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1 Dr. Grant, DePaul University MIS Undergraduate Program Delvin Grant Associate Professor

2 10/14/00Dr. Grant, DePaul University Outline What is MIS How does MIS Differ from CS or IT Why MIS Grads are So Attractive Career Paths Courses Recent Salary & Recruiting Stats Companies Hiring MIS Skills and Traits Required to Succeed Future Plans for the MIS Program Why choose MIS at DePaul

3 10/14/00Dr. Grant, DePaul University What is MIS It is the process of analyzing, designing, developing, and maintaining the computer information systems of the organization with the sole intent of satisfying its information processing and decision making needs

4 10/14/00Dr. Grant, DePaul University How does MIS Differ from CS or IT The primary difference between MIS and CS or IT is the word Management MIS professionals understand the business because they have taken business courses that aid their understanding of the business MIS professionals have a good blend of technical courses and business courses

5 10/14/00Dr. Grant, DePaul University How does MIS Differ from CS or IT The CS or IT professionals are unfamiliar with the business and the language of business because they lack the business knowledge The MIS professional acts as the liaison between users and the CS or IT professional The role of the CS or IT professional is usually one of technical support

6 10/14/00Dr. Grant, DePaul University Why MIS Grads are So Attractive Companies find MIS grads more attractive than CS or IT grads MIS grads have the technical knowledge and understands the business case CS or IT grads often lack the business knowledge and must undergo a steep learning curve to understand the business

7 10/14/00Dr. Grant, DePaul University Career Paths Programmer Systems Analyst or Business Analyst Systems or Network Administrator Web Developer Web Content Manager Database Administrator Database Designer/Developer Software Testing Project Manager Consultant CIO

8 10/14/00Dr. Grant, DePaul University 7 Required Courses Programming In Java 1 (Recent change) Database Technologies Systems Analysis OR System Analysis & Design Basic Communications Systems OR Principles of Data Communications IS Project Management OR Foundations of Software Project Management Knowledge Management OR Internet Technologies in Business OR Introduction to Large Systems Implementation 1 Advanced Elective in MIS

9 10/14/00Dr. Grant, DePaul University Courses Knowledge Management –building the company knowledge architecture Internet Technologies in Business –using the Internet to meet the strategic objectives of the business Programming in Java 1 –Intro to Java programming

10 10/14/00Dr. Grant, DePaul University Courses Analysis and Design –focus on methods, techniques and tools for doing analysis and design Server Side Web Application Development –deals with online database transactions Database Technologies Principles of Data Communications

11 10/14/00Dr. Grant, DePaul University Courses IS Project Management –use of case studies to discuss the issues, role, scope, & responsibilities of project leaders Software Project Development and Management –development and implementation of traditional and e-commerce projects Large Systems Implementation –ERP, SCM, CRM

12 10/14/00Dr. Grant, DePaul University One Possible Courses Sequence Programming in Java 1 Systems Analysis OR System Analysis & Design Database Technologies Basic Communications Systems OR Principles of Data Communications Knowledge Management OR Internet Technologies in Business OR Introduction to Large Systems Implementation 1 Advanced Elective in MIS IS Project Management OR Foundations of Software Project Management

13 10/14/00Dr. Grant, DePaul University Recent Salary & Recruiting Stats Range Mid 40’s to High 50’s 175 companies participated in on- campus recruiting 320 companies participated in job fairs 40,000 jobs were posted through JobTrak and the Career Center For more career info see Career Center Staff

14 10/14/00Dr. Grant, DePaul University Companies Hiring MIS Grads Pharmaceuticals Tech –Intel –Xerox –IBM –Microsoft Kodak West Publishing

15 10/14/00Dr. Grant, DePaul University Companies Hiring MIS Grads Hewitt Associates Ameritech EDS Coke AMS Insurance –Travelers

16 10/14/00Dr. Grant, DePaul University Skills & Traits Required to Succeed Communication Problem Solving Work in Groups Learn on Your Own Self Disciplined Self-Motivated Be able to Manage Coordinate Resources and People

17 10/14/00Dr. Grant, DePaul University Future Plans for the MIS Program Industry Advisory Board Student Club Speaker Series Some Potential Benefits Include: –full-time & part-time jobs –networking –student interactions with industry leaders –relationship with industry –leadership opportunities for students

18 10/14/00Dr. Grant, DePaul University Why Choose MIS at DePaul National Reputation Excellent IT facilities and Infrastructure Good faculty Lots of financial aid to undergraduates –over 90 % of all undergraduate students receive some sort of financial assistance links to industry

19 10/14/00Dr. Grant, DePaul University MIS Home page mis

20 10/14/00Dr. Grant, DePaul University Q & A ? ? ?


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