MIS by F4wkcr


   (Management Information Systems)

              Christian Brothers University
                   School of Business
           IT’s TRUE
• 5 out of 10 fastest growing
  professions in 2004-14 (according to
  the U.S. Department of Labor) are in
Fastest Growth Rates Thru 2014
     [2006 - US Bureau of Labor Statistics]

 •   Computer System Software Engineer ($81,140)
 •   Computer Application Software Engineer ($76,310)
 •   Biomedical Engineer ($70,520)
 •   Physician Assistant ($69,250)
 •   Environmental Engineer ($67,620)
 •   Computer Systems Analyst ($67,520)
 •   Database Administrator ($61,950)
 •   Physical Therapist ($61,560
 •   Network Analyst ($61,250)
 •   Hydrologist ($60,880)
Professional IT Jobs vs All Jobs
            NACE August 2008
   [National Association of Colleges and Employers]

• In 2008, MIS graduates saw healthier
  increases in their average salaries that any
  other field (8.2%) with an average of $50,888
  – 71% of offers were over $50,000
• Average salary for IT, MIS, and computer
  science graduates were higher that any other
Types of Positions for MIS Students
•   Business Analyst
•   Systems Analyst
•   Database Designer/Administrator
•   Applications Designer, Developer, Programmer
•   Security Officer
•   Webmaster
•   Network Administrator
•   IT Consultant
•   IT Project Manager
•   Ultimately IT Director and CIO!
 “Demand for IT Jobs Will Soar Thru 2016”
• Five IT specialties are among the 25 fastest-growing jobs
  anticipated by 2016, according to a new forecast from the U.S.
  Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.
• Positions in network systems and data communications analysis will
  increase 53 percent between 2006 and 2016, the highest rate of
  growth of any occupation.
• Computer software application engineers will see the fourth-
  highest growth, with an increase of 44 percent.
• Computer systems analysts (29%), database administrators (29%)
  and computer systems software engineers (28%) also rank in the
  top 25 jobs in terms of job growth.
• Other IT occupations expected to see increase growth include
  network and computer systems administrators, computer and
  information research scientists, computer information systems
  managers and computer support specialists.
IT “Most Lucrative”
2007 Graduates
Degrees vs Job Openings
U.S. Tech Employment Hits Its Highest Point In Seven Years
                      [Information Week, July 2007]

• The unemployment rate for IT occupations fell to 2%, and total IT
  employment has reached nearly 3.6 million, better than it has been the past
  seven years, according to the most recent household employment survey by
  the Bureau of Labor Statistics
• The results paint a much better picture for the health of the IT profession
  than during the recession of 2003 and 2004, when the IT unemployment
  rate hit 5.3%.
• But a shift in the type of work U.S. tech workers do also is continuing. The
  biggest job gains the past year come for software engineers, IT managers,
  and network systems analysts. Programmers and support specialists
  continue to lose jobs.
• Total IT employment of 3.58 million and the size of the available IT workforce
  -- 3.65 million working or unemployed -- are at their highest levels since the
  BLS started using these eight computer-related job categories in 2000.
• At 2%, the tech unemployment rate matches that of the larger management
  and professional class measured by BLS. Employers added about 93,000
  computer-related jobs from a year ago.
         Ten Best Jobs in America
        [Money Magazine and Salary.com, 2007]

•   1. Software Engineer
•   2. College Professor
•   3. Financial Adviser
•   4. Human Resource Manager
•   5. Physician Assistant
•   6. Market Research Analyst
•   7. Computer IT Analyst
•   8. Real Estate Appraiser
•   9. Pharmacist
•   10. Psychologist
       US IT Jobs: Going vs Staying
 [The MIS curriculum focuses on the “staying”]
• Going (being outsourced):
  – Highly defined, non-collaborative programming
  – Commodity help desk
  – Legacy maintenance
• Staying:
  –   Collaborative, creative programming
  –   Project Management
  –   Requirements Analysis
  –   Design
  –   Business process consulting
  –   Processes requiring ultra high service levels
  –   Security risk processes
                        Copyright - D. Brandon, Ph.D., PMP -
                           Christian Brothers University
“10 Skills Employers Can’t Resist”
           [ComputerWorld, November 5, 2007]

•   Machine Learning – especially data mining and security related
•   Mobile Applications
•   Wireless Networking
•   Human Computer Interfaces – especially web
•   Project Management
•   General Networking
•   Network Convergence – “technology management”
•   Open Source Programming
•   Business Intelligence
•   Skills in a wide range of application languages (php, java, c++, .net, XML,

                               Copyright – Dan Brandon
    Skill Set You Need Most from New Hires
                              [CIO Magazine, 2006]
                   Skill                    % of Respondents
Project Management                                   54
Application Development                              51
Business Process Management                          39
Security                                             37
Database Management                                  36
Networking                                           33
Help Desk & User Support                             33
Architecture Development                             31
Web Services                                         27
Business Specific Knowledge                          27
Infrastructure Management                            27
Website Development                                  22
Emerging Technologies                                19
         CBU MIS Specialization
• Four courses plus internship
• All MIS courses conducted in
  versatile “hybrid” mode – part
  online part in person
• 16 week format
• Personal face to face contact
  with MIS instructors at times
  compatible with both day and
  evening students
    CBU MIS Specialization Courses
         [all have MIS 153 and MIS 231 as Prereq’s]

• MIS 295 DataComm, Networks, and Security
• MIS 351 Systems Design and Analysis
• MIS 470 Application and Web Development
• MIS 471 Database Design, Data Mining, and Business
• MIS 455 MIS Practicum and Project Management
MIS 295Data Communication, Networks, and Security

 • Systems Software
 • Data Communication Fundamentals
 • Networks
    – Wired networks
    – Wireless networks
 • Cyber Security
    –   Operating Systems
    –   Networks
    –   Client Devices
    –   Risk Management
    –   Business Continuity
MIS 351 Systems Design and Analysis
• System Context
• System Requirements Discovery and Analysis
• Object Oriented Analysis and Design
    –   Use Case Analysis
    –   Unified Modeling Language (UML)
    –   Class Diagramming
    –   Event Diagramming
•   Rational Unified Process (RUP)
•   User Interface Design
•   Prototyping
•   System Proposals
       MIS 470 Application and Web
• Computational Logic
• Modern Programming Principles
   – Structured Programming
   – Object Oriented Programming
• Application Design
• Web Human Computer Interface
• Web Programming (HTML, XML, JavaScript, PHP)
    MIS 471 Database Design, Data Mining,
          and Business Intelligence
•   Data Management
•   Relational Database Model & Normalization
•   Entity Relationship Modeling
•   Structure Query Language (SQL)
•   Open Source and Proprietary Databases
•   Database Configuration and Operation
•   Data Warehousing
•   Business Intelligence
•   On Line Analytical Processing (OLAP)
•   Data Mining
MIS 455 MIS Practicum and Project

•   Project Initiation
•   Project Planning
•   Project Execution
•   Project Control
•   Project Close Out
•   Team Project Practicum
   So what is the going pay rate for
     IT/MIS professionals today?
• According to the US Department of Labor, the median annual
  earnings of IT/MIS managers was $92,570 while the middle
  50 percent earned between $71,650 and $118,330!
• Here are examples of salaries that typical IT/MIS
  professionals receive, according to the Bureau of Labor
  • Network systems and data communications analyst; Average salary:
  • Computer software engineer, applications; Average salary: $79,930
  • Computer software engineer, systems software; Average salary: $76,910
  • Database administrator; Average salary: $60,650
  • Network and computer systems administrator; Average salary: $40,430
   Got Job, Want Job ?
• If not, then you have come to the
  right place
• MIS may be the “ticket” for you !
• Check out the Sloan Career Center
  link for MIS:

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