and management information systems (MIS). Also, PhD degrees in business administration with an option in MIS, telecommunications management, management science and operations management can be earned.

Undergraduate degrees in MIS require a common foundation of work in disciplines such as mathematics, statistics, behavioral sciences and communications. A second tier of required work consists of the courses required for all Spears School of Business students such as economics, marketing, accounting and management. The third tier of classes are core MIS courses that develop information technology expertise in students.

Management Information Systems (MIS). The MIS degree focuses on the business applications of information technology. This includes emphasizing necessary skills required in the analysis, development, evaluation and implementation of various information and communication technologies critical for today's Internet-enabled organizations. The integration of information technology throughout all aspects of business coupled with the critical need for responsive information systems has created a strong demand for graduates with expertise in information systems and business administration.

Once MIS students satisfy the first two tiers of requirements mentioned above, they will focus on specialized courses in areas such as systems analysis and design, business programming, database design and management, expert and decision support systems, data mining applications, data communications and network security, management science methods, enterprise resource planning systems and electronic commerce.

Management Science and Computer Systems (MSCS). The MSCS option allows developing aptitudes in quantitative tools that are especially critical in today's data-driven organization. Additional course work in statistics, operations research, decision analysis and quantitative analysis is possible with an MSCS option.

Information Assurance. The Information Assurance option 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. This option provides students with in-depth study and hands-on analysis of critical organizational issues in information assurance and security.

Available Options
, B.S.B.A.
- Information Assurance, B.S.B.A.
- Management Science and Computer Systems, B.S.B.A.


Occupations
Comp. and Information Systems Managers
Computer Systems Analysts
Computer Occupations
Computer Programmers
Database Administrators

Industries
Services-Providing - Information
Information - Internet Service Providers, Web Search Portals, and Data Processing Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Services-Providing - Professional and Business Services
Information - Telecommunications

Recent OSU Graduates in
Salaries
Max: $90,000 |
Ave: $50,685 |
Med: $51,000 |
Min: $20,000


Employers
Acosta Sales and Marketing
American Airlines
American Bank Systems
American InfoSource
ARGO Data
Arrow Engine
AT&T
BOK Financial
Brief Media
Cerner Corporation
Chesapeake Energy
ConocoPhillips
Continental Resources
Dell Inc.
Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Deloitte Touche
Department of Defense
Devon Energy
DirecTV
Dish Network
Double Eagle Group
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Ernst & Young
Exxon Mobil
Geek Rescue
Healthcare Service Corporation
Helmerich and Payne
Hewlett-Packard
HireRight
Hogan Assessment Systems
Hostgator LLC
Intecon LLC
Intel
ISNetworld
J.B. Hunt Transportation
Kimley-Horn and Associates
Kirkpatrick Oil Company
Koch Industries
L-3 Communication
Layer 8 Training, Inc.
LISAA
Love's Travel Stop
Noble Energy, Inc.
Ocean Dental
Oklahoma State University
ONE Gas
ONEOK
OpenLink Financial
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Outright
Oxy
Phillips 66
Reserve National Insurance
RiverSpirit Casino
SandRidge Energy
Sandy Beaches Software
Seminole Energy Services
SolArc, Inc.
Sonic Corp.
Sooner Distributors
SST Software
Three Points Karate
TMA Systems
Travis Software
Tulsa County Government
United States Air Force
University of Texas
USAA
Verizon
Webco Industries
Williams Companies
Williams Energy

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