Don’t Know About Management Information Systems? Employers Do!

Again and again students tell me that they WOULD have chosen Saunders College’s MIS program for their major if only they knew more about it. Here is more fuel for the fire…

The new NACE salary survey is just released and again shows the demand for MIS, as they are among the BEST PAID graduates across all majors on a campus:
“NACE’s Winter 2010 Salary Survey shows that engineering disciplines account for eight of the 10 most highly paid degrees….The only non-engineering related degrees in the top 10 were computer science and information sciences and systems. ”

“As a group, graduates earning computer-related degrees saw their average salary offer soar in comparison to the other disciplines: Their average offer rose 5.8 percent to $58,746.”

Figure 1: Top-Paid Bachelor’s Degrees
Petroleum Engineering $86,220
Chemical Engineering $65,142
Mining & Mineral Engineering (incl. geological) $64,552
Computer Science $61,205
Computer Engineering $60,879
Electrical/Electronics & Communications Engineering $59,074
Mechanical Engineering $58,392
Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering $57,734
Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering $57,231
Information Sciences & Systems $54,038
Source: Winter 2010 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers. Data represent offers to bachelor’s degree candidates where 10 or more offers were reported.

Need More Evidence?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says “Faster than average employment growth is expected, and job prospects should be excellent.”

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