I am a 2nd year MIS/CIS business student and I havent learnt much about computer programming. From what my advisors and ppl who are in the MIS program here tell me, MIS has little programming and more to do with how computers work in a business. I also heard that it has lots to do with Excel? I'm wondering if this is true, because i dont want to just use excel, i want to be able to MAKE excel. SO since i cant transfer facultys and programs [time,money other issues etc], what languages do you think i should take to learn more about programming.
Please tell me if this is how it works. I think that the jobs that you get right when you first graduate are going to be more programming while MIS/CIS is more for managing and higher positions. however i cant get those positions until i get experience so i will need to start off programming. is this true? I just dont want to grad in MIS and only be able to start as a helpdesk analyst. I also want to know both how to program PLUS the business side so that right when i graduate, i can get a good job doing programming and when i finally move up, I can use my MIS skills to get the manager and higher positons.
Thanks for answering my questions. PS. please dont just say "do what you like and maybe switch to comp sci" cause that isnt an option. I DO like MIS, i just dont know if it will lead me to a good job afterwards since MIS is about managing information systems but how can i get a manager job without getting experience. kidna get what i'm saying? Thanks again!