The specialization in management information systems allows students to develop core competencies and skill sets in information systems. The program exposes students to business systems and management principles, providing them with a sound knowledge of information technology (IT) and its application to the business environment. It prepares students to become recognized information systems professionals with solid foundations in information systems management with knowledge of best management practices and recent IT developments.
The Honours BCom with Specialization in Management Information Systems is available in CO-OP.
Business and technology forecasting, Business data mining, Electronic business, Information systems analysis and design, Business telecommunication and data networks and Business process redesign
The Management Information Systems Association attracts students in management and from other faculties to organize all sorts of events and activities linked to the MIS program.
Business systems manager, Software developer/tester, Information and process analyst, Network architect and Chief information officer
What do you like most about the management information systems program?
MIS is the perfect combination of business and IT and with today’s increasingly technology-dependent market, knowledge in these two fields is essential. Also, I’ve always enjoyed being challenged and MIS definitely does that. It is my personal belief that it is through challenges that you grow. This makes this program even more rewarding.
Describe your favourite first-year professor.
Every professor is different, but I have yet to meet one who did not want to help me. My favourite first-year professor was Richard Blute. I was lucky enough to have him for two of my math courses. He is an excellent teacher. There is a difference between a teacher and an educator and he is a teacher personified. He really knows how to convey subject matter so you understand it. He was always available for any questions and really made you feel like he wanted you to succeed.
Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?
A year ago, I was responsible for logistics for the Telfer Business and Technology Conference with the Management Information Systems Association (MISA). It was a great experience. I got to work with amazing students and professionals in addition to organizing a memorable event. This opportunity provided me with not only professional contacts but also good friends.
In what ways do you feel that your uOttawa education is preparing you for your future?
My education at the University of Ottawa, and specifically in management information systems, is opening more doors than I had imagined possible. Just in terms of employment, I am being prepared for not only management positions but IT positions as well. Double the job market of other programs!