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Working As A MIS 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

  • $107,000

    Average Salary

What Does A MIS 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 MIS 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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MIS Director Career Paths

MIS Director
Information Technology Director
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Chief Information Officer
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Vice President
Operations Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Director
Business Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Vice President Of Information Technology
Vice President And Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Information Systems Director
Vice President Information Systems
9 Yearsyrs
Information Systems Director
8 Yearsyrs
Chief Technology Officer
President & Chief Technology Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Operations Director
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Technical Director
Director, Technical Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Vice President Information Systems
Executive Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
President
President & Chief Operating Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Operations Vice President
Senior Vice President-Operations
14 Yearsyrs
Director, Technical Operations
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Chief Finance Officer
Chief Finance And Operating Officer
14 Yearsyrs
Director Of Information Services
Director Of Information Management
10 Yearsyrs
Director Of Information Services
9 Yearsyrs
President/Chief Executive Officer
Director Of Strategy
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
Executive Director, Information Technology
9 Yearsyrs
Director Of Technology And Services
Vice President Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Director Of Technology And Services
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
MIS Director 5.0 years
MIS Supervisor 4.5 years
Systems Manager 4.2 years
MIS Manager 4.1 years
Top Careers Before MIS Director
Consultant 7.2%
Manager 4.7%
Programmer 3.3%
Top Careers After MIS Director
Consultant 11.7%
Owner 4.6%
Director 4.3%
Manager 3.1%
Controller 2.3%

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Highest MIS Director Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
MIS Director Butterfly Effects Lighthouse Point, FL Aug 30, 2010 $104,500
MIS Director A/V Automation Solutions Inc. Miami, FL Sep 05, 2013 $84,252
MIS Director Global Cell Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2010 $81,643
MIS Director Canton Food Enteprises, Inc. Medley, FL Oct 01, 2010 $81,372
MIS Director Useong International, Ltd. Roselle, IL Sep 25, 2014 $80,000
MIS Director Terremark Worldwide, Inc. Miami, FL Sep 01, 2009 $74,005
Director of MIS & SYS Security Amt Interior Design, Inc. Medley, FL Feb 28, 2008 $66,650 -
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Top Skills for A MIS Director

  1. Computer Hardware
  2. Windows XP
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided technical assistance on agency issues, services, program(s) and/or computer hardware and software etc.
  • Deployed company-wide Windows 2000, Windows XP utilizing ImageCast 4.61, and Symantec Ghost.
  • Overhauled Customer Service department and achieved a significant increase in call avoidance and first-time fix statistics.
  • Provided advice and counsel to executive management concerning the application of information technology to achieve strategic business objectives.
  • Implemented security policies and procedures to ensure security of confidential training and education records as required by contract and regulations.

MIS Director Demographics

Gender

Male

77.0%

Female

15.7%

Unknown

7.3%
Ethnicity

White

62.4%

Hispanic or Latino

15.6%

Black or African American

11.1%

Asian

7.5%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

42.9%

Mandarin

7.1%

Polish

7.1%

Italian

7.1%

Turkish

3.6%

Chinese

3.6%

Ukrainian

3.6%

Greek

3.6%

French

3.6%

Russian

3.6%

Carrier

3.6%

Cheyenne

3.6%

Cantonese

3.6%

Arabic

3.6%
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MIS Director Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.3%

New York University

12.2%

University of Cincinnati

6.1%

Pace University - New York

5.4%

Ohio State University

5.4%

Northeastern University

5.4%

Villanova University

4.8%

Pennsylvania State University

4.8%

University of South Florida

4.1%

University of Texas at Austin

4.1%

Capella University

4.1%

National University

3.4%

George Washington University

3.4%

Texas A&M University

3.4%

Kent State University

3.4%

Purdue University

3.4%

Drexel University

3.4%

University of Miami

3.4%

Tulane University

2.7%

Western Washington University

2.7%
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Majors

Business

25.6%

Computer Science

19.3%

Accounting

7.3%

Computer Information Systems

7.0%

Information Technology

5.4%

Management Information Systems

4.3%

Computer Programming

3.3%

Electrical Engineering

2.8%

Management

2.8%

Finance

2.8%

Education

2.7%

Information Systems

2.5%

Project Management

2.2%

Mathematics

1.9%

Marketing

1.8%

Computer Networking

1.6%

Computer Engineering

1.6%

Political Science

1.6%

Computer Technical Support

1.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

41.1%

Masters

22.5%

Other

20.8%

Associate

8.9%

Certificate

4.4%

Doctorate

1.5%

Diploma

0.8%
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