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Catalog 2024-2025 
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Management Information Systems Transfer Pathway Associate of Science Degree

Location(s): In Person and Online

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Program Overview

Major ID: TPMI

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer

The Management Information Systems Transfer Pathway Associate of Science degree 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 Pathway Advisor t 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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Program Outcomes

  1. Analyze complex business processes to develop process improvements and comprehensive information system requirements specifications to support them.
  2. Build and test information systems.
  3. Utilize accounting and business systems information to develop recommendations for operating cost reduction and improved use of capital investment.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of business systems, current technologies, organizational structures, communication tools, and critical thinking skills to help guide Management Information Systems success.
  5. Apply effective technical communication skills.
  6. Develop database applications using an industry standard database management system.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of computing and programming concepts.

Program Faculty

Warren Sheaffer

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.

Transfer Opportunities

Saint Paul College has transfer agreements & partnerships between many post-secondary institutions. For more information please go to saintpaul.edu/Transfer.

Program Requirements

General Education/MnTC Requirements

Refer to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Course List  for each Goal Area

General Education Requirements: 32 Credits

Course Sequence

The following sequence is recommended for a full-time student. Not all courses are offered each semester.

Total Semester Credits: 14-15

Total Semester Credits: 15

Third Semester

Total Semester Credits: 16

Fourth Semester

Total Semester Credits: 14-15

Total Program Credits: 60

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ on Reading Comprehension or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Adv. Algebra & Functions: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in MATH 0920  

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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