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Master of Business Administration with a Management Information Systems Specialization Online

Master of Business Administration with a Management Information Systems Specialization Online

The 100 percent online MBA with a Management Information Systems Specialization program from SIUE gives you the real-world tools to transition into management roles and pursue career advancement opportunities in a lucrative, high-demand field.

Apply by 01/02/19
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Start Classes 01/19/19

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Program Overview

Develop your ability to formulate and implement management information systems to promote your company's goals in the dynamic online MBA in Management Information Systems (MIS) program from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Tuition

$17,269.20

Total Tuition

Duration

as few as 12 months

Program Duration

Credit Hours

36

Credit Hours

In this accelerated, online business master's program, you will study the theory of information systems analysis and the modeling of the decision-making process used in designing effective information systems. Examine factors such as organizational structure and information requirements within the context of ethical, economic and socio-technical factors that affect the design of systems. In addition to developing technical skills, this program studies the behavioral components and human factors that shape managerial effectiveness.

You can complete your degree in as few as 12 months, with no foundation courses required, regardless of your undergraduate background. Our core course work empowers you with a variety of foundational skills and advanced applications. You will study decision-making, accounting, information systems and technology, managerial economics, corporate finance, quantitative analysis, marketing, and more. Plus, the curriculum includes an embedded capstone course focusing on strategic management.

Within our in-depth MIS electives, you will gain expertise in the role of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software in business environments using SAP, and corresponding risk management approaches. You will study emerging technologies with a strategic-level focus, along with query and procedural language (PL/SQL). You will also broaden your knowledge of database structures, application code, techniques and tools for IT systems analysis and design, process-oriented modeling and structured design concepts, re-engineering business processes, and quality assurance and reliability.

In continuously developing and refining the MBA curriculum, we work closely with some of the region's top business professionals to bring theoretical knowledge and real-world experience into the classroom. Many of those same leaders serve on our advisory board, as do alumni who ensure the course work is relevant, up-to-date and tailored to real business needs.

In this online program, you will learn to:

  • Identify and define business problems and generate and evaluate alternative courses of action
  • Implement a chosen course of action and evaluate its outcome in the context of a dynamic organization
  • Discern and appreciate the ethical implications of decisions, as well as the impact of the global environment on the management of people and processes
  • Integrate current and emerging functional knowledge into the decision-making process
AACSB Accredited

The School of Business at SIUE is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The School has been accredited since 1975.

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Tuition

Tuition for the MBA with a Management Information Systems Specialization online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition per credit hour

$479.70

Per Credit Hour

Tuition per 3 credit-hour course

$1,439.10

Per 3 Credit-Hour Course

Total Tuition

$17,269.20

Total Tuition

If you are applying for financial aid, please use Federal School Code 001759. For more information, please contact our financial aid office by calling 618-650-3880 or emailing finaid@siue.edu.

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Calendar

The MBA with a Management Information Systems Specialization program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring six start dates each year. Choose the start date that best fits your goals.

Upcoming Start Dates

Start Date

01/19/19

Apply by 01/02/19

Start Date

03/23/19

Apply by 03/06/19

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Spring 1 2019 1/19/19 1/2/19 1/9/19 1/15/19 1/18/19 3/8/19
Spring 2 2019 3/23/19 3/6/19 3/13/19 3/19/19 3/22/19 5/10/19
Summer 1 2019 5/13/19 4/24/19 5/1/19 5/7/19 5/10/19 6/29/19
Summer 2 2019 7/1/19 6/12/19 6/19/19 6/25/19 6/28/19 8/17/19
Fall 1 2019 8/24/19 8/9/19 8/14/19 8/20/19 8/23/19 10/11/19
Fall 2 2019 10/19/19 10/4/19 10/9/19 10/15/19 10/18/19 12/13/19
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Admissions

Admission to the MBA with a Management Information Systems Specialization online program is based on a variety of factors including undergraduate grade point average (GPA), overall score on the GMAT and its parts (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing) and previous work in other graduate programs.

Applicants must submit all post-secondary academic transcripts and a $40 application fee. At least two years of work experience is recommended for students entering the MBA program, which is designed for working professionals. Students recently admitted to the program have had, on average, a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 and an overall GMAT score of 520.

MBA online admission requirements (based on cumulative undergraduate GPA)

  • 3.20 and above – Bachelor's degree in business or engineering from an AACSB- or ABET-accredited institution
  • 3.00 to 3.19 – Bachelor's degree plus three years of professional work experience
  • 2.50 to 2.99 – Bachelor's degree plus three years of professional work experience or an internship, plus submission of an acceptable GMAT or GRE score

GMAT requirement is waived for applicants who have:

  • 3.20 or greater GPA on an undergraduate degree in business or engineering from an AACSB- or ABET-accredited institution
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, with 3.0 GPA and at least three years of work experience
  • PhD, MD, LLM, DDS, DNP, EdD
  • Master's, PharmD or JD degree

All required documents (e.g., official transcripts) should be sent to the following address:

SIUE Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Campus Box 1047
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047

Electronic official transcripts should be submitted to siueapps@siue.edu.

Note: Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their MBA courses. Students who fall below this minimum will be placed on academic probation and referred to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. If the student is permitted to continue in the program, the conditions for continuance will be put in writing and communicated to the student. In addition, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to receive their degree.

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Courses

The MBA with a Management Information Systems Specialization online curriculum is comprised of 36 credit hours, including 24 credit hours of MBA core courses and 12 credit hours of electives.

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In order to earn your MBA with a Management Information Systems Specialization online, you will complete the following required courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines the individual and group level dynamics of decision-making focusing on non-quantitative issues surrounding managerial decisions and dilemmas. Must be taken in the first 12 hours of MBA program.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Understanding and analysis of financial and managerial accounting information to enable internal/external users to make informed business decisions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Information systems and state-of-the-art information technology with a middle-level managerial focus.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Economic analysis of managerial decisions, business strategy, government policy, and regulation affecting business organizations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Theoretical concepts and analytical tools for solving problems and making corporate investment and financing decisions. Firm valuation, international security markets, and foreign investments.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Problem-solving and fundamental quantitative methods to formulate and solve problems to support business decision-making. Analysis of complex situations and communication of results.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Decision-oriented overview of marketing management in creating value by analyzing customer responses for designing products, prices, channel and communication strategies for planning marketing effort.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Analysis, formulation and implementation of firm's strategy studied from a general management perspective. Interrelationships between the firm and its external environment are emphasized.

In order to earn your MBA with a Management Information Systems Specialization online, you will complete the following elective courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Management of the IT (information technology) function and emerging technologies with a strategic-level focus.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The role of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software in the business environment will be explored using SAP. A risk management approach will be emphasized.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Query language (SQL) and procedural language-SQL (PL/SQL). Database structures and storing, retrieving, and manipulating data in relational databases. Covers PL/SQL blocks of application code.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Techniques and tools for information systems analysis and design. Process-oriented modeling and structured design concepts and techniques; re-engineering business processes; quality-assurance and reliability.

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