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Management Information SystemsMajor

Do you enjoy solving problems and playing with technical toys? MIS will teach you to analyze business problems and to design, build and maintain computer applications for solving those problems.


What is Management Information Systems at WVU like?


Management Information Systems (MIS) managers focus on an organization’s information system and technology. MIS appeals to students who enjoy working with computers and problem-solving. Computer technology is critical to the way today’s organizations conduct business. MIS students learn to analyze business problems and to design, build and maintain computer applications for solving those problems.

All MIS students take the 37-credit-hour core business curriculum that is modeled on the interrelationships among the functional areas of business as they occur in the real world. Emphasis is on developing skills for effective teamwork, communication and leadership–the skills employers value highly.

In addition to the core classes, MIS majors must earn credit hours in required management courses and in required MIS electives. MIS courses include such topics as database management systems, business applications programming, business information systems, data communications and systems design.

Management Information Systems program highlights:

At a Glance

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Fast Facts

What makes Management Information Systems at WVU unique?

Research and Academic Opportunities

  • MIS students are encouraged to participate in an internship after their first semester in the College. The College’s Career Development Center uses its extensive network of firms and organizations to help students find the right internship.
  • Students can participate in small business plan competitions and use the Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship's "concept through operation" business services.
  • The MIS Association offers professional and social programs. Outside speakers offer information and personal contacts that are very helpful in career development.
  • As part of their capstone course, students complete detailed systems analysis and design projects which are often shown to employers.

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

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How does this degree prepare students for a career?

MIS graduates have high placement rates and high salary potential. Job and graduate school placements for recent graduates include IBM, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Carnegie Mellon University, PricewaterhouseCoopers, London School of Economics, Plus Consulting and WVU.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Management Information Systems major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.


Graduates from this major have gone to work at:


What are the courses like in Management Information Systems at WVU?

Plan of Study

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Popular Courses

MIST 356:
Network Security

PR or CONC: MIST 355. This course focuses on the managerial and technical aspects of information security in networks. The course covers security issues in informations systems, information assurance management and policy, network security planning, technologies, implementation, and security strategy.

MIST 357:
Information Ethics

This course introduces the student to the field of information ethics, including such topics as privacy, accessibility, censorship, intellectual property, accuracy, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

Cost and Aid

How much does Management Information Systems at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $435
Per Semester $5,220
Fall and Spring Semesters $10,440
Per Credit $1,147
Per Semester $13,764
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,528
Per Credit $1,147
Per Semester $14,064
Fall and Spring Semesters $28,128
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Incoming freshmen to the John Chambers College of Business and Economics may qualify for merit-based scholarships based on GPA and SAT/ACT test score. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU. In addition to guaranteed admission agreements Management Information Systems has transfer articulation agreements with:

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What are the requirements to apply for Management Information Systems at WVU?

To be admitted to WVU's Management Information Systems major, first-time freshmen must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2022-23 academic year. They also must meet one of the following admission requirements. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

For direct admission to majors in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics:
  • GPA: 3.00
Option 1 for admission to the John Chambers College of Business and Economics:

Applicants must meet also minimum GPA requirements for admission to the University.

  • ACT Math: 19
  • SAT Math: 510
  • ALEKS: 30
Option 2 for admission to the John Chambers College of Business and Economics:
  • GPA: 2.75

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