Master of Science Management Information Systems Online

Add value to your organization and your resume with this sought-after master's in MIS degree. Develop expertise in collecting, storing and disseminating data to carry out essential business functions.

Apply by: 8/5/22
Start class: 8/19/22

Program Overview

Gain advanced skills with a UIS Online
Master’s in MIS

Total Tuition $14,970*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accelerate your professional development with the in-demand technological expertise needed to drive strategic change for organizations. The multifaceted Master of Science Management Information Systems program at the University of Illinois Springfield empowers you to better prepare teams and employees through technology.

The AACSB-accredited MS MIS is an interdisciplinary degree focusing on people, processes and information systems. This flexible, 100 percent online pathway gives you hands-on experience with Oracle Applications and Database, Python™ and Microsoft SQL Server. Through collaborative learning experiences with the same expert faculty who teach on campus, you’ll master cutting-edge methodologies that prepare you for advanced career opportunities.

Graduates of the online MS Management Information Systems will:

  • Analyze, design and implement information systems using the System Development Life Cycle as well as various diagramming techniques and decision analysis concepts
  • Design and manage supply chain logistics strategies with a thorough understanding of contracts, risk mitigation strategies, sustainability and the role of IT
  • Explore the concepts, processes and techniques for comprehension and evaluation of data mining for effective decision-making
  • Learn database design theory and development techniques focused on relational databases, including data modeling theories, theory implementation in CASE tools and data manipulation
  • Support process innovation using the latest methodologies to redesign optimal business processes and information technologies
  • Analyze, design and implement information systems using the System Development Life Cycle as well as various diagramming techniques and decision analysis concepts
  • Design and manage supply chain logistics strategies with a thorough understanding of contracts, risk mitigation strategies, sustainability and the role of IT
  • Explore the concepts, processes and techniques for comprehension and evaluation of data mining for effective decision-making
  • Learn database design theory and development techniques focused on relational databases, including data modeling theories, theory implementation in CASE tools and data manipulation
  • Support process innovation using the latest methodologies to redesign optimal business processes and information technologies

Career opportunities:

  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Business Systems Analyst

Accreditation

The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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Total Tuition $14,970*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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Tuition

Accelerate your career development at an affordable cost

Earn a world-class education for less than you’d expect. Our pay-by-the-course tuition fits easily into your budget.

*Total cost is estimated at $1,497 per course based on a semester fee schedule.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $14,970
Per Credit Hour $499
*Total cost is estimated at $1,497 per course based on a semester fee schedule.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $14,970*
Per Credit Hour $499

Calendar

Important UIS Online dates and deadlines

Designed for working professionals, UIS Online programs feature multiple start dates per year, so you can begin at the time that best fits your schedule and complete your degree quickly.

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 8/5/22
Next Class Start Date 8/19/22
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall 2022-1st Half8/19/228/5/228/11/228/15/228/18/2210/15/228 weeks
Fall 2022-2nd Half10/17/2210/3/2210/9/2210/13/2210/14/2212/10/228 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 8/5/22
Next Class Start Date 8/19/22

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Admissions

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Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • No GMAT required

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.5 GPA or higher. No GMAT will be required.
    • Students with 2.0-2.49 GPA may be eligible to first take the Business Analytics, Business Process Management or IT Project Management certificate, and if they earn a 3.0 GPA may continue into the full MS program
  • Official transcripts
  • Completion of prerequisite courses, including Managerial and Financial Accounting (ACC 505 at UIS), Operations Management (BUS 522 at UIS), Statistics (ACC 505 at UIS), Math - College Algebra (MAT 102 at UIS) or higher, and Programming Language (CSC 501 at UIS). In addition, students with a non-technical undergraduate degree are required to take MIS 502.

Courses

Discover what you’ll learn in the MS MIS online program

For the online MS Management Information Systems program, you must complete 10 courses totaling 30 credit hours.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides a foundation for understanding and analyzing information in organizations. Fundamental concepts of systems and information are covered. Topics include computer-based information systems, user requirements, and analysis and specification of systems requirements, life cycle, and security. Course Information: Open to non-majors. Access to the internet is required.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a foundation for a variety of business intelligence and analytics topics. Topics include descriptive analytics, predictive analytics, prescriptive analytics, big data analytics, and emerging technologies in this area. The course equips students with fundamental concepts and techniques of business intelligence, analytics and decision support. Course Information: Prerequisites: BUS 322 or equivalent and MIS 513 or equivalent. MIS 513 may be taken concurrently with this course. Access to the Internet is required.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Database design theory and development techniques are covered where the main focus is on the relational databases. Topics discussed include data modeling theories (entity-relationship diagrams) and theory implementation in CASE tools, data definition language to create physical databases in commercially available RDBMS such as Oracle 9i, data manipulation language and Structured Query language (SQL) to manage data within the database, client/server, distributed and Internet databases architectures, form and report design using Microsoft Access database. The main goal is to train the students to assume roles such as database analyst/designer or administrator throughout their professional career. Curricular Practical Training (CPT) eligible. Access to the internet is required. Prerequisite: MIS 513 (may be taken concurrently).
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The overall goal of this course is to introduce students to a wide range of theoretical as well as practical techniques and methodologies in the area of information systems analysis and design. The course will train the students to assume roles such as systems analyst and technical project management in their career. The three most important topics addressed in the course are Analysis, Design, and Implementation of information systems where Systems Development Life Cycle, various diagramming techniques, and decision analysis concepts are discussed and practiced. Course Information: Curricular Practical Training (CPT) eligible. Prerequisite: MIS 513 (may be taken concurrently).
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Telecommunications involve transmission of data, voice, image, and video over communication networks. This course covers the concepts, models, architectures, protocols, standards, and security for the design, implementation, and management of digital networks. Fundamental network concepts are introduced using a network model that divides data communications into multiple layers, such as application, network and transport, data link, and physical layer. Network technologies are covered in terms of different types of networks (i.e. local area networks {LAN}, backbone networks, wide area networks {WAN}, wireless networks, and the internet). Network management and security are also emphasized.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course enables students to learn about the methodologies used to redesign optimal business processes and related information technologies used in support of process innovation. Students learn about the state-of-the-art techniques used in support of business process modeling, simulation, analysis, and redesign. These techniques, learned through hands-on practice with SAP systems and ARIS simulation, include: identifying best-practice process, workflow automation, simulation of the business processes, and design of strategic enterprise management systems for efficient and effective use of information technology in support of business operations. Moreover, in this course, students learn about the concepts, principles, and models of enterprise governance of Information Technology in support of business process change and management. Prerequisite: MIS 513.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Managing projects within an organizational context, including the processes related to initiating, planning, executing, controlling, reporting, and closing a project. Project integration, scope, time, cost, quality control, and risk management. Software size and cost estimation. Assigning work to programmer and other teams, monitoring progress and version control, managing the organizational change process. Identifying project champions, working with user teams, training, and documentation. The change management role of the IS specialist. The use of sourcing and external procurement; contracts and managing partner relationships. Students will be exposed to knowledge base needed for Project Management certification. Prerequisite: BUS 322.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth knowledge of several data mining concepts, processes, and techniques including both supervised and unsupervised techniques. Comprehension, application and evaluation of the data mining techniques will develop the expertise to analyze data for better decision-making. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MIS 542.
Duration: Must Be Taken During Final Semester weeks
Assessment of achievement of the learning objectives of the MS in Management Information Systems of graduating students. Exit exam assesses students' body of knowledge mastered in the core courses of the program. Course Information: Credit/No Credit grading only. MIS 588 must be taken during the student's final semester before graduation.
Students must take 2 courses out of the following:
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A supply chain is a network of companies producing and delivering goods and services from raw materials to end consumers. Supply chain and logistics management consists of designing and managing business processes across the supply chain. This course introduces students to contemporary issues in supply chain management, including supply chain strategy, supply contracts, risk mitigation strategies, flexible logistics systems, service supply chains, sustainability and the role of IT.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of a process-oriented view of the organization and its relationships with suppliers, customers, and competitors. Identify the processes as vehicles for achieving strategic objectives and transforming organizations. Analyze, design, implement, monitor, and mine processes to optimize operations and achieve compliance. Prerequisite: MIS 513.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The major objective of this course is to discuss fundamentals of MIS research and design science methodologies. The participants will learn how to conduct quantitative, qualitative, and design science research within the MIS context. Topics covered include methods for systematic literature review, gap identification, data collection and analysis, as well as interpretation and presentation of finding. After completing this course, participants should be able to conduct applied and/or theoretical MIS-related research.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will cover both technical and non-technical aspects of information security. The technical part will cover information security threats, vulnerabilities and controls. The technical materials focus on concepts and principles rather than design and implementation. The non-technical part will cover risk management, security planning and disaster recovery, legal, ethical and professional issues. Prerequisite: MIS 564.
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