Management Information Systems, BS

Bachelor of Science

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
    120
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $280.00
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $498.75

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The online Management Information Systems, BS is designed for students who wish to improve peoples 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 peoples lives. 

This program provides students with the educational background needed to pursue a career in applying information technology in the business and government settings to process data and solve a wide variety of business problems.

Career Outlook: Information systems and quantitative analysis provides 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

Ryan Schuetzler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Ryan Schuetzler teaches classes in computer security, IT infrastructure and distributed technology. His research looks at how people interact with technology like Alexa and Siri, and how the technology changes behavior. He has a passion for new technology and seeing how it can be brought into classes to keep courses current and useful.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. 2.50 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  2. Completed coursework

    12+ credit hours for transfer students with college credits

  3. Taken the SAT or ACT

  4. Official/Unofficial transcripts from all previous schools

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
August 1
Spring Semester
December 1
Summer Sessions
May 1

Students are required to complete the following:

  • 21 hours of IS&T core courses 
  • 21 hours of Management Information Systems Core courses 
  • 6 hours of Mathematics courses 
  • 15 hours of co-requisite Business courses 
  • 12 hours of specialization elective courses 


Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ACCT 2010Principles of Accounting I 3

Course Number: ACCT 2010

Basic concepts and assumptions underlying financial accounting; basic structure of accounting; the accounting cycle; external financial statements of the enterprise with emphasis on the corporation; income determination; accounting for and reporting of assets, liabilities and owners' equity; analysis and reporting of cash flows; financial statement analysis.

ACCT 2020Principles of Accounting II3

Course Number: ACCT 2020

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. Prerequisites: ACCT 2010 with a C (2.0) or better and a 2.3 GPA

CIST 1300Introduction to Web Development3

Course Number: CIST 1300

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.

CIST 1400Introduction to Comp Programming3

Course Number: CIST 1400

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

CIST 1404Introduction to Computer Lab1

Course Number: CIST 1404

A laboratory course to accompany CIST 1400 Introduction to Computer Programming. This requires two contact hours per week.

CIST 2100Organizations, Applications & Technology3

Course Number: CIST 2100

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 2500Introduction to Applied Statistics3

Course Number: CIST 2500

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 3110IT Ethics3

Course Number: CIST 3110

The course will cover the development and need for issues regarding privacy and the application of computer ethics to information technology.

CSCI 1620Introduction to Computer Science II3

Course Number: CSCI 1620

Advanced topics in programming; topics in data representation and manipulation, data structures, problem solving and algorithm design. This course has a required laboratory component; students must register for a laboratory section when enrolling in lecture. Prerequisites: CIST 1400 and MATH 1930 or MATH 1950 (with a grade of "C-" or better.

CSCI 2030Mathematical Foundations of CS3

Course Number: CSCI 2030

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

CYBR 1100Introduction to Information Security3

Course Number: CYBR 1100

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.

ECON 2200Microeconomics3

Course Number: ECON 2200

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

ECON 2220Macroeconomics 3

Course Number: ECON 2220

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 3300File Structures3

Course Number: ISQA 3300

ISQA 3310 Managing the Database Environment3

Course Number: ISQA 3310

Introduction to business database design and management functions. The focus is on the use of current database management systems (DBMS) to support the data management function of an organization. Topics include data modeling, database design, SQL, data management and database administration. Hands-on experience in database design, creation and use is provided. Prerequisites: CIST 2100

ISQA 3400Business Data Communications3

Course Number: ISQA 3400

Data Communications principles and service operations with computers and telecommunication systems for operational analysis and decision making. This course will focus on breadth, not depth -- concepts rather than specific technologies because concepts remain constant over time, while technologies change from year to year. Students are expected to master the basic terminologies and concepts, not necessarily to become experts in computer networking, nor to know the engineering details of any technology.

ISQA 3910Introduction to Project Management3

Course Number: ISQA 3910

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). Prerequisites: CIST 2100

ISQA 4110Information Systems Analysis3

Course Number: ISQA 4110

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. Prerequisites: CIST 2100, ISQA 3910 and ISQA 3310 prior to or concurrent

ISQA 4120Systems Design and Implementation3

Course Number: ISQA 4120

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

MATH 1930Calculus for Managment/Life/Social Science3

Course Number: MATH 1930

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

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $280.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $332.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $840.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $996.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $498.75
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $551.00
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1496.25
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $1653.00
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