Management Information Systems (B.S.)
The University offers an online bachelor of science (B.S.) in management information systems (MIS) that prepares students for exciting careers in information systems. The MIS program holds top accreditation through the AACSB-I and gives students a strong foundation of business knowledge and technical competencies, both of which are required for successful careers in IS. This dual emphases of business knowledge and technical skills prepares MIS graduates for short- and long-term career advancements and sets the MIS program apart from technology-only programs.
Taught by faculty with doctoral degrees and/or extensive industry experience, the MIS curriculum focuses on system analysis, system development, and project management. Most MIS courses stress hands-on learning of technologies with project assignments that duplicate those found in business and industry. Several core courses require real-world projects that result in working applications adopted by real clients.
Coursework in the MIS major includes the following areas:
- Systems analysis and design
- Business application programming
- Data and knowledge management
- Project management
- Network administration and security
In addition, students complete a minimum of two electives.
- Optional minors are offered online in areas such as accounting, finance, and marketing.
- The program is open to entering freshmen (with no previous college experience) as well as transfer students. Previously earned college credit can be applied toward completion of the program per these transfer guidelines.
- The program can be completed in four years (full time) if the student follows our recommended sequence. Students also have the option of part-time study. Applicable transfer credit may be used to satisfy some program requirements, thus shortening the completion time.
- The online MIS Program is open to eligible in-state and many out-of-state applicants. The program is closed to students residing in countries other than Canada and the United States (including U.S. Territories). The exceptions are U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.
Advancements in information technology and growth in its significance for organizational competitiveness continue to fuel the demand for IS professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer systems analysts is projected to grow 21 percent by 2024, much faster than the 11 percent average for all occupations. Job opportunities for other MIS specializations is projected to grow 12-15 percent by 2024.
Employers of MIS program graduates range from Fortune 500 firms to startups in a number of industries. A few of the common career specializations are listed below.
- Business analyst
- Information systems analyst
- Business application developer
- Information security specialist
- Database administrator
- IT specialist
- Web developer
- IT consultant
- IT manager
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
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