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In today’s digital world, organizations large and small need qualified management information systems (MIS) professionals to design and manage the computer and network systems they rely on for organizational success.

That’s why Maryville University’s 100% online bachelor’s degree in management information systems combines cutting-edge MIS skills with key business insights to help you become an invaluable asset to upper management. You’ll gain practical experience in programming, problem-solving, project management, analytics, and network security as you develop the cross-functional expertise you need to become a technical and strategic leader in any organization.

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Why earn your online management information systems (MIS) degree?

An online management information systems degree focuses on the hardware and software that organizations use to track, gather, and analyze data to inform their business strategies. Through courses in business, programming, project management, cybersecurity, and more, aspiring MIS professionals learn to design, build, and manage the systems that enable business leaders to analyze processes, optimize finances, and understand customers to help their organizations succeed.

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No campus visits required.

Benefit from project-based courses.
Complete hands-on exercises to practice using emergent technologies and gain experience with development and project management.

Get supportive and attentive faculty mentorship.
Discuss your goals with dedicated faculty members who can help you connect the curriculum to your career vision.

Study at a respected business school.
Join Maryville University, which ranks among Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” and was named an Apple Distinguished School for 2021–2024.

Get the support you need.
Apply to be considered for financial aid and get transfer credits for eligible courses.

What can you do with your online MIS degree?

Maryville’s online MIS bachelor’s degree covers a broad spectrum of skills that can help you succeed in a range of IT careers. It also provides the business context for those skills so you can make informed decisions or launch your own business.

Completing your online bachelor’s in management information systems can qualify you to pursue careers in a wide range of disciplines — as well as prepare you to earn advanced degrees and additional certifications in the field.

Careers in management information systems

Your Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems online degree can help you qualify for jobs in major tech companies, software publishers, government agencies, consulting firms, and more. It can help you advance your skills or launch your IT career by building expertise to meet the growing demand in many industries. Career opportunities for online MIS degree grads include:

  • Database administrator
  • Information security analyst
  • Networking specialist
  • Systems administrator
  • Systems analyst
  • Systems architect
  • Software developer
  • Technical services manager

What is the median salary for MIS graduates?

Here’s a look at median annual salaries for a few online MIS degree careers, according to May 2020 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):

  • Database administrator – $98,860
  • Information security analyst – $103,590
  • Network specialist – $65,450
  • System architect – $116,780
  • Software developer – $105,310
  • Technical services manager – $151,150

Online management information systems degree curriculum

The online MIS degree curriculum can help prepare you to lead the design and implementation of information systems built to provide critical business insights. It spans 128 credit hours, including general education courses, MIS major core courses, business core courses, and electives.

Expert faculty members update our courses continually with input from employers to bring you the latest best practices in technology and management.

Qualified online management information systems degree students can satisfy the general education requirement through eligible transfer credits to complete the program sooner.

Management Information Systems Major Courses — Learn key technology skills in application development, programming, project management, and information security to support organizational goals. Explore emerging technologies and complete hands-on exercises to practice successful implementations.

Business Core Courses — Develop your business expertise with a foundation in financial accounting, economics, business law, and statistics.

Gabriel Attoun

Gabriel Attoun
Instructor of Information Systems

“Because they are developing expertise in technology and business, our students are highly sought-after candidates for internships and jobs. Our graduates can speak the language of both technical and non-technical users, so they can choose from a wealth of different career paths and find success in any industry.”

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Forbes America's Top Colleges
Kiplinger Best College Values
ACBSP Global Business Accreditation

What’s the market outlook for management information systems online degree graduates?

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Continuously growing demand.

The BLS projects strong job growth from 2019 to 2029 in information systems careers, especially for computer systems analysts (7%), information security analysts (31%), software developers (17%), and information systems managers (10%).

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Increased earnings.

Jobs in technology can offer median salaries that exceed $100,000, according to the BLS. Computer and information systems managers earned a median salary of $151,150 in 2020. Software developers earned $105,310. Both jobs commonly require a bachelor’s degree to qualify.

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Mobile expertise highly sought.

As technology evolves, the BLS expects the demand for mobile application expertise to grow, leading to more work for software developers, information security analysts, and information systems managers who can advise on and oversee implementation and updates of mobile apps.

Why choose Maryville University’s management information systems online degree program?

At Maryville University, we recognize that business is changing rapidly as technology evolves. That’s why our online MIS bachelor’s degree provides hands-on experience with emergent technologies so you can learn to effectively implement solutions in any field. It also includes your choice of an internship or independent project, allowing you to graduate with practice from directly applying your skills. From initial design to product launch and performance, you can learn what it takes to manage critical information systems, from development to deployment and more.

Maryville University has been connecting motivated professionals with industry expertise since 1872. Here, 96% of our online undergraduate program graduates find a new career in their chosen field or enroll in advanced education programs within six months of graduation. We’re proud of our reputation for quality academics, accelerated growth, and affordability because it demonstrates our devotion to advancing students like you.

Students are finding success at Maryville — and so can you.

The one-on-one attention that you get from your professors is amazing.”

— Jonathan Gray

“Having the background in information systems and computers and understanding how they work really puts you ahead in the workforce.”

— Demi Maniaci

Become an emerging authority in information systems

For some graduates, earning a management information systems online degree is just the start of their information technology careers. Whatever your goals from here — growing your MIS skills, pursuing a specialized role in business, or focusing on cybersecurity — Maryville University can help you get there.

Our extensive offering of online computer science degrees can take you in many exciting directions and qualify you for Early Access to graduate degree programs in business, data science, artificial intelligence, and more.

When you’re ready to go further, consider these online graduate program options:

MBA, with 12 concentrations and flexible options, including a one-year online MBA program

MS in Business Data Analytics, which can be completed in one year and prepare you to sit for Microsoft SQL Server and Azure certification exams.

MS in Cybersecurity, with courses in cryptography, mobile device hacking, cloud migration and security, and other in-demand modern insights.

MS in Software Development, with coding and management courses that can be completed in as few as 10 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

Maryville’s online bachelor’s in management information systems can lead to exciting and rewarding career opportunities. Popular careers available to online bachelor’s degree in management information systems graduates include:

  • Database administrator
  • Information security analyst
  • Networking specialist
  • Systems administrator
  • Software developer
  • Technical services manager

Although furthering your education beyond a bachelor’s in MIS may not be a requirement, doing so may give you a competitive edge in the job market and increase your earning potential.

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