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Online Bachelor's Degree: Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems
Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $324 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Learn marketable new skills and advance in your career with a Bachelor of Science in management information systems (MIS) from University of Maryland Global Campus. This comprehensive degree program may help provide you with career-relevant IT skills that can transfer over to most public and private companies. Plus, with our convenient online courses, you can access the full online learning experience from any time and any place. Save time and money with a variety of scholarship opportunities and our generous transfer credit policy. Why wait? Take the first step and apply today!

Learn How to Manage Systems & IT Personnel

As data and information gain a larger foothold in our digital world, organizations are searching for working professionals who can lead the teams responsible for maintaining a company’s data. This requires candidates who have both management and IT experience.

Developed by chief information officers and other high-level IT professionals, UMGC’s online management information systems degree program is well-suited for those looking to move into a position in information systems management and bridge the gap between an organization’s functional users and technical developers.

Here are few of the benefits of our management information systems program:

  • You can join one of our cyber- or IT-focused student organizations like Upsilon Pi Epsilon (the international honor society for computing and IT).
  • If you wish to further your education in this field by earning a master’s degree, an accelerated pathway between our undergraduate and graduate programs may allow you to reduce your total coursework for a master's degree in IT by up to 6 credits.
  • This program can help prepare you for several industry certification exams, including the CAPM and PMP

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View a complete list of program courses, program-specific and degree-level requirements, credit opportunities, industry certification exams, and more.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Gain Relevant Experience for a Career as an Information Systems Manager

Today’s employers understand that data is becoming a more important part of their day-to-day business practices. That’s why they’re constantly searching for working professionals who have the IT, management, and project-based experience needed to lead teams and drive results in this important area. This program is designed to equip you with vital skills in computer hardware, enterprise systems, business ethics, project management, and data modeling.

Our program directors refresh and update the curriculum regularly, with a focus on helping students achieve the following:

Unlock Your Career Potential

This program is designed to help you gain the know-how to succeed in IT and management careers in a variety of professional contexts. These skills may be transferrable to multiple industries in the public sector, the private sector, and the non-profit sector. Potential job titles include director of information technology, chief information officer, technical director, and IT director. UMGC courses are taught by experienced faculty and address skills and competencies that are highly valued by today’s employers. 

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Job Growth
Employment for computer and information systems managers is expected to grow by 15 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the national average.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | “Occupational Outlook Handbook” | 2024
Job Growth
Employment for computer systems analysts is expected to grow by 10 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the national average.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | “Occupational Outlook Handbook” | 2024
Best Tech Jobs
Three of the top 10 jobs in technology are related to MIS (IT manager, computer systems analyst, and computer systems administrator).
Source: U.S. News & World Report | "Best Technology Jobs" | 2024

Practice Real-World Skills in Your Courses 

Throughout your curriculum, your instructors will assign hands-on coursework that may help you prioritize real-world MIS skills and experience. In past courses, students have been able to complete the following course projects: 

  • Develop a business analysis and systems recommendation report that illustrates how a local IT consulting firm can grow their business internationally. 
  • Create a complete computer workstation and network plan for a growing 3-D printer business with multiple locations that must be in communication to share design software and enterprise management information.   
  • Develop a new enterprise architecture for a local Department of Motor Vehicles.  
  • Prepare a complete project management plan for Mamma Mia’s bakery to design and install a new IT system. 

Finding Success After the Military with UMGC

UMGC graduate TJ M. (BS, Information Systems Management) served eight years in the military and an additional four years in the reserves before deciding to pursue a bachelor's degree at UMGC. He credits the university's infrastructure and academic advisors for his post-military success. Find out how UMGC helped TJ achieve his goals.

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