Management Information Systems

Degree Type

Bachelor of Science

About

When you work at the intersection of business and technology, you do more than identify problems—you help solve them.

Introduction

Management information systems (MIS) is a professional field that studies how people, businesses, and technology interact—and the data that these interactions create. Our world today runs on data, and we need people who know how to analyze, store, relate, and apply that data to all types of organizational goals and needs.  

You could help a restaurant chain use a database to store their entire library of recipes and ingredients. You might build a system to help a hospital find potential matches for organ donors and recipients. A nonprofit organization might need an information system to figure out who needs their services. As a management information systems major, you’ll learn the skills to design, implement, and apply data management systems that could quite possibly change the world. 

You can choose to major or minor in Management Information Systems. 

Learn how to: 

  • Demonstrate current best practice knowledge of design and implementation aspects of computer-based information systems 

  • Apply learned knowledge and skills to solve business problems 

  • Understand the foundations of how ethics and diversity impact information technology 

  • Manage projects and achieve project goals while working within time, budget, and scope constraints 

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750+ Course Options

The Coppin State University Academic Catalog. It's full of skill-building courses that inspire and prepare you to be in-demand professionals and transformational leaders.

MIS Isn't Computer Science 

The management information systems program prepares students for success in careers that require critical and quantitative analysis. While there are courses in computer programming, this is not a computer science program. The difference is in how our students learn to apply data-driven and database thinking to solve business challenges.   

Where can an MIS degree take you?

In our increasingly digitized world, organizations need people who can connect business goals with information and technology needs. See what types of roles open up to you with an MIS degree. 

Librarian
Security Management Specialist
Geospatial Information Technologist
Document Management Specialist

Program Requirements

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, students must complete 120 credit hours. These credit hours split among: 

  • General Education Requirements, or GERs (40 credits) 

  • College of Business courses (39 credits) 

  • Core courses (24 credits) 

  • Electives (13 credits) 

  • Coppin-specific requirements (4 credits) 

Each section describes the range of course requirements and offerings. 

General Education Requirements (GERs)

Students must complete 40 GER credits. Specifically for accounting majors, your program plan should also include:  

  • MATH 131, College Algebra: Math and Sciences, to satisfy the math GER 

  • ECON 211, Principles of Economics I, to satisfy the second social science GER 

College of Business Requirements (39 credits)

Course Credits Name
ACCT 210 3 Financial Accounting I
ACCT 202 3 Financial Accounting II
BDSC 322 3 Business Statistics
BDSC 340 3 Operations Management
ECON 211 3 Principles of Economics I
FINM 330 3 Principles of Business Finance
MGMT 305 3 Business Communication
MGMT 320 3 Principles of Management
BUSI 310 3 Business Law
BUSI 495 3 Seminar in Strategic Management or Business Policy
MISY 341 3 Small Systems Software
MKTG 310 3 Principles of Marketing
BUSI 320 International Business

Core Courses (24 credits)

Course Credits Name
BDSC 392 3 Project Management
MISY 351 3 Human Computer Interface
MISY 355 3 Programming with Visual Basic
MISY 358 3 System Analysis and Design
MISY 360 3 Database Management Principles
MISY 490 3 Management Information Systems

Electives

Course Credits Name
MISY 353 3 Computer and Information Security
MISY 415 3 Management of Information Storage Systems
MISY 422 3 Decision Support Systems
MISY 450 3 Special Topics in Information Systems
ORIE 101 1 Freshman Seminar
MISY 150 3 Technology Fluency

 

Sample Course Plan

Be sure to connect with your academic advisor to plan your semester courses. The plan below is just an example—your journey may have different requirements.  

Fall Semester (16 credits)

Course credits name
ENGL 101 3 English Composition I
MATH 131 3 College Algebra
PHIL 102 3 Introduction to Logic
HIST 201 3 History I
ORIE 101 1 Freshman Seminar
MISY 150 3 Technology Fluency
     

Spring Semester (15 credits)

course credits name
ENGL 102 3 English Composition II
HIST 202 3 History II
PHSC 101 3 Physical Science
SPCH 105 3 Introduction to Speech Communication
ECON 103 3 Introduction to Business and Entertainment Economics

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Course credits name
ART 105 3 Art Elective
PSYC 201 3 General Psychology
ACCT 201 3 Principles of Financial Accounting
ECON 211 3 Principles of Economics I
BDSC 322 3 Business Statistics

Spring Semester (16 credits)

Course credits name
WLIT 207 3 World Literature
BIOL 101 4 Biology
ACCT 202 3 Principles of Managerial Accounting
MISY 341 3 Small Systems Software
FINM 330 3 Principles of Business Finance

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Course credits name
MKTG 310 3 Principles of Marketing
BDSC 340 3 Operations Management
MGMT 305 3 Business Communication
MGMT 320 3 Principles of Management
BUSI 310 3 Business Law

Spring Semester (15 credits)

Course credits name
BUSI 320 3 Fundamentals of International Business
MISY 351 3 Human Computer Interface
MISY 355 3 Programming with Visual Basic
MISY 358 3 Systems Analysis and Design
XXXX xxx 3 Reading 101 or General Elective

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Course credits name
BDSC 392 3 Project Management
MGMT 360 3 Database Management Principles
MISY xxx 3 MISY Elective
XXXX xxx 3 College of Business Elective
XXXX xxx 3 Open Elective

Spring Semester (13 credits)

Course credits name
MISY xxx 3 MISY Elective
MISY 490 3 Management Information Systems
BUSI 495 3 Seminar in Business Strategy and Policy
XXXX xxx 3 College of Business Elective
XXXX xxx 1 Open Elective

Related Business Programs

Management Information Systems

Accounting

College

Management Information Systems (MIS) is within the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems in the College of Business.