B.B.A. in Business Administration and Ethics – Management Information Systems Emphasis

Propel Your Career with a Management Information Systems Degree

As technology rapidly advances, the world of business is constantly evolving. At MACU, we are committed to preparing business leaders to fill the increasing positions in management information systems with our B.B.A. in Business Administration and Ethics with an emphasis in MIS program.

The program prepares students to recognize and implement emerging technologies, services, practices and trends that are influencing information technology and businesses today. Graduates of the program will be prepared to step into careers in management information systems with the necessary competencies and ethical basis that allow them to positively impact the business sphere.

The bachelor’s in business with an emphasis in management information systems program provides students with a solid foundation in general business concepts while also incorporating aspects of business specifically relating to management information systems. Students build their business foundations through courses that focus on topics such as finance, marketing, management and organizational communication. In addition, students with an MIS concentration gain specialized knowledge through courses that focus on topics such as database management, data analytics, languages and IT management.

This specialized knowledge, in combination with a broad business skill set, will make individuals who complete the program desirable candidates for positions in various businesses.

Why Choose MACU for a Business Degree in Information Systems?

The business program at Mid-America Christian University is committed to not only shaping influential leaders in every area of business but also to molding individuals of admirable character. Our courses contain ethical components that set MACU apart as a university and guide students in making professional decisions based on the morals of Christ.

In addition, our program boasts professors who are dedicated to investing in every student as an individual with specific strengths and areas of growth. Our professors are also committed to teaching students applicable knowledge and work-ready skills through real-life case studies and simulation.

Whether they studied on-campus or online, students leave the program equipped to be successful in a career in management information systems.

Jobs You Can Get with a Management Information Systems Degree

  • Information Systems Manager
  • IT Consultant
  • Web Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Programmer

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Courses

Code Course
ACCN2103 Principles of Financial Accounting
Fundamental accounting relationships; completion of the accounting cycle; accounting process for merchandising enterprises; receivables, payables, and inventories; deferrals, accruals, and intangible assets; and formation. Offered every fall semester.
ACCN2203 Principles of Managerial Accounting
Accounting systems, concepts, and principles; formation, organization, and operations of corporations and partnerships; departments and branches, statement analysis, cost, and management. Prerequisite: ACCN 2203. Offered every spring semester.
BUAD3403 Business Finance
Financial principles and functions with applications to business organizations, including investment, dividend decision, and an introduction to the models and tools used for financial analysis. Offered every fall semester.
BUAD4103 Legal Environment of Business
Law and the legal system, social forces that make the law, business response to the social and legal environment; governmental regulation and federal regulatory agencies which impact business decision-making; the study of the legal concepts of torts and contracts. Offered every spring semester.
BUAD4303 Human Resource Administration
Human relations and adjustment in all forms of institutional and business organizations. The course deals with such problems as proper placement of the individual, training, incentive, methods of supervision, discipline, promotion, and retirement. Offered spring semester: odd numbered years.
MGMT3213 Applied Business Management
This three-credit-hour course provides an introduction to the principles of management. The emphasis is on understanding organizational theory, human relations, interpersonal communications, production, business ethics, and the development of management thought.
MGMT4103 Group and Organizational Communications
An introduction to the concepts of effective oral and written communication to include functioning in teams and other organizational settings as well as interpersonal exchanges.
MGMT4413 Strategic Management
This course introduces the strategic, tactical, operational issues that arise in management of production and service operations; product and process design, facilities planning, quality management, materials management, operations planning and scheduling, emerging technologies in production and service management. This serves as a capstone for the program. Prerequisite MGMT 2103
MGMT4433 Managing Change
An inherent aspect of leadership is managing change. This course will explore the various change theories and available options for designing, implementing and managing change. The students will learn how to develop their own change protocols, lead people through turbulent times including lay-offs due to downsizing and outsourcing, and be a bastion of hope and support exhibiting a Christ-like attitude to one’s employees.
MISE3203 Networking/Architecture/ Cybersecurity
A study of the basic concepts of distributed processing, including data communication equipment, protocols, local and wide area networks and the associated topologies. Stresses structure, interoperability, load analysis, and performance analysis. The need to protect industries from outside attacks will be stressed through Cybersecurity.
MISE3603 IT Management
The student will cover a broad range of IT Management areas, including web development and how it is used in business; outsourcing, contracts, cloud versus internal management of data. The course will be a basic overview of IT management and the role it plays in business environments.
MISE4403 Project Planning and Implementation
This course provides the foundation for understanding the broad concepts of successful planning, organization, and implementation within the realm of software development, enhancement, and recon-figuration. This course uses real-world examples and identifies common mistakes and pitfalls. Topics covered include project scoping, estimating, budgeting, scheduling, tracking, and controlling.
MISE4603 Languages
The student will learn various computer languages to solve typical business computer problems involving Input/Output definitions, program loops, control structures, and use of Sequential and Indexed file organizations.
MISE4643 Database Management
This course will introduce the student to the basics of a relational database design. The student will learn to develop a relational database and use structured query language (SQL) to make database calls. The course is designed to provide a student with a sound overview of databases and a strong introduction to the use of SQL. (Pre-requisite MISE 4603 Languages)
MISE4663 Business Intelligence/Data Analysis
This course will focus on the analysis and modelling of data. A major aspect of business is to provide a model to management to make sound decisions. The student will learn how to access data, glean applicable information and then present this data in a manner meaningful to decision makers. (Pre-requisites MISE 4603 Languages and MISE 4643 Database Management)
MKTG3103 Principles of Marketing
An introduction to the marketing of goods and services in advanced market economics; study of the marketing mix, pricing, distributional activities, consumer behavior, and marketing research. Offered fall smester: odd numbered years.

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