Management Information Systems Minor

Pursue  a minor in Management Information Systems and prepare for a successful career in one of the fastest growing fastest-growing job markets

The Management Information Systems minor includes coursework in computing and information technology fundamentals, programming, networking and databases. Graduates pairing this minor with any of our business majors can be employed in many different supportive computing fields including; network analysts, system engineers, database administrators, system administrators,  systems analysts and many more.

Learn About Our Minor in Management Information Systems

Student Experience

Hundreds of alums have graduated with a related information technology major or minor over the past years. Loras College alums are important contributors to their communities, states and country. Many continue a life of service starting during their college days and lasting throughout their professional lives.

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GETTING INVOLVED – STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY
What is ACM?

The Loras College ACM organization is a student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. Its purpose is to enhance the appreciation for computer science in both students and faculty, to encourage further study in computer science and to provide opportunities to explore new developments and careers in the field of computer science.

What does the ACM do?

The Loras ACM Club has many events throughout the year, ranging from the informative to the fun. The club takes trips to places of interest, including IBM in Rochester, MN. In addition, the club sponsors talks by faculty from Loras and other colleges. Each year, several social gatherings are held to allow students to mingle with faculty along with their peers. Traditionally, the club enjoys Christmas caroling and the Year-End Picnic with the Loras College Mathematics Club. The club is also involved in a service project each year.

MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Mathematics and Computer Information Technology annually offer several awards and scholarships to students taking related courses.

    DUHAWK DISTINCTION: ONCE A DUHAWK – ALWAYS A DUHAWK
    Computing alums have gone on to successful careers in organizations such as:

    • Allstate Insurance: Northbrook, IL
    • Cottingham and Butler: Dubuque, IA
    • CUNA Mutual Group: Madison, WI
    • IBM Corporation: Rochester, MN
    • John Deere & Company: Moline, IL
    • McGladrey & Pullen: Dubuque, Davenport, IA
    • Principal Financial Group: Des Moines, IA
    • Rockwell Collins: Cedar Rapids, IA
    • Walgreens: Chicago, IL
    • Wells Fargo: Des Moines, IA

    Curriculum

    Students will complete the following requirements in order to achieve a minor in Management Information Systems [MIS]. 

    MIS Minor Requirements

    MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    Francis J. Noonan School of Business

    James Padilla, J.D., Dean

    Requirements for the minor in Management Information Systems:

    Select one from Req 1
    1 Principles of Computing & IT 3
    2 Managerial Accounting 3
    3 Principles of Management 3
    Select at least 9 credits from Req 4
    4 Introduction to Programming 4
    4 Network Management 3
    4 Database Management 3
    4 Human Computer Interaction 3
    4 Data Analysis 3
    4 Web Publishing 1
    4 Visual Basic Programming 3
    4 Structured COBOL Programming 3
    4 Web Programming 3
    4 Systems Engineering 3
    18 total required credits

    View Full Requirements & Additional Information PDF

    Career Opportunities

    “What can you do with a Management Information Systems minor?”

    The education and experiences offered in our Management Information Systems minor can be paired with most majors to help prepare students for successful careers in technology or business as well as the pursuit of graduate degreeses.

    • Analyst/Programmer
    • Internet Marketing Analyst
    • Internet Developer
    • Network Administrator
    • Online Services Manager
    • Systems Engineers
    • Systems Operations
    • Product Forecaster/Estimator
    • Webmaster
    • Technical Sales Representative
    • Software Tester
    • Systems Consulting

    Supporting Your Investment

    Loras takes great pride in supporting your investment – both through providing an exceptional learning experience and in sharing the cost of your degree. 100% of Loras students receive financial aid. We have scholarships, grants and special awards for all students based on their achievements and financial need.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long will it take me to earn my Loras degree?

    Most students earn their undergraduate degree in four years or less. If you have questions about transferring any previously earned credits or degrees, please see our Transfer Student Information.

    How much is tuition?

    At Loras College, financial access to education is one of our defining values. We are committed to helping all of our students make their degree affordable. We partner with every student and family to understand their unique financial needs ensuring 100% of Loras students receive financial aid. We offer Scholarships, grants and special awards for all students based on their achievements and financial need. Loras is consistently ranked as one of the best universities for return on investment.  View our Tuition and Fees page.

    How do I apply for financial aid?

    Submit your federal FAFSA, apply to Loras College and visit loras.edu/financial-aid for information, scholarship opportunities and much more.