By: Andrea DiTonno
Bolster Your Resume with Skills in Management Information Systems at University of Fairfax (3 min read)
Written by: Chloe Daniels and Dr. Lauren van Talia
In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world of technology, the sooner you are equipped with skills, the faster you will find opportunities in the job market. Through University of Fairfax, you can learn helpful skills through your degree programs—such as Management Information Systems (MIS) when studying to become a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or your Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).
Management Information Systems (MIS) is a set of systems and procedures that gather data from various sources, compile it, and present it in a readable format (Ingram, 2019). MIS study people, technology, organizations, and the relationships between all of them. And professionals who use MIS inform firms the maximum benefits for their business processes, like investment in their personnel, technology, and equipment. People use MIS to improve people’s lives with technology. Those leaders looking to create a purposeful business use MIS.
A purposeful business is different than a business purpose. The latter is the core of a business—why they were created and what pushes them forward. A purposeful business uses their sales as a means to find a solution to challenges or problems within the world—their services are a vehicle for change (Calmer, 2019). With an MIS in place, businesses can effectively use their product to introduce change to a problem in the world and continue to assess how their sales contribute to that with systems like Enterprise Resource Planning, among others. The MIS the business uses gathers data from multiple online systems, analyzes that information, and reports data to aid management decision-making (Shopify, 2022). This will allow business leaders to use their products as solutions to the problems they identify.
Along with that, MIS has come to the forefront of business in the wake of all that has happened in the world. Covid-19 has changed the outlook of many businesses, most have taken to remote-work, whereas students are learning online more than ever before. In these cases, it is imperative that these schools or businesses have a strong backbone of MIS computer systems to keep their business going—such as many cloud-based software applications like Learning Management System (LMS) or Customer Relationship Management (CRM), among many others. Leaders and business owners must be able to make decisions efficiently in our competitive markets, along with factors like scarce resources and time pressures, in order to achieve their goals.
Through University of Fairfax’s degree programs, you can learn these MIS skills needed in this market. Having these skills on your resume will bolster your chances in the job market as many businesses are using MIS to move forward.
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Calmer (2019, March 11). How to create a successful purposeful business. https://www.thisiscalmer.com/blog/how-to-create-purposefulbusiness#:~:text=What%20is%20a%20purposeful%20business,vehicle%20for%20this%20positive%20change.
Ingram, D. (2019, February 12). What Is a Management Information System? https:/smallbusiness.chron.com/management-information-system-2104.html
Shopify. (2022). Management information systems (MIS) definition – What is management information systems (MIS). https://www.shopify.com/encyclopedia/management-information-systems-mis