Anything You Need to Know: Studying Management Information System (MIS)

Let’s figure out the meaning of Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT) or any Industry 4.0 terms and see why Management Information System (MIS) jobs are playing a key role in all fields nowadays.

“When we have all data online it will be great for humanity. It is a prerequisite to solving many problems that humankind faces.” – Robert Cailliau

To unlock and harness the power of data, first we all have to fully understand the nature and relevance of those things for our daily lives, or any aspect that you can think of. Nowadays, it is obvious to see the betterment in all the good services, our living conditions in general or the fast-developing trend in many domains, yet not many of us really know what’s happening, and why those terms like “the Industry 4.0”, “Big Data” or “the Internet of Things (IoT)” are becoming popular. To gain more up-to-date knowledge and fulfill the rising demand of the labor force today, students may consider taking a program of Data Sciences, as well as some core business skills when everyone’s doing business. To fulfill all the needs, Vietnam National University, Hanoi – International School, proudly provides you with professional skills and knowledge required for a general and specialised analytics roles when taking our Management Information System (MIS) undergraduate program.

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  1. What is Management Information System (MIS)?

  2. Why will this major become trendy around the world and in Vietnam?

  3. What will I gain from studying MIS?

  4. Which job in MIS is suitable for me ?

  5. Where should I study Management Information System? 

  6. Admission


  1. What is Management Information System (MIS)?

According to WikipediaManagement Information System (MIS) is “an information system used for decision-making, and for the coordination, control, analysis, and visualization of information in an organization.” A MIS worker understands the nature of the relationship among employees, clients,  business and the role of technology to the operation and growth of any organization.

Unlike Business Data Analyst, MIS focuses more on real-life issues among people in the era of technology-driven world. Most of their tasks are sharing half of the managerial skills and the half of the use of analytical softwares to compile data, conduct research, make business decisions and evaluate solutions from the final plan.

  1. Why will this major become trendy around the world and in Vietnam?

There is no denying the fact that technology development has an enormous impact on every aspect of our daily lives and on all departments of enterprises. From local companies to global corporations, they are relying heavily on the management of information systems and services to make effective organizational processes and work strategies. With the rising trend in demand for cyber data and information optimization in the era of Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT), businesses and organizations are calling for experts in computer-delivered business management.

Often, a Management Information System program is combined of the core knowledge and skills of computer sciences and information system programming, applying them in the field of financial and business management. The main challenge for MIS workers is to meet the needs and wants of the users from the business/organization and the understanding of the technology system serving the group or the project.

The main challenge for MIS workers is to meet the needs and wants of the users and the understanding of the technology system serving the business. (Sc: Austin Distel from Unsplash)

As such, an MIS major finds jobs in the wide array of tasks that are required to create and sustain complex financial computer systems. These types of jobs can be split into two categories: network administration tasks and computer systems tasks. MIS career paths could include jobs such as network and computer systems administrator, computer systems analyst and computer and information systems manager.

  1. What will I gain from studying MIS?

During and after studying Management Information System, students will be able to:

  • obtain the core business knowledge and skills, including technical and professional skills for Industry 4.0 workers

  • acquire the foundation and practical tools of analytics, such as database management software, research reporting and business intelligence tools

  • demonstrate  important communication skills, decision-making skills, visualisation, data management, critical-thinking and problem-solving and build professionalism.

At Vietnam National School Hanoi – International School, senior students will select one of the four elective courses to broaden their knowledge on the field of interest, viz. (1) Management Development Model; (2) Financial Analysis; (3) Marketing Data Analysis (4) Real Estate Management

  1. Which job in MIS is suitable for me ?

For quick reference, you can glance at some job titles listed below that are categorized into four main career paths of MIS graduates:

  • System Analysis: After obtaining strong skills and practices for Information Technology, you can help businesses check for the operation of new software, maintaining the efficiency of the current system, detecting the problems and dealing with unpredicted issues in the software. In short, you will be responsible for any technical issues in the business. In VNU-IS, students can choose the Analytical Model Development course in the 4th academic year to approach intensive knowledge of this career.

    • Business Systems Analyst

    • Project Management Analysis

    • Technical Operations Officer

    • Database Administrator

    • Software Engineer

  • Information Organization & Management: This term refers to the set of people, model, and data-based strategies to create and maintain a framework for information asset management. With the rising demand for taking advantages of the Big Data nowadays, many businesses and organizations are looking for an effective model to manage their information assets to make well-informed decisions, better business strategies and so on.

    • Data Analyst

    • Strategy and Planning Manager

    • Database Developer

    • Business Intelligence Analyst (BIA)

After graduating, MIS students can choose a wide range of career options that directly suit their abilities and skills (Sc: Glenn Carstens-Peters from Unsplash)


  • Information Architecture: This position focuses on enhancing user experience by planning and designing the information structure for websites and web applications, with the utilization of data and research of the connection between customers and business.

    • User Experience Designer

    • Information Architect

    • Web Developer

    • UX/UI Designer

    • Technical Architect

  • Business Consulting: People working as a business consultant analyze a business’s practices and then recommend improvements with their analytical skills and the ability to oversee potential and upcoming risks gained from specific knowledge and experiences. In general, business consultants are expertise in a particular field and deal with specific issues in a department of the business.

    • Risk Analyst

    • Quality Assurance

    • Software Operations Support Specialist

    • Network Consultant

  1. Where should I study Management Information System? 

According to VietnamnewsForeign Direct Investment (FDI) pledged to Vietnam surpassed the United States $38 billion in 2019, marking a 10-year high and representing a year-on-year increase of 7.2 per cent. Also, Vietnamese firms have invested into 32 countries and territories during the previous year. This is proof that Vietnam is a healthy, growing economy, captivating many foreign investments into this country. While studying abroad in Vietnam in an Management Information System program, students will receive an energetic environment, have the chance to enhance their skills and broaden their knowledge through practical lectures.

At Vietnam National University, Hanoi – International School, students will attend updated lectures, comprehensive study materials with a lot of chances to intern for multinational corporations in collaboration with our school. As a #1st ranked university in Vietnam, VNU-IS is a pioneer in activities to maintain and develop strong cooperation relationships with many domestic enterprises as well as FDI enterprises.

  1. Admission

In order to apply for the Management Information System undergraduate program at VNU-IS, students have to gain one of these qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate qualification or equivalent with minimum high school GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale); or A-Level grade C (PUM range >=60); or minimum SAT reading and writing aggregate score of 1100/1600 or 1450/2400

  • Appropriate English Proficiency Certifications including a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or Level 4 of Vietnamese Standardized Test of English Proficiency (VSTEP)*

  • Appropriate medical examination report for overseas study

  • Sufficient finance evidence for overseas study in Vietnam

(*) Without required English proficiency certificate, students who meet other qualification and requirements will be offered to study intensive English preparation course at VNU-IS. Click here for details

When studying Management Information System at Vietnam National University, Hanoi – International School, you will not only receive an open environment, enthusiastic teachers and respectable professors from Vietnam and other countries but also a promising potential for your dream career with well-prepared knowledge gained after this program.

Vietnam National University, Hanoi – International School campus

For admission inquiries, please contact:

Ms.Linh Dang


Hotline: 024. 3555 3555 | 0983 372 988 | 0379 884 488 | 0989 106 633 or inbox directly to VNU – IS fanpage.


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