Management Information Systems

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Management Information Systems is a program designed for students who are interested in the development, application and management of an organization’s technological infrastructure.

Students studying management information systems become experts in analyzing, processing, collecting and storing information. Olivet’s in-depth program prepares students to enter this challenging field far ahead of their peers. Students will design and manage the technical tools for effective communication; conduct research on customers, clients, marketing and productivity; build software to serve specialized needs; create multifaceted website designs; and much more!


Areas of Focus

Information Technology Management
Data Management
Security Management


Quality Assurance

The McGraw School of Business at Olivet prepares students for success in their chosen careers. Employers are underscoring the value of Olivet graduates in the workplace, specifically because of their integrity and skills in communication and problem solving. One of the key ways to ensure quality in business programs is to attain the approval and meet the requirements of professionals in the areas of their expertise.

  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • Microsoft Advanced Office Specialist
  • SAP University Alliance


Professional Certifications

Students have many opportunities to earn the professional certifications that set them apart from other college graduates. Olivet is 1 of only 10 Illinois schools who can offer SAP University Recognition. Other professional certifications include: Microsoft Office Excel Certifications, Microsoft Office Access Specialist, and a QuickBooks Certification.

Complete List of Professional Certifications

Possible Careers After Graduation

  • Business manager
  • Systems administrator
  • Product manager
  • Business reengineering specialist
  • Information technology security
  • Project manager
  • Software development
  • Systems analyst
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By the Numbers
career placement rate
of only 10 IL Universities with SAP University Recognition Program
Microsoft Office Specialist Exam pass rate
students who have earned specialist certifications

Corporate Connections

Olivet students involved in the studies of Managerial Information Systems are given the opportunity to tour Bourbonnais' CSL Behring plant and hear from corporate MIS executives. Through this experience, students learn the design, implementation, and use of computer-based systems within this highly successful global company which is fully utilizing SAP software to manage their entire enterprise.

Professional Competitions

Competition spurs excellence. Built within the MIS program are professional certification exams where students compete for the highest score, rewards, and recognition across the Olivet campus. Competitions include:

  • SAP Enterprise Resource Planning Simulation Game Competition,
  • Microsoft Excel Score Competition,
  • Microsoft Access Score Competition
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