Course Requirements and Specializations
MIS Required Courses: To learn more about these courses, please watch the following 6 minute video of course description as presented by the faculty member for each course.
Business Analytics Specialization Courses: To learn more about these courses, please watch the following 3 minute video of course description as presented by the faculty member for each course.
SAP Specialization Courses: To learn more about these courses, please watch the following 3 minute video of course description as presented by the faculty member for each course.
SAP and SAS Course Integration
We are a member of the SAP University Alliance and SAS Global Academic Program. Our MIS program has incorporated SAP, the market leader in ERP and business analytics application software, into numerous courses. SAS is the leader in data analytics application software. Our MIS program has incorporated SAS and other software to prepare you to work in a data-rich environment for business analytics.
Our internship program gives qualified students the opportunity to acquire valuable real-world work experience and academic credit. Students secure internships through NIU internship fairs, our departmental Meet the Firm Night and other resources.
We offer a limited number of assistantships and many departmental scholarships for enrolled MIS majors.
Meet the Firm Night
The OM&IS department’s Meet the Firm Night provides the opportunity for you to meet and interact with companies seeking your talents.
The MIS program has earned STEM-designated degree program status with the OPT extension. The OPT (Optional Practical Training) extension allows international students who graduate from colleges and universities in the U.S. to remain in the country and receive training through work experience for up to 12 months. Students who graduate from a designated STEM degree program may remain for an additional 24 months for the OPT extension. With STEM-designated degree program status, our faculty are afforded more opportunities to earn research grants in the STEM areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.