Careers and Starting Salaries

Students who earn a Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MS-MIS) report they are in high demand, earn good starting salaries and have opportunities for advancement.

Job Placement
Students in our program are assisted by the Career Management Center in the Mays Business School with career placements. Historically, the career placements for our MS-MIS graduates have been quite favorable. Approximately 75-80 percent of our students complete professional internships while pursuing their degrees and 90-100 percent of our graduates accept full-time jobs within 90 days of graduation. The following table summarizes placement and salary data within 90 days of graduation for the last three graduating classes from the MS-MIS program.

Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020
No. of Graduates 110 102 113
No. Seeking Jobs 110 101 100
Employment (within 90 days of graduation) 93 (85%) 95 (94%) 78 (78%)*
High Salary* $121,000 $140,000 $160,000
Average Salary* $82,333 $85,587 $90,883
Median Salary* $80,000 $81,000 $83,000
Bonus/Relocation Average* $11,038 $10,773 $11,000

*90-day employment rate affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Where are our graduates working?

Our graduates work in a wide variety of industries.  The top-hiring employers for the class of 2020 were:

  • Amazon
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Dell
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Paycom
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Tyler Technologies, Inc.
  • ZS Associates, Inc.

Future Prospects for Employment and Advancement
Experts report that the job prospects for graduates should continue to grow:

  • An article in Business 2.0 entitled “America’s Best Jobs in the Hottest Markets” identifies information management jobs such as software developer, information technology manager and business process analyst as the highest demand and best paying jobs in America.
  • Demand for information systems managers is skyrocketing with projected 10-year growth rates of 15 percent. This figure is well above the average expected job growth rate for all occupations.

Work Authorization for International Students

The MS-MIS program has been certified as a major within the U.S. Department of Education’s STEM initiative, which focuses on promoting and supporting careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The Department of Homeland Security has determined that (effective May 10, 2016) students who have graduated with a STEM degree may be eligible to apply for a 24-month extension of their Optional Practical Training (OPT), resulting in a maximum of 36 months of OPT. Additional information about OPT is available from the International Student Services office.

*Employment data self-reported by students via survey at the time of graduation.  Data reported complies with the reporting standards set by the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance.