Management Information Systems, BS
Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Information Systems
Admissions and Requirements
Courses You’ll Take
Tuition & Fees
The online Management Information Systems, BS is designed for students who wish to improve people's lives through the use of technology. Students will learn how information technology can be applied to add value to operations and initiatives in organizations and societies to improve people's lives.
This program provides students with the educational background needed to pursue a career in applying information technology in business and government settings to process data and solve a wide variety of business problems.
Career Outlook: Information systems and quantitative analysis provide the educational background appropriate for pursuing career opportunities in business data management, management information systems, data analytics, systems analysis, systems design, decision support, information security, electronic commerce and other related areas.
This is an exciting, in-demand job field. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that in the Computer and Information Systems Manager role, job growth will nearly double the growth for all other occupations between 2014-2024 (Occupational Outlook Handbook, May 2016). Demand for computer and information systems managers will grow as firms increasingly expand their business to digital platforms.
Careers in Management Information Systems include:
- Business analyst
- Application developer
- Information specialist
- Chief Information Officer
- Information security analyst
- IT consultant
- Systems analyst
- Data manager
- Data analyst
- Data architect
- IT development project manager
- Database administrator
- Business intelligence analyst
- Software architect
- Quality assurance specialist
- Web developer
- Network administrator
- Information systems manager
Admissions and Requirements
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
2.5 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
12+ credit hours for transfer students with college credits
Taken the SAT or ACT
Official/Unoffical transcripts from all previous schools
Courses You’ll Take
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits|
An introduction to economic principles, decision making and policies affecting product and resource markets. Particular emphasis is on price, output and input decisions by individuals and firms under various market conditions. An introduction to the fundamentals of international trade. Prerequisites: ENGL 1150 and MATH 1310 with "C-" (1.67) or better.
|ISQA 3300/CSCI 3320||File Structures or Data Structures||3|
CSCI 3320: This is a core that will cover a number of data structures such as tree, hashing, priority queues and graphs as well as different algorithm design methods by examining common problem-solving techniques.
|CIST 1400||Introduction to Comp Programming||3|
An introduction to programming within the context of a high level modern programming language. Coverage of fundamental programming concepts and program design; including arrays, user defined types and objects. This course has a required laboratory component; students must register for a laboratory section when enrolling in lecture. Prerequisites: MATH 1320 and either CSCI 1200 or CIST 1300
|ISQA 4120||Systems Design and Implementation||3|
This is the second course in a sequence in computer information systems analysis, design, and implementation. This course extends the basic foundations of systems development started in ISQA 4110 and examines the activities comprising the design, construction and implementation of information systems. Prerequisites: ISQA 3310 and ISQA 4110
|CIST 2500||Introduction to Applied Statistics||3|
The course emphasizes the function of statistics in information science and technology including topics such as descriptive statistical measures, probability discrete probability, sampling, estimation analysis, hypothesis testing, regression and analysis of variance. A well-known computer package will be used to support the problem-solving process. Prerequisites: MATH 2040 or MATH 2030 or CSCI 2030
|CIST 1404||Introduction to Computer Lab||1|
A laboratory course to accompany CIST 1400 Introduction to Computer Programming. This requires two contact hours per week.
|CIST 1300||Introduction to Web Development||3|
This course will provide students with a practical introduction to web development. By learning the basic skills needed to develop an interactive website, students will develop an understanding of the web development task and an appreciation of the importance of the Internet in both business and academic environments. Specific technical topics to be covered include XHTML, CSS, the Unix/Linux operating system, web server software and a programming language. As part of the class, each student will develop a working website.
|MATH 1930||Calculus for Managment/Life/Social Science||3|
Basic ideas of calculus are surveyed with applications: functions, limits, derivatives, and integrals. Trigonometry is not required. May not be used as a prerequisite for MATH 1960. Credit will not be granted for both MATH 1930 and MATH 1950. Prerequisites: ACT Math sub score at least 25, Math SAT at least 570, or Math SAT2016 at least 590 within last 5 years; or Accuplacer or COMPASS score at least 6 within last 2 years; or MATH 1320 with at least C- within last 2 years; or MATH 1930 within last 2 years
|CSCI 1620||Introduction to Computer Science II||3|
Prereq: CSCI 1610 or CIST 1400, and MATH 1930 or MATH 1950. Continuation of CIST 1400. Advanced topics in programming; topics in data representation and manipulation, data structures, problem solving and algorithm design.
|CYBR 1100||Introduction to Information Security||3|
This course emphasizes our current dependence on information technology and how its security in cyberspace (or lack thereof) is shaping the global landscape. Several historical and contemporary global events that have been influenced by the exploitation of information technology motivates topics on cyber crime, malware, intrusion detection, cryptography, among others and how to secure one's own data and computer system. Several aspects of this course are geared towards developing an understanding of the "cyberspace" as a new medium that breaks all geographical boundaries, while highlighting noticeable influences on it from social, political, economic and cultural factors of a geographical region.
|CIST 2100||Organizations, Applications & Technology||3|
This survey course provides an introduction to organizations and the role information and information systems play in supporting operations, decision-making, processes, quality management and strategic activities of an organization. In addition, the course covers management of the IS function, strategic and regulatory issues of telecommunications, and ethical and legal issues.
|CIST 3110||IT Ethics||3|
The course will cover the development and need for issues regarding privacy and the application of computer ethics to information technology.
|ISQA 3910||Introduction to Project Management||3|
This course will cover the basics of project planning, scheduling and control. Earned value management techniques and project quality will be covered. Risk management will also be covered. The student will be introduced to the IEEE Standards for Project Management. The purpose of the course is to provide students with an introduction to the tools and techniques used to manage projects to achieve successful completion. The project management methods taught are suitable for a wide variety of project types such as software development or engineering projects (e.g. construction). Prereq: CIST 2500; CIST 2110; or equivalent.
|ISQA 3400/CSCI 3550||Business Data Communications or Communication Networks||3|
CSCI 3550: This course is designed to bring students up to the state of the art in networking technologies with a focus on Internet. It will cover the principles of networking with an emphasis on protocols, implementations and design issues.
|CIST 2500||Introduction to Applied Statistics for IS&T||3|
The course emphasizes the function of statistics in information science and technology including topics such as descriptive statistical measures, probability discrete probability, sampling, estimation analysis, hypothesis testing, regression, and analysis of variance. A well-known computer package will be used to support the problem-solving process.Prerequisites: Math 2040 or Math 2030.
|ISQA 3400||Business Data Communications||3|
Introduction to business data communications and teleprocessing, centralized, decentralized, and distributed systems, impact of distributed systems on hardware, software, data procedures, and personnel. Prereq: CIST 3100.
|ISQA 4110||Information Systems Analysis||3|
Prereq: CIST 3100 and ISQA 3210, and ISQA 3310 prior to or concurrent. This course examines and applies the principles of information systems analysis, following a structured systems development methodology. It surveys project management, feasibility and analysis and systems requirement definition using modern systems analysis techniques and automated tools. Course utilizes a case approach where students initiate the analysis and logical design of a limited-scope information system.
|CSCI 2030||Mathematical Foundations of CS||3|
This course introduces discrete mathematics concepts that are foundational for the study of computer science such as functions, relations, and sets, basic logic, methods of proof, mathematical induction, computational complexity, recursion, counting, recurrences and relations. Prerequisites: CIST 1400, MATH 1950 or MATH 1930
An introduction to economic principles, decision making and policies affecting product and resource markets. Particular emphasis is on price, output and input decisions by individuals and firms under various market conditions. An introduction to the fundamentals of international trade. Prerequisites: ENGL 1150 and MATH 1310 with "C-" (1.67) or better
|ISQA 3300||File Structures||3|
|ACCT 2020||Principles of Accounting II||3|
Principles of Accounting II (3) A study of techniques and concepts affecting internal accounting in a business organization. These include budgeting in general, costing systems, variance analysis and generating reports for management decision-making. Special topics include segment reporting, control of decentralized operations, capital budgeting, and service department cost allocations. Prerequisite: ACCT2010 with a C (2.0) or better and a 2.3 GPA.
|ISQA 3300||File Structures for Information Systems||3|
Prereq: CIST 1620. The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to computer file organizations and access methods. A fundamental understanding of the performance implications of each file organization is developed to allow the students to make information systems design choices that will optimize the performance of business information systems.
Tuition & Fees
Per Credit Hour
3 Credit Hours
Out of State Residents
Per Credit Hour
3 Credit Hours
- Fall SemesterAug 01
- Spring SemesterDec 01
- Summer SessionsMay 01