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MIS Degree Online Management Information Systems BS in Business Concentration

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Register By: December 31 Classes Start: January 02

Earn an MIS Degree Online

  • $320/credit (120 total credits)
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • 11% projected job growth for computer and information systems managers through 20281
  • Accredited by NECHE
  • No application fee or SAT/ACT scores
  • Median annual salary of $146,360 for computer and information systems managers in 20191

MIS Degree Concentration Overview

Prepare to be a liaison between the technical and business aspects of management information systems and contribute to data-driven business decisions with the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems (MIS).

With an MIS degree concentration from Southern New Hampshire University, you’ll develop a unique combination of business and technical skills. You can prepare to bring together the science of technology with business practices and apply this knowledge to keep organizations running smoothly.

Your online MIS degree concentration offers a foundation in client systems and support, structured query language and enterprise information systems and databases. You will use cutting-edge technology to develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. And you'll do it all while learning to be an effective leader.

Learn how to:

  • Use information management tools to gather and interpret data
  • Analyze data to address business questions and problems
  • Relay complex data and technical information to stakeholders
  • Align business management practices with business goals
  • Apply ethical, legal and socially responsible practices to problem solving

If you're interested in a career in information systems, you may also want check out our computer information systems degree program. The online CIS degree offers a full curriculum aimed at helping you learn data-driven business and technology solutions.

Career Outlook

Technology continues to change the business landscape. A growing number of organizations rely on technology to study trends, manage client information and make data-driven decisions.

In 2020, global spending on information and communications technology is projected to reach $4.3 trillion - an increase of 3.6% over 2019, according to a forecast from market research firm International Data Corp.2

Business jobs with a focus on technology also continue to grow. Jobs for management analysts, for example, are projected to grow 14% through 2028, resulting in 118,300 new jobs. Salaries in this field are also strong, but can vary depending on your specific career path.

A management information systems degree concentration from SNHU can provide a unique combination of business and technical skills. And it can help you stand out in today’s data-driven business environment.

Sherrie Goodman with the text Sherrie Goodman"Seeing that more jobs are now requiring degrees, I realized I was missing the one component that may be holding me back from getting the next job promotion," said Sherrie Goodman '20, who earned her bachelor's knowing that the MIS concentration aligned well with other roles within her company.

With an online MIS degree concentration, you can gain an understanding of information systems and their role in collecting data. You can use this understanding to help make data-driven decisions across many areas of business, including customer service, finance, marketing and management. And you can prepare to work as a bridge between business and IT professionals.

Possible career paths for business technology degree holders include:

  • Management analyst: Recommend ways to improve an organization’s efficiency and increase profitability. Analyze financial and other data to recommend new systems, procedures or organizational changes. Jobs for management analysts are projected to grow 14% through 2028. In 2019, management analysts earned a median salary of $85,260.1 Management analysts typically hold a bachelor’s degree in business or related field, and need strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Computer systems analyst: Study an organization’s computer systems and processes. Design solutions to help the business run more efficiently and effectively. Jobs for computer systems analysts are projected to grow 9% through 2028. In 2019, computer systems analysts earned a median salary of $90,920.1 While many computer systems analysts have a computer science or information systems degree, a business degree with a focus on technology can also prepare you to work in this field.
  • Operation research analysts: Collect and organize information from a variety of sources, including computer databases and customer feedback, to analyze and solve business problems. Jobs for operation research analysts are projected to grow 26% through 2028. In 2019, operation research analysts earned a median salary of $84,810.1 Operation research analysts typically must have a bachelor’s degree in business, operations research, data analytics or a related field.

Whether you enjoy working with people, prefer to spend your days analyzing data or dream of running your own business, an online MIS degree concentration can give you the business foundation and technical skills you need to start or advance a business career.

Richard Huang with the text Richard HuangFor Richard Huang '19, the MIS degree concentration from SNHU helped him earn a promotion and get one step closer to his goal of becoming a business analyst.

Huang enrolled in SNHU’s business administration degree program 15 years after graduating from high school. While he owned and managed a number of small businesses during those years, Huang said he lacked the business operations knowledge he needed to find success as an entrepreneur.

After earning his online business administration degree, Huang said he had a better understanding of how to operate a business successfully. This included how to manage relationships between workers, managers and supervisors.

By earning an MIS degree concentration, Huang said he also gained a strong understanding of information systems and data analysis. That knowledge, along with the foundation in business skills, is already helping him work toward becoming a business analyst.

“In the modern world, information system skills help to service the business better,” Huang said. “This program contains skills and knowledge that will fit this IT position.”

Start Your Journey Toward an Online MIS Degree

Courses & Curriculum

With a management information systems degree concentration, you can work with business managers and IT teams. You can use data to help organizations become more effective through better decision-making.

With a management information systems online degree, you can develop foundational knowledge and skills in:

  • Business intelligence tools and techniques
  • Client systems
  • Data and information management
  • Enterprise information systems
  • SQL programming

You can study trends, manage client information and help businesses make the most of their investments in personnel, tools and business processes.

With a foundation in business administration, SNHU’s online MIS degree concentration can help you build key business and career skills, exploring topics including:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Business law
  • Business systems analysis
  • Marketing
  • Human relations
  • Operations and strategic management

Your core business courses will be supplemented with general education courses. In those courses, you can develop valuable career skills, including communication, analysis, critical thinking and problem solving.

In your business technology degree courses, you’ll explore a variety of management information systems. And you can learn how to leverage information technology tools to help businesses boost efficiency and productivity.

"This program offered a broad spectrum of business courses, which studied in-depth details on business operations and functions," said Sherrie Goodman '20. She felt it was always something that she had wanted to do.

You’ll gain a strong foundation in data and information management while exploring how to create structured database environments to allow for data management, manipulation and analysis. You can learn to identify organizational requirements for data and information to support decision making and competitive advantage.

Your MIS concentration courses will also allow you to learn about client information systems and data within an enterprise computer based environment. You’ll explore common client systems within an organization while investigating the flow and structure of data within these systems.

You can also learn about business intelligence tools and techniques to gather, compile and analyze data. You'll learn how to apply these techniques to make data-driven decisions. And you can prepare to use this knowledge to recommend solutions to business questions and problems.

Whether you want to work directly with computer and information systems or want to be able to leverage data analysis to make key business decisions, an MIS degree concentration from SNHU can give you the business and technical skills you need to succeed.

Kevin Spinner with the text Kevin SpinnerKevin Spinner '19 applied his learning within the management information systems degree concentration to a career in telecommunications. And he said the skills and real-world experience he gained during the degree program have given him new opportunities to advance within his company.

“SNHU provided me with the knowledge, wisdom and understanding on computer systems,” Spinner said. "The information presented in the program serves as a blueprint for me to excel in my career.”

Throughout your degree program, you’ll gain key industry knowledge and hands-on learning experience. The online MIS degree concentration from Southern New Hampshire University was developed in consultation with business professionals. Their insights help you apply business concepts to real-world situations.

This real-world experience can help you gain key career skills, including:

  • Communication: Effectively share complex data and technical information to a variety of audiences within and outside of an organization.
  • Analysis: Gather and review organizational data to set strategic goals and help business leaders make more informed decisions.
  • Problem solving: Connect classroom learning and practical experience to solve real-world problems with data and business intelligence tools.
  • Critical thinking: Evaluate business problems objectively and apply ethical, legal and socially responsible practices to make strategic decisions.

As an online student, you’ll have access to a broad range of student services and learning opportunities. Services include virtual writing help, tutoring and academic advising. Online student clubs and professional organizations can help you expand your personal network, while career advising services can help you solidify your career path, perfect your resume and prepare for job interviews – even after you graduate.

If you’ve already taken some college courses, an online MIS degree can offer the flexibility to leverage your existing coursework into a 4-year degree. SNHU’s generous transfer policy allows students to transfer up to 90 credits to a bachelor’s degree program. If you transferred in the maximum credits allowed, you could complete your degree in as few as 5 terms (10 courses).

With online classes available 24/7 and easy access to a wide range of online learning resources, pursuing a management information systems online degree can make earning a bachelor’s degree attainable – even if you’re working full time, balancing family obligations or returning to school after years away.

Curriculum Requirements & Resources

  • Business core: Business programs require learners to complete the business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.
  • General education courses: All bachelor's degree students are required to take general education classes, if not obtained in prior coursework. Through these foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
  • Technology resources: We provide cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.
  • Earn math credits for what you already know: Save time and tuition with our Pathways to Math Success assessments. Depending on your scores, you could earn up to 12 math credits – the equivalent of 4 courses – toward your degree for less than $50 per assessment. For additional information, or to register for a Pathways to Math Success assessment, contact your admission counselor or academic advisor today.

Tuition & Fees

As a private, nonprofit university, we’re committed to making college more accessible by making it more affordable. That’s why we offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation.

We also offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Undergraduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 30 credits 
Degree/Certificates $960 $320 $9,600
Degree/Certificates (U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)* $675 $225 $6,750

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually. *Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

Additional Costs No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Frequently Asked Questions

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.