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Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems
Bachelor of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
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Learn to manage systems and IT personnel with a management information systems degree.

Management information systems are a critical part of the strategic decision-making process in virtually all of today's public and private organizations. Developed by chief information officers and other high-level IT professionals, the online bachelor’s degree in management information systems from University of Maryland Global Campus is well-suited for those looking to move into a management position and bridge the gap between an organization's functional users and its technical developers.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 33 Credits

  • (3 Credits, IFSM 300)
  • (3 Credits, IFSM 301)
  • (3 Credits, IFSM 304)
  • (3 Credits, CSIA 300)
  • (3 Credits, IFSM 310)
  • (3 Credits, IFSM 311)
  • (3 Credits, IFSM 330)
  • (3 Credits, IFSM 370)
  • (3 Credits, IFSM 438)
  • (3 Credits, IFSM 461)
  • (3 Credits, IFSM 495)

Related Required Course

The following required course may be applied to general education or elective requirements.:

  • (3 Credits, CMIS 102)

General Education Courses: 41 Credits

Review the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees.

Minor and Elective Courses: 46 Credits

Review a list of available academic minors or see the course catalog or Schedule of Classes to help you select elective courses.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1 (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 (3 Credits, PACE 111T) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3 (3 Credits, WRTG 111) General Education: Communication
4 (3 Credits, WRTG 112) General Education: Communication
5 (3 Credits, NUTR 100) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6 (3 Credits, IFSM 300) Major
7 (3 Credits, SPCH 100) General Education: Communication
8 (3 Credits, STAT 200) General Education: Math
9 (3 Credits, CMIS 102) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy; Major
10 (3 Credits, IFSM 301) Major
11 (3 Credits, HIST 125) General Education: Arts & Humanities
12 (4 Credits, BIOL 103) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13 (3 Credits, BEHS 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
14 (3 Credits, ARTH 334) General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 3-credit elective course Elective
16 (3 Credits, ECON 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17 (3 Credits, IFSM 304) Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19 (3 Credits, CSIA 300) Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21 3-credit elective course Elective
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23 (3 Credits, IFSM 310) Major
24 (3 Credits, WRTG 393) General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26 (3 Credits, IFSM 330) Major
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 (3 Credits, IFSM 311) Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 (3 Credits, IFSM 370) Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 (3 Credits, IFSM 438) Major
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 (3 Credits, IFSM 461) Major
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40 (3 Credits, IFSM 495) Major
41 1-credit elective course Elective
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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

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

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you to move into a management position working in information systems, systems analysis, information technology project management, or information assurance.

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Cyber Competition Team

The Cyber Competition Team represents UMGC at various cybersecurity events and tournaments nationwide. Being a member of the team gives students an opportunity to develop their cybersecurity skills and network with other students. The team is open to undergraduate and graduate students and alumni through a tryout process. Email jesse.varsalone@umgc.edu or visit the cyber team webpage to learn more.


Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computing & Technology Disciplines)

Upsilon Pi Epsilon encourages the enhancement of knowledge in the computing and information science fields. Membership is by invitation only. It is available to undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate membership is open to students majoring in one of the computing disciplines who have completed at least 45 credit hours towards their degree, including 30 or more credits at UMGC (in graded coursework) and at least 15 credits from information technology and computer science courses. Undergraduate students need to have a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher and a GPA of 3.5 or higher in all coursework taken from the information technology and computer science courses. Graduate student membership is open to students pursuing a master's degree in cybersecurity management and policy, cybersecurity technology, data analytics, or digital forensics and cyber investigation; a master's degree in information technology with a specialization in database systems technology, informatics, information assurance, software engineering, or telecommunications management; or a legacy master's degree in cybersecurity. Graduate students must have completed at least 18 resident credits towards their degree at UMGC, with a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher. For more information, please email upe@umgc.edu.

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