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What is Management Information Systems?

People, processes and information systems are how organizations do business. Management Information Systems (MIS) is an interdisciplinary major focusing on how to leverage technology, people and processes to help improve, transform and support business operations. It a discipline which focuses on the management of information and communications technology elements within business organizations. As an MIS student, you can expect to gain an understanding of computer databases, networks, computer security, but also learn how to help people better use technology. You are the essential link between technology and people who don't understand it as well as you do.

Delivering Business Analytics and Technology Solutions

Information isn't worth much if it doesn't serve a purpose. The Saunders MIS program is oriented toward information analytics and the design of systems that will improve an organization's operational efficiency, add value to existing products, engender innovation and new product development, and help managers make better decisions.

  • This interdisciplinary program is ranked #10 nationally by USA Today, and ranked #14 among 123 undergraduate business school MIS programs by Bloomberg Businessweek
  • The capstone course for MIS majors applies the concepts of project management. After analyzing real-world business situations, student teams develop an innovative information system while utilizing project management techniques
  • You are guaranteed real-world experience as a part of one of the oldest and largest cooperative education programs
  • The Business and Technology Professionals organization at RIT is an MIS-focused student organization that provides an extracurricular foundation of technical expertise and business professionalism to develop tomorrow's leaders
  • New, state-of-the-art facilities and computer labs feature the latest software releases, including SAP, SPSS and Minitab – ideal for your project needs
  • You have the ability to take courses among any of the nine RIT colleges. If you have a passion for engineering or computing, enhance your education with electives taken at other colleges
  • Faculty are actively working on relevant research and have countless industry connections, both of which inform Saunders to bring the latest trends and technologies into the classroom



The MIS program is offered in China through an RIT and Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) partnership. Students complete their program in full on the BJTU Weihai campus, and can elect to participate in an exchange program allowing them to study on both campuses. Visit the Management Information Systems at BJTU program page for more details.

At the intersection of business and technology

Saunders College of Business, as a college within RIT, places an emphasis on technology and innovation in every program we offer. Saunders College teaches the cutting-edge communication technologies and information systems, as only RIT can deliver, to help you stand out.

MIS Co-op Spotlights

Everyone who works in business, from someone who pays the bills to the person who hires and fires, uses information systems. As an MIS major, you learn how to put technology to work and companies and organization across industries.

  • John French Lawyer
    John French Lawyer, PCC Structurals, Inc.
  • Matt Alzamora
    Matt Alzamora, Thomson Reuters
  • Jessica Barone
    Jessica Barone, Paychex
  • Joshua Arcadi
    Joshua Arcadi, Wegmans Food Markets Inc.
  • James Hughes
    James Hughes, Intuit
  • Sophia Song, Southwest Airlines Co.
  • Li Huang
    Li Huang, Toyota
  • Bora Turgut
    Bora Turgut, Johnson & Johnson
  • Wade Fuller
    Wade Fuller, GE Transportation
  • Justin MacDuff
    Justin MacDuff, Wegmans
  • Kelsey Dudarchik
    Kelsey Dudarchik, Constant Contact
  • Timothy LaPlaca, Ernst-Young
  • Zachary Sweet
    Zachary Sweet, Wegmans
  • Kadre Roberts, Baker Hughes, a GE company
  • Adam Anzuoni
    Adam Anzuoni, The Blackstone Group