School and Ranking Information
Schools in the Santa Ana area that offer degrees in management information systems are mostly private, 4-year institutions. The University of La Verne was picked as the top school in the area based on rankings, number of programs offered, and post-graduate job opportunities.
- Winner: The University of La Verne offers both a bachelor's and master's program in business administration. Students can choose an information technology emphasis with either degree level.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of La Verne|
|Rankings||#166 in National Universities (2014); #53 in Best Colleges for Veterans (2015); #228 in High School Counselor Ratings (2014)*|
|Location||La Verne, CA|
|School Type||4-year; private|
|Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||Undergrad: $36,744*|
|MIS Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||59%**|
|Noteworthy||62.2% of classes have under 20 students*; third largest MBA program in Los Angeles County***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of La Verne
University of La Verne
- Master's-level classes available in the evenings, on weekends and online
- Master's students have access to ULV's Graduate Success Center, which provides tutoring, mentorship and workshops
- BBachelor of Arts in Business Administration also available at ULV's satellite campuses
The University of La Verne is located 25 miles away from Santa Ana, California. The private, not-for-profit institution opened its doors in 1891 and today has close to 50,000 alumni worldwide. The school serves around 2,000 students each year.
Undergrads majoring in business administration can choose to concentrate in information technology. All students must take courses covering topics such as business finance, operational management and computer applications. Those enrolled in the IT concentration learn how to apply business and management skills toward a career in information science. The bachelor's program is available on-campus and online.
Graduate students and working professionals can enroll in a Master of Business Administration program to prepare for leadership and management roles in a business field. Those pursuing the IT concentration take courses in management information systems, management support systems, data management and cyber law.