Accounting and Management Information Systems (MIS)
Welcome to the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems
The fields of Accounting and Management Information Systems provide the foundation for most business decisions. We are here to help you as you pursue your educational goals. Please contact me, one of our faculty members or our administrative assistant. Our contact information is listed to the right on this page or follow the Faculty & Staff link on the left.
General Program Description
The Accounting program at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) offers a warm friendly atmosphere with small classes and lots of individual attention. In fact, we offer the kind of attention to students that is generally found in private schools at a public school price. For instance, junior and senior level accounting courses average about 20 students per section and you generally progress through your accounting courses with the same group of students. As a result our students develop close relationships with their fellow accounting majors and tend to approach their coursework in a cooperative/collaborative manner. In addition to having a close relationship with your classmates, you will have faculty who know your name and are willing to help you on an individual basis.
Although we offer the traditional accounting courses that are found at all schools we also have many accounting majors who participate in cooperative education experiences. Cooperative education involves working for a company, getting paid, and getting college credit. Cooperative education will allow you to get "hands on" experience that will help build a good resume and obtain a desirable position upon graduation.
We also have the Alpha Epsilon Student Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) which is a student run organization comprised of accounting majors. In the past, our student chapter has participated in student conferences, hosted guest speakers, participated in the Volunteers in Tax Assistance program (VITA), gone on field trips, and in general, rounded out school life with fun professional activities.
Management Information Systems Program (MIS)
General Program Description
The Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) prepares students for consulting and leadership roles in information systems services. Graduates can provide internal and external consulting as part of problem-solving teams in a project-oriented environment. This will involve the analysis, design, and development of information systems and their components, including databases, telecommunications networks, and human interfaces. In addition, the program emphasizes interacting within a business environment, thus providing MIS majors insight into the ethical vision needed for an organization to change and thrive.
As organizational structures become more team oriented, information systems professionals are needed to be responsible for the continuous improvement in work activities. Within organizational units responsible for centralized information systems functions, graduates can pursue careers as systems analysts, designers, network administrators, developers, systems support specialists, trainers and educators. Outside the centralized information systems function, many pursue careers as business analysts and in roles requiring a liaison with a central systems function. Technical marketing and other opportunities are available with information technology consulting firms and vendors.
We also have an active student chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP). The chapter offers opportunities for presentations by members of the professional community. Students are invited to attend the meetings of the local professional chapter where they can expand their learning and network with professionals from local businesses.
Dr. Sharon D. White
Ms. Petitesa Mickle