The bachelor of science in computer management and information systems (CMIS) prepares students for entry into a professional career in business computing. The program is designed to provide students with skills in business systems analysis, design and implementation, database design and implementation, and communications systems design. Students also obtain a breadth of knowledge in the business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing. This combination of education in the computing discipline and the business disciplines is highly sought after by employers.
The CMIS degree will prepare you to be a business professional who understands the value of information and how organizations manage and use information to achieve goals. You will learn about the functional areas of modern business, the ethical and global issues confronting businesses today and the economic, social, political and legal environments in which business decisions are made. Practice in making decisions using quantitative and analytical skills is complemented with leadership and team-building skills. The curriculum is delivered using a variety of methods including analysis of business cases and other experiential exercises, as well as co-curricular activities.
The demand for graduates with an undergraduate degree in CMIS has risen consistently and continues to rise. Positions demanding these skills include systems analyst, programmer/analyst, network administrator, database designer, information systems project manager, systems consultant and training specialist. Positions of emerging importance include telecommunications analyst, Internet specialist and help-desk consultant. SIUE graduates have been successful in obtaining positions at a variety of companies including Monsanto, Express Scripts, Edward Jones and Hortica, as well as government agencies. Students are strongly encouraged to obtain professional experience through co-operative education, internships and other co-curricular activities prior to graduation.
Specializations available for the following:
Economics & Finance
Computer Management & Information Systems
Economics & Finance
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