Study Management Information Systems at the University of Montana

Earn your degree in management information systems in our AACSB accredited program and prepare for high-paying careers in IT consulting, systems and business analysis, and network administration. This STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program will give you the skills to use both information and technology to enhance an organization's strategic advantage.

Our faculty members are nationally recognized for their outstanding teaching, innovative curriculum, and industry partnerships that help connect students to incredible professional opportunities. All management and information systems majors participate in at least one internship, and our matriculating students are the highest-paid undergraduates at the University of Montana.


of management information systems graduates are employed in their field or accepted to graduate school


of management information systems students participate in at least one internship

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tied for the best business school in the Big Sky Conference

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What can you do with a management information systems degree?

Information systems are involved in virtually every aspect of a business, from accounting and finance to marketing and HR management. Many firms are also in the process of expanding their business to digital platforms. For all of these reasons, this is a field that offers excellent growth potential and job security: the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of computer and information systems managers will grow 10% over the next decade, significantly faster than average.

Why employers choose UM management information systems graduates

Graduates of our program bring a unique combination of business knowledge, technical skills, and problem-solving ability to management information systems jobs — making them highly sought after by employers in the industry. UM is also one of only 23 schools in the five-state region (WA, OR, ID, MT, WY) and one of three schools in Montana to hold AACSB accreditation, the gold standard for business education.

Management information systems jobs

Our graduates are hired by internationally recognized firms like KPMG, Fast Enterprises, ATG/Cognizant, and LMG Security. Potential management information systems jobs include:

  • IT consultant
  • Implementation consultant
  • Assurance manager
  • Information systems analyst
  • Programmer
  • Business analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Web developer
  • Network administrator

Management information systems salaries

Earn your degree in management information systems at UM and prepare for well-paying careers. Here are average salaries (nationally) for several careers you might pursue with this major:*

  • Network and computer systems administrators: $83,510
  • Computer systems analysts: $90,920
  • Database administrators: $93,750
  • Computer and information systems managers: $146,360

*Based on recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Beyond the classroom: Experiential learning in the management information systems degree program

Get hands-on, real-world business experience that will make you stand out to employers. All of our students complete at least one internship (an internship is required for the management information systems major) — working with both local companies and national firms. You can also study abroad in places like Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and Romania through our business administration programs.

Career development in the management information systems major

Network with employers and alumni while gaining specific skills to excel in the job market. When you earn your degree in management information systems at UM, you can count on getting the support you need to hit the ground running in your career.

Our management information systems major was developed in partnership with leading companies in the industry, such as ATG/Cognizant, OnX Maps, Fast Enterprises, and Lumenad. These partnerships help us to provide perspectives and skills that make our graduates competitive for high-paying jobs upon graduation.

Our nationally-recognized Montana Information Systems Association also provides access to industry professionals, hosts events that connect our students with professional opportunities and offers mentoring and tutoring services.

Management information systems scholarships

Get help paying for your information systems major. UM’s College of Business awards almost $500,000 each year to business students. Learn more about business administration scholarships at the University of Montana.

Management information systems degree requirements

The Management Information Systems STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum prepares you to engage in an organization's information resources, analyzing and maintaining the flow of information across the organization.

View all classes for the bachelor’s degree in management information systems.