About Us

Sharing Excitement. Sharing Ideas. Sharing Community.

Management Information Systems Association (MISA) is a student business organization geared towards business majors at Kent State University. We are committed to exposing our members to today’s dynamic business world through various company speakers, such as Goodyear, Davey Tree, Hyland, Materion, Eaton, and others! Throughout the school year, we also host KSU MISA alumni speakers and KSU career advisors. Our goal is to familiarize our members with as many companies, positions, and business practices in IT and IS as possible before graduation; we do this by assisting our members in attaining internships and the values of today’s IT professional.

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History

Founded in 1977, KSU MISA has helped students for over 4 decades.

MISA has an interesting history becoming the club you know today. In 1949 the National Machine Accountants Association (NMAA) was organized in Chicago. In 1962, the name was changed to DPMA (Data Processing Management Association). In the mid-1990's, the student chapter at the University of Akron and Kent State University branched out to create their own organization, MISA (Management of Information Systems Association). DPMA continued on a different course in the rest of the country and in 1996 it was renamed AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals), and in 2017 it was purchased by CompTIA and rebranded again.

 

The Kent State University chapter of DPMA began in 1977. The Kent State University chapter has been an independent organization since it rebranded itself as MISA in the mid-1990's under the faculty advisor Dr. Geoffrey Steinberg. While some student organizations around the country have the same name as MISA, they don't share a national headquarters or central group. The occurrence of similar organizations at other universities is actually a large coincidence.

 

Since our inception, we have strived to develop business and IT professionals, connect students to industry leading companies, and create important resources to aid students' job/internship search. Just as technology changes, so have our practices. We stay in constant contact with KSU faculty, employers, and students to keep our resources up to date and provide the maximum benefit for you. Everyone is welcome and we encourage all majors with an interest in business and IT to join our chapter.