MIS Major

Why a Major in MIS?

Digital Technology is one of the hottest career fields that fly under the radar, according to Yahoo! HotJobs. A degree in MIS is a valuable asset in this field.

One of the best programs at UConn: MIS concentration at UConn is ranked 22nd nationally among private and public programs (latest rankings by US News & World Report.)

Fastest growing occupation: 48% increase from 2000 to 2010 (according to U.S. Department of Labor.)

Great market demands: Recruiting companies include Accenture, Aetna, AT&T, CIGNA, Citigroup, Disney, ESPN, Ernst & Young, GE, and many more.

Significantly lower unemployment rate: 4% for IT candidates as opposed to 17% for the overall work force, according to the third quarter occupation report by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2010.

Promising placement: Recent graduates landed on positions such as Information Systems Specialist at St. Paul Travelers, Consultant at Accenture, Program Manager at GE, Information Risk Management Associate at KPMG, and Technology & Security Risk Services at Ernst & Young.

Attractive salary and career path: Average entry-level salary for a 2008 UConn MIS graduate is $57,000, ranging from $55,000 to $72,000 and is the highest of all business majors. Career path rises up to positions such as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The table below lists the median and range of our students for the past 3 years.

2008 2009 2010
Median $55,000 $56,750 $57,000
Range $55,000 – $72,000 $53,000 – $57,500 $43,000 – $58,000

The job satisfaction rate for MIS is highest among all business majors. See full article here.

MIS Survey

Interested in MIS?

Check out the MIS Plan of Study
Talk to your fellow students! Check out the Information Management Association