Management Information Systems (MIS) Director

About the job:

What you do

As a Management Information Systems (MIS) Director, you contribute to growth in companies of all sizes and a wide range of industries. You are typically involved in managing an organization’s information technology (IT) activities, ensuring stability and smooth operation.

The tough stuff

Some of the disadvantages of working as an MIS Director includes:

  • Advanced positions may require 5-15 years of work experience
  • Strict budgets and deadlines
  • A master's degree may be preferred by some employers
The cool stuff

Some of the advantages of working as an MIS Director includes:

  • High annual salary
  • Excellent job prospects
  • Technology is prevalent in many industries
Typical work hours
  • 40 hour week
  • Overtime during project delivery deadlines

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Math
  • Physics
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Personal qualities
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Time Management
  • Planning & Organization
  • Leadership Skills
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • You will need a Bachelor's degree with a focus on business and technology, such as Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • You must be current on technology and business issues
  • Many employers show preference to candidates with a master’s degree
  • Most jobs for MIS directors require several years of experience in a related information technology (IT) job
  • Directors are more likely to need 5 to 10 years of related work experience
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