Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems

MIS Career Opportunities

  • Systems Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Information Technolgy Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Data Modeler
  • Technical Support Specialist

Add Management Information Systems (MIS) Concentration to Business or Mathematics Degree

As technology rapidly advances, the world of business is constantly evolving. Employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, with the U.S. job market expected to add 42,400 openings annually over the decade.

At MACU, we are committed to preparing business leaders to fill the increasing number of positions in MIS. Our MIS degree concentration prepares students to recognize and implement emerging technologies, services, practices, and trends that are influencing information technology (IT) and businesses today.

Complete this MIS concentration as a part of our Bachelor of Business Administration & Ethics (BBA), Bachelor of Science in Management & Ethics, or Bachelor of Science in Mathematics programs. If you’re unsure which direction to go, our admissions team can help. Your career goals, personality, and strengths will be considerations when deciding which undergraduate degree is right for you. 

On-campus or Online MIS Concentration: a Path to Many IT Positions

Students who choose the MACU information systems management degree concentration, available online or on campus, will get a solid foundation in general business or math concepts while also incorporating aspects of business specifically relating to management information systems. Students build their foundation through courses focusing on topics such as finance, marketing, management, organizational communication, and mathematical statistics and modeling, and then add specialized knowledge of database management, data analytics, languages, IT management and more.

Coursework includes:

  • CMSC 1203 Foundations of Programming
  • MISE 3203 Networking/Architecture/Cybersecurity
  • MISE 3603 IT Management
  • MISE 4403 Project Planning and Implementation
  • MISE 4643 Database Management
  • MISE 4663 Business Intelligence/Data Analytics

MACU’s MIS program will distinguish you from other job recruits and boost your marketability in a competitive job market. In our increasingly technocentric world, IT impacts virtually every aspect of every organization. Our graduates step into careers in management information systems with a broad business skill set and the necessary competencies and ethical basis that allow them to positively impact businesses and organizations.

Complete Your Concentration in MIS Online at MACU

If you’re dreaming of a career in IT, you can add an MIS degree emphasis to your undergraduate business course—and still earn your degree on time. Online learning is not new to MACU. It’s been a part of the university since 2008. Your degree is earned one five-week course at a time, taken in consecutive order. It’s a simple step-by-step program that can fit into any busy schedule.

Here’s how MACU saves you money and helps you complete your degree faster online:

  • Earn as many as 30 credits for life experience
  • Apply your military service and training as course credits
  • Free placement testing
  • Student services and tutoring available every step of the way
  • Upfront costs are minimal, including no initial book fees

Prep for Wide Range of IT Careers with On-campus Concentration in MIS

The demand for those who excel at information systems management is strong, and you can be part of this fast-growing career field at MACU. As you launch toward success in business and MIS, your on-campus studies will be enhanced by the social opportunities on campus, from sports to faith-based clubs and groups. Add in a caring faculty team and the scene is set for growth, both intellectual and spiritual.

And it all takes place in the heart of Oklahoma City with its strong job market and a strong Christian community. Activities in the city include national sports teams, vibrant downtown shopping and eateries, and outdoor adventures that range from hiking to whitewater rafting. 

Additional advantages of an on-campus degree program at MACU include:

  • A streamlined degree completion plan that’s affordable
  • Low faculty-to-student ratio
  • A campus that values safety and security
  • Support services, including tutoring, so students can thrive
  • Recreational, academic, and faith-based activities and groups
  • Competitive sports and esports teams

An MIS Degree with Ethics at Its Core

Whether you choose to study MIS online or on campus, MACU will help you focus on not only intellectual and personal growth, but also spiritual growth. Our Christ-centered instruction will help give you a strong sense of ethics throughout your time at the university and as your begin your career in business.

MACU programs, both online and on-campus, create leaders with strength of character as well as strength of intellect. Dedication to Christ shines through in all our coursework, in our instructors, and in our student body.

MACU is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). 

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Courses

  • COMM2113

    Media, Culture, and Social Influence

    Media Culture and Social Influence is designed to work as a soft entry into the field of Communication Studies and the sub- discipline of Media Studies. Students will be exposed to a combination of sharp but reader-friendly scholarly readings and shorter digital journalism analyses. The course creates a series of recommended-to- required media screenings that flow in conjunction with readings, course notes and video lectures. Screenings and reflection assignments will deepen awareness and exposure to varying social, cultural, and political themes embedded in all media. This course is designed as an applied companion course with Digital Media Literacy.

  • COMM2123

    Introduction to Computer Mediated Communication

    Introduction to Computer Mediated Communication (or CMC) will immerse students in a deeper understanding of the practical, professional, and scholarly uses and approaches to understanding how communication not only functions but also continually evolves in an increasingly digitized world. Courses will explore theoretical foundations in CMC, with discussions and assignments bent toward applying knowledge of CMC toward corporate and social situations.

  • COMM2143

    Digital Media Literacy

    Digital Media Literacy offers a foundational introduction into better understanding how mass medias and mediums create, disseminate, and even manipulate knowledge and information, for good and for ill. Students will engage a survey of broad readings designs to deepen visual, cultural, and linguistic “literacy” as a method for better understanding how the Internet and digital cultures function to shape communication. Assignments and readings intentionally reflect the messy nature of contemporary media, and students will gain access and exposure to a wide spectrum that combines digital journalism with scholarly publication.

  • COMM2803

    Writing for Mass and Social Media

    Writing for Mass and Social Media provides a survey course where students will learn about, discern between and practice a number of writing styles for competing types of mass communication and social media organizations. Assignments and discussions will seek to emulate varying forms of mass communication, including traditional print, digital journalism, copywriting, copyediting, social media press releases, and other relevant or evolving practices of written communication.

  • COMM3213

    Organizational and Professional Communication

    Organizational and Professional Communication combines two previously distinct courses in a way that synthesizes the interconnectivity between their core themes. Students will study patterns and strategies that shape organizations as well as survey dynamic case studies that explore how various companies navigate and work through crises.

  • COMM3233

    Media Law and Ethics

    Media Law and Ethics is an increasingly vital area for individuals communicating online. The Internet creates a blurred distinction between concepts like “freedom of speech” or intellectual property rights, and students will work to gain greater awareness of the legalities and copyright, liability, and the possible moral boundaries professionals and novice communicators must navigate daily.

  • COMM3433

    Media Studies in Research and Design

    Media Studies in Research and Design blends introductory concepts relating to theoretical and methodological practices in Media and Communication. Students will be exposed to rigorous readings and ideas in order to shape an understanding of Media Studies as a discipline that also extends into professional experience. Media theories and methods will equip and prepare students to understand the roles media play in shaping the culture and practice of everyday life.

  • COMM3533

    Public Relations, Advertising, and Brand Management

    Public Relations, Advertising, and Brand Management mirrors the real-world by providing a combined survey course into these intertwined and often indistinguishable areas of mass media communication. Students will gain exposure to real-world concepts and organizational case studies, and also practice synthesizing projects and discussions that integrate contemporary mediated brand management.

  • COMM4413

    Communication and Cultural Change

    This course aligns the history of media with advanced theory and methods training through the lens of the television medium. As America (and the world) has shifted toward a visual culture as a way of identifying, understanding and communicating, television has served as the benchmark medium that unites audiences and publics. Students will learn about the evolution of all media through strategic focus on a single dominant thread in TV. This course requires numerous screenings of historical and contemporary content, from scripted TV dramas to commercials and documentaries. Communication and Cultural Change will inform and educate alongside entertaining, which will ultimately provide insights into how students can increase communication competency by code-switching from passive to active audiences.

  • COMM4513

    Digital Persuasion in the Social Media Age

    This course will examine emerging communication methods and messages applied in our digital age and their impact on society. Students will be exposed to relevant theories (rhetoric, semiotics, etc.) and apply them to the interpretation and analysis of current social, cultural, and political campaigns. Social media platforms, communication approaches and styles, viral marketing communication campaign strategies, and the “fake news” phenomenon will be examined. The course will also look at the definition and nature of leadership (heads of states, corporations, entrepreneurs), and the critical responsibilities of communicating vision and mission through strategic social media presence.

  • COMM4603

    Creating Social Media Presence and Cultural Movements

    Creating Social Media Presence and Cultural Movements provides a top-tier transitional course that readies students for the expectations of the professional world. Course readings will train students to develop strong investigative writing skills, including interview protocols and synthesis reports. The course will then challenge students to apply qualitative and ethnographic training through executing interviews with PR, marketing, and social media-focused professionals. Ultimately, students will gain traction and experience that prepares accurate expectations for the contemporary job market and the increasing role(s) social media identity and brand management play in the global economy.

  • COMM4803

    Media Stud, PR, Soc Media Capstone

    This capstone course is designed to serve as the culmination of progress made over the course of the Communication, Media, and Ethics degree. In an effort to demonstrate mastery, students will pull from previous readings, experiences, conversations, and even work projects to put together a final project in their area of expertise. The course functions to elevate student flexibility and synthesis of key ideas, theories, concepts, and passions. The final project ideally emulates a digital portfolio that will showcase students’ convergent mental/physical/digital labor while creating new expectations for professional work in the digital age. Prerequisite: COMM 2000s & 3000s, Senior Standing or Chair/Program Director Approval