Management Information Systems (BS)


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The University offers a bachelor of science (BS) 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
  • Business data communications

In addition, students complete a minimum of two electives.

The Scott College of Business provides many leadership opportunities through its professional student organizations. The primary student organization for program majors is MISA (Management Information Systems Association). In addition, students may be invited to join the business honorary, Beta Gamma Sigma, or the professional business fraternities, Delta Sigma Pi and Alpha Kappa Psi.

Special Note: The MIS Program is offered on the Terre Haute campus. The program is also offered via online learning.

Required Courses


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

In addition, all programs in the Scott College of Business are accredited by the AACSB International.

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.

In addition, the Scott College of Business offers a variety of scholarships and awards, including scholarships for entering freshmen.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Management Information Systems Program
Scott College of Business
Indiana State University


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.



Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Management Information Systems Program
Scott College of Business
Indiana State University