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Overview of Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Programs in Management Information Systems

Majors Overview March 22, 2014

An approximately equal number of credit hours in business and information technology (IT) are required of students enrolled in most BBA in Management Information Systems (MIS) programs. Business courses demand 28-36 hours, while IT courses account for 24-33 hours. Coursework can vary by school; however such variation is minimal as compared with that in the BS programs.


Required coursework in BBA programs in MIS is typically divided into Information Technology and Business programs. Information Technology courses cover:

•Managing information systems
•Web design
•Managing databases
•Introductory/advanced programming
•Operating systems

Business courses usually include:

•Finance principles
•Marketing foundations
•Business ethics
•Accounting principles
•Management and business organization

Job Outlook

A job growth rate of 15% has been predicted for computer and information systems managers over the 2012-2022 decade (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)). In May 2012, these professionals took home an average annual wage of $120,950. In May 2012, these workers looked for jobs in firms related to insurance, company management and computer systems design (BLS).

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