Major ID: 232S
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer
The Associate of Science Degree in Management Information Systems is designed to provide students with opportunities for immediate employment or for transfer to four-year institutions. The College has developed articulation agreements with four-year institutions to assist students with their transfer goals. See a Transfer Specialist for further information.
Students planning a career in this area should have above average mathematic reasoning and communication skills. Students should exhibit qualities of patience, perseverance, and preciseness, and should enjoy working in a team environment.
A management information system degree prepares the student for a career that combines business techniques and computer systems capability. Students study how to provide reporting and analysis using best practices in information technology.
Graduates will find opportunities in the information systems field in business, manufacturing, government and education.
With additional education and experience, students may advance to positions such as Systems Analyst, Software Architect and Business Analyst. Graduates of this program may choose to continue their education at a four-year institution in Management Information Systems or a related field. Others may elect to enter the workforce following graduation.
- Analyze complex business processes to develop process improvements and comprehensive information system requirements specifications to support them.
- Build and test information systems.
- Utilize accounting and business systems information to develop recommendations for operating cost reduction and improved use of capital investment.
- Demonstrate understanding of business systems, current technologies, organizational structures, communication tools, and critical thinking skills to help guide Management Information Systems success.
- Apply effective technical communication skills.
- Develop database applications using an industry standard database management system.
- Demonstrate an understanding of computing and programming concepts.
Part-time and Full-time Options
This program can be completed by using a combination of day, evening, and Saturday courses. Part-time and full-time options are available.
Saint Paul College has transfer agreements & partnerships between many post-secondary institutions. For more information please go to saintpaul.edu/Transfer.