MIS


Where business and technology collide. As a MIS major, you will be taught how business management and information technology comes hand-in-hand to create valuable business solutions.

Why Major in MIS?

If you enjoy the idea of working with technology and solving business problems, then MIS may be a career that you want to pursue. Even if you plan to second major in MIS, learning MIS will be a valuable skill set and can set you apart from other employees. MIS is not only a major, it helps you to be better.

In today’s industry, every organization invests and puts a lot of emphasis in information technology due to the modern times being heavily reliant on technology. Companies hire professionals who can implement, improve, and discover new technology for the greater good and efficiency of a company. The data collected is used to make important decisions and how to achieve business goals.


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Required Courses

COMP 1010 - Introductory to Computer Science
MIS 2000 - Information Systems for Management* ​
MIS 3510 - Systems Analysis and Design
MIS 3520 - Data Communications and Networking
MIS 3500 - Database Management Systems**
MIS 4500 - Management Information Systems Strategy

Optional Course

MIS 4250 - Advanced Topics in Management Information Systems***


* all Asper students are required to complete MIS 2000, regardless of their chosen major
** COMP 1010 required
*** MIS 2000 required
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Careers in MIS

Erin McElroy
Graduation Date: May 2013
Company: Great-West Life
Position: Associate Systems Analyst

What's your job like?
Shortly after graduation, I was hired at Great-West Life as an Associate Systems Analyst. At work, I have the opportunity to apply what we learn in the MIS courses at Asper every day! In my short time here, I have been exposed to various different aspects of systems analysis and design, including gathering requirements, creating diagrams (Swimlane and ERD so far, although many others are used here), testing, writing queries, and problem analysis, among others on a daily basis. These are not just skills that you learn about in class, they are very much used in the “real-world”, and are great skills to have. Currently, I support the systems used in the Group Policies Division at GWL.

"The many networking events I attended throughout my time at Asper allowed me to make connections and learn how to network effectively"

How has your MIS education helped you?
The Asper MIS program has helped me in numerous ways, both professionally and personally. The skills that you practice in class will being very valuable upon graduation, and the MIS courses I took throughout my degree have prepared me for the “real world”. The many networking events I attended throughout my time at Asper allowed me to make connections and learn how to network effectively, and the MISA annual networking event, Biztek, was an invaluable way to make connections in the MIS/IS community in Winnipeg. I interviewed at a few different companies upon graduation, and encountered many of the reps that I met at Biztek throughout these interviews. It helps to have that connection both during the hiring process, as well as in the workplace.

"I believe that my involvement with MISA was instrumental in getting my foot in the door and standing out among other candidate"

What has MISA done for you?
During my time at Asper, I was involved with MISA and served as President in my graduating year. Involvement in extracurricular activities was never “my thing”, but I decided to give it a try. I am glad that I did! In my experience, employers are very impressed by students that show the initiative to become involved. I believe that my involvement with MISA was instrumental in getting my foot in the door and standing out among other candidates, and it also provided me with a good reason to connect to these reps while organizing activities. I believe that if it weren’t for MISA, I wouldn’t have had the same opportunities that I had to interview at the organizations that I wanted to work at upon graduation, and I’m not sure I would be where I am today.

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