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BRASS Business Guide - INFORMATION SYSTEMS & KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT: Getting Started

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Scope

The terms management information system (MIS), information system (IS), and information management (IM) are defined as "an organization system that employs information technology in providing information and communication services and the organiation function that plans, develops, and manages the system". (Source: Davis, G. B. (2005). The Blackwell Encyclopedia Dictionary of Management, Management Information Systems (Vol. 7). Malden, Mass: Blackwell Business.)

Library of Congress Classification:

  • T58.6-58.62: Management information systems
  • HD28-70: Management. Industrial management--information resources management
  • HF5546-5548.6: Office management

U.S. Census Data

MIS Careers

  • Computer and information systems manager

  • Computer and information research scientist

  • Information security analyst

  • Management analyst

  • Database administrator

  • Computer hardware engineer

  • Medical records and health information manager

 

Find more MIS-related careers in Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Subject Guide

Hiromi Kubo
Contact:
California State University, Fresno

Previously maintained by:

Linda Hauck
Villanova University, PA.

List originally compiled by:
Joseph Straw
University of Akron

Steve Cramer
University of North Carolina - Greensboro