Management Information Systems, MIS, is one of the most misunderstood majors. To help clear things up, Ashland University presents Five Misconceptions about the MIS Major:
“People just think I’m a computer nerd.” You won’t just be sitting in a computer programming class all day. At Ashland University, you’ll be taking business core classes along with your MIS major classes enabling you to put technical problems into context. Armed with both the technical and business fundamentals, you will become more marketable to employers upon graduation.
“I’ll be fixing computers the rest of my career.”
In actuality, you’ll be resolving issues within your company. An Ashland University MIS degree is versatile and includes a strong managerial component. Yes, MIS majors have broad knowledge of computers, computer programming and computer databases, but they are also able to branch out into other areas to further grow a company. This knowledge is useful in any corporate environment.
“My talents are hidden behind the scenes.”
Typically, people don’t know what goes on behind the scenes in regards to technology improvements, but MIS graduates are highly regarded in business and their work is valued. Systems thinking, an ability to analyze business problems and a sound technical knowledge coupled with strong communication skills will get you noticed – and, you’ll gain all those skills as an Ashland University MIS student.
“This is a one-dimensional job.”
Doors will be opening. The IT job market is thriving. Job prospects are supposed to grow faster than the average career. In fact, six IT job categories are projected to grow more than 36 percent between 2004 and 2014, according to online.onetcenter.org.
“I only speak binary.”
Interpersonal communication skills are not forgotten. This degree will turn you into a person with all the answers, not just those on a screen. Don’t be surprised when people come to you for help.