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Management Information Systems at Minot State University focuses on the design, development and implementation of technology in today's business environment.

Enrollment Services

Management Information Systems

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Management Information Systems is one of several programs offered both on campus and entirely online by MSU's Department of Business Information Technology.

Other offerings include:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science with major in Applied Business Information Systems*
  • Management Information Systems minor
  • Virtual Business Minor
  • Certificate Program in Application Software Specialist (non-majors)
  • Certificate Program in Web Development (non-majors)

*The B.A. S. degree program is for students who have A.A.S. degrees and who want to enhance their knowledge and skills to a supervisory or management level.

What can you do with a MIS degree?
MIS graduates are prepared to work in a variety of IT settings as system analysts, IT managers, web designers, webmasters, IT coordinators, IT trainers, network specialists, database designers, project managers, etc.

MIS students apply classroom knowledge to real world settings through internships. Many internships are initiated by employers, but students may seek out and develop their own internship opportunities. Internships may be full time, part time or project oriented. All
internships provide students with great hands on learning opportunities and some lead to offers of employment.

Right for you?
Individuals who enjoy careers in Management Information Technology are highly organized, detail-oriented, analytical, and have excellent interpersonal and management skills. They are multi-taskers, remain calm under pressure, and are sensitive to issues of confidentiality.

Employment outlook
As organizations around the world rely more heavily on computers to do business, computer systems analysts, network and computer systems administrators are expected to be in demand through 2020. Employment opportunities for information systems managers are expected to grow about as fast as average for most jobs.


  • Core business courses: accounting, economics, statistics, marketing, management, finance, business communication
  • MIS major requirements: IT infrastructure; website design; web-based application development; system analysis; programming language; project management; data and information management; enterprise architecture; IS strategy, management and acquisition
  • Two career tracks: Systems Analyst or IT Manager
Courses Required


For a complete list of courses and descriptions, please go to course catalog.

All courses subject to change. Other coursework required.

College of Business
The College of Business is committed to active learning and preparing students for careers in business. Our facilities include the Slaaten Learning Center, which features a:

  • Financial trading lab with stock ticker board
  • Corporate-style board room with video-conferencing equipment
  • Student study area furnished with computers, flat-screen TVs, café tables and comfortable seating
  • Meeting room for student organizations and other student groups

Department of Business Information Technology
Business Education at MSU is overseen by the Department of Business Information Technology. The department is dedicated to delivering students the best possible education and personal attention they need to succeed. Please contact us for more information.

To learn more, visit our Business Information Technology web site. Better yet, schedule a campus visit so we can meet face-to-face and show you around.

Contact Information
Dr. Lori Willoughby
Professor and Chair of Business Information Technology
MSIS, and MED-B Program Director
College of Business
Phone: 701-858-3314 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3314