Colorado State University Global

BS - Management Information Systems and Business Analytics

Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics program can help students develop the technical and business skills needed to pursue leadership positions in the information technology and data management fields. Learn more about this online bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University-Global Campus

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Program Prerequisites:

Applicants are eligible for admission into a CSU-Global Campus bachelor's degree program if they graduated high school (or earned a GED equivalent) and have completed some college. Applicants with less than 12 transferable semester hours of college credit may complete up to 15 credit hours at CSU-Global in non-degree seeking status and then apply for admission to a bachelor's degree program.

Program Description:

The fully online Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics program offered by CSU-Global Campus focuses on preparing students to become organizational leaders in data management and information technology. The courses provide a foundation in basic business concepts, like business strategy, management and finance, as well as allow students to study technical topics related to information systems. Topics covered in the technical courses may include data mining, systems analysis and design, cloud computing and big data. Students can also learn basic Java programming and how to use SPSS software. The program concludes with capstone and practicum courses.

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Program Length:

Colorado State University-Global Campus bachelor's degrees require that students successfully complete at least 120 semester hours of credits. CSU-Global works to maximize the amount of credit that can be accepted in transfer and provides students with as many options as possible to earn credits outside of the classroom in order to reduce educational costs and accelerate time to graduation. Applicants are encouraged to transfer as much college credit as possible (up to 90 semester hours may be accepted).

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of student loans and grants. CSU-Global students may also be eligible for military and veteran benefits, payment plans, employer reimbursement and scholarships.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics:

Management Information Systems and Business Analytics Major - 12 Courses (36 Credit Hours)

  • Applying Leadership Principles
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • Information Systems Design and Management
  • Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • Basic Programming
  • Database Concepts
  • Database Management
  • Statistics and SPSS
  • Data Mining
  • Cloud Computing and Big Data
  • Capstone -- Business Analytics and Information Systems
  • Management Information Systems and Business Analytics Practicum

Specialization Areas - Upper Division Courses

Students may complete a specialization that consists of five (5) upper division courses (15 credits) as a supplement to their program major. Specializations allow students to select a series of courses in a career-relevant field based on professional and personal interests.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing the Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics program, graduates who are interested in furthering their education or preparing for advanced leadership positions could consider enrolling in a graduate degree program. CSU-Global Campus offers a Master of Information Technology Management program that could be of interest to those looking for a master's degree related to this field.

Career Paths:

Graduates of CSU-Global's Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics could have the business and technical skills needed to work in a number of information technology positions. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ( projected that employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow by 15% during 2014-2024, which is faster than the national average. Additional positions graduates might consider are:

  • Information systems manager
  • Systems analyst
  • Computing services director
  • Database administrator

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