I currently work for an insurance company, and they offer tuition reimbursement that is relevant to the job. I am looking in to taking classes at the University of Illinois online, and I can't decide between Management Information Systems and Business; I feel like getting a very technical background is very valuable, but I also have read that a lot of employers do not take it seriously- preferring to hire, for example, computer science majors for programming related type jobs, and business majors for analyst type jobs. By contrast, business seems very hit or miss; I know a lot of new grads struggle with getting a job that pays decently, but I also would be going into the workplace with 2 years of pharmacy technician experience and 2 years of insurance experience. What route should I choose? A side note to this is that I attended a brick and mortar school for awhile, and I was going to attempt computer science as a minor. I feel like I was really struggling with java programming- although I was also struggling with other issues at the time, and I'm unsure how those relate. MIS seems like a good bridge between the two- and for the jobs I plan on applying for if I stay with insurance, I feel like SQL is more important than Java (just an example). I've heard that MIS is a "useless" degree, and that it is very valuable- it all seems to depend on where the person goes. Could anyone give any insight to this?