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Columbia College Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems

Learn the computer side of businesses and organizations with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Columbia College.

Solve business problems with computers

The management information systems program at Columbia College combines the study of programming, databases, networking, and end-user supporting with foundational business skills. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of software development, data networking, web programming, data systems, software architecture and project management.

You’ll also study business finance, accounting, marketing, statistics and business communication to better translate your technical skills to the workplace.

Then, work with an advisor to select the elective courses that best match your interests, such as data science and/or cyber security.

Your degree will be grounded in liberal arts, giving you the critical thinking and communication skills employers seek.

Opportunities to study:

  • Agile Software development with C# and MVC
  • Databases
  • Web application
  • Business communications
  • Operating systems and networking
  • Project management
  • General business
  • Statistics

Work with software applications and computer networks

Employers need skilled professionals who can coordinate and manage information systems such as networks and databases.

Computer and information systems managers analyze computer needs and upgrade and maintain equipment.

Columbia College graduates are prepared to enter the workforce and grow their careers in information systems management. Work for a computer support company or be part of an I.T. team at a variety of businesses.

Employment of computer-related occupations is expected to grow at a much faster-than-average rate through 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Some possible paths include:

  • Software developer
  • Database administration
  • Network administration
  • End-user support
  • Systems administrator
  • Business analytics
  • Project manager
  • Systems analytics

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.

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Dr. Yihsiang Liow

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Available program formats

  • Core requirements 69 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 120 credit hours

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