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Earning your associate degree first gives you a sense of accomplishment and a diploma to hang on your wall while you continue working toward your bachelor's degree, and no matter what your long-term goal may be, going for an associates now can give you a great jump start.

Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems Program

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Earn a degree in the growing MIS field and prepare for a great career.

The Value of a CALUNIVERSITY Online Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems Degree

For students looking to expand their expertise in business as well as computer concepts, the Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems provides a thorough understanding of essential information technology skills and knowledge. Since businesses of all kinds utilize databases, this program puts a heavy focus on the various types of database management as well as programming and operating systems. Students will learn to determine the appropriate tools and techniques for specific applications in organizational settings and will have the opportunity to apply software management skills to test product quality.

Students will learn about configurations, methods of analysis, and system support for information systems within the context of a business environment. Students will develop proposals for implementing new information systems within an organization, choosing from a variety of methods. Students learn modeling concepts requirements and object-oriented database models. Students will also be able to identify front-end application programs and API tools through a better understanding of data warehouse architecture.

Through the variety of classes and required final Comprehensive Competency Exam, students will be required to demonstrate basic skills in programming and operations, networking connections to enterprise resource management to information technology systems. Candidates will demonstrate effective managerial tactics that combine technical knowledge with practical skills in the business environment, from crucial decision-making skills to developing projects.

Career options abound for graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems in positions such as network support technician, information systems analyst, information architect, and security analyst. Graduates are armed with the right knowledge and practical experience for working in the information technology field as well as the right leadership skills necessary to influence change and progression in a company. With this valuable combination of business and technology aptitude, graduates will be able to present themselves as prepared and knowledgeable assets to a variety of organizations.

Credits required for degree completion: 120
Maximum transfer credits accepted: 90
Program length: 4 years
Cost per credit: $345
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Program Competencies and Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate basic skills in programming, databases, operating systems, and networking.
  • Determine appropriate approaches, tools and techniques for the applications in organizational settings.
  • Apply software management skills to test product quality.
  • Demonstrate the skills to design and develop applications using Relational Databases, .Net Development, and Web Programming and Development Tools.
  • Demonstrate effective skills in designs and enterprise development and applications using a) Relational Databases, b) Active Server Pages and c) Web Programming and Development Tools.
  • Demonstrate management skills necessary for technological organizations.
  • Identify the information and systems needed for management decision making in an organizational setting.
Degree Plan BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (BS-MIS)
Course Number Course Name Prerequisite Credits Foundation/ Core GE Elective/ Specialization
Semester 1
GEN 101 English Composition 3 3
GEN 113 Introduction to Psychology GEN 101 3 3
BUS 215 Business Communications 3 3
Semester 2
GEN 212 Introduction to Philosophy GEN 101 3 3
GEN 104 Mathematics 3 3
IST 221 Fundamentals of Computing GEN 104 3 3
Semester 3
GEN 213 Introduction to World Religions GEN 101 3 3
ECO 215 Survey of Economics 3 3
BUS 201 Business and Society 3 3
Semester 4
GEN 102 US History 3 3
ECO 220 Macroeconomics ECO 215 3 3
MKT 226 Principles of Marketing BUS 201 3 3
Semester 5
GEN 103 US Government 3 3
ECO 418 Microeconomics ECO 215 3 3
MGT 251 Organizational Behavior 3 3
Semester 6
GEN 112 World History 3 3
ACC 222 Financial Accounting GEN 104 3 3
IST 225 Computer Systems Architecture IST 221 3 3
Semester 7
GEN 105 Algebra GEN 104 3 3
MGT 328 Process of Management 3 3
FIN 224 Principles of Financial Management ACC 222 3 3
Semester 8
BUS 214 Business Statistics GEN 105 3 3
IST 228 Data Communications and Distributed Networks IST 221 3 3
IST 234 Fundamentals of Database Management IST 221 3 3
Semester 9
IST 235 Legal Issues in Information Technology IST 221 3 3
BUS 314 Business Law GEN 103 3 3
Elective/ Specialization 3 3
Semester 10
BUS 425 Business Ethics GEN 212 3 3
IST 346 Computer Security Fundamentals IST 228 3 3
Elective/ Specialization 3 3
Semester 11
GEN 106 Calculus GEN 105 3 3
MGT 440 Operations Management BUS 214 3 3
Elective/ Specialization 3 3
Semester 12
IST 444 Web Interface Design IST 221 3 3
MGT 450 Project Management MGT 328 3 3
Elective/ Specialization 3 3
Semester 13
MGT 445 Strategic Management MGT 328 3 3
IST 439 Enterprise Resource Management IST 221 3 3
Elective/ Specialization 3 3
Semester 14
 IST 447 Software Engineering IST 221 3 3
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Business Foundation Courses

ACC 222 Financial Accounting
FIN 224 Principles of Financial Management
IST 221 Fundamentals of Computing
BUS 215 Business Communications
ECO 215 Survey of Economics

Required Core Courses

MGT 251 Organizational Behavior
IST 439 Enterprise Resource Management
IST 225 Computer System Architecture
IST 228 Data Communications and Distributed Networks
IST 234 Fundamentals of Database Management
IST 346 Computer Security Fundamentals
MGT 328 Process of Management
IST 235 Legal Issues in Information Technology
IST 444 Web Interface Design
IST 447 Software Engineering

General Education Courses

GEN 101 English Composition
GEN 102: US History
GEN 103 US Government
GEN 104 Mathematics
GEN 105 Algebra
GEN 106 Calculus
GEN 112 World History
GEN 113 Introduction to Psychology
GEN 212 Introduction to Philosophy
GEN 213 Introduction to World Religions

General Electives

BUS 314 Business Law
ECO 220 Macroeconomics
MKT 226 Principles of Marketing
ECO 418 Microeconomics
ACC 421 Managerial Accounting
BUS 425 Business Ethics
BUS 201 Business and Society
MGT 440 Operations Management
MGT 445 Strategic Management
MGT 450 Project Management

Emphasis courses

IST 423 Information System Analysis Design & Implementation
IST 430 Information Systems Management and Practice
IST 433 Advanced Database Management System
IST 435 Information Systems Project Management
IST 446 Advanced Internet Security and Threats

Course Schedule

The Bachelor of Business Administration program requires the completion of 120 units of coursework that include:

General Education Courses: 30 Units / 10 Courses

California Intercontinental University uses elements of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) to determine the breadth of requirements for general education courses. In making this determination, courses that are recognized by IGETC that are not offered by California Intercontinental University may be considered for waiver of certain General Education courses.

General Business Required Courses: 30 Units / 10 Courses

In alignment with the Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) program, students can demonstrate multidisciplinary knowledge through transfer of courses or students may also elect to fulfill the unit mandate by taking the General Electives Courses or any other undergraduate course offered by California Intercontinental University

Business Foundation Courses: 15 Units / 5 Courses
Required Core Courses: 30 Units / 10 Courses
Emphasis Courses: 15 Units / 5 Courses
One Comprehensive Competency Examinations (CCA)

Admissions Requirements

In addition to the preliminary admissions requirements, an applicant for the Bachelor’s degree program must submit and meet the following admission prerequisites:

  1. Official transcript showing the completion of a high school diploma or GED, (with no college-level work). DD 214 documents showing High School completion may be accepted as proof for military students.
  2. If the applicant has completed some approved postsecondary college work, a sealed copy of his/her official transcripts will be required (no verification of HS completion will be needed in this case)
  3. The applicant’s college academic record must show a minimal grade point average (GPA) of C (2.0 on a scale of 4.0) or higher

Graduation Requirements

The Bachelor’s Degree is conferred upon those who have fulfilled the following requirements:

  1. Successfully complete the GE, Required, and Emphasis courses of the appropriate curriculum (or their equivalent) and have fulfilled the minimal required Learning Time for each course and program
  2. Met the study time residency requirement for degree completion and award
  3. Achieve at least 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for all courses taken at California Intercontinental University
  4. Successfully pass the Comprehensive Competency Assessment (CCA) Exams
  5. Be cleared of all indebtedness and other obligations to California Intercontinental University prior to degree award
  6. Be recommended for graduation by the Faculty and Academic Department

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