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Do you enjoy solving problems and playing with technical toys? MIS will teach you to analyze business problems and to design, build and maintain computer applications for solving those problems.

If you enjoy solving problems and all-things technology, find your home in our Management Information Systems (MIS) program. From systems analysis and design, to networking and database management, we provide you with the tools you need to be prepared for the next step in your career. 

MIS appeals to students who enjoy working with technology and solving problems. These students are in great demand by employers, and go into fields such as systems analysis and design, networking, database management, cybersecurity and consulting. MIS graduate Maria Grieco always had an aptitude for technology, and credits the small classes and attentive professors within the Chambers College for her success in the field.


MIS graduates have high placement rates and high salary potential. Job and graduate school placements for recent graduates include IBM, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Carnegie Mellon University, PricewaterhouseCoopers, London School of Economics, Plus Consulting and WVU.

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Management Information Systems major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

  • Bright Outlook
  • Green Occupation
  • Requires a Graduate Degree
  • Business Intelligence Analysts

    $103,500 Median Salary

    Produce financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports. Devise methods for identifying data patterns and trends in available information sources.

    Possible job titles for this career include: Business Intelligence Analyst.

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  • Computer Systems Analysts

    $102,240 Median Salary

    Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.

    Possible job titles for this career include: Business Systems Analyst.

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  • Computer and Information Systems Managers

    $164,070 Median Salary

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

    Possible job titles for this career include: Information Systems Director (IS Director).

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  • Database Administrators

    $99,890 Median Salary

    Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.

    Possible job titles for this career include: Database Administrator (DBA).

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  • Information Security Analysts

    $112,000 Median Salary

    Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

    Possible job titles for this career include: Data Security Administrator.

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  • Information Technology Project Managers

    $98,740 Median Salary

    Plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.

    Possible job titles for this career include: IT Project Manager.

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  • Software Developers

    $127,260 Median Salary

    Research, design, and develop computer and network software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions, applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis. Update software or enhance existing software capabilities. May work with computer hardware engineers to integrate hardware and software systems, and develop specifications and performance requirements. May maintain databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team.

    Possible job titles for this career include: Software Architect.

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This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.


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