Management and Information Systems
We are a multi-disciplinary department comprising the areas of Business Management, Human Resource Management and Information Systems. Programs in our department include undergraduate degrees in Business Management, Computer Information Systems and Ph.D. areas of study include Information Systems and Human Resource Management. Several undergraduate minors are also hosted in the MIS Department.
Our curriculum provides you with a solid theoretical foundation in your chosen major or minor, as well as exposure to practical applications in your area of study. As such, internship experience is strongly encouraged.
Interim Department Chair for Management and Information Systems
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Management gives students credentials important to getting their first job as an entry-level manager or manager-trainee.
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems provides students with a focus on the creation and supervision of the Computerized Information Systems (CIS) that are commonly used in organizations of all types and sizes. Examples of CIS include airline reservation systems, bank automated teller systems, trading systems for stock exchanges and accounting/auditing systems.
Why Business Analytics?
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Analytics provides students with understanding of the diverse knowledge they need to be effective business data analysts. The focus of the major is to develop students who will understand and be able to apply business analytics to real-world problems. Graduates from the program will be in demand for entry-level analytics positions in the workforce.
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in General Business is for students who desire a holistic understanding of all business areas rather than a specialized area of business, i.e., accounting, business management, computer information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, managerial marketing and marketing.
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Human Resource Management prepares students for leadership positions in human resource departments, including the ability to establish and advance organizational policies and guidelines and to utilize the tools and techniques for developing transformational work environments.
The mission of the Management Information Systems Association (MISA) is to serve as a forum for students with an interest in Computer Information Systems to become more aware of the CIS curriculum and technology in today’s business world. MISA connects CIS students together to network amongst themselves,in addition to networking with business professions from the corporate world.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. SHRM’s mission is to advance the human resource profession to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy. Joining the KSU student chapter of SHRM provides you with membership in the national organization providing networking, resume advice, job prospects, and career information.
Each academic department has an Advisory Board that helps guide and develop the curriculum and programs. For more information, contact Interim Department Chair, Dr. Deborah Knapp.
MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICE
A432 Business Administration Building
DEBORAH KNAPP, PH.D.
INTERIM CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
College of Business Administration
P.O. Box 5190
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242