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Online Bachelor's Degree in MANAGEMENT INFORMATION
SYSTEMS AND BUSINESS ANALYTICS

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Stand out in your career with a degree in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics.

Overview

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If you believe in the power of research and data to support business decisions, help recommend solutions, and drive business objectives, this may be the online degree program for you.

CSU-Global’s Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics will fine tune your data mining skills and turn you into an organizational leader backed by the power of information technology.

As a professional in the field, you will be responsible for technology-related decisions, assessments, and upgrades, controlling operational and technological budgets, developing business strategies, and more.

Here are just some of the jobs you may find yourself qualified for:

  • Computing Services Director
  • Data Processing Manager
  • Information Systems Director
  • Technical Services Manager
  • Management Information Systems Director
  • Chief Information Officer
POSSIBLE career options with a degree in management information systems and business analytics Database Administrator System AnalystTechnical Services ManagerInformation Systems Manager Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. B.S. Management Information Systems & Business Analytics AVERAGE SALARY FOR COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGERS $135,800

Earn Your Bachelor's Degree In Management Information Systems and Business Analytics

Throughout our online Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics degree program, you will learn how information systems can be used to meet a variety of business needs and improve results.

You’ll also learn how to use data to improve decision making, management processes, business strategies, and the keeping of financial records. When you complete this program, you will have the skills to perform system analyses, manage complex projects, analyze data, and design business solutions to meet company objectives.

Description 

The Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics prepares students to be organizational leaders through the use of information technology and data management. Students will learn to improve decision making and processes in core business concepts including management, strategy, and finance through the use of business intelligence. Technical topics include systems analysis and design, database management, and data mining.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply managerial and business processes to information systems.
  • Conduct systems analysis to manage complex projects.
  • Design business intelligence solutions to meet organizational objectives.
  • Analyze complex data to support strategic decision making.

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Career Outlook

Management information systems careers require highly developed technical skills, paired with a strong understanding of business fundamentals.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the management information systems and business analytics field is projected to grow 15% over the next seven years, faster than the 11% average of all-occupations, but not fast enough that you won't need to stand out from your competition. Our online Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics degree program may be just what you're looking for to stand apart from the crowd.

Fill out the form to the right and we'll help you sharpen your technical, analytical, and management skills to meet the challenging needs of the industry.

You might make a good management information systems and business analytics professional if you like to:

  • Negotiate
  • Control budgets
  • Be in a creative leadership position
  • Analyze technical needs and recommend upgrades
  • Plan and direct the installation of technical upgrade recommendations
  • Make sure electronic documents are secure
  • Constantly learn about new technology
  • Determine long- and short-term business requirements
  • Interact with teams

Degree Optimization

We provide students with career-relevant resources to help them succeed outside of the classroom. That's why we created Awards of Completion and Skills Endorsements, specific to our programs of study, spotlighting the knowledge, skills, and abilities that hiring managers find essential to success in the field. Strategic Management of Information systems and Business Analytics for Management and Decision Making are two of the awards you can receive as part of our management information systems and business analytics program.

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Courses

CSU-Global’s accredited online bachelor’s degree in management information systems and business analytics is designed to provide you with a practical knowledge of the field. The program consists of 12 three-credit core courses as part of a full 120-credit bachelor’s degree. Maximize your transfer credits and take advantage of our alternative credit options to finish faster and for less!

  • ORG300: Applying Leadership Principles

    This required first course for all majors provides an overview of leadership basics. Leadership skills are important to all fields of study because regardless of the role a person assumes in an organization he or she will need to influence others in order to accomplish the goals and tasks of their work. The course engages students in discussion, exploration and application of leadership skills, principles and practices. Students will learn about the relationships and connections among leaders, individuals and organizations. Topics include communication, motivation, problem solving, organizational change, and workplace conflict.

  • MGT300: Principles of Management

    An examination of the basic functions of management, including planning, organizing, leading, staffing and controlling and how they can be utilized to strengthen management, employee and organizational performance.

  • MGT350: Business Policy and Strategy

    An analysis of the process of developing business policies and how strategies are formulated, implemented, and evaluated. Students will gain the knowledge of how business strategies establish and influence the company's position within its industry.

  • MIS300: Information Systems Design and Management

    Overview of issues, processes and technology utilized in the design and management of information systems. Analysis includes needs assessment, database management, software capacity, security features, and decision making applications.

  • MIS350: Information Systems Analysis and Design

    This course provides students with the ability to design and develop systems to solve problems, integrate disparate mechanisms, and improve system efficiencies using industry standards.

  • ITS320: Basic Programming

    This course provides a detailed overview of fundamental programming, design and testing concepts using Microsoft Visual Basic .NET. Students are introduced to object-ori-ented programming, how to plan and create interactive Windows applications, GUI design skills, and common pro-gramming structures such as conditional statements, switches, loops, iteration, and error debugging. An empha-sis on sound programming conventions and constructs is provided. Recommended Prior Course: ITS310. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)

  • MIS407: Database Concepts

    This course examines the basics of relational databases including basic terminology, database integrity, and normalization. The relational model is covered to appreciate database structure, integrity, and manipulation. Current relational database management systems will be explored and contrasted. Basic SQL programming assignments are included. This course is a replacement course for ITS407 as of the 2013-2014 Spring-A term. Students cannot receive credit for both these courses.

  • ITS410: Database Management

    This course teaches students to design, implement, and use database management systems. Students gain a working knowledge of available software packages, concepts of query languages, software integration services, and security considerations. Students will also learn fundamentals of structured query language (SQL) in developing common queries and reports. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an "EX" suffix.)

  • MIS445: Statistics and SPSS

    A study of data analysis, data production, and statistical inference. Areas of study include: surveys and designed experiments, randomization, causation, regression, and inference using hypothesis tests. This course also explores using statistical methods for the analysis of, data for an enterprise performance and quality, effectiveness, and marketability. SPSS software will be utilized to conduct a predictive analysis, analyze the results, and document the findings. The preparation of input data for analysis from a relational database using SQL is also performed.

  • MIS450: Data Mining

    Investigate various statistical approaches used for data mining analyses. The preparation of data suitable for analysis from an enterprise data warehouses using SQL and the documentation of results is also covered. A simple data mining analysis project using SPSS is performed to reinforce the concepts.

  • MIS440: Cloud Computing and Big Data

    The promise of cloud computing technology to provide unlimited utility computing and storage capacity to organizations is investigated. The various types of current cloud computing services offered by the major service vendors are studied. The challenges of managing "big data" are reviewed, and the relationships of cloud computing, big data, and data mining are examined.

  • MIS480: Capstone — Business Analytics and Information Systems

    This capstone course provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate competency on the key domains of business analytics. Students will develop a comprehensive project that integrates content learned throughout the duration of the program including database management, systems analysis, enterprise infrastructure, and decision support.

  • MIS495: Management Information Systems and Business Analytics Practicum

    This course is designed for students as an opportunity to demonstrate program outcomes learned in the B.S. in Management Information Systems under the supervision of both faculty and organizational personnel. Assignments are designed to combine theory and professional practice and include weekly journals, a mid-term conference with the instructor, faculty practicum coordinator, and on-site supervisor, as well as a final report reviewing the practicum experience.
    *MIS495 is an optional course that students may select if they currently work in a criminal justice setting. See the academic catalog for course restrictions.

Specializations

You can customize your online degree in management information systems and business analytics by adding a specialization. Similar to a degree concentration, each specialization consists of five upper-division courses (15 credit hours) in a more specific area of interest. A specialization is not required to complete a bachelor’s degree, but it is an ideal way to tailor your educational experience to your professional goals and personal interests.

Explore Your Specialization Options for Your B.S. in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics:

  • Computer Programming

    Computer Programming specialization is aimed at non-computer science majors who would like to broaden their programming capabilities. Courses cover an entire spectrum of basic programming and software development techniques for analysis, design, and implementation of software applications across various operating systems and platforms.

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  • Criminal Forensics

    The Criminal Forensics program is ideal for students interested in crime scene investigation and forensic science. Gain the knowledge and skills to pursue or advance a career as a medical examiner, crime analyst, criminal investigator, or similar position in this exciting field.

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  • Criminal Justice Management

    The criminal justice field includes careers in security, the court system, corrections, forensics, as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The Criminal Justice Management program provides advanced leadership skills to further one’s professional development in these areas.

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  • Criminology

    The Criminology program focuses on the study of crime, criminal behavior, and the legal system. Students pursuing a career in law enforcement, social work, forensics, welfare, pathology, probation, or other public safety positions will gain a competitive advantage through the Criminology program.

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  • Cyber Security

    The Cyber Security Specialization is ideal for IT professionals who understand the importance of data and network security in today’s global businesses. Learn to mitigate online threats and ensure sensitive organizational information is protected.

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  • Emergency Management

    While emergency situations cannot always be avoided, proper critical response and preparation can drastically improve public safety. The Emergency Management program provides professionals, including safety directors, emergency specialists, consultants, analysts, and direct responders, with the skills necessary in a wide array of emergencies.

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  • Foundations of Accounting

    This program provides business principles and other applied skills in the area of accounting to assist professionals at all levels. In addition to accountants and CPAs, this program provides financial understanding for budget and cost analysts, payroll specialists, auditors, tax consultants, advisors, managers, and more.

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  • Healthcare Management

    The Healthcare Management program provides professionals in clinics, hospitals, private practices, nursing homes, research facilities, and more with the focused training required to handle the unique management challenges of the healthcare industry. This program gives students a competitive edge in an ever-changing field.

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  • Human Resources and Organizational Development

    Students interested in pursuing a career in Human Resources should consider adding this specialization to their bachelor’s degree coursework. It provides a background in personnel management, staff training and development, policy and procedures, and more. When completed as part of the B.S. in Business Management degree, this specialization aligns with educational standards from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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  • Information Technology Management

    As technology continues to advance, the need for qualified IT managers grows as well. Through the Information Technology Management Specialization, students gain the administrative knowledge needed to meet the demands of corporate technology systems including problem solving, resource allocation, networking, security, and more.

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  • International Business

    The undergraduate specialization in International Business prepares students for international management career opportunities within multinational industries and organizations. Learners will gain an understanding of economic, legal, governmental, financial, and cultural issues related to international business.

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  • Marketing

    Students interested in the global field of marketing will benefit from this specialization, which includes promotion, creative services, public relations, research, consulting, communications, advertisement, strategy, branding, and much more. The Marketing program provides the tools necessary to be successfully employed in many areas within this field.

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  • Operations Management and Supervision

    The Operations Management and Supervision program is ideal for students who pursue careers in logistics or manufacturing and production. These courses provide knowledge and skills to improve efficiency, efficacy, and performance in organizational operations.

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  • Organizational Leadership

    If you wish to advance into a management role in your organization or further your management skills as they apply to staff, effective decision making, strategic communication, and more you should consider the Organizational Leadership program in addition to your your bachelor’s degree major or as a certificate of completion.

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  • Project Management

    Students interested in project management should consider this program to gain comprehensive theories and concepts on how to improve organizational efficiency and performance on a per project basis. Ideal for both Project Management Professionals (PMP) and those interested in entering this growing field.

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  • Public and Non-Profit Management

    Students interested in careers within the public and non-profit sectors should consider pursuing a specialization or certificate of completion in Public and Non-Profit Management. This program provides students with management and decision-making abilities necessary within these organizations.

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  • Public Relations

    Public relations specialists aim to generate a positive image for their clients by maintaining relationships with media professionals, developing campaigns, creating print and web-based materials, writing speeches, and managing digital media.

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  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship

    Students who have a desire to work with a start up business or manage their own entrepreneurial enterprises will gain the variety of skills necessary to be successful through this specialization.

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  • Strategic Communications

    Effective communication can increase efficiency and results in a wide array of professional positions. The Strategic Communication program improves both internal and external messaging, delivery, and comprehension for managers, consultants, marketing and public relations specialists, human resources, and more.

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  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing

    Modern day technology is fast, complex, and absolutely necessary for the growth, stabilization, and day-to-day functions of organizations across the globe. The core technology that provides cloud service and deployment models, with the flexibility of “capacity on demand” and “pay as you go” computing resources, is virtualization.

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Cost and Schedule

Cost

We understand the sacrifice needed to invest in your education, so our promise to you is an affordable education with low tuition rates, no out-of-state tuition, and tuition guaranteed not to increase for as long as you are enrolled. Find out how you can earn your online bachelor’s degree in management information systems and business analytics without breaking the bank.

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Schedule

You don’t have analyze a spreadsheet to find time to earn your degree. With 100% online classes, you work and study when it’s most convenient for you.

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