Businesses need employees who can understand IT systems and how to use the information from those systems to stay ahead of the competition. The online Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems combines a strong foundation in computer information systems with the business and management knowledge to prepare you for a rewarding career in this growing field:
MIS is a top-ranked major by Kiplinger, Forbes and CNBC
At SNHU, you can choose the online MIS degree program alone or tailor the program to your career goals with a concentration in Project Management or in IT Management.
The Project Management concentration focuses on the effective application of knowledge, skills and techniques in executing and managing projects. You'll develop the leadership expertise needed to manage projects in support of operational and strategic goals through courses that include Project Contracting and Procurement, Resource Estimating and Scheduling, and Integrated Cost and Schedule Control.
The IT Management concentration tackles the managerial aspects related to IT service management, infrastructure management and managing information technology teams. You'll focus on the managerial aspects of supporting an organization's information systems strategy with courses in IT Teams, Managing Networks and Telecommunications, Infrastructure Management, and Management Science.
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Businesses need employees who understand IT systems. In fact, MIS is a top-ranked major by Kiplinger, Forbes and CNBC. Get started on your degree today!
While the focus of the program is on learning-through-doing (applied learning), elective experiential learning courses and extracurricular activities provide additional opportunities for students to build their résumés. For example:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your online BS in Management Information Systems degree at SNHU include:
Management information systems professionals work with business managers and IT teams to help organizations become more effective and efficient through improved decision-making. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information managers is projected to grow 12% by 2026, and computer systems analysts jobs will grow 9% in the same time period.*
Since MIS is an interdisciplinary combination of technology and business, potential career paths range from technical to more people-oriented:
SNHU's bachelor's in management information systems program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All undergraduate students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Business Core Program
Programs in the School of Business 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.
Structured Query Language (SQL) is at the heart of many data systems. In this course, students learn the basics of SQL programming as it relates to data management,data manipulation, and data analysis.
This course provides the hardware/software technology background for information technology personnel. Hardware topics include CPU architecture, memory, registers, addressing modes, busses, instruction sets and a variety of input/output devices. Software topics include operating system modules, process management, memory and file system management. Also included are basic network components and multi-user operating systems.
This course provides students with an introduction to the foundations of data and information management, centered around the core skills of data management and database organization. The course will focus on identifying organizational requirements for data and information, modeling the requirements using relational techniques, implementing the models into a database using a database management system, and understanding the issues of data quality and data security. The course will also introduce the framework of enterprise information management and the growing need for managing data and information in organizations effectively to support decision making and competitive advantage.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the management of information technology, including the relationships of parties involved, the tools for IT process improvement, and best practices involved in the field. Students focus on the relationship among an IT organization, business customers, and users. They explore the customer's perspective of IT's contribution to the organization and they learn ways to communicate effectively with stakeholders. Students examine the relationships of IT service management to process improvement movements, for example, Six Sigma improvement methodology, total quality management (TQM), business process management (BPM), and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) standards.
Investigate the flow and structure of data within an enterprise computer based environment. Learn to mine, compile and analyze data from client systems using appropriate tools and techniques in response to senior management inquiries.
Explore aspects of an organization's electronic interactions with its stakeholders. Key topics in this course include: e-business strategy, business models, cyber services, e-business relationships, and e-marketing and e-payment.
Learn about business intelligence tools and techniques for creating reports, and apply these techniques in making data centered decisions. Recommend solutions to business problems that address business needs and requirements through utilizing data visualization tools.
This capstone course is the culminating experience for the Management Information Systems program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students' ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework, rather than introducing new concepts. This course is structured to support student success in fulfilling program requirements.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We 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.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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