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Management Information Systems Program Overview

This program guides you to become that rare individual who understands information technology (IT) systems and business practices and processes so well that you can design and adapt IT to improve business operations and performance. In addition, it gives you the communication skills to explain the needs of a business to IT pros and the capabilities of IT to corporate executives.

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Delivery Format

In Person


Credit Hours



Time to Complete

4 years



How Do I Know if This Program Is Right for Me?

This program is ideal for anyone who:

  • Likes working with technology.
  • Has an interest in business.
  • Is an effective communicator.
  • Has a logical, analytical mind.
  • Enjoys solving problems.
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Learning Expectations

You can look forward to:

  • Small classes in which you get individual attention from your professors.
  • Honing your logic and conceptualization skills.
  • Discovering how to gather, store and interpret information that’s vital to the success of a business.
  • Getting practical consulting experience by helping real businesses develop solutions for actual problems.

Student Organizations and Internships

  • There are a number of student organizations in the College of Business and Economics.
  • There are also many internships available in the College of Business and Economics.
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Sample Curriculum

The cutting-edge curriculum for the M.I.S. program at Ashland University includes a wide variety of courses to equip you for a career in information systems, including Information Technology, Introduction to Management and Business Communications.

For additional information about the Management Information Systems curriculum, view the Four-Year Curriculum Guide and Academic Catalog.

Choose Ohio First Scholarship

Ashland University has been awarded a grant from the state of Ohio to provide Choose Ohio First Scholarships to outstanding students in a variety of majors. Four programs in the Dauch College of Business & Economics are eligible for this scholarship: Business Analytics, Management Information Systems, Industrial and Systems Engineering and Supply Chain Management. These scholarships support academically strong students who plan to continue to graduate school or employment in STEM industries after completing a bachelor’s degree. Students can receive $3,000 per academic year for four years.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrolled in one of AU's Dauch College of Business & Economics COF programs of study: Business Analytics, Management Information Systems, Industrial and Systems Engineering or Supply Chain Management
  • ACT score of 25 or higher; or SAT score of 1200 or higher
  • High school GPA of 3.5 or higher
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Graduate Outcomes

Information technology-related jobs represent five of the top 25 identified growing occupations. In fact, The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that growth in demand is expected to be 28 percent over the next ten years.

Contact Information

David Lifer
David Lifer, Ph.D.
Interim Chair, Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems
Professor of Management Information Systems
203 Dauch College of Business and Economics