Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems

What is Management Information Systems?

Management Information Systems (MIS) is the application of technology to solve business problems. An MIS professional will apply technology to integrate and support business functions such as accounting, finance, marketing, and management. MIS students learn to analyze, design, develop, and maintain information systems to support business activities across the organization.

Is MIS the right fit for me?

  • Can you bridge both technology and business?
  • Are you a good problem solver?
  • Can you see both details and the big picture?
  • Can you manage time and resources well?
  • Do you like the freedom and the responsibility to implement your ideas?

Where do Lamar University's MIS graduates work?

Hewlett Packard
Total Petrochemicals
Lockheed Martin
Exxon Mobil
Apple Inc.
Abila Inc.
Jacobs Engineering
XAPT Corporation
Empyrean Solutions
Houston Methodist
Tableau Software
RealEC Technologies


What are some of the courses I might take?

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Overview

Information Systems Analysis and Design

Java Development/ Visual Basic Programming

E-Commerce Design and Development 

IT Project Management and Practice 

The following requirements are effective for all students entering or transferring into the MIS program.

  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required to enter and remain in this program.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 in MIS courses is required to successfully complete the major in MIS.

Degree Course Requirements


What kind of path will I take upon graduation?

BBA in MIS graduates will have a wide variety of career options. Lamar University offers a graduate certificate in enterprise resource planning that will help information systems majors master Enterprise Resource Panning. 

Click here to find out more about the Enterprise Resource Planning Certificate

Information Systems and Analysis majors often become

  • Systems Analysts
  • SAP Business Analysts
  • IT Developers
  • Database and Data Warehousing Administrators
  • Functional Consultants
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • IT Consultants
  • IT Project Managers



Letter From Your Department Chair

Dr. BandyopadhyayManagement Information Systems is a unique and fascinating discipline. Organizations always strive to improve their performance to get an edge over competitors. MIS students can help organizations to outperform others by providing technology-based solutions to their business problems. Our students can also create technology-based opportunities for organizations. Our strength is that we understand both business and technology. 

The ISA department follows the model IS curriculum designed by the Association of Information Systems. We teach Enterprise Systems, Business Intelligence, E-Commerce Technologies, IS Infrastructure, IS Project Management, Visual Basic and SAP ABAP, Systems Analysis and Design, and IS Development. Our core competency is that we offer courses with a heavy emphasis on hands-on projects, we teach a plethora of commercially used application software such as Oracle, Primavera P6, Tableau, Visual Studio, CASE Tool – Visible Analyst, MS Access, MS Excel, Adobe Dreamweaver, etc. We are also a SAP Alliance School, and we teach a variety of SAP modules in our classes (MM, PP, FICO, SD, SAP BW, SAP BO, SAP HANA, SAP FIORI, Crystal reports, etc.). We encourage our students to attend our SAP boot camp and get SAP TERP10 Certified. 

Our students have found gainful employment in companies such as Hewlett Packard, Apple, Lockheed Martin, Accenture, Rolls-Royce, Tableau Software, KPMG, Houston Methodist, Empyrean Solutions, XAPT Corporation, Jacob Engineering, Abila Inc., Koch Business Solutions, etc. Graduates of MIS work as Systems Analysts, Business Analysts, Data Analysts, IT Specialists, SAP Consultants, Service Consultants, Database Administrators, etc. and earn among the highest salaries in the College of Business at Lamar University. 

Once again, I welcome you all to ISAD. If you are interested in business and learning cutting-edge software that is in great demand, then think about majoring or minoring in MIS. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have about our major or minor in MIS. 

Thank you. 


Kakoli Bandyopadhyay, Ph. D 

Chair and Professor of MIS