Management information systems directors contribute to growth in companies of all sizes and a wide range of industries. They are typically involved in managing an organization’s information technology (IT) activities, ensuring stability and smooth operation.
They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.
- Apply concepts of information technology and globalization to real-world business challenges.
- Evaluate emerging technologies for suitability and competitive advantage.
- Apply contemporary business principles integral to a high-tech organization.
- Assess risk using financial, statistical and economic data and create manageable solutions.
- Leverage advanced knowledge and skills to succeed as a management information systems director.
- 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