Villanova University is a Roman Catholic institution of higher learning founded by the Order of Saint Augustine in 1842. To this day, Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University’s six colleges. Villanova provides a comprehensive education rooted in the liberal arts; a shared commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to service to others.
Knowlegde of information systems enable intelligent, productive, and creative work in every field. Robust technology skills are highly sought after in the business world. A major or minor in Management Information Systems (MIS) will provide a solid foundation in the application and use of information technology (IT). Students are provided with a broad understanding of IT, integrated with business knowledge. The goals of study in MIS are to impact a business through improved organizational efficiencies; to support decision making and business solutions; to achieve growth in global reach; and to gain strategic advantage. Students with an expertise in IT understand how technology supports business objectives and how to achieve business goals. A minor in MIS supplements other business degrees not only with additional knowledge of how information systems are designed, developed, deployed, and used, but also by providing superior IT skills. Either a major or a minor in MIS will greatly enhance career opportunities for students.