We the supporters of the UCF MIS Department ask you to please sign our petition. Our target goal is 500 signatures. Include your name, email, location, grad year (if applicable), and a short comment about the UCF MIS program.
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The UCF MIS program is a crucial element to the College of Business Administration. The UCF MIS program is important to upcoming IT/IS professionals and for Central Florida businesses.
Matthew Alexander, Orlando, FL, 2009
Please look at the value that this degree offers, not just the enrollment numbers. IT is a field that is still hiring in the current economy.
Kristofor, saint petersbug, florida, 2007
xxxxxxxx, Orlando,florida, 2009
Ronda Russell, Orlando, FL, 2008
This is one of the most useful programs at UCF and should NOT be cancelled.
Chris Miller, Tampa Fl, 2007
MIS has given me the best chance to succeed in my career. Many employers said they would have hired me if I didn't have both business and computer knowledge.
Brett Bolling, Newark, DE, 2007
xxxxxxxx, McKinney, TX,
Andres Bueno, Sanford, FL, 2008
Thanks to the knowledge acquired on my MIS minor program I was able to gain practical knowledge on the exact requirements from my current and previous employer, I am very sorry to hear that such a great program is getting shut down. I am currently working on my related Microsoft Certs and plan to continue on the same path on the years to come.
Mary K. Caneva, Arlington, VA, 2005
The UCF MIS degree program provided me with a solid understanding of how to leverage technology in business. The tendency to oversimplify technical processes and development can be minimalized by educated professionals produced from programs such as the MIS curriculum taught at UCF.
Sally Kobylinski, Orlando, Florida, 2003
Technology is foundational to business.This is a growing field and UCF has the perfect educational programs to support future generations of students. When you compare the financial earning power (and hence the impact to our community), why are we investing in Hospitality Management instead of Management Information Systems?
Stephanie Khouri, Orlando, Florida, 2010
While I will be able to obtain my undergraduate degree on time, I will be unable to continue my studies at the graduate level.
Jibran, Kissimmee, FL, 2009
MIS is a very important program in IT and something that is going to grow further in the near future due to the increasing need of Information Systems for every Business. UCF is the only school in Central Florida with a decent MIS program and if you get rid of it you'll do quite a bit of damage to Central Florida's economy. Instead try to market it better and improve the program by developing collaboration with the Computer Science Dept. for some of the coursework. That would be cost effective as well.
Kirk Speer, Orlando, FL, 2008
I learned so much in this program. I hope it can be saved so others can benefit.
Daniel McCarthy, Naples, FL, 2008
Although my major was in Accounting with an Information Systems track, the application of accounting principles through MIS was extremely valuable. I did not have to convince interviewers during my job search, it is a truism in business that Accounting coupled with MIS is a strong background for an undergraduate student. Trying to compete with coworkers with twenty years of accounting experience is impossible, but a recent grad with an MIS education can immediately make suggestions that impact a company. The loss of the MIS program would be a step back for UCF.
Alex F., Ft. Lauderdale, 2005
MIS is a necessity to the College of Business. It is essential to provide students with all aspects and views that are needed to succeed in a fast paced work environment that is always evolving. To do away with the program would be a big loss not only for the College of Business, but also for UCF as a whole.
Kari Haugeto, Winter Springs FL, 2010
Rhia, Fort Lauderdale, Fl, 2006
xxxxxxxx, Orlando, FL, 2006
Christina Jones, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2007
Nathalie James, Orlando, FL, 2005
John Halliday, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2007
Marcos Font, Orlando, FL, 2011
MIS is the only IT-oriented major currently offered by the College of Business Administration and should NOT be cut out of the programs currently offered at UCF. As others have said, the value and competitive advantage that the program offers enrolled students in today's job market should surely be considered over enrollment numbers.
Kyle Heyne, Chuluota, 2008
Stacey Gomes Barber, orlando, fl, 2005
xxxxxxxx, Titusville, FL, 2011
MIS is an integral part of the business world today. Even in the current tough economy there is high demand in businesses nationwide for MIS talent. MIS is definitely a program that should not be cut.
Alexandre Salomon, Orlando, FL, 2009
The MIS Program has us consistently thinking about improving existing business processes or creating new ones with the help of technology.
Ryan Cahill, DeLand, FL, 2008
The UCF MIS program has helped develop me into the professional I am today. I am a recent graduate who has had the difficult task of finding a job in todays market. Even in this strained economic period, I have been able to begin a fantastic career with a local company in the telecommunications industry. My position is a direct fit for all the skills and knowledge that is obtained throughout the MIS program. It is because of this program that I am able to provide a comfortable living for my wife, son, and myself. I planned on continuing my education at UCF with a graduate degree and hope this opportunity isn't taken away from myself and all others interested in this program.
crystal downs, Los Angeles, CA, 2001
xxxxxxxx, Orlando, FL, 2001
Sean O\'Dell, Heathrow, FL, 2003
The UCF MIS program propelled me to where I am today. Without MIS at UCF I would have never received my first job. Balancing development and business is what separates getting a job and getting a plethora of interviews.
Alex Rudloff, Satellite Beach, FL, 32937
Baudouin Lechangeur, Orlando, FL., 2012
This program is crucial in helping us find ways to tie technology into today's business environment. MIS is the only program that ties in Business and Computer Science into one catgeory.
Stephen Lowery, Orlando, FL, 2010
UCF was built on business and technology. Doing away with this program will cripple not only the university, but the community and the businesses that depend on MIS graduates to feed the economy. This action should be looked at as a future decision, not an immediate one as the future of Central Florida could be at stake.
xxxxxxxx, Orlando, 2012
Closing the MIS program will be detrimental for the Central Florida community. This program is a MUST at UCF.
Ryan McDannold, Orlando, FL, 2009
The UCF MIS program has thoroughly prepared me for the beginning of my career. I'm coming out of college with a solid understanding of IT, database and ERP methodologies as well as business and management principles. This is a very powerful and valuable degree. Please allow future students the same opportunity that I had.
Jessica McEwen, Hamilton, NJ, 2008
Keith Rosenbauer, FL, 2002
IT departments are dire need of individuals that are not only tech savvy, but have a great business acumen to lead them forward. I am disappointed that our University has chosen this path for the MIS program, and hope that its fate is not yet sealed.
xxxxxxxx, Winter Springs, FL,
Guy Colangelo, Orlando, 2005
The combination of a MIS and Marketing are invaluable.
xxxxxxxx, Maitland, FL., 2002
I am a UCF MIS Alumni and would hate to see the major go!
Jaimie Atherton, Altamonte Springs, FL, 2001
I was able to obtain my position with a software development company because of the versatility that this degree provided with me. We target MIS grads with recruiting, and having an Orlando based office allows for easy recruitment!
Jason Luetzow, Orlando, FL, 2008
Alexandra Nolan, Sanford, Florida, 2009
xxxxxxxx, Winter Springs, FL, 2002
The grad program has enabled numerous CS or engineering undergrads to be able to transition into mgmt roles within their respective companies. The grad MIS degree helps "technical" undergrads build a bridge to the "business" side of corp America. I know of several central FL companies that only recruit MIS/DIS majors; UCF's College of Business will be at a competitive disadvantage if they don't offer this degree as an option.
I agree that a partnership with CS is a great idea.
xxxxxxxx, Orlando, Fl, 2005, 2008
MIS is an essential program in the collebe of business. My MS/MIS degree has opened doors that previously were not open to me.
Christopher Bruckart, Orlando, FL, 2008
The college of business can use this hybrid of business and technology as this knowledge is extremely useful in most organizations.
Dayanna Cedeno, houston, teas, 2006
MIS is a plus for any recent graduate since it combines tecnology with business, i work in the oil&gas industry and my emplyer was fascinated that i can improve information systems while having a position in the accounting/finance department
Chris L, Orlando, FL, 2005
The MIS program is one of the finest programs in the College of Business. To combine the Technology and apply it to businesses is the new wave. Although I know not a lot of students are in this program as the other business programs but that's what makes this program GREAT! The close interaction between teachers and students are priceless.
Breck Maass, Oviedo, FL, 2001 B.S. / 2005 M.S.
Stephen Helwig, Orlando, FL, 2007
Lisa Devonick, Orlando, FL, 2005
Richard Dean, Apopka, FL, 1992
Jorge Collado, Orlando, Fl, 2007
Fred Duarte, orlando, FL, 09
MIS ARE NEEDED! BUSINESS PROFESSORS TEACHING 2 OR 3 COURSES PER YEAR WHILE MAKING OVER 100K ARE THE PROBLEM!
xxxxxxxx, Orlando, FL , 2002
This is a crucial program that blends two majors very nicely, is needed greatly in our economy.
Sean Dageforde, Palm Bay, FL, 2007
Teresa Munyon, Longwood, FL, 2010
As IT moves to the forefront of healthcare in the coming years, it will be critical that MIS programs are offered. Stakeholders from Adventist Health Systems and Orlando Health were looking forward to working with Dr. Cheney on development of Healthcare Informatics courses to be included in the MIS program. UCF needs to look beyond the immediate budget crisis toward the future of business. As stated by several others, MIS is the only program that integrates business and computer science.
xxxxxxxx, Seminole,Fl, 2004
2004 was my daughter's Grad year and without UCF MIS she would be a statistic among the other unemployed in her graduating class
Shawn Weisfeld, Dallas TX, 2003
Hector Santos, Orlando, FL, 2009
It would be very disheartening to see one of the premier majors in the country disowned by a University that I am a proud Alumnus of. Furthermore, MIS is projected as one of the top ten growing careers until 2014. It is way to lucrative to lose.
Marcus Bullocks, Sanford, FL,
Michael LaMaster, Cocoa, FL, 2003
Joshua Haley, orlando, florida, sophmore
Why cut anything in the IT field when it and nursing is the only growing fields?
David de Juan, Orlando, FL, 2006
The MIS program at UCF has given me great opportunities to succeed as a professional in the Florida ecomony. UCF will be making a huge mistake if they eliminate the MIS program. The future is business and IT.
Dwayne Brown, Orlando, FL, 2008
The MIS program is by far one of the best degree programs available at UCF. MIS Majors are in high demand as college graduates. A lot of UCF Alumni, myself included, owe their careers to the UCF MIS program.
Nestor Reyes, Orlando, FL, 2005
UCF Dept assisted me with obtaining a valuable internship which helped me to land a job.
xxxxxxxx, Sanford, FL, 2006
This program allowed me to establish a professional career in the technology industry. The program teaches valuable technology related aspects that are overlooked in Computer Science. Please keep this program.
xxxxxxxx, Orlando, FL, 2006
Keep the MIS program at UCF! I thoroughly enjoyed the program! The knowledge of both business and technology is so beneficial in today's business environment. Please save this program!
xxxxxxxx, Miami, Florida, 2005
Ken Chan, Orlando, FL, 1998
This was a crucial launch into my career of 10 years now. This program stretches the minds and I look for this when I am asked to interview at my company.
Jonathan Villadolid, Orlando, FL, 2010
The UCF MIS program was one of the major reasons I chose to go to UCF. It offers a unique perspective as a bridge between the computer and business worlds which simply cannot be found in other majors, such as the very technical Computer Science and IT majors, or in any other business majors for that matter. MIS is a valuable asset to the community which meets a growing demand; I personally believe it would be short-sighted to discard this program, as wells as a disservice to the Central Florida economy.
Ruishi Tao, Oviedo, FL, 2010
MIS department makes UCF CBA different from other business colleges. I don't think shutting down this program can make UCF CBA better.
Allison House, Orlando, FL, 2009
Stephen Bowman, Coral Springs, FL, 2004
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Christopher Mesa, Atlanta, GA, 2006
Without my degree in MIS, I would not have been able to be to accomplish my current career advancements. I express my sincere gratitude to the MIS department and UCF for enabling and providing me the necessary tools to be successful in my industry.
Deepa Raj, Daytona Beach, FL, 2010
Timothy Korkuc, Orlando, FL, 2010
M.I.S. is the future of business management, gone are the days of managers who count on the IT guy to fix the computers.
Jon McCann, Orlando, FL, 2009
R. Alexander Spoerer, Orlando, FL, 2003
To loose this program would be a great loss to the university.
Jennifer Mesa, Atlanta, GA, 2006
The UCF MIS program produces some of UCF's highest paid and in demand alumni, which can become a great source of future UCF donors. In addition, the MIS program is a key component that links MIS graduates to the information era. Without an advanced technology program, UCF will forever be a "sleeping giant".
xxxxxxxx, Boca Raton, FL , 2009
Daniel Ruyter, Oviedo, FL, 2011
The MIS department fills the IT void in the College of Business like no other program can. When I asked counselors what my options were they said, "I hear UF has a good program." REALLY???
Michael Lynch, Orlando, FL, 2005
Cancellation of the MIS degree would put UCF, and local business at a disadvantage. Working at a large company has shown me that the skills acquired through my MIS degree have given me a leg up on my peers in the IT field.
Graham Myers, Orlando, FLorida, 2006
xxxxxxxx, Orlando, FL, 2010
MIS is a little known, yet important area of study and a field that is in demand. businesses need professionals who have an understanding of technology and how to run this technology in their businesses. I was looking forward to continuing my MIS studies at the graduate level at UCF. I was extremely disappointed when I heard the MIS department was up for elimination. I think UCF is an amazing school and I love it here, but it is disappointing to know that i cannot continue my education here because of this.
Thomas Penafiel, Orlando, FL, 2010
This is a great degree program, and it would be a shame to see it cut from the curriculum. I have seen many students succeed with the knowledge gained from this degree, so why cut something that is proven to work?
xxxxxxxx, Orlando, FL, 2009
This degree has helped me a lot in understanding IT & in the workforce. PLEASE, for heaven's sake PLEASE don't discontinue it =)
Greg Prepetit, Altamonte Springs, FL, 2006
Gabe Galperin, Orlando, FL, 2010
The UCF School of Business NEEDS a technical major. This is such a valuable degree in the real world. Businesses are in need of individuals who can understand business concepts and use technology to assist in reaching those goals. UCF needs to reconsider cutting this major!
xxxxxxxx, Orlando, FL, 2001
The business and technical skills that I learned through the MIS program at UCF helped me greatly throughout my career. I would not have the job I have today without my network of contacts that I developed through the MIS program and I have already survived two rounds of layoffs. Keep the MIS program at UCF!
Daniel Killam, Oviedo, FL, 2010
The UCF MIS program prepares graduates for many important fields in the real world and should not be canceled.
Jerome (Jerry) Schulist, Orlando, FL, 2006
Matthew Glener, Casselberry Florida, 2010
Crystal Schaaf, Winter Park, FL, 2009
MIS was my alternative to Accounting. I was an Accounting major for 3 years and never did well in it. But I felt as if I had no other choices since I didn't want to do any of the other majors and I didn't know anything about MIS. UCF's College of Business doesn't exploit the MIS major like they should, which I firmly believe is a huge contribution to the low enrollment rate they are currently experiencing. I joined because of the encouragement of one MIS professor, and I've loved the program ever since. I dropped Accounting as my major because the MIS classes made me feel like I was finally in the major I was meant to pursue since the first day of my upper level courses. Please don't cut the major. Advertise it more instead. Had UCF openly showed the MIS program more, I would've changed sooner. I love MIS and the professors/classes that go with it. PLEASE KEEP THIS MAJOR.
xxxxxxxx, FL, 2009
Daniel Lyonnais, Orlando, FL, 2001
Jonathan Edwards, Orlando, FL, 2010
Losing the MIS program would be a setback for UCF. We need more technology based programs, not fewer.
Melissa Hughes, Orlando, FL, 2009
Harrison Hersch, orlando, fl, 2008
MIS is an awesome degree. It allows students to bring something to the table no other people can offer... the ability to understand business AND technology!
Blake Lasslett, Longwood, Florida, Spring 2010
Keep the MIS Major!
Allan Niskanen, Orlando, FL, 2009
Zaeem Siddiqui, Orlando, FL, 2009
Technology is the future... cancelling the only department dedicated to it within the college in business is simply preposterous!
Timothy Hays, Winter Springs Florida, in progress
MIS is a great Degree and the only technicial degree in the school of business. It is also one of the only fields still hiring why get rid of something so valuable.
Dennis Henry, FL, 2009
MIS at UCF is a very important program that UCF needs to keep around. It brings a strong element to the Business college that many technology students desire. I myself was planning on getting a masters in MIS because of its wonderful program and great ideals.
xxxxxxxx, orlando, FL, 2009
Jeriko Yepez, Orlando, Fl, 2009
We need this course. Its what we study
Adam Schuyler, Orlando, FL 32817, 2010
Josh Russell, Orlando, FL, 2009
I graduated from UCF with a BA in Digital Media. Throughout my course of study, I took several courses from the MIS curriculum as electives for my degree. I found those courses to be extremely informative and incredibly helpful. I continue to use knowledge gained from those courses in my professional life and it's even highly likely that my current job is a direct result of one of the courses I took from the MIS department.
The MIS instructors are definitely top notch and this program fills a tough educational niche very well. UCF would be hindering its ability to compete in the global IT education market by eliminating this program.
Corey Kramer, Orlando, FL, 2011
The future of business is in IT. This is a very important major for future business professionals and will be even more beneficial in years to come.
Stephen R, Orlando, FL, 2011
Jenna Boley-D\'Amore, Cary, NC, 2008
The UCF MIS program is extremely valuable to business because of the inherent linkages it reinforces between technology and business. I hope UCF decides to retain, this extremely useful program.
xxxxxxxx, Winter Park, FL, 2010
Sumedha Hewagama, Orlando, FL, 2008
This program gave me the right blend of both technical and managerial skills to take my career to the next level. I was looking for managerial skills with an IT prospective.
Thomas Swanson, Winter Park, FL, 2010
I have worked in the IT/MIS field formally or informally for the past 18 years. For 10 of these years, I was an Adjunct Professor in Networking Technology with Seminole Community College. Needles to say, I understand the importance of Management Information Systems. Florida, as well as other places around the world, needs trained professionals that understand how to efficiently use technology to meet the needs of businesses and promote business innovation. This is what the MIS program at UCF provides.
Eric Harris, Casselberry, FL, 2005
alex vargas, orlando, 2009
Nicholas Waits, Orlando, FL, Fall 2010
Victoria F Quillo, Orlando, FL, 2009
xxxxxxxx, Colorado Springs, CO,
Laura Buckley, Tampa, FL, 2004
Please save the UCF MIS program! I am a UCF college of business alum and assist my company with recruiting talent from UCF. In order to keep UCF on its trajectory of being a world class university, cutting edge programs like this one need to continue to operate.
Anthony Pierdominici, Orlando, FL, 2003 & 2009
Chris Cantrell, Winter Park, FL, 2002
Angie Lepak, Orlando, FL, 2000
I think it would be a disservice to Central Florida's college students to not have this option. Not everyone wants to be hard-core techie's - there IS a demand for people with a tech background who can run a business (take a look at cio.com!)
lauren, altamonte springs, florida, 2013
sam, altamonte springs, florida, 2013
Vanessa Simon (Ayola-Betancourt), Orlando, FL, 2007
Gary, New Port Richey, Florida, 2013
I planned on going into this program next spring!
xxxxxxxx, Orlando, FL, 2006
I respectfully request your assistance in retaining the Management of Information Systems program at UCF. Technology is an integral component to business, and with the increasing use of technology, the market will call for highly-trained individuals who possess the business as well as the technical backgrounds. MIS graduates at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are able to successfully bridge this gap between business and technology. According to the 2008/09 Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2016; a 16% increase. This is a growing field and UCF is poised to train those who will meet the criteria to fill those positions.
Jamie Melo (Scarcelli), Oviedo, FL, 2003
I would not be as successful in my career as I am today with my BSBA in MIS from UCF!
Dave Mouyal, Fairfax, VA, 2005
One of the most essential degrees UCF has to offer, hands down. Please axe something meaningless -- like a philosophy degree.
xxxxxxxx, Orlando, 2010
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Kristen Holmes, Orlando, FL, 2009
This is a valuable and interesting degree that is very useful, especially in today's job market.
Jeff M, Orlando, FL, 2007
Mark Goykhman, Houston, TX, 2007
Without the MIS program I would not be where I am today working the top company in the country. The UCF MIS program is important to many communities around the country, the alumni, and most of all the students at UCF
Quinn Musculus, Orlando, FL, 2010
Wouldn't raising tuiton by a few dollars a student save our programs?
Matthew Ferguson, Orange City, FL, 2007
The MIS program really helped me launch my career. It is a good alternative to the IT and IST programs offered by the engineering department. Where it lacks in some of the technical areas that these other programs feature, it covers systems analysis and the methodology much more than they do and is the best choice for individuals wanting to work in the area of systems analysis.
Derek Holliday, Orlando, FL, 2011
I decided to switch from CS to MIS b/c I wanted a business degree. Now I feel I'll have to transfer to obtain the degree I want.
Derek Monaghan, Orlando, FL, 2007
Your MS is such a great option to CECS BSIT graduates who have no clear graduate path. It's painfully obvious CECS does not cater to our (graduate) needs already and this program provides for us. There's a reason BSIT is considered "terminal" and we all know there will never be an IT graduate program within that college. Please keep this program! It is such a huge value to IT undergraduates!
Fernando, Orlando Florida, 2012
The UCF MIS program was my goal because taking bussines and IT together is the best for me. I hope the UCF gets this Major in their Universisty soon.
William Sims, Winter Garden, FL, 2011
An absolute travesty.
Abel Morales, ocala, fl , 2010
Bruce Kinsey, Orlando, Fl, 2012
I don't think MIS should be cut as it provide a clear value to current and future students.
Skylar Felder, Orlando, Florida, 2013
I came to UCF to major in this degree and upon orientation I was told that UCF no longer offered the the program. Talk about a slap in the face. Plus this career area is supposed to be the fastest growing of any other career in any other field
xxxxxxxx, Altamonte Springs, FL, 2011
Dominic Campos, Miami, FL, 2014
I want MIS because it the mix of the two things I love through my last few years of education
Dezeray Anderson, Orlando, FL, 2010
xxxxxxxx, Orlando, 2015
I really wanted to major in MIS, but guess I can't now :(
Nelson F Feliz II, Orlando, 2014
Johan Coppers, Delray Beach, FL, 2009
I graduated from UCF with an MIS minor adding onto my Marketing major. Since I have moved to Australia and due to my studies in MIS i received a scholarship to attend Bond University for the Master of Business and Information technology. After trying a year to get a job working marketing I couldn't find anything, but I can see without a doubt that taking MIS as a minor at UCF has opened a wide and bright future for me and turned the tuition money I spent from a sunk cost to an investment. If UCF is to cut MIS, they are denying thousands of students a better future, education, and life. Technology is the path of the future, to ignore it would be foolish and a gave mistake.
Jeannie Coppers, Ocean Ridge, Florida,
Mother of Business School Graduate Johan Coppers grad 2009, attending Grad at Bond University, Gold Coast Australia Master Degree in International Business & IST, thanks to the indergrad studies at UCF.
Shaun, Orlando, 2014
I was on track to graduate with this degree, then the program was cut and I kinda got screwed. It's such a booming career field right now, i have no idea why they would cut it!