Why should you be an MIS major? 4 Important Reasons
1. Careers and Internships
MIS graduates enjoy a diverse and interesting range of careers afforded by the broad base and diverse MIS curriculum.
A number of companies recruit MIS students for internships on a regular basis. Our greatest supporters include Acxiom, and PriceWaterhouse Coopers. MIS students have also found internships at Lockheed Martin, at major banks, Accenture, KPMG, small business and within the health care industry. See Careers for more details.
Harding MIS graduates (actively seeking emplyment) have a 100% employment rate within 3 months of graduation with most students having received job offers before graduation. According to the US. Bureau of Labor Statistics, career opportunities for IS majors are expanding rapidly, and “employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2014.”
3. Top Salaries
It is difficult to estimate an average salary as it dependent upon the job type, the geographical location, and the quality of the graduate. Most universities claim that their IS graduates receive higher salaries than any other business majors. Yearly salaries range from $37,000 - $63,000 not including bonuses.
4. Travel Opportunities
IT is a global industry and as such differs very little from country to country (unlike accounting, law, teaching, medical qualifications, etc). Many countries suffer the same shortage of IT workers that the US does and are happy to welcome qualified foreign workers. IT graduates from accredited US universities are recognized worldwide.