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Working As A Management Information Systems Director

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $123,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Management Information Systems Director Do

Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.

Duties

Computer and information systems managers typically do the following:

  • Analyze their organization’s computer needs and recommend possible upgrades for top executives to consider
  • Plan and direct the installation and maintenance of computer hardware and software
  • Ensure the security of an organization’s network and electronic documents
  • Assess the costs and benefits of new projects and justify funding on projects to top executives
  • Learn about new technology and look for ways to upgrade their organization’s computer systems
  • Determine short- and long-term personnel needs for their department
  • Plan and direct the work of other IT professionals, including computer systems analysts, software developers, information security analysts, and computer support specialists
  • Negotiate with vendors to get the highest level of service for their organization’s technology

Few managers carry out all of these duties. There are various types of computer and information systems managers, and the specific duties of each are determined by the size and structure of the firm. Smaller firms may not employ every type of manager.

The following are examples of types of computer and information systems managers:

Chief information officers (CIOs) are responsible for the overall technology strategy of their organizations. They help determine the technology or information goals of an organization and then oversee implementation of technology to meet those goals.

CIOs may focus on a specific area, such as electronic data processing or information systems, but CIOs tend to focus more on long-term or big picture issues. At small organizations a CIO has more direct control over the IT department, and at larger organizations other managers under the CIO may handle the day-to-day activities of the IT department.

CIOs who do not have technical expertise and who focus solely on a company’s business aspects are included in a separate profile on top executives.

Chief technology officers (CTOs) evaluate new technology and determine how it can help their organization. When both CIOs and CTOs are present, the CTO usually has more technical expertise.

The CTO is responsible for designing and recommending the appropriate technology solutions to support the policies and directives issued by the CIO. CTOs also work with different departments to implement the organization’s technology plans.

The CTO usually reports directly to the CIO and may be responsible for overseeing the development of new technologies or other research and development activities. When a company does not have a CIO, the CTO determines the overall technology strategy for the firm and presents it to top executives.

IT directors, including management information systems (MIS) directors, are in charge of their organizations’ information technology (IT) departments, and they directly supervise other employees. IT directors help to determine the business requirements for IT systems, and they implement the policies that have been chosen by top executives. IT directors often have a direct role in hiring members of the IT department. It is their job to ensure the availability of data and network services by coordinating IT activities. IT directors also oversee the financial aspects of their department, such as budgeting.  

IT security managers oversee their organizations’ network and data security. They work with top executives to plan security policies and promote a culture of information security throughout the organization. They develop programs to keep employees aware of security threats. These managers must keep up to date on IT security measures. They also supervise investigations if there is a security violation.

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How To Become A Management Information Systems Director

Typically, a bachelor’s degree in computer or information science, plus related work experience, is required. Many computer and information systems managers also have a graduate degree.

Education

Computer and information systems managers normally must have a bachelor’s degree in a computer- or information science–related field. Such a degree usually takes 4 years to complete and includes courses in computer programming, software development, and mathematics. Management information systems (MIS) programs usually include business classes as well as computer-related ones.

Many organizations require their computer and information systems managers to have a graduate degree as well. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is common and takes 2 years beyond the undergraduate level to complete. Many people pursuing an MBA take classes while working, an option that can increase the time required to complete that degree.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Most jobs for computer and information systems managers require several years of experience in a related information technology (IT) job. Lower level management positions may require only a few years of experience. Directors are more likely to need 5 to 10 years of related work experience. A chief technology officer (CTO), who oversees the technology plan for a large organization, may need more than 15 years of experience in the IT field before being considered for a job.

The number of years of experience required varies with the organization. Generally, smaller or newer companies do not require as much experience as larger or more established ones.

Computer systems are used throughout the economy, and IT employees may gain experience in a variety of industries. However, an applicant’s work experience should be in the same industry they are applying to work in. For example, an IT security manager should have previously worked in information security. A hospital IT director should have experience in the healthcare field.

Advancement

Most computer and information systems managers start out as lower level managers and advance to higher positions within the IT department. IT directors or project managers can advance to become CTOs. A CTO or other manager who is especially business minded can advance to become a chief information officer (CIO), the person in charge of all IT-related decisions in an organization. CIOs can advance to become top executives in an organization.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. IT managers must be able to analyze problems and consider and select the best ways to solve them.

Business skills. IT managers must develop and implement strategic plans to reach the goals of their organizations.

Communication skills. IT managers must be able to explain their work to top executives and give clear instructions to their subordinates.

Decisionmaking skills. Some IT managers must make important decisions about how to allocate resources in order to reach their organizations’ goals.

Leadership skills. IT managers must be able to lead and motivate IT teams or departments so that workers are efficient and effective.

Organizational skills. Some IT managers must coordinate the work of several different IT departments to make the organization run efficiently.

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Average Length of Employment
MIS Director 4.6 years
Systems Manager 4.2 years
Top Careers Before Management Information Systems Director
Manager 8.4%
Consultant 6.8%
Internship 4.7%
Volunteer 4.2%
Secretary 4.2%
Programmer 4.2%
Top Careers After Management Information Systems Director
Consultant 5.8%
Manager 4.4%
Owner 4.0%

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Management Information Systems Director Demographics

Gender

Male

56.5%

Female

32.8%

Unknown

10.7%
Ethnicity

White

56.4%

Hispanic or Latino

14.2%

Asian

12.6%

Black or African American

12.3%

Unknown

4.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

33.3%

Arabic

11.1%

French

7.4%

Hindi

7.4%

Urdu

7.4%

Korean

7.4%

Swahili

3.7%

Russian

3.7%

Portuguese

3.7%

German

3.7%

Dutch

3.7%

Gujarati

3.7%

Bengali

3.7%
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Management Information Systems Director Education

Schools

University of Georgia

9.6%

University of Phoenix

8.2%

University of Maryland - University College

8.2%

University of Texas at Dallas

6.8%

Temple University

5.5%

University of Southern California

5.5%

Saint Louis Community College

4.1%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

4.1%

University of West Florida

4.1%

Iowa State University

4.1%

Eastern Michigan University

4.1%

University of California - Berkeley

4.1%

Upper Iowa University

4.1%

Columbia University

4.1%

Benedict College

4.1%

Nova Southeastern University

4.1%

University of Arizona

4.1%

Colorado Technical University

4.1%

Walsh University

4.1%

Syracuse University

2.7%
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Majors

Business

22.0%

Computer Science

9.4%

Management Information Systems

9.4%

Computer Information Systems

8.6%

Information Technology

8.3%

Accounting

7.0%

Management

6.2%

Finance

3.8%

Information Systems

3.5%

Computer Engineering

2.7%

Marketing

2.4%

Electrical Engineering

2.1%

Computer Applications

2.1%

Mathematics

2.1%

Education

1.9%

Political Science

1.9%

Public Relations

1.9%

Computer Programming

1.6%

Health Care Administration

1.6%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

43.3%

Masters

28.0%

Other

15.1%

Associate

6.7%

Certificate

3.8%

Doctorate

1.6%

Diploma

1.4%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$88,000
Min 10%
$123,000
Median 50%
$123,000
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$171,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Avg Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a Management Information Systems Director make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Management Information Systems Director in the United States is $123,329 per year or $59 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $88,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $171,000.

Real Management Information Systems Director Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Management Information Systems Director Population Services International DC Jul 05, 2012 $145,000
Director, Brand Management Systems Interbrand Corporation New York, NY Aug 12, 2013 $140,000
Computer & Information Systems Manag Yahoo! Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Oct 29, 2010 $140,000
Information Systems Management 5 Consumersearch, Inc. New York, NY Dec 02, 2013 $129,418 -
$202,996
Information Systems Management 5 Consumersearch, Inc. New York, NY Feb 12, 2013 $129,418 -
$202,996
Director, Liberty Management System Liberty Mutual Group, Inc. Boston, MA Apr 20, 2015 $127,317 -
$169,500
Director, Content Management System Credible Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 05, 2014 $125,000
Director, Content Management System Credible Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 15, 2013 $125,000
Information Systems Mgmt III Triquint Semiconductor Hillsboro, OR May 14, 2012 $114,500
Computer & Information Systems Manag Whitewave Foods, Inc. Broomfield, CO Dec 02, 2010 $110,531
IT & Business Information Systems (Project) Manag Enternet Business Systems, Inc. New York, NY Apr 04, 2011 $97,718
IT & Business Information Systems (Project) Manag Enternet Business Systems, Inc. Morganville, NJ May 27, 2010 $97,250
Computer & Information Systems Manag Ticketmaster West Hollywood, CA Jan 22, 2009 $94,723
Computer & Informations Systems Management Red Delivery Guy, Inc. Riverside, CA Oct 01, 2011 $85,317
Management Information Systems (MIS) Custom Design Iron Works, Inc. CA Nov 12, 2012 $75,000
Management Information Systems Director Roomster Corp. New York, NY Aug 20, 2014 $73,212

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Top Skills for A Management Information Systems Director

  1. Data Entry
  2. Financial Statements
  3. SQL
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  • Facilitated the transition from traditional paper patient charts to wireless bedside electronic ordering and data entry.
  • Prepared financial statements, analysis, and stakeholder presentations, supporting strategic decision making.
  • Used Bulk Collections for better performance and easy retrieval of data, by reducing context switching between SQL and PL/SQL engines.
  • Provided oversight and guidance for project management activities across functional implementations.
  • Involved in Deployment of the web application to the server.

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