Management Science and Information Systems

About Management Information Systems

Information systems is the study of a system and how technology can be incorporated into that system to make it fully functional and efficient. As companies increasingly digitize their operations and their products and services, an IT job involves identifying the best technology for new process or product offering. Some areas of study in information systems include system analysis and design, databases, software engineering, networking, human-centered computing (HCC), health informatics, business intelligence, knowledge management, security, project management, and decision sciences.

Currently, information systems are transforming all aspects of business. Students who study Management Information Systems (MIS) acquire the knowledge and skills needed to take a leading role in this innovative field and have multiple career opportunities. CM's curriculum is designed to develop agile problem solvers able to cover planning, design, implementation, and management of systems in an electronic and digital world using the latest technologies.

MIS graduates are in demand in both IT and non-IT companies in both private and nonprofit sectors, in a variety of industries including health care, transportation, government, high-tech, financial services, education and manufacturing. Our alumni work in systems development, database administration, network technology, and business technology.

About Supply Chain and Service Management

Supply chain management touches every function of global commerce: marketing, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, inventory management, information technology, and customer relations. In a modern business, it is not simply a tactical function; it’s a business function essential to the competitiveness of the enterprise. Tighter trading partner collaborations demand expanded logistics capabilities. Modern supply chains and service management is about the people, processes, and technology that are at the core of the enterprise and propel products through the global economy.

In Massachusetts and around the world, an agile supply chain is a main competitive advantage. The supply chain and service management curriculum at UMass Boston's College of Management provides undergraduates with the skills, knowledge, and practical experience to become tomorrow’s goods and services supply chain leaders.