To date, we’ve asked 122 current and past management information systems students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it average.

Majors can be changed, but why not start out with the right one.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a management information systems degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a management information systems degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are management information systems students compared to other degrees?

Overall, management information systems students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 3.2 out of 5. This is standard compared to other degrees which average a rating of 3.28 across all degrees. For context, management information systems students rate their happiness similarly to students in Human and Consumer Sciences, Human Development and Family Studies and Cinema Studies.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to management information systems

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Animal Sciences$54,800
Physical Sciences$80,161
Criminology$54,386
Human Development and Family Studies$45,319
Management Information Systems$87,614
Human and Consumer Sciences$49,503
Cinema Studies$60,147
Social Science$57,855
Aerospace Engineering$96,072
Criminal Justice$55,393

Let's break that down further.

Are management information systems students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
3.6 out of 5 stars
135 ratings
5 stars
28%
4 stars
30%
3 stars
24%
2 stars
14%
1 stars
4%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
3.5 out of 5 stars
135 ratings
5 stars
24%
4 stars
30%
3 stars
30%
2 stars
10%
1 stars
7%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in management information systems experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did management information systems graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what management information systems grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
3.7 out of 5 stars
131 ratings
5 stars
29%
4 stars
31%
3 stars
27%
2 stars
9%
1 stars
5%

We can see there’s a cluster of positive responses, which might indicate a strong or growing job market.

Were management information systems students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
3.2 out of 5 stars
122 ratings
5 stars
19%
4 stars
21%
3 stars
26%
2 stars
25%
1 stars
8%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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