IU

Indiana University Southeast Indiana University Southeast IU Southeast

Menu Search

What can I do with an MIS degree?

We like to say that the Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies is good for nothing – instead, it’s good for everything. What we mean is that the MIS degree is not designed to prepare you for a specific career; it’s designed to exercise and develop your mind so you are prepared for a variety of career opportunities.

Albert Einstein said, “Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid; humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination.”

The point is that many routine and even complex tasks are being outsourced to computers today, but the MIS degree is designed to foster exactly the kind of talents that people have and computers do not. Today’s successful workers need to be innovative, creative, and broad-minded thinkers who are capable of:

  • Flexibility of mind
  • Confidence in their abilities
  • Innovative methods
  • Ability to approach problems/issues from multiple perspectives with creativity

The world changes quickly and most people make many career changes during their working lives. The MIS degree allows you to enrich your personal and professional life by developing your love of learning as a survival skill in a world of constant change.

The MIS degree allows you to design your own interdisciplinary master’s degree: it gives you the opportunity to develop mastery of a self-defined discipline. In other words, instead of following lockstep in a discipline of someone else’s choosing, you get the opportunity to design your own degree and chose to develop the right knowledge base and skill set for what you want to do next.

Getting an MIS degree at IU Southeast has helped numerous students achieve advancement in their careers or develop new careers.

For more detailed and extensive information regarding careers involving this major, please refer to the Career Development Center.

Campus News

News Item Image

IU Southeast advisor receives award from NACADA

Read more »
The 2015 IU Southeast Commencement – Monday, May 11

The 2015 IU Southeast Commencement – Monday, May 11

Read more »
IU Southeast presents Mid-Year Economic Update

IU Southeast presents Mid-Year Economic Update

Read more »
The Horizon’s look at homelessness featured in News and Tribune

The Horizon’s look at homelessness featured in News and Tribune

Read more »
IU Southeast volunteers complete 2015 Campus Beautification Day

IU Southeast volunteers complete 2015 Campus Beautification Day

Read more »
News Item

IU Southeast journalism students receive awards at ICPA convention

Read more »
News Item Image

IU Southeast professor receives John W. Ryan Award

Read more »
News Item Image

APICS vice president of strategy to speak at IU Southeast

Read more »
News Item Image

Chancellor’s Medallion Dinner raises record-breaking funds for student scholarships

Read more »
News Item Image

“New Albany: City by the River” screening to occur April 16

Read more »
News Item

IU voices concerns over state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, reaffirms commitment to equality

Read more »
News Item

IU Southeast Activities Building to Close Temporarily for Construction

Read more »
News Item Image

New Vice Chancellor of Advancement to assume duties Feb. 2

Read more »
News Item

IU Southeast announces 2015 Commencement plans

Read more »
News Item Image

“Apprentice” winner Bill Rancic to speak at IU Southeast

Read more »
News Item Image

Holocaust survivor Eva Moses Kor to speak at IU Southeast Feb. 10

Read more »
See all news ยป

Campus Events

The Van-Dells image

The Van-Dells

May 29th, 2015

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Majors Expo image

Majors Expo

June 1st, 2015

12:20 PM - 1:30 PM

Majors Expo image

Majors Expo

June 2nd, 2015

12:20 PM - 1:30 PM

Majors Expo image

Majors Expo

June 2nd, 2015

4:05 PM - 5:30 PM

Graduate Business Open House image

Graduate Business Open House

June 24th, 2015

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

See all events »