The MIS program prepares students to plan for, design, analyze, use, and manage digital assets of an organization. Digital assets of a modern business environment involve not only technology but also the IT-enabled processes governing business activities as well as the associated information/knowledge acquisition, processing, synthesis, management, and transfer processes.

MIS coursework prepares students to make better decisions by applying information technologies to solve business problems and transform enterprise operations, and to innovate and manage business processes in different functional areas through the best use of the technological infrastructure of an organization. The collective impact of the coursework is to enable students to understand and apply information technology in creating business opportunities and to acquire the skills necessary for the functional management of the tasks needed to secure those opportunities.

Students who major or minor in MIS are eligible to try out for the MIS Case Competition Team. The team represents the Carlson MIS program at international case competitions.  Students who make the team earn 1 credit of IDSc 4491 and a unique experience for their resume.  The credits do not apply toward the major or minor, but count toward overall degree credits.  Competition expenses are covered by our generous corporate sponsors.

View a full 4-year catalog of program requirements and course descriptions.