Looking for admissions, majors or financial aid? Visit our Admissions Site.


Accounting/Business Majors

Management Information Systems

The major in Management Information Systems is designed to guide you in acquiring the foundation of knowledge and marketable skills that will qualify you  for entry-level positions as systems analysts, programmer/analysts, application programmers or information center specialists. Graduates will be sensitive to the expanding role information systems play in society and understand the evolving implications of their professional, ethical, legal and social responsibilities.

return to program details

Courses and Requirements

Prerequisite Courses:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Information Systems
  • Statistics for Social Sciences OR Principles of Statistics

Requirements for the Major:
48 semester credits including an 18-credit business core, a 15-credit MIS core, and a Business Analyst or an Information Technology Concentration.

Requirements for the Business Core:

  • Operations Management OR Corporate Finance
  • Marketing OR Web Design and Development for E-Commerce
  • Business Law I
  • Internship
  • Writing for Business
  • Organizational Behavior

Requirements for the MIS Core:

  • Project Management
  • MIS Capstone Seminar
  • Networking and Telecommunication
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Relational Databases

Complete one of the concentrations listed below:

Business Analyst Concentration

  • Security Policy Management
  • Object-Oriented Systems
  • IT Audit and Control
  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • Another semester of programming language

Information Technology Concentration

  • 9 credits of programming, including 3 credits of object-oriented programming
  • 6 credits of approved technology courses

For detailed course descriptions, please go to the current catalog HERE.

Career Options

What alumni say
"The Computer Science Department gave me plenty of opportunities to apply what I was studying. Between assisting other students in the computer lab and my own lab assignments, I managed to receive a very complete education."
– K.C. Morrison '96
Senior Computer Analyst Programmer at Graphic Data Services

Today computing is a component of any career. Everybody needs some fundamental understanding of what computers are, how they work and what they can and can't do.

For the computing professional, some potential careers include:
• programming
• system design and analysis
• hardware and software engineering
• information and systems science
• project management
• education
• research
• data processing
• communications

Computing applications abound in:
• the arts and humanities
• natural and social sciences
• medicine
• entertainment
• government
• transportation 



Grand View maintains strong ties with the Des Moines area business community. Computer Information students have completed internships for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Department of Natural Resources, The Principal Financial Group and Wells Fargo Bank. Students have found opportunities in the financial and insurance industries as well.

Reference Documents

2017-18 Requirements

Management Information Systems

2015-16 Requirements

Management Information Systems

2014-15 Requirements

Management Information Systems

2013-14 Requirements

Management Information Systems

2012-13 Requirements

Management Information Systems

2010-12 Requirements

Management Information Systems