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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 organization 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

Outstanding MIS LibGuides

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.

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