MIS: A Deeper Look

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MIS: A Deeper Look

Team #2

Vince Barna

Carol Guenther

Bryan Mason

Nicole Preiss

Jennifer Wilson

Where Are We Headed?


Information Technology = tools


Information Systems = how tools are used


Objective: MIS degree career path options


Methodology


Literature search


Interviews

Cal State San Marcos
-
COBA

MIS Option


The Management Information System option trains business
-
oriented, technically proficient professionals for managing and
building management information systems. Students will learn
how to define organizational information requirements and use
information technologies to meet them. They will also learn how
to lead and manage projects, especially those related to internet
application. This option also addresses subjects such as
networking and telecommunications. These topics provide
students with not only the knowledge and skills essential for
management information systems development but also a variety
of career opportunities in areas such as consulting, financial
services, high technology, manufacturing, retail, and
entrepreneurial ventures.


(www.csusm.edu)

What can we do with a degree
in MIS?

Operations Manager


Administers and maintains information technology
systems (including PC and LAN equipment).


Provide IT/IS operations functions to offices for the
organization’s standard hardware, software and
voice/data network solutions.


Often responsible for the purchase, installation, and
life
-
cycle maintenance of PCs, servers and LAN
network connectivity equipment.


Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of
companies, including daily operations.

Operations Manager

Experience:


Most Operations Management positions require at least a
Bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years related experience or
equivalent combination. Experience is necessary because of
the hands
-
on nature of the position.

Salary:


As of November 2008,
-

States with 1
-
4 years experience is
$44,957. The average goes as high as $75,441 for those with
20 years or more experience (payscale.com). Though these
salaries range from city to city, for example, Los Angeles
average salary for an operations manager is $72,121

Chief Information Officer

(CIO)



Strategic Planning



Budgeting



Hiring



Supervising

Median Salary by
Years Experience
-

Job: Chief
Information Officer
(CIO) (United States)


Median Salary
by Employer
Type
-

Job:
Chief
Information
Officer (CIO)
(United States)


Job Outlook


Top executive positions
expect little to no
change


IT and IS industry is
expected to grow faster
than average through
2016


Best opportunities for
those with education
and certifications

IS Director


Establishes
Information Security
Architecture


Leads and directs the
day
-
to
-
day technical
and personnel
operations for the
Sever Platforms team


Create Budgets


Job Outlook


National Average: $86,897 per year


IS Industry expected to grow faster than
average


Best opportunities: MBA focusing on
technology and product
-
specific
certifications

Specialty Skills


Background in business management and consulting


Strong leadership and communication skills


Deep understanding of management business processes


Previous work within the IS industry


Be able to explain processes in technical and non
-
technical terms


Team skills


Stress on the Job

In the USA, studies found that:


72% of workers often experience
stress
-
related illness



34% have thought of resigning
because of stress


27% say that their job is the single
greatest cause of stress in their lives


Management Analyst

Example:

A small but rapidly growing company might employ a
consultant/analyst who is an expert in just
-
in
-
time inventory
management to help improve its inventory
-
control system


Work Environment
: most of the time is spent indoors in clean,
well
-
lit offices


Work Schedule
: Analysts and consultants generally work at least
40 hours a week


Education
: CSUSM Management Information System is a sufficient
educational background


Employment
: Management analysts held about 678,000 jobs in
2006

Demand:

Management analysts are expected to grow
22 percent over the 2006
-
16 decade


Responsibilities:
collect, review, and analyze
information


Earnings:

Median annual earnings were $68,050


Advancement:

May become partners with the firm or
start their own


Stress:

May experience considerable stress when trying
to meet deadlines

Management Analyst

Systems Manager


Example:

They do everything from helping to construct a business plan to
overseeing network security to directing Internet operations.


Work Environment:
most of the time is spent indoors in clean,

well
-
lit offices


Work Schedule:

System Managers generally work at least 40 hours
a week


Education:

CSUSM Management Information System is a sufficient
educational background


Employment:
System Managers held about 264,000 jobs in 2006

Demand:
expected to grow 16 percent over the 2006
-
16
decade


Responsibilities:
plan, coordinate, and direct research and
facilitate computer
-
related activities


Earnings:
Median annual earnings were $101,580


Advancement:
May advance to progressively higher
leadership positions in I.T. Department


Stress:
May experience considerable stress when trying to
meet deadlines

Systems Manager


Management Analysts



Expected to grow 22 percent




CSUSM M. I. S. Option =


Suitable educational background


Responsibilities are mainly to collect,
review, and analyze information



Median annual earnings


were $68,050






California State University


San Marcos


Management Information Systems



Provides a broad and very suitable


educational background




Over 60% accept offers


with consulting firms







System Managers



Expected to grow 22 percent



CSUSM M. I. S. Option =


Suitable educational background


Responsibilities are mainly to plan,


direct, and coordinate



Median annual earnings


were $101,580

INTERNET MARKETING



Also know as internet marketing, e
-
Marketing, and
online marketing



Ties in fields of advertising, marketing, and sales
into one field



Instantaneous need = instantaneous response



Also known as Electronic customer relationship
management (ECRM)

#1 question:
“How do I promote a product in the most
efficient way possible?”


Answer

= effective advertising!



More visibility in the right places amounts to
more revenue


Facebook, MySpace, etc.


Target audience


Geographic advertising


Demographic advertising

Skills and Education:


Good people skills
-

need to deliver the right product in the
right place


Database and software knowledge
-

the more the better


Software Applications for Effective Placement:


Data mining


Bulk e
-
mail monitoring and mailing database (includes spam)


Frequency and statistical counters


Search engine ranking and popularity software


Future Trends:

Geo
-
targeting with through IP addresses





New challenges:

Internet Explorer 8
-

User generated content (UGC)

New Google algorithms

Increase in globalization = new audiences to cater to


5 Main Stress Factors:


Reaching the target audience


Working within a budget


Defining the target audience


How quickly can I reach the
audience?


How quickly can I expect results?


Expected Income


Miserable


Disparity between the pay, education, and
headaches


1
-
5 years, median is $36,548


10
-
19 years, median is $46,119

NETWORK SYSTEMS ANALYST

Overview:

Analysts are a key component to EVERY business network

Design, test, maintain, teach, etc.

Broad working knowledge of the field
-

jack of trades

Personal communication is key

Skills and Education:

Dependent on position sought

Some jobs will train, others prefer an MBA

Broad working knowledge of software and peripherals

A little ingenuity and smarts goes a LONG way

Software Applications:


Huge variety
-

situational dependant


ERP & ERPII are more specialized


Human resources


Manufacturing


Specialty purpose I.E., NASA


Supply chain management

Tasks:

Backing up data in the event of a systems crash


Designing and implementing entire system architectures


Testing the security of a system


Maintaining peripherals and software upgrades


Setting up user accounts and file access


Ensuring the network is being used properly

Future Trends:


Increasing and evolving technology will require more specialization


37% growth need by 2016


There will be a deficit in competent analysts


Specialization + deficit = $$


Stress Factors:


Whining, nagging individuals who want their equipment to work
instantly and always think they’re right


The glitch factor: sometimes things just don’t work the way they’re
supposed to.


$$ Salary:


Median salary of 2007 was $95,340


Worth the headaches?

Business/System Analyst


Many different titles for similar roles


No standardized job description, skills, or
requirements



Role will include some of the following:


Defining project scope


Interpreting business needs


Translating technical issues to the business


Identifying and documenting requirements


Testing and validation


Dealing with organizational politics



Need to understand technology, communicate


Business Partner


The next evolution of the analyst role


Shift from tactical focus (deploying
technology) to strategic focus (process
-
based
systems)


Advocate for the business


Skills needed


Understand business objectives


Demonstrate process improvement abilities of
new technologies



For More Information


MIS Society


Websites


CIO magazine


Modern Analyst


Professional organizations


AIS


AITP


IIBA