SWCC's management information systems program is one of the few programs in Iowa with a good balance between business and computer courses.  The management information systems program prepares students to effectively manage people, technology, and change within an organization.  The curriculum teaches how to best use technology to solve business problems and provide strategic advantages.  Having such a diverse background provides students opportunities to fit into many possible positions within an organization.

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Special features of the MIS program include:

  • Leadership opportunities for students.
  • Unique combination of business and computer courses.
  • Marketable graduates, especially to smaller/local organizations.
  • Wide array of possible career opportunities.
  • Possibility of double majors due to diversity of courses.
  • Coursework lays the foundation for continued education in a variety of program areas.

Awards Available

Management Information Systems:  Associate of Applied Science Degree

Management Information Systems Degree Sheet

Potential Careers

  • Help desk services
  • Technical services
  • Corporate trainer
  • Office manager
  • Information technology manager

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

• Analyze and evaluate how organizations use information systems.
• Describe basic theories, concepts, methods, and terminology used in information systems.
• Describe the various types of information systems used in organizations.
• Distinguish between the various types of information systems.
• Conduct ethical analysis of information systems issues and take responsible action.
• Utilize technology to solve business problems.
• Interpret how information systems are used strategically and tactically in business.
• Describe the typical hardware, software, data and telecommunications used in information systems.


Instructor Tom Borland