Management Information Systems

The management information systems specialization deals with the application of computers to business problems. The program provides in-depth study of the use of the systems approach, methods of systems design, and the application of the computer as a functional tool within an organization (see MIS program requirements and course descriptions). Graduates of this program can

  • analyze an organization's information needs
  • plan a computer-based delivery system to meet these needs
  • direct the implementation and operation of the system

The MIS specialization at BGSU ranks among the best in the country. According to BusinessWeek, it ranks #24 among all public universities and ranks #50 among all universities.

Career Opportunities

  • Abundant opportunities for employment in the rapidly expanding area of computer-based information systems.
  • Since the failure of most computer-based information systems is not technical in nature but arises from the inability of individuals to design and use the systems properly, continued high demand for graduates trained in information systems is expected.
  • The Department of Labor lists computer system analysts as the third fastest growing occupation for those requiring a bachelor's degree with a 92 percent growth in positions between 1994 and 2005.
  • The Department of Labor predicts that 445,000 new systems analyst positions will be added to the workforce between 1994 and 2005 ranking systems analysis as the number one growth area expected in terms of new positions.
  • Career Path (typical):
    • Begin as programmer/analysts
    • Move on to positions of responsibility in management.
  • Industry segments:
    • consulting
    • industry
    • government
    • education.

Increasingly society is relying upon computer-based systems and the professionals who design and control them.

The recruitment of students in management information systems for positions in business and industry has been extremely heavy in recent years. Bowling Green is a leading supplier of entry-level systems professionals.

Check your Undergraduate Catalog for Prerequisites


  • A grade of "C" or better must be earned in each course required for the MIS specialization.