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Information Systems and Analytics

Graduate Programs 

Shippensburg University's Management Information Systems (MIS) graduate certificate is a post-bachelor's program for working professionals who want to upgrade their management and technical skill sets to become more fluent in a technologically challenging environment. You can complete the program in one to two years. You can choose to complete the certificate either at Shippensburg University or the Central Penn in Harrisburg.

What Will I Learn?

The four required courses are:

  • ISS 515 - Information Systems Project Management
    • This course introduces you to the principles and practices necessary to be an effective information systems team member or project manager.
  • ISS 550 - Database Design
    • This course concerns data environment, basic technical concepts and system resources for data, database concepts, use and management of databases.
  • ISS 570 - Information Analysis
    • This course provides you with the necessary skills to accomplish the systems analysis and logical design of information systems.
  • MBA 547 - Management Information Systems and Applications
    • This course provides you with a managerial overview of the role of information systems in the business environment, the roles, and responsibilities of those involved, and the potential future trends in information technology and their implications on the business world.

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

The John L. Grove College of Business is internationally accredited by the most prestigious business-accrediting agency, AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Shippensburg University provides a high-quality and high-value comprehensive educational experience that prepares you to excel as a principled leader in the global business community.

Small classes, limited to 25 students, allow faculty to work closely with you to develop strong communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills, which are vitally important in today's business world.

Depending on your schedule, you can choose to complete the program in one or two years (by taking one or two courses a semester). You can choose to complete the program on the campus of Shippensburg University or in Harrisburg at the Central Penn campus. Videoconferencing technology links students at these two locations. Approximately one-third of each course is completed online.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Some available careers include:

  • Information technology project managers
  • Document management specialists
  • Operations research analysts
  • Management analysts
  • Computer systems analysts
  • Information security analysts
  • Database administrators
  • Network and computer systems administrators
  • Data warehousing specialists
  • Business intelligence analysts

The Program

Ship's 30-credit MBA consists of 8 required core courses (3 credits each) and 2 elective courses (3 credits each). The requirements are the same in each of the three delivery formats. You may choose 7 of the following 8 core courses: 

  • MBA 502 Managerial Accounting
  • MBA 529 Corporate Financial Management
  • MBA 548 IT Management and Innovation
  • MBA 554 International Business
  • MBA 556 Organizational Leadership
  • MBA 565 Contemporary Decision Making
  • MBA 570 Marketing Management
  • MBA 577 Supply Chain Management

This is a capstone course. You must have completed four core courses (12 credits). It is highly recommended that you have taken MBA 502 and MBA 529. 

  • MBA 593 Strategic Management

Management Information Systems Concentration

In this 36-credit option, students take the eight MBA core courses and then take the following four management information systems specific courses.

  • ISS 515 Information Systems Project Management
  • ISS 550 Database Design
  • ISS 570 Information Analysis
  • MBA 547 Management Information Systems & Applications

This concentration is delivered in hybrid format in Harrisburg and Shippensburg. It is not available online.

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate course work and degree, relevant work experience, and goals statement will be evaluated and form the basis for admission. To be eligible for admission to the MBA Program applicants must:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Present a current résumé.
  • Submit a goals statement. This should be 500 words or less indicating your reasons for pursuing an MBA, your future goals, and why you chose Shippensburg's MBA program.
  • Take the GMAT and achieve a score of 450 or higher if applicant has less than five years of mid-level experience, including management experience, or for whom additional evaluation is needed.
  • GMAT may be waived for Beta Gamma Sigma members. Verification is required; send scanned documentation to
  • GMAT Prep information -

Applicants will be evaluated on grade point average, course content, work experience, job level, leadership ability, team skills, suitability of goals, and whether they graduated from an AACSB-accredited college.
Applicants who have completed coursework in accounting, economics, finance, organizational behavior, marketing, and operations management may begin taking MBA core courses immediately. Applicants lacking coursework in one or more of these areas will need to take appropriate prerequisite MBA foundations courses before proceeding to core courses.


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Shippensburg University’s Master of Science in Information Systems program is a joint program between the Computer Science (CS) and Management Information Systems (MIS) departments that allows you to apply information systems and technology concepts to many business and technical situations.