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Career Information for Management Information Systems Majors



The Management Information Systems (MIS) major focuses on technology-supported techniques for exploring, analyzing, integrating, and reporting business data to facilitate fact-based decision-making and enterprise-wide management. MIS students develop proficiency in business analytics, competency in systems analysis and design, and mastery of core business processes. - from: Smeal College of Business website, accessed 11/18/2013

Careers include:

  • Computer or information systems managers
  • Database administrators
  • Network support
  • Systems consultant
  • Systems analyst



Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

Search for reports on Security Risk Analysis, Information Security Analysts, or any of the occupations listed above. Maintained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics [U.S. Department of Labor], the Occupational Outlook Handbook provides:

  • Hundreds of types of jobs, accessible by job title or general occupational areas
  • Training and educational requirements
  • Salaries
  • Expected job growth
  • Job descriptions
  • Working conditions



Career Databases


  • WetFeet Career Guides
    • Available via Penn State Career Services
    • Career articles
    • Industry overviews
    • Job search strategies
    • Company profiles and company culture insights




Associations provide not only helpful information for practitioners, but wonderful career resources as well. Association web sites often have two levels of access: public information (free) and also information for members only (fee-based). Associations usually publish newsletters, journals and other resources to help their membership stay on top of issues in the profession. Links to related associations are usually posted.

Additional associations may be found in each report in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.




Find books, videos, and other resources in The CAT [Penn State Libraries' online catalog]

Titles with numerous majors and occupations:

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Find Articles in ProQuest
ProQuest provides access to over 5000 titles. Suggested searches:

  • [Specific company name]
  • Corporate culture
  • Employee satisfaction
  • Management Information Systems AND employment
  • Management Information Systems AND careers
  • Browse publications such as The Wall Street Journal
  • Narrow search to trade publications



Company Information

Find Company Information in Hoover's

  • Exclusive company and industry information
  • News
  • Career development
  • Industry trends