Bachelor of Science in
Management Information Systems

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Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (BSMIS) Degree Program Overview

Students who study Management Information Systems (MIS) learn about the connections between organizations, people, and technology to help businesses maximize their employees, processes, and resources. In the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, Fairfax University of America’s Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (BSMIS) gives students the skills to form, implement, and manage operations and information technology protocols at various organizations.

Management Information Systems Degree Program Objectives

The main goal of this program is to provide students with leadership and analytical skills and organizational knowledge, enabling them to be capable workers and have a positive impact in their future places of business. By enrolling in this interdisciplinary degree program, students learn how companies and public organizations function and how technology affects their processes. They also learn about the following topics from instructors distinguished in their fields:

·  Principles of management and how to use them
·  Business analysis in data-driven, evidence-based settings
·  Communication and leadership
·  Organizational behavior
·  Strategy and policy
·  Entrepreneurship
·  Business ethics
·  Operations

BSMIS Degree Program Course Work

The BSMIS program includes 41 courses totaling 120 credits, with classes covering general education subjects, essential topics of management information systems, and specializations. Students enrolled in this program take courses from four key domain areas:

  • Business Development and Analysis (BDA): This covers ideas and projects that help an organization operate more efficiently, such as growth initiatives and strategic partnerships.
  • Leadership Development (LD): By honing these skills, students are better prepared to be leaders of organizations. Some aspects of leadership development include managing teams, strategizing, and training co-workers.
  • Technology and Innovation (TI): This field of study examines the relationship between technological advancements and innovation in businesses.
  • Entrepreneurship Mindset (EM): Students need an entrepreneurial attitude to learn from their mistakes, develop solutions to complex challenges, and improve overall operations when they become leaders at organizations.

To gain more insights about the specific courses of our BSMIS degree program, you can review our course descriptions page. Here, you will see the competencies learned and the prerequisites for each class.

BSMIS Degree Program Areas of Focus

We provide four focus areas for students who wish to sharpen their skills in a specific aspect of management information systems, such as IT management. Students can take up to six courses in the following specializations:

Business Analytics

This area teaches students how to interpret complex, assorted data and design models that help businesses navigate various challenges.

Business Optimization

These courses concentrate on strategies organizations can use to promote efficiency, such as maximizing asset use, decreasing costs, and performing quality control.

Entrepreneurship

Students receive instruction on developing and employing innovative initiatives to stimulate growth and success at businesses – skills vital for company owners and consultants.

Information Technology Management

Course material deals with leveraging technology to achieve goals and augment productivity on a personal and professional level.

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What are Micro-Credentials?

The Office of Micro-Credentials at Fairfax University of America enables students to attain mini-certifications in specific subject area competencies. These courses increase their skillset and help them better meet the demands of the industry they wish to enter. Micro-credentials for MIS students include:

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEGREE MICRO-CREDENTIALS

Advanced Marketing & Sales Strategy (AM&SS) | Business Analytics Capstone (BAC)
Business Analytics in Practice (BAP) | Business Development (BD) | Data Visualization with Tableau (DVT)
Foundations of Business Analytics (FBA) | Foundations: Marketing and Sales (M&S)
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) | Market Positioning & Sales (MP)
Value Chain Management (VCM) | Value Creation through Innovation: Capstone Project (VCI: CP)
Value Creation through Innovation: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VCI: IE) |
Value Creation through Innovation: Marketing Strategy for Entrepreneurs (VCI: MSE)

Career Outlook With A Management Information Systems Degree

Since this bachelor’s degree program delivers comprehensive coverage of business topics, students can pursue numerous career paths upon graduation. Consider the following roles and their average salaries as listed in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook when deciding whether to enroll in our information systems management degree program:

·  Computer and information systems manager ($151,150)
·  Application developer ($105,310)
·  Computer systems analyst ($93,730)
·  Operation research analyst ($86,200)
·  Network and computer systems administrator ($84,810)
·  Librarian ($60,820)

Earn Your Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems Degree

Turn to Fairfax University of America for outstanding instruction in management information systems. We take a student-centered approach to education, giving students flexibility with their studies and providing them with the capabilities essential for a successful career in a global society. Our campus is in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, where students can interact with diverse industries and seek multiple employment opportunities immediately upon graduation.

You can request information online to learn more about the management information systems degree program or fill out an application to enroll at Fairfax University of America today.

BSMIS Curriculum Overview

Area Number of Courses Credits
General Education Courses 14 42
Fundamental Courses 21 60
Specialization 6 18
Total 41 120
General Education Courses

Arts and Humanities Division (3 Courses -9 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
HUMN 101 Introduction to the Arts and Humanities None 3
HUMN 105* Foundations of Learning and Being None PR 3
HUMN 125* Worldviews and Models of Action None PR, GC, DMPS 3
PHIL 101 Philosophy None 3
RLGN 110 Comparative Religion None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Communications Division (2 Courses – 6 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
COMM 110 Oral Communication Skills None 3
ENGL 120 Academic Writing and Research None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Mathematical Sciences Division (1 Course – 3 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
MATH 160 Pre-Calculus None 3
MATH 165 Calculus I None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Natural Sciences Division (2 Courses – 6 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
BIOL 101 General Biology None 3
CHEM 101 General Chemistry None 3
GEOL 101 Introduction to Geology None 3
PHYS 101 College Physics None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Social Sciences and Cross-Cultural Studies Division (3 Courses – 9 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
GOVT 120 Comparative Government None 3
GOVT 130 American Society and Politics None 3
GEOG 101 World Geography None 3
HIST 101 World History None 3
INCS 300* The Context of Global Citizenship None GC 3
INCS 325* Being a Global Citizen None GC, SP 3
SOCI 101 Sociology None 3
PSYC 101 Psychology None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice Division (3 Courses – 9 Credits)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
TLLP 150 Practices of Learning and Being None DMPS 3
TLLP 200 Designing a Life of Self-Fulfillment None PR 3
TLLP 400 Designing a Life of Possibilities – Concepts, Tools, and Processes of Thinking None DMPS 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Required Courses
Code Course Title Prerequisite Microcredentials Credits
MC Certifications
ACCT 101 Principles of Accounting None 3
ACCT 305 Accounting Information Systems None 3
BUSS 110 Introduction to Business None M&S Foundation; MP; AM&SS 3
BUSS 120 Principles of Management None BD 3
BUSS 155 Seminar I None 1
BUSS 220 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility EL None 3
BUSS 280 Introduction to Statistics None 3
BUSS 290 Introduction to Business Analytics BUSS 280 FBA; BAP; BAC; DVT 3
BUSS 300 Organizational Theory & HR Management None 3
BUSS 390 Seminar II BUSS 155 1
BUSS 490 Consulting Project and Seminar None BUSS 390 4
COMP 110 Computer Algorithm and Programming Logic None ACE 3
COMP135 Legal and Ethical Issues in Information System None ACE 3
COMP 170 Information Technology Services Management None 3
COMP 173 Strategic Partnerships None 3
COMP 178 Information Assurance Management None 3
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics None None 3
ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics None None 3
TLLP 250 Designing Your Career to Find Purpose, Meaning, and Success None CAR, SP None 3
TLLP 275 Pursuing Social Impact Throughout Your Career None CAR, SP None 3
TLLP 425 Designing a Life of Possibilities – Career Planning and Leadership None CAR None 3
SPECIALIZATION COURSES

Business Analytics Specialization (6 Courses – 18 Credit Hours):

Code Course Title Prerequisite Microcredentials Credits
MC Certifications
BUSS 330* Foundations of Data and Information Management BUSS 290 FBA; BAP; BAC; DVT 3
BUSS 338* Business Data Visualization BUSS 330

FBA, BAP; BAC; DVT

 

3
BUSS 350 Business Development BUSS 110 BD 3
BUSS 360 Business Consulting BUSS 110 BD Certified Business Consulting 3
BUSS 363 Negotiation Essentials None BD 3
BUSS 400* Business Decisions and Modeling BUSS 350 BAP; DVT 3
BUSS 440*^ Business Intelligence and Predictive Analysis None BAP; BAP; BAC; DVT 3
BUSS 442/542^ Human Resource Analytics None BAP; BAC 3
BUSS 446/545^ Marketing Analytics None BAP; BAC 3
BUSS 478/578^ Business Risk Analysis and Optimization None BAC, BAC; DVT 3
BUSS 479* Data Prediction and Business Optimization None BAC; BAC 3
BUSS 487/587^ Contemporary Issues in Applying Business Analytics Minimum of 90 credits BAC; BAC; DVT 3
BUSS 488 Internship in Business Analytics None 3

*Indicates required course.

^Can be taken for graduate course credit.

NOTE: Students who wish to take a course that is offered by in another specialization may petition to do so to their advisor by providing justification for the relevance of the addition as part of their professional trajectory, their intended consulting project, and/or personal interest. A maximum of 2 courses from other areas can be applied to a specialization.

Business Optimization Specialization (6 Courses – 18 Credit Hours):

Code Course Title Prerequisite Microcredentials Credits
MC Certifications
BUSS 305 Communities of Practice None 3
BUSS 320* Introduction to Project Management None 3
BUSS 325 Project Management Systems None 3
BUSS 327 Leading Project Management Operations None VCM 3
BUSS 329* Organizational Behavior None 3
BUSS 350* Business Development None M&S Foundations; BD 3
BUSS 360 Business Consulting None BD

Certified Business Consulting

 

3
BUSS 363 Negotiation Essentials None BD 3
BUSS 370* Business Change Management None 3
BUSS 378 Asset Management and Optimization None LSS; VCM 3
BUSS 385 Seminar in Technological Change and Productivity None LSS 3
BUSS 410/510^ Contracts, Procurement, & Supply Chain Management Systems None VCM 3
BUSS 415/515^ Risk Management in Project Management None LSS 3
BUSS 418/518^ Mergers and Acquisitions None 3
BUSS 420 Internship in Project Management None 3
BUSS 425/525^ Contemporary Issues in Business Process Optimization None 3
BUSS 427/527^ Emergent Roles of Project Management in Business None 3
BUSS 478/578^ Business Risk Analysis and Optimization None 3

*Indicates required course.

^Can be taken for graduate course credit.

NOTE: Students who wish to take a course that is offered by in another specialization may petition to do so to their advisor by providing justification for the relevance of the addition as part of their professional trajectory, their intended consulting project, and/or personal interest. A maximum of 2 courses from other areas can be applied to a specialization.

Entrepreneurship Specialization (6 Courses – 18 Credit Hours):

Code Course Title Prerequisite Microcredentials Credits
MC Certifications
BUSS 130 Principles of Marketing M&S Foundations; MP None 3
BUSS 320 Introduction to Project Management None 3
BUSS 329 Organizational Behavior None 3
BUSS 350* Business Development None M&S Foundation; MP; AM&SS; BD 3
BUSS 360* Business Consulting None BD Certified Business Consulting 3
BUSS 363 Negotiation Essentials None BD 3
BUSS 364* Entrepreneurship and Innovation None

VCI: IE;

VCI: MSE; VCI: CP

3
BUSS 365 Entrepreneurial Ventures None

VCI: IE;

VCI: MSE; VCI: CP

3
BUSS 373 Change Management and Leadership None

VCI: MSE

VCI: CP

3
BUSS 374 Entrepreneurial Marketing None M&S Foundation; MP; AM&SS 3
BUSS 375 Corporate Entrepreneurship None M&S Foundation; MP; AM&SS 3
BUSS 377 Strategic Management None 3
BUSS 410/510^ Contracts, Procurement, & Supply Chain Management Systems None VCM 3
BUSS 419/519^ Venture Capital BUSS 360

VCI: MSE

VCI: CP

3
BUSS 423 Engaging Consumers in a Digital World BUSS 130 AM&SS 3
BUSS 439/539^ Managing in a Digital World None 3
BUSS 460/560^ Product Design and Development BUSS 130 AM&SS 3
BUSS 465/565^ Social Media Marketing BUSS 130 AM&SS 3
BUSS 485/585^ International Strategy None 3
BUSS 487 Dilemmas and Debates in Entrepreneurship None 3
BUSS 492/592^ Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Minimum of 90 credits 3

*Indicates required course.

^Can be taken for graduate course credit.

NOTE: Students who wish to take a course that is offered by in another specialization may petition to do so to their advisor by providing justification for the relevance of the addition as part of their professional trajectory, their intended consulting project, and/or personal interest. A maximum of 2 courses from other areas can be applied to a specialization.

Information Technology Management Specialization (6 Courses – 18 Credit Hours):

Code Course Title Prerequisite Microcredentials Credits
MC Certifications
BUSS 130 Principles of Marketing M&S Foundations; MP None 3
BUSS 350 Business Development None M&S Foundation; MP; BD 3
BUSS 360 Business Consulting None BD Certified Business Consulting 3
BUSS 363 Negotiation Essentials None BD 3
BUSS 364 Entrepreneurship and Innovation None 3
BUSS 365 Entrepreneurial Ventures None MP 3
BUSS 374 Entrepreneurial Marketing None MP 3
COMP 240 Client/Server Management None ESD 3
COMP 250* Computer Architecture COMP 110 ESD 3
COMP 260* Introduction to Operating Systems COMP 110 ESD 3
COMP 270* Essentials of Networking COMP 110 3
COMP 273 Information Technology Infrastructure Library None 3
COMP 281 Comp TIA Project+ None ESD 3
COMP 335 Cyber Law and Ethics None ACE 3
COMP 345 Introduction to Computer Security None 3
COMP 350* Database Concepts None ESAD 3
COMP 445/545^ Introduction to AI for Business None 3
COMP 449/549^ Financial Analysis for Technology Manager None 3
COMP 455/555^ Information Technologies for Mobile Commerce None 3
COMP 460/560^ Web Application Development for Business None 3
COMP 463/563^ Systems Analysis and Design for Business None ESD 3
COMP 465/565^ Contemporary Issues in IT Management Minimum of 90 credits 3

*Indicates required course.

^Can be taken for graduate course credit.

NOTE: Students who wish to take a course that is offered by in another specialization may petition to do so to their advisor by providing justification for the relevance of the addition as part of their professional trajectory, their intended consulting project, and/or personal interest. A maximum of 2 courses from other areas can be applied to a specialization.

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