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Bachelor of Arts in Management Information Systems

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If you're interested in a career in information technology, consider earning your Bachelor's degree in Management of Information Systems at Ottawa University. Our information systems management degree is part of our rich, online Bachelor’s degree programs and offers several concentrations such as:

  • Communication
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership and Management
  • Management

As a student in our Bachelor's degree in management of information systems program, you will learn skills related to the programming, storage, networking and communication of information in an organization. This includes basic concepts and principles of business practices, along with skills in planning, problem-solving, decision-making and systems analysis. In addition, you'll graduate with computer proficiency and the ability to utilize information systems in organizations effectively, efficiently and responsibly with an understanding of the critical nature of information management in a global economy.

Outlook for a Career in Information Technology 
The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of computer and business information systems managers to grow 15% by 2022, which is faster than the average for all occupations. New applications of technology in the workplace will continue to drive demand for workers, fueling the need for more managers.


Discover the Benefits of Ottawa University

  • Generous credit transfer policy – Get credit where credit is due with Ottawa University's generous credit transfer policy that honors past experience – up to 80 credit hours
  • Rich, established history – For almost 150 years, Ottawa University has educated students for lifetimes of enlightened faith, exemplary service, inspired leadership, and personal growth and significance. Today, we remain an inclusive learning community grounded in faith and focused on the career needs of the future
  • Life-friendly online learning options – At Ottawa University, we're committed to your professional growth and development – no matter where you are in life. That's why we offer life-friendly online degree programs for working adults, military personnel and their families, or anyone looking for a flexible and convenient program that can be completed outside the classroom
  • A supportive learning environment – As an online student at Ottawa University, you will collaborate with – and draw upon the expertise and support of – faculty members and ministry professionals who are dedicated to your success

Learn more about our information systems management degree program; contact us now.

For curriculum and course descriptions, please download a program overview.

Management of Information Systems Major Courses

Accounting for Business Operations |  
Introduces operating activities of business. Emphasis on using income statements to plan and evaluate the operations of a for-profit entity.

Macroeconomics | 
Focuses on inflationary consequences of monetary and fiscal policies designed to eliminate poverty and unemployment, significance of money and government deficits on attainment of goals of high employment and economic growth in a non-inflationary environment and role of the dollar in international trade.

College Algebra |  
College Algebra emphasizes problem solving techniques using algebraic concepts. The focus of the course is directed toward exploring how algebra is used in the social and physical sciences. Topics covered include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations, and inequalities, functions and graphs, systems of linear equations, exponential and logarithmic equations, composition and inverse functions.

Microeconomics |  
Study of the role of prices in allocating and developing scarce resources to meet the needs and demands of consumers, the impact of the profit motive on business size and efficiency, the economic power of large-scale business firms, the interplay of private and public choice through price controls, business regulation and taxation.

Business Statistics | 
Focuses on basic methods of research design and analysis of data including descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include mean, median, mode, frequency distribution, range standard, deviation, probabilities of sampling selection, Z-value, T-value, regression and correlation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and Chi-square analysis.

Business Ethics |  
Introduces development of personal and group norms required for work places. Topics include moral reasoning in business, employee rights and responsibilities of corporations.

Organizational Communication |  
Theory and practice of communication within organizations including interpersonal factors, motivation, change and conflict resolution and communication audit practices and procedures.
Participate in communication audit of a local organization.

Foundations of Information Technology |  
Provides understanding of organizational systems, planning and decision processes and how information is used for decision support in organizations. Quality and decision theory, information theory, and practice essential for providing viable information to the organization. Concepts of IS for competitive advantage, data as a resource, IS and IT planning and implementation, Total Quality Management (TQM) and reengineering, project management and development of systems, and end-user computing.

Database Management |  
Examines design, development and administration of large-scale database applications on a scale appropriate to needs of business organizations.

Enterprise Architecture |  
Explores the design, selection, implementation and management of enterprise IT solutions, focusing on
applications and infrastructure and their fit within business organizations. Covers frameworks and
strategies for infrastructure management, system administration, data/information architecture, content
management, distributed computing, middleware, legacy system integration, system consolidation, software selection, total cost of ownership calculation, IT investment analysis, and emerging technologies.

Project Management |  
Provides theory and application in project planning, implementation, control and completion. Includes
network planning, project evaluation and review techniques (PERT), critical path methods (CPM),
management by objectives, management by exception, cost analysis and resource allocation/leveling.

Information Technology Infrastructure |  
Provides an introduction to IT Infrastructure Issues and covers topics related to both computer and
systems architecture and communication networks. Includes an overall emphasis on the services and
capabilities that IT infrastructure solutions enable in an organizational context. The course also focuses
on Internet-based solutions, computer and network security, business continuity, and the role of infrastructure in regulatory compliance.

Systems Analysis and Design |  
In-depth study of systems development life cycle. Utilizes blend of traditional development and current techniques. Systems Analyst Toolkit includes cross-phase coverage of communications, economic
analysis and project management.

Methodologies of Project Development |  
Capstone course that guides student to emphasize various methodological approaches to software acquisition, development, testing, and implementation, and understand relevance of methodologies to Capability Model Theory, interdependence of phase deliverables, quality control techniques and methods, and tools for testing.

Behavior in Organizations |  
Study of human behavior in work organizations. Focuses on individual satisfaction and motivation
as related to organizational structure, nature of task and focus of power. Topics include small group
formation, maintenance, organizational conflict, communications, and leadership.

Management |  
Discusses process for managing organizations including planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating. Examines administrative role in organizations and concepts relevant to its function and historical development of administrative thought.

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