CS Degree vs. MIS Degree

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  1. Rick

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    I got into a discussion with a friend of mine tonight at dinner about a computer sci. degree vs. a MIS degree. He has a BS in CS and makes pretty good money (I'd say around the 50k range). He was telling me that a MIS degree right now is pretty much worthless. He says it is hard to get a job with a MIS degree, and if you do land a job the starting pay isn't very good (30k if you are lucky). What are your opinions on this subject? I am thinking about switching my major to CS from MIS. Though I will only have about 27 credits or so that will count towards a CS degree.
     
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  3. Diablow

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    I just got done with my MIS degree and got a job offer from a large software manufacturer. So the jobs are there. All my friends with MIS degrees got offers between $45-65K. I myself will be making more than your friend. Quite a lot more...

    One things goes for all jobs and majors. Its all upto you, its what you make of it :)
     
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    The jobs and money are there, you just need the skills to perform the job. Don't switch your major from talking with a friend. Go into your department and talk with professors. Find out what organizations you can join to network with people in your area. See what they have to say on the subject and ask them what sort of skillset you should have after graduating from their program. Ask them what kind of jobs graduates of the program are getting out of school.
     
  7. Renz

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    Computer Science degree is good. but you generally are more technical in the making of programs and what not. which is why you make great money with that type of degree.
    but what happens when the economy goes south (recession) and no body is buying new programs (software)? how secure is your job then..

    MS is more secure in the way that. someone out there is always going to have the need to run their network (it dept.) regardless of the economy. they arent going to buy anything new for their system currently in place. but they are going to need someone to run it for them.

    so thats my opinion on that.
     
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    MIS people pay me. That is all. :big grin:
     
  9. fuzzynaval

    fuzzynaval Enlighten me

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    Computer Science = more programming

    MIS = More hardware, networking, working with OS software and servers, etc.

    Different fields....pay varies from company to company. If you lucky in both fields you can get paid...
     
  10. Diablow

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    MIS is NOT = Networking
    MIS is NOT = ITT tech

    In 5 years, there will be more MIS jobs in the US than CS jobs. Most CS jobs will (and are) going to India, China and Russia

    MIS careers = Consultants, Analysts, Program Managers, Product Managers, Systems Analysts, Integration Analysts, Business Process Implementation Analysts

    CS careers = Programmers, Software Testers, Design Test Engineers, Program Managers, Network Architects etc
     
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    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    (A BS in CS with an MBA + Certs in your desired specialization IF you're going into the networking/database management aspect + REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE) > MIS


    Heck, most guys would argue that REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE > * but I don't agree with that for all cases.
     
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    :wtf: kind of comparison is that?
     
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    what do you mean by MIS

    im in CS right now,

    is MIS the same thing as CIS(computer info systems), it sounds pretty much the same
     
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    thats like saying a 94 SupraTT > 1990 Geo Metro
     
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    Yeah, pretty much the same.
     
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    that doesn't make any sense
     
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    economy already went south starting the crash of dot coms, there will be always people needed to update and maintain the software. The only difference is that people who are professionals will be working and people who got into the field just for the money won't be
     
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    Wait until you get into the industry, you'll see that first hand. Many engineers these days are from India. One of my best friends is a co-worker from India. He's actually going back Wed to get married. :bigthumb:
     
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    The people who got into it for the money are already gone. They left with the dot com burst.
     
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    i understand that but look what he said "Most CS jobs will (and are) going to India, China and Russia"

    not "Most CS jobs will (and are) going to Indias, Chinese and Russians
     
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    I understand his statement. His statement is correct. I just added that I know of a few people from other countries coming here for CS jobs.
     
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    Telecommunications is a beautiful thing. :bigthumb:
     

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