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Management Information Systems Major

A degree in management information systems is the perfect blend of IT and business. Grand View's program will give you the knowledge and skills you need to help businesses use IT solutions more effectively and better utilize data to implement solutions. You will learn how to use research and data to solve problems, achieve business goals and develop you into a powerful resource for any company. Combined with Grand View's liberal arts education, you'll also gain the communication, critical thinking and teamwork skills to round out your skill set.

Why Grand View?

  • You will complete valuable internships with major businesses in the Des Moines area
  • Faculty are experts in preparing students for technological careers and are committed to your success
  • You will take courses in a variety of subjects from liberal arts to business and technology to broaden your skills and experience with different fields
Choose Your Path

Whether it's custom classes, an emphasis, or an option, this degree offers you an even more enhanced and customizable experience in the following areas:

Business Analyst Concentration
Business Analysis is a growing field within the business world. The role of a Business Analyst is to clearly and concisely gather, document and analyze information for a multitude of business challenges and opportunities. This concentration will help you scrutinize the various operational procedures of an organization and find solutions to help the organization meet its strategic goals.

Information Technology Concentration
If you enjoy solving business problems, working with people, and thinking creatively, you should consider an IT concentration. The IT concentration focuses on solving business problems utilizing the four fundamental components of people, process, data, and technology.

You have job security. Information technology forms the backbone of U.S. business, so skilled IT professionals are always in demand. Grand View's Information Technology concentration prepares students to be ready to apply their skills in project management and leading-edge technologies to solve business problems in accounting, finance, marketing, management, and international business.

Career Options

MIS professionals are sought-after and needed in just about every industry. You can put your education to work right after graduation in the following careers:

  • Project Management
  • Management Analyst
  • Data Processing
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Hardware and Software Engineering
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Information and Systems Science
  • Information Technology (IT) Project Manager
  • Programming
  • Education
  • Research

What Can I Do With This Major?

Course Requirements

Prerequisites

These courses will not be counted in computing the GPA for the major.

ACCT 211 Financial Accounting 3 credits
ACCT 212 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
BSAD 145 Fundamentals of Information Systems 3 credits
MATH 241
or
BSAD 239
Principles of Statistics
or
Statistics for Social Sciences
4 credits
or
3 credits

Requirements (48 credits)

Business Core

BSAD 311
or
BSAD 352
Operations Management
or
Corporate Finance
3 credits
BSAD 315
or
BSAD / CPSC 325

Marketing
or
Web Design and Development for eCommerce

3 credits
BSAD 340 Business Law I 3 credits
BSAD 399 Internship 3 credits
BSAD 410 Organizational Behavior 3 credits
ENGL 309 Writing for Business 3 credits

Management Information System Core

BSAD / CPSC 241 Computer Science I 3 credits
CPSC 242 Computer Science II 3 credits
BSAD / CPSC 421 Relational Databases 3 credits
BSAD 365 Project Management 3 credits
BSAD 381 Relational Databases 3 credits
BSAD 451 MIS Capstone Seminar 3 credits

Complete 1 Concentration Listed Below

Business Analyst Concentration

BSAD 384 Security Policy Management 3 credits
BSAD 436 Object-Oriented Systems 3 credits
BSAD 437 IT Audit and Control 3 credits
One additional semester of programming language
3 credits

Information Technology Concentration

BSAD / CPSC 323 Networking and Telecommunication 3 credits
6 credits of programming, 3 of which are object-oriented 6 credits
3 credits of approved technology courses 3 credits
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Krumm Business Center

Named after college benefactor and former Maytag CEO, Daniel J. Krumm, this academic building houses general-purpose classrooms for business students, a large lecture hall, computer lab for all students, and faculty/staff offices.The university's information technology department is also based out of the Krumm Center.

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In the Words of An Alum 

"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

Is MIS Right for You?

The Right Fit for You?

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. With an IT degree from Grand View University, you'll earn a degree that employers value and co-workers respect. Improve your earning power and status with an IT degree.

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