SHIELDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Management Information Systems, Bachelor of Science

Introduction

Earn a Respected MIS Degree from Saint Francis University

Businesses and customers have never been more connected. From customers clicking "buy it now" on a touch screen to senior managers making data-driven decisions affecting the world's largest companies, the Management Information Systems (MIS) discipline is the backbone of modern business. If you love technology and business, then an MIS degree could be for you!

 

Offered: On-Campus

internship and mentoring opportunities
IACBE accredited 
apply classroom skills to "real world" projects
 The SFU LEARNING EXPERIENCE

MIS the Saint Francis Way

At SFU, you can combine your passion for technology and business into a rewarding career with an MIS degree.  Faculty members work closely with the students and maintain a constant focus on career preparation.  Here you will gain a highly marketable business education that focuses on integrity, ethical behavior, and social responsibility in business.

 

Find your MIS career path!

At Saint Francis, we want to provide you with plenty of opportunities to learn about business from respected leaders, participate in hands-on training, and become involved in the community.  

 

Experiences like these will help you be ready for your future career: 

 

  • Business Internships: Our established relationships with businesses and alumni help you gain experience while earning credits.
  • Travel: The annual Spring in London course offers an unparalleled international business experience and is just one example of the opportunities open to business students.

The best way to explore what the student experience really looks like is to schedule a visit!

CURRICULUM & COURSES

What You’ll Learn in the MIS Program

The Management Information Systems program prepares students to analyze, design, develop, implement, integrate, manage, and maintain management information systems and information technology. The program carefully and effectively blends a solid business administration education with the technical and conceptual aspects of computer-based information systems and e-commerce.

  • Undergraduate Path
  • Accelerated/Graduate
  • Learning Objectives
  • Accreditation
  • Choose your undergraduate path

    On-Campus:

     

    Degree Paths

    Description

    Course Catalog 

    Plan of Study

    Management Information Systems, B.S. 

    on-campus program 

    Course Catalog

    Plan of Study

    Concentration: Cyber Security  

    on-site specialization that can be taken as part of the  B.S.

    Course Catalog

    Plan of Study

    Concentration: Entrepreneurship

    on-site specialization that can be taken as part of the  B.S.

    Course Catalog

    Plan of Study

  • Accelerated/Graduate Degrees

     

     
    Degree  Description Catalog  Plan of Study

    Accelerated MBA/Management Information Systems

     

    earn both an undergraduate MIS degree and an MBA in 4 years

    Course Catalog Plan of Study

    MBA/Management Information Systems

     

    earn both an undergraduate MIS degree and an MBA in 5 years

    Course Catalog 

     
  • Upon Completion of this program, students are able to: 

    • Demonstrate, in the Spirit of Saint Francis in the Marketplace, knowledge of the ethical value choices and responsibilities of businesses and business leaders.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles in business in the functional areas of accounting, information systems, finance, management, and marketing.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the legal, social, economic environments of business.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the global dimension of business.
    • Integrate the functional areas of business in the process of decision making.
    • Demonstrate the ability to professionally communicate.
  • Accreditation Statement:

    Saint Francis University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas. 

Experienced MIS faculty who love to teach

Our professors have real-world professional experience in their chosen fields and make it a priority to help students understand how various theoretical concepts apply to actual practice. You will have many opportunities to work one-on-one or in small groups with the faculty. Guest speakers and site visits augment the instruction in several courses to enrich the value of the program.

 

Department Contact: Dr. Angela Seidel, aseidel@francis.edu, 814-472-3076

Career Outlook in MIS

The importance of information technology and information systems to organizations means that well-educated MIS professionals are in demand.  Five of the top 20 "best jobs" rend documented by U.S. News and World Report are MIS-related.

 

SFU MIS students prepare themselves for careers in both technology and management in careers ranging from logistics and data management to e-commerce and government.  Our instructors carefully merge industry theory with real-world applications so that students will quickly be able to apply their lessons in the workforce.  A strong network of SFU alumni combined regional/national networks maintained by MIS faculty allow for internships and employment opportunities.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About MIS and Saint Francis University

  • What can I do with a degree in MIS?

    SFU MIS students prepare themselves for careers in both technology and management in careers ranging from logistics and data management to e-commerce and government.

  • What is Progression and/or Retention Criteria?

    Over the past 5 years, over 98% of School of Business graduates have been gainfully employed or enrolled in graduate school within one year of graduation.

Saint Francis University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas.

 

AICBE Logo