Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in
Management Information Systems
The predicted quantity and diversity of positions in management information systems through 2020 make this an extremely attractive career path for college graduates.
Management information system (MIS) professionals need strong communication and problem solving skills as well as a solid knowledge of business principles. At Shippensburg University, MIS students concentrate on strengthening communications skills, obtaining a broad general education that provides a basic understanding of our society and the world, acquiring knowledge of the basic functions of an organization, and on understanding the dependency of an organization upon quality information. During the junior and senior years students broaden their focus to include advanced courses in information systems, management, and other courses that enable them to build the required technical and business knowledge and expertise.
Ship has a well-established Business Internship Program that provides opportunities for on-the-job experience while gaining college credits. There are many internship opportunities for management information systems majors, and in some cases students continue as part-time employees while finishing the course work for their degree. Internships often turn into job offers, according to post-graduate surveys of Ship business students.
Shippensburg University management information systems graduates are working in responsible positions in major companies such as Citicorp, IBM, General Motors, Vanguard Financial, Hershey, Capital Blue Cross, Highmark Blue Shield, TYCO, PNC Bank, and various state and federal agencies. Because of the high demand for graduates of this discipline, salaries are highly competitive, and starting salaries in this field are above the average for business graduates.
The John L. Grove College of Business has a number of clubs for students to participate in and learn more about their area of study outside the classroom. Student Professional Organizations provide a variety of opportunities for students to develop professional contacts, enhance their course of study with hands-on application, and build lasting friendships within the business community. The MIS Club helps students expand their vision of Information Systems.
The undergraduate BSBA degree in MIS requires the completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours in the following areas:
- General Education Courses: All students are required to complete the university's general education program, which provides a balanced liberal arts foundation.
- Business Core Curriculum: Finance majors take the same core curriculum as other business majors. This core includes economics, finance, information systems, marketing, organization behavior, and business law as well as other business subjects. See the College of Business website for complete course listings: www.ship.edu/business/.
- MIS Courses: The courses required of the major provide students with the academic background necessary to be successful professionals. See a complete list on the Management Information Systems department page.
Reduced tuition rates apply to out of state students majoring in MIS and ITBE due to federal STEM grants.