Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems

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Virginia College's Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems is designed to help you prepare for a career in corporate IT departments in the areas of networking, programming, or systems management. Read on for more information about this online bachelor's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Foundational and introductory topics in computer systems, management, and networking are at the core of Virginia College's Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems program. Area of concentration courses also cover operating systems, security, systems design, PC components, and Visual Basic programming. In addition, you will have the opportunity to receive a basic business education by taking courses in business concepts, business ethics, leadership, and organizational behavior. The Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems is an online program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems program at Virginia College, you should have some basic computer knowledge and possibly some experience working on computers in a corporate or non-corporate environment. Applicants to Virginia College programs should have a high school diploma or GED.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems program at Virginia College requires the completion of 180 quarter credit hours. A total of 116 credits must be taken in required and electives courses within the area of concentration. The remaining 64 credits are satisfied with foundation and general education courses.

Foundation Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
EDU 1010 Learning Framework
EDU 1020 Career Exploration/Planning

Concentration Courses

BUS 1000 Introduction to Business
CIS 1040 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming with Visual Basic
CIS 1160 Object-Oriented Programming with Visual Basic
MGT 3040 Organizational Behavior
MGT 3410 Business and Personal Ethics
MGT 4340 Management Theory and Leadership
MIS 4810 Introduction to Management Information Systems
MIS 4900 Systems Analysis and Design
NET 1010 Operating Systems, Security, and Network Essentials
NET 1020 PC Components and Professionalism
NET 1100 Networking Foundations
NET 1130 Network Technician

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Completion of Virginia College's Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems program could qualify you to work in the IT department of nearly any type of industry. In addition to information systems management, your responsibilities might include software engineering, systems analysis, and applications design. Possible job positions include:

  • Information technology manager
  • Operating systems programmer
  • Systems administrator
  • Computer analyst

Advanced Degrees

While you could be eligible for management following graduation from the Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems program, some companies may require an advanced degree if you are interested in upper management or executive positions. You could have several options if you are seeking to obtain a master's degree. Possible degree programs include:

  • Master of Science in Information Management
  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Software Engineering
  • Master of Business Administration

Advanced degrees may not be offered at Virginia College, and credits may not be transferable.