MIS Career Management


MIS Career Management is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive system of career services.

We manage the pre- and post-employment aspects for our master’s students. This includes career advising, career events and managing corporate recruiting relationships.

Wendy Wienhoff

Director, MIS Career Management 

Sadie Randall

Assistant Director, MIS Career Management

Undergraduate Career Coaching

The MIS undergraduate career coach assists students through the entire career search process. Students are encouraged to contact Nancy Roberts for assistance. Students can schedule a appointment with Nancy through Eller College's eSMS system.

MIS Associations and Publications

We have provided the following links to Management Information Systems professional associations and business magazines to help you conduct research on the MIS field.

In addition, students may be interested in joining one or more of the associations listed as these could provide:

  • Industry contacts and networking
  • Professional growth and continued learning
  • Development of leadership capabilities
  • Career development opportunities

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
The world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences and career resources. www.acm.org

ACM - UA Student Chapter
The local UA ACM student chapter was founded in 2000 by Kelly Heffner, Jennifer Sartor, Teena Werley, Andrew Lenards, Stuart Reges and Pat Murray. It continues to provide a forum for computer science talks, programming competitions and social events. www.cs.arizona.edu/acm/

The Association for Information Management 
ASLIB is for those who manage information and knowledge in organizations, who are not necessarily librarians. The provide training, advice and networking, with a key focus on data protection, intellectual property and information governance issues. www.aslib.com

Association for Information Systems (AIS) 
A professional organization whose purpose is to serve as a global organization for academics specializing in information systems. www.aisnet.org

Computer Measurement Group (CMG) 
A nonprofit organization of data processing professionals committed to the measurement and management of computer systems. www.cmg.org

Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) 
A professional organization of academicians and practitioners interested in the application of quantitative and behavioral methods to the problems of society. Through national, international and regional conferences, competitions and publications, the Institute provides an international forum for presenting and sharing research in the study of decision processes across disciplines. The Institute also plays a vital role in the academic community by offering professional development activities and job placement services. www.decisionsciences.org

A non-profit organization, IEEE is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. The IEEE name was originally an acronym for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Today, the organization's scope of interest has expanded into so many related fields, that it is simply referred to by the letters I-E-E-E (pronounced Eye-triple-E). Through its global membership, IEEE is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics among others. www.ieee.org

The Information Management Forum 
An international association of business and information technology executives. Provides conferences, focus groups, reports and an online directory of resources. www.theimf.com

Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) 
A nonprofit, international professional organization dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of information resources management in modern organizations. www.irma-international.org

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE) 
With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the CS is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology. www.computer.org

Institution of Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) 
INFORMS serves the operations research (OR) and management science (MS) professionals and scientists by publishing 10 scholarly journals and organizing conferences. Although the organization's main focus is OR/MS, the journals span variety of fields ranging from mathematics to marketing and organization science. www.informs.org

Society for Information Management (SIM) 
An international meeting place for the information management executive to discuss technology issues. www.simnet.org

Storage Networking Industry Association 
Promotes the use of storage networking systems across the IT community. www.snia.org

In addition to the associations mentioned above, below are links to some online MIS publications. These are good sites to read and keep abreast of MIS issues. Many of these sites have job postings and all are an excellent source of information on the field of information technology and information systems.

A one-stop portal for the latest news, insights and education on the top information security issues facing U.S. financial institutions today. Through articles, webinars, podcasts, customized training and sponsored content, our team is committed to providing up-to-date information on the security regulations, threats, solutions, training and career trends that most impact banks, credit unions and other related enterprises. www.BankInfoSecurity.com

CIO Magazine 
Serving chief information officers (CIO’s) and other IT leaders providing technology and business leaders with insight and analysis on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals. www.cio.com

News and product coverage for information technology managers. For 40 years, Computerworld has been the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site, weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest global IT media network. www.computerworld.com

Decision Sciences Journal
The premier journal of the Decision Sciences Institute, publishes peer-reviewed scholarly research about decision making within the boundaries of an organization, as well as decisions involving inter-firm coordination. The journal promotes research advancing decision making at the interfaces of business functions and organizational boundaries. www.decisionsciences.org/dsj/

Focusus on e-business, communications and Internet-based architecture, that enables readers to successfully evaluate, deploy and leverage new technology solutions for competitive advantage. In addition, eWeek expands the scope of enterprise technology coverage through special reports, technology-focused "centers" and sections devoted to specific markets, including Finance, Health Care, Retail and Supply Chain Management. www.eweek.com

Fast Company 
Fast Company sets the agenda, charting the evolution of business through a unique focus on the most creative individuals sparking change in the marketplace. By uncovering best and "next" practices, the magazine and website helps a new breed of leader work smarter and more effectively. Fast Company empowers innovators to challenge convention and create the future of www.fastcompany.com

Federal Computer Week
FCW Media Group produces the smartest media brands for the government information technology market. Our print, online, event, custom media and research products uniquely address the business value of technology in government—integrating coverage of government, business and technology issues to help government IT decision-makers achieve results and meet agency missions. www.fcw.com 

INFORMS Journal on Computing (JOC)  
A quarterly that publishes papers in the intersection of operations research (OR) and computer science (CS). Most papers contain original research, but we also welcome special papers in a variety of forms, including Feature Articles on timely topics, Expository Reviews making a comprehensive survey and evaluation of a subject area, and State-of-the-Art Reviews that collect and integrate recent streams of research. All papers are refereed. joc.journal.informs.org

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT solutions management choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for business impact at their organizations. Rather than merely covering the enterprise technology market, InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. www.infoworld.com

Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS) 
A widely recognized and top-ranked forum for the presentation of research that advances the practice and understanding of organizational information systems. It serves those investigating new modes of information delivery and the changing landscape of information policy making, as well as practitioners and executives managing the information resource. A vital aim of the quarterly is to bridge the gap between theory and practice of management information systems. www.jmis-web.org

MISQ (Management Information Systems Quarterly) 
A peer reviewed scholarly journal, the editorial objective of the MIS Quarterly is the enhancement and communication of knowledge concerning the development of IT-based services, the management of IT resources, and the use, impact, and economics of IT with managerial, organizational and societal implications. Professional issues affecting the IS field as a whole are also in the purview of the journal. aisel.aisnet.org/misq/

Management Science
A scholarly journal that publishes scientific research into the problems, interests and concerns of managers. Priority is given to papers that reveal novel concepts of broad interest to the management research community. Our scope includes articles that address management issues with tools from traditional fields such as operations research, mathematics, statistics, industrial engineering, psychology, sociology and political science, as well as cross-functional, multidisciplinary research that reflects the diversity of the management science professions. www.informs.org/Publications/INFORMS-Journals/Management-Science

Network World 
Network World is the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for Network and IT Executives. With an editorial focus on delivering news, opinion and analytical tools for key decision makers who architect, deploy and manage business solutions—Network World offers a unique and powerful combination of audiences and resources across Online, Print and Events to meet your marketing objectives. www.networkworld.com

PCWorld helps you navigate the PC ecosystem to find the products you want and the advice you need to get the job done. www.pcworld.com

POMS Journal
The mission of Production and Operations Management is to serve as the flagship research journal in operations management in manufacturing and services. The journal publishes scientific research into the problems, interest, and concerns of managers who manage product and process design, operations and supply chains. It covers all topics in product and process design, operations and supply chain management and welcomes papers using any research paradigm. www.poms.org/journal

Red Herring
Red Herring’s mission is to cover innovation, technology, financing and entrepreneurial activity. Its staff of award-winning journalists tell readers what's first, what matters and most importantly, why. Their staff investigates on a global basis and report how the world of innovation and entrepreneurship are transforming business and how the business of technology is transforming the world. www.redherring.com

SearchSecurity.com and Information Security Magazine Online 
IT security pros turn to SearchSecurity.com and Information Security Magazine Online for the information they require to keep their corporate data, systems and assets secure. We're the only information resource that provides immediate access to breaking industry news, virus alerts, new hacker threats and attacks, security certification training resources, security standard compliance, webcasts, white papers, podcasts. www.searchsecurity.techtarget.com

SC Magazine
Our mission is to provide IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information in one incomparable publication. And with each monthly issue we achieve this mandate through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. We've been doing this since 1989, when we first began campaigning for organizations' information security leaders, making it the longest established IT security title in the United States. Readers can gain access to information about IT security strategies, best practices, government regulations and current infosecurity tools. www.scmagazine.com

TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. www.techcrunch.com

Wired Magazine is a full-color monthly American magazine, published in both print and online editions, that reports on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy and politics. Owned by Condé Nast, it is headquartered in San Francisco, California and has been in publication since January 1993. www.wired.com

Career Information for Parents

Choosing a career is a big decision for both a student and their parents. Planning for the future is not something your student will do once. It's an ongoing process.

There are many things to consider when choosing a career and we feel a degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) would be an excellent career choice for your child because:

High Placement Rate Information systems are more strategically important now than ever and individuals who understand information systems and business are in high demand. Our MIS students have a placement rate of 95% within two months of graduation!
 High Salaries Top MIS graduates command very competitive salaries. The average total compensation for IT jobs is around $142,000 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018 Edition)
 Job Satisfaction Management Information Systems professionals make a significant contribution to the competitiveness and well-being of the organizations in which they work. They also help people and interact with a variety of personalities and levels of management/staff. 
 Fun MIS majors are intelligent and dynamic people who can interface well with both humans and machines. They enjoy working with people and are able to communicate will. 

The rapid rate of change in the information systems world provides professionals with constant opportunities to learn and grow.