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Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management Information Systems

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management Information Systems.

Explore the technology side of business.

Step into the dynamic field of Management Information Systems, where creativity, innovation and strategy can all be found at the intersection of business theory and technological skill.

Through this William Woods University program you will learn the skill needed to design and develop websites, work with databases and networks and so much more. You will become an expert in technology and will then be able to combine this knowledge with the business side of things—learning project management, strategy and other vital skills to flourish in the business world.

Whether you go on to work as a systems engineer for a leading technology company, work as a web designer at a marketing agency, or whether you use your skill to build the web presence of a small start up, our expert faculty, individualized mentor programs and specialty tailored curriculum are designed to help you get there.

Special opportunities

  • Attend faculty-recommended conferences and other networking opportunities
  • Engage in internships specific to your field of interest and gain hands-on experience
  • Join the Student Website Advancement Team (SWAT), a student-managed business on campus, working with real clients to create, manage and revise websites
  • Develop skills in the Usability Testing lab by analyzing website navigation and make improvement suggestions to clients through SWAT
  • Work one-on-one with a faculty mentor in an advanced project designed around your specific career choice
  • Pursue a specialized concentration within the Criminal Justice major in Homeland and Industrial Security
  • Participate in various business partnerships through upper-level courses
  • Interact with the local community through various service learning opportunities as part of your senior capstone coursework

Our Management Information Systems degree at Work

Pursue an exciting career as a/an

  • Business analyst
  • Website designer
  • Consultant
  • Quality assurance analyst
  • Systems engineer
  • Website developer
  • Systems analyst
  • IT professional
  • Industrial security specialist
  • And more

Recent Employers

Our students are highly sought after by distinguished employers across the country, including:

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Alumni Perspectives

The MIS program at WWU is one I would recommend to anyone. Many of the classes allow hands-on experiences, and the professors are willing to go out of their way to help you succeed. There are also numerous ways to get involved with the program outside the classroom. Not only do you leave with a solid education, but also with a close group of friends who have shared the same experience. William Woods is a great place to be with endless opportunities.

— Stacie Bonte, MIS graduate, digital communications specialist at Fleishman-Hillard

My William Woods University MIS degree gave me the skills to be successful in a competitive, challenging and ever-changing world of information technologies. Through advanced learning classes, e-commerce classes and three internships I received priceless learning opportunities that cannot be replicated in a textbook. The MIS professors sit down with you and map out your classes to maximize your educational experience and guide you towards your chosen career path. They take ownership of your development, and I wouldn't be where I am without them!

— Alicia Jones, MIS graduate, Application Developer at MCH Strategic Data

Requirements/Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS) degree at William Woods University consists of 122 distinct credit hours for graduation— including 51 core major credits, which includes both a technology component and a business component.

Courses you may take

ACC 240 - Principles of Accounting I - 3.00

An introduction to the principles underlying accounting information. The course will focus on the role that accounting information plays in planning, evaluating, and recording operating activities of businesses. An introduction to financial statements is also included. In this course students will summarize financial data and construct basic financial statements using various software tools such as Excel and QuickBooks.

ACC 412 - Advanced Productivity Tools - 3.00

Student will learn advanced skills involving the applications of spreadsheets, databases and word processors. Students will be exposed to PivotTables, Vlookup, Match & Index functions, Goal Seeker and Solver, PMT function, data tables, SQL queries, Macros, Sorting, forms, linked objects and more Prerequisite: MIS125 & ACC 240

BUS 206 - Entrepreneurship - 3.00

A straightforward, fundamental approach to managing a small firm. Students will organize, interpret data and show the proper procedures in planning, operating, directing, and evaluating a new small business.

BUS 324 - Personal Finance - 3.00

This course provides practical information covering five main topics: money management (budget, credit cards, income taxes, and mortgage payments), insurance, investments, retirement and estate planning. Students are expected to integrate various personal finance instruments and construct a personal finance plan based on their personal assessment. Prerequisite: Any college level math course

BUS 332 - Business Communications - 3.00

Formulate and develop the business/management communication process and its functions in a business environment. All types of business communications will be analyzed, practiced, and assessed Prerequisite: ENG101

MIS 100 - Cloud Computing - 3.00

Through digital collaboration, this course will introduce the student to Web 2.0 tools by integrating and utilizing these tools in a business settings. Students will examine the theory of online business, simulations and other pedagogical implications while considering the social, interpersonal, cultural and technical implications of Web 2.0 in a business sense. (Students will be required to have Webcam & mic/headset)

MIS 125 - Productivity Tools - 3.00

Students will learn basic skills involving the applications of word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentations, and e-mail using the Office 2013 suite. Students will be exposed to employment considerations and new administrative features. Several of the specific components will include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.

MIS 225 - Database Management Systems - 3.00

This course prepares student to develop application programs in the database environment. Models of data, data structure and file organization are covered.

MIS 250 - Networking - 3.00

The features of centralized, decentralized, and distributed systems are explored. Special emphasis placed on LAN (Local Area Network) technologies.

MIS 325 - Website Development - 3.00

This course is designed to instruct the student in the proper design and analysis of website development. Students will learn the basics of HTMl, CSS, website portals, content management systems, web hosting and domain name construction. A final project will require the student to maintain a website, host and domain name. Although there is no textbook associated with the class, students will be required to purchase a web hosting package of approximately $70. This will allow the student to develop a website for the class.

MIS 350 - Project Management - 3.00

This course is an examination of the knowledge sets, skills, tools and techniques of project management, with an emphasis on how project management contributes to the strategic goals of the organization. The course focuses on the role of information technology as an integration tool in project management. Topics: Microsoft project, work breakdown, structure development, resource scheduling, developing a project network, project organization, time management, and performance measurement and evaluation. The course also examines the managerial competencies required to organize and lead a project.

MIS 425 - Enterprise Systems - 3.00

This course analyzes and assesses the managerial applications of Internet technology for a successful Web-based competitive organization. The application of management principles to business-to-consumer, business-to-business, and intra-business commercial ventures are examined. Topics: Electronic business models; the forces driving the widespread implementation of EC; the critical success factors for on-line retailing; proactive strategies for EC operations; on-line consumer trends and behaviors; web advertising and promotion strategies; EC and service industries; business-to-business electronic commerce models; electronic payment systems; EC strategy implementation; and environments that impact electronic commerce.

MIS 450 - Systems Analysis - 3.00

The Systems Analysis course is a study of the methods for structured analysis and design of Information Systems. Topics include data definition, flow charting, data flows and more.

MIS 475 - Mngmnt Information Systems/Capstone - 3.00

This course is designed to prepare the student for a role in the management of information field. Topics covered will include systems development, acquisition, control, organization and the computer processing environment. Students will partner with a business in developing and/or maintaining an information systems challenge project. Prerequisite: MIS major with Senior standing

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