Posted by: ITKE
IT managers, IT project management, Uncategorized
What is the difference between Management Information Systems (MIS) and Computer Information Systems (CIS)? MIS is a business major based on IT curriculum deigned to equip students with the latest skills in programming and networking coupled with business skills to manage modern work place.
CIS is 100% technical; it’s designed to give students the necessary programming, networking, hardware designing and troubleshooting skills.
Most CIS graduates spend their careers working on technical fields and never advanced to management positions, while most MIS graduates move quickly to management positions.
In general, MIS majors start with a higher salary than CIS majors and that because of the lack of management training for CIS majors.
In today’s corporate environment, IT managers must have the necessary management skills to run their department; MIS is the way to go for those who want to make it to the leadership positions in IT industry.