Dynamic career options
Employment rate of undergrads is 90% three months post-graduation. MIS majors are in high demand and can expect a variety of diverse careers including:
- business analyst
- network manager
- IT manager
- website manager
- database administrator
- data analyst
Make friends and expand your network by joining The Management Information Systems Association (MISA).
Asper School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Expected duration: 4 years
If you like working with technology and people, then a major in Management Information Systems is for you. You will learn how to determine what the information needs of a company are and how to design information systems that get real business done. You will study various kinds of software and learn how to manage an IT Project from start to finish.
The job market for MIS professionals is growing with an ongoing shortage across Manitoba and Canada. Our alumni are workings at companies like Great West Life, IBM, Investors Group, Wawanesa, and Standard Aero. Organizations will always have a need for in-house personnel or consultants with the MIS skill set taught at the Asper School of Business.
Choosing a major
In the Asper Bachelor of Commerce program, students typically choose a major at the beginning of their third year. Each student must declare at least one major and present a minimum Degree Grade Point Average of 2.00.
It is important to make sure you are following the correct program requirements for your chosen major. The best way to do this is to email an Asper program advisor or call the Asper Help Line at 204-474-6388.
Sample course offerings
- MIS 2000: Information Systems for Management (3 credit hours)
- MIS 3500: Database Management Systems (3 credit hours)
- MIS 3510: Systems Analysis and Design (3 credit hours)
- MIS 3520: Data Communications and Networking (3 credit hours)
- MIS 4500: Management Information Systems Strategy (3 credit hours)
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.
Before you graduate, you have a chance to explore different career paths, professions, industries, companies, majors and build a professional network to kick-start your career.
International exchange opportunities
Stand out to future employers with international study experience. Living abroad expands your horizons and demonstrates that you’re willing to take risks and solve problems under challenging circumstances.
To declare the Management Information Systems major, you first have to be accepted to the Bachelor of Commerce program. The following are minimum requirements for entry into the Asper Bachelor of Commerce program.
Direct entry applicants are those who have not attended a post-secondary institution or have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at a recognized university or college.
Advanced entry applicants are those who have completed one year (24 credit hours) or more of studies in another faculty at the University of Manitoba or another recognized post-secondary institution.
Asper also gives individual consideration to students who meet some requirements for admission but may not have academically competitive marks because of reasons beyond their control.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Admission into the Asper Bachelor of Commerce program is academically competitive and within the discretion of the Asper School of Business.
How to apply
Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120
Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online. To begin your application, select the "Start or continue your application" button. The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency, and other documents.
Admission and application inquiries
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Asper School of Business - Undergraduate Program Office
Room 268 Drake Centre
181 Freedman Crescent
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V4 Canada
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