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Bachelor of Science in Business (Management Information Systems) w/ CBE

Bachelor's in Business (Management Information Systems)

Information technology professionals are always in demand, so an IT degree pays big dividends in the job market.

At Excelsior College, you can earn a competency-based Bachelor of Science in Business (Management Information Systems) that's directly informed by workforce trends in the information technology industry.

A pioneer in online IT classes and distance learning, Excelsior offers an online business bachelor's that lets you earn your degree in less time than a traditional information systems management degree.

Competency-based education (CBE) at Excelsior allows you to earn your BS in Business with concentration in management information systems (MIS) by making the most of what you already know through a personalized program of study that combines course-based learning, independent study, and earned external credits. 

  • Course-based learning refers to Excelsior's 8 or 15-week online courses in information systems management and other subjects that are directly informed by current trends in workforce development.
  • Independent study options help you pursue self-paced learning with study guides and practice tests before earning credit by exam. You can also simply test out of subjects you've already mastered.
  • Earned external credits are accrued through coursework completed at other institutions, military experience, college-level exams like CLEP and DSST, learning assessment, and workforce training and professional certifications completed before and/or during your enrollment.

Created for working adults looking to advance their careers, this online business degree with management information systems focus ends with a capstone that assesses your knowledge through projects, simulations, and a summative exam.

Earn a degree that's accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education in a way that fits with your life, your budget, and your career goals.

  • Maximize the value of your transfer credits from other accredited colleges. 
  • Take 8 or 15-week online information management classes that fit your schedule.
  • Transfer more credits to lower your costs and shorten the path to your BS in Business.
  • Convert your IT experience into college credit that counts toward your bachelor's in business degree.
  • Enjoy affordable tuition and low fees, and access financial aid, payment plans, and other assistance.

Online IT Classes with a Hands-on Focus

Excelsior's concentration in management information systems can be personalized to fit your talents, interests, experience, and career goals. You can design your bachelor's degree program to fit one of two IT career tracks, management or technical. You'll master current technologies, methods, and trends in the IT industry, while gaining skills in information systems management that you can immediately apply on the job. Excelsior's BS in business degree with concentration in information systems management will help you compete for jobs in fields such as:

  • Systems design and integration
  • Cybersecurity
  • Project management
  • Information systems management
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Advanced programming
  • Database architecture and design
  • Senior IT management

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BS in Business Credit Requirements

BS in Business Credit Requirements

120 credits required. 60 in the arts and sciences, 51 in the business component (to include a minimum of 21 at the upper level of which 9 must be in the concentration), and 9 in the additional credit component (to include the 1-credit Information Literacy requirement).

Courses classified as upper level must be junior-senior level (300 - 400) and can be classified as a business core, concentration, and/or business elective course.

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Program Competencies

Students completing the Bachelor in Science in Business degree program will have a foundational knowledge of business administration and strategic management, including competency in the following areas:

  1. Economics - Apply micro and macroeconomic concepts and theories to explain the relationship between legal, social, and economic interests of individuals and society.
  2. Accounting - Apply basic accounting concepts and principles to the analysis and interpretation of corporate financial statements.
  3. Marketing - Explain how modern marketing concepts and theories support and influence business strategies.
  4. Finance - Utilize financial management concepts and tools to make informed business decisions.
  5. Management - Apply the major concepts and theories of management and leadership in order to develop business strategies in a real-world context.
  6. Quantitative Analysis - Utilize quantitative research, statistics, and data analysis to analyze business data, support business decisions, and solve problems.
  7. Global - Analyze the opportunities and risks associated with doing business in a global environment.
  8. Ethics - Justify decisions by evaluating the social, ethical, and legal implications for business organizations.
  9. Communication - Effectively communicate business concepts orally and in writing to multiple audiences.
  10. Computer Skills - Utilize business computer applications and information technologies to organize and interpret business data and information.
  11. Teamwork/Cultural Diversity - Work effectively and collaboratively on diverse teams to complete projects on real-world scenarios.
  12. Critical Thinking - Employ critical thinking skills to interpret and analyze competing arguments and perspectives in a business environment.

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Educational Outcomes

We expect that as an Excelsior College baccalaureate business graduate you will be able to:

  • Apply discipline-specific concepts and methodologies to identify, analyze, and solve business problems. 
  • Demonstrate a desire and commitment to remain current with and adaptive to changing business conditions through continuous learning and self-improvement.
  • Demonstrate independent and critical thinking, function effectively in team-oriented settings, and maintain a high level of performance in a professional business environment.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, in a professional business environment.
  • Behave ethically and professionally in business and society.
  • Demonstrate and utilize leadership principles in one’s chosen career field.

BSB Management of Information Systems Concentration Outcomes

Management of Information Systems Concentration Objectives

As an Excelsior College baccalaureate-level business graduate with a concentration in Management of Information Systems, you will be able to:

  • Identify emerging technologies and tools for information technology solutions.
  • Integrate information technologies-based solutions to meet user needs.
  • Apply best practices and standards for information technology applications.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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The School of Business and Technology at Excelsior College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. Review the list of Excelsior business programs and degrees accredited by the IACBE.