Online Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems & Business Analytics

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Become an Organizational Leader Backed by the Power of Data

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 for you. Professional responsibilities might include the following:

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Responsible for technology-related decisions.


Control over operational and technological budgets.

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Develop business strategies using information systems.


Use data to improve decision making and management processes.


What will I learn in this degree?

The B.S. in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics prepares you to be an organizational leader. Through the use of system design, data management, and business analytics, you will learn to improve decision-making and processes in core business concepts, including…

  • Management
  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Finance

The program also covers technical topics including systems analysis and design, database management, and data analytics.


Courses in this Degree

This bachelor's degree contains a total of 120 credits broken down into the following categories:

General Education Courses (31 Credits)

CSU Global’s General Education Courses are more than a bachelor’s degree requirement. They are designed to help you develop and strengthen valuable skills demanded in the workplace.

Already taken some courses? Up to 90 total credits (and 64 from community colleges) can be transferred into a bachelor’s degree at CSU Global. Request a Transcript Evaluation Summary to see how close you already are to graduation!

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Core Degree Courses (36 Credits)

  • ORG300 Applying Leadership Principles
    The opportunities for students, in this first course, for all majors are to learn personal and professional leadership styles and drivers by providing an overview of leadership basics. Leadership skills are utilized across fields of study. Regardless of the roles individuals assume in an organization, they will need to communicate effectively, influence others, and understand the way they respond to others and why. The course engages students in discussion, exploration, and application of leadership skills, principles, and practices. Students will learn about the relationships and connections leaders have with individuals and organizations. Topics include leadership communication, motivation, style, and characteristics. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • 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.
  • MKG310* Introduction to Marketing
    This course provides a general introduction to marketing principles and policies. Topics such as marketing functions, price policies and controls, distribution channels, merchandising, and market research as well as competitive practices and government regulations, product development, and integration of marketing using digital technology are presented. Students also gain a basic understanding of the 4Ps (product, place, price, promotion). Students who completed MKG300 cannot earn credit for MKG310. In this course, the student will obtain a general introduction to marketing principles and policies. Course units include marketing functions; price policies and controls; distribution channels, merchandising, and market research; competitive practices and government regulations; product development; and integration of marketing with technology, a basic understanding of the 4Ps (product, place, price, promotion), and current issues.(This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)
  • 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 Python. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of Python scripting and will become proficient in writing modular Python classes. At the core of class method development, students will write Python methods using lists, dictionaries, conditional logic, and looping controls. Recommended Prior Course: ITS310. (This course is also offered through SSA. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “S” suffix.) Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • ACT301 Financial Accounting
    This course is intended for the user of financial information. The goal of the course is to provide the tools for making more informed business decisions. Included are an analysis of the various financial statements, their use, and limitations in making business decisions. A detailed analysis of the components of the financial statement and their economic impact on wealth creation for the organization is emphasized. (This course is also offered through SSA. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “S” suffix.)
  • ITS325 Technology, Ethics, and Global Community
    The course provides an exploration of the relationships between science, ethics, and technology, and the understanding of their roles in the global community. Students will understand and apply cyber law to the global marketplace as well as provide examples of Internet business models and how they are impacted by patent law. Students will gain a detailed understanding of the relationship that exists between technology and ethics from a business perspective. Prerequisite: ITS310
  • MIS407 Database Concepts
    The course covers the basics of relational databases, including basic terminology and concepts, database integrity, and normalization. The relational model will be examined in detail in order to appreciate database structure, integrity, and manipulation. Current relational database management systems will be explored and contrasted, as will basic relational database design and SQL programming. This course is a replacement for ITS407 as of the 2013-2014 Spring-A term. Students cannot receive credit for both these courses.
  • MIS445 Statistics in Business Analytics
    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. Statistical 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 warehouse using SQL and the documentation of results is also covered. A simple data mining analysis project is performed to reinforce the concepts. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)
  • 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 and big data solutions 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 integrate knowledge gained throughout the program - including leadership and management principles, business policy and strategy, information systems analysis and design, database concepts, big data and cloud computing, data mining, and statistics - to complete capstone assignments in this course.
  • 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.

* MIS495 is an optional course that provides students with practical experience in information systems. This course may not be available in all states; see the State Specific Authorization Policy under Admissions Policies.

Degree Specialization (Optional) (15 Credits)

When you earn your bachelor’s degree through CSU Global, you can choose to customize it with an undergraduate specialization in a subject that matches your professional goals or personal interests. 

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Elective Courses (maximum 38 Credits)

The remainder of your degree is comprised of courses of your choice that support your educational goals and needs. Including a specialization reduces the number of elective credits you'll need to complete your bachelor's degree.


Regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) means your degree comes from a top quality, trusted university.


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Why You Should Earn Your Online Undergraduate Degree

At CSU-Global, you get more than just a diploma. Our career-driven coursework is based on real world concepts that help you excel in the workplace on day one. Along with your online bachelor’s degree, you also get training and experience from faculty who have worked in your chosen field. And because we know how hard it can be for modern learners to juggle education and work and family responsibilities, we’re locking in your tuition rate. Enjoy the same low rate for the duration of your enrollment at CSU-Global.



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Learn Valuable Skills

With your B.S. in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics, you gain the knowledge and skills to examine the differences in global business practices related to information systems. Additional learning outcomes include the following:

  • Apply ethical and legal principles to information systems.
  • Utilize systems analysis to manage complex information systems projects.
  • Design business intelligence solutions to achieve organizational objectives.
  • Analyze complex data to support analytical business decisions.

Career Outlook

15% Growth Projected

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the management information systems and business analytics field is projected to grow at a faster-than-average rate over the next seven years.

93% of Alumni Working in Their Field

Bachelor’s of Management Information Systems and Business Analytics alumni from CSU Global report extremely high rates of working in the field after completing their program.

$77,105 Estimated Starting Salary

Bachelor’s of Management Information Systems and Business Analytics alumni from CSU Global report an estimated annual starting salary above $75k.

Business Analyst, Systems Administrator, Customer Service Representative

Top three titles as reported by Bachelor’s of Management Information Systems and Business Analytics alumni from CSU Global.

Finish Faster and For Less with Alternative Credit Options

Credit by Exam

You can get credit by taking exams for what you have already learned.

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Self-Study Assessments (SSA)

CSU-Global will help you prepare to earn course credits for taking a proctored exam for specific content areas.

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CSU-Global Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

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