Management Information Systems A.S.

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Management Information Systems A.S.

Department: Computer Science – Management Information Systems

Total Credit Hours: 59-63 credits

What Is Management Information Systems (MIS)?

Information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.

Occupation Overview

Computer and information systems managers typically do at least some or all of the following:

  • Analyze their organization’s computer needs and recommend possible upgrades to top executives
  • Plan and direct installing and upgrading computer hardware and software
  • Ensure the security of an organization’s network and electronic documents
  • Assess the costs and benefits of a new project and justify spending on the project to top executives
  • Learn about new technology and look for ways to upgrade their organization’s computer systems
  • Determine short- and long-term personnel needs for their department
  • Plan and direct the work of other IT professionals, including computer systems analysts, software developers, information security analysts, and computer support specialists
  • Negotiate with vendors to get the highest level of service for their organization’s technology

Salary Outlook

The median hourly wage for computer and information systems managers in Missouri is $59.85. People established in management information systems careers earn an average of 130,980 per year in the state of Missouri. Further education (bachelor’s degree or higher) will typically yield higher earnings.

Source: FOCUS Online Career and Education Planning Systems.

Required Courses

SubjectCourseTitleCredits
General Education Requirements (29-33 credits)
Mathematics MAT 162 or College Algebra-STEM  4-5
MAT 180 Calculus & Analytical Geometry I
MAT 150 or Trigonometry  3-5
MAT 230 Calc & Analytical Geometry II
MAT 175 Introductory Statistics 3
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 or English Composition II  3
ENG 125 Business Writing
COM 101 Oral Communication 3
Social Science HIS 101 or U.S. History to 1877  3
HIS 102 or U.S. History Since 1877 
HIS 115 or U.S. History Since 1945 
HIS 270 or History of Missouri 
POL 101 or American Government 
POL 102 State and Local Government
Natural Science Any BIO or Any BIOLOGY Course  4-5
Any CHM or Any CHEMISTRY Course 
Any PHY Any PHYSICAL SCIENCE Course
Humanities Choose one Humanities General Education course 3
Core Course Requirements (30 credits)
CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
CPT/BUS 105 Ethics in Technology/Business Ethics 3
CPT/CPM/CPC/ACT/BUS Choose 8 Courses in Major for Transfer Institution 24

Total Required Hours: 59-63 credits

Per College policy Individual students may be required to take COL 101.

Suggested Schedule Planning

CourseTitleCredits
Fall Semester (13-14 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 162 or College Algebra – STEM  4-5
MAT 180 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I
CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
CPT/BUS 105 Ethics in Technology/Business Ethics 3
Spring Semester (15-17 credits)
ENG 102 or English Composition II 3
ENG 125 Business Writing
MAT 150 or Trigonometry 3-5
MAT 230 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II
HIS 101 or U.S. History to 1877 3
HIS 102 or U.S. History Since 1877 
HIS 115 or U.S. History Since 1945 
HIS 270 or History of Missouri 
POL 101 or American Government 
POL 102 State and Local Government
CPT/CPM/CPC/ACT/BUS Course in Major for Transfer Institution 3
CPT/CPM/CPC/ACT/BUS Course in Major for Transfer Institution 3
Fall Semester (15 credits)
COM 101  Oral Communication 3
ART 1001 or Art Appreciation  3
ART 1500 or Survey of Western Art History I 
ART 2210 or Modern & Contemporary Art History 
ART 1200 or 2-D Design 
MUS 111 or Music Appreciation 
MUS 112 or Jazz Appreciation 
MUS 231 or Music History I 
MUS 232 or Music History II 
THE 122 or Intro to Theater 
THE 123 or Intro to Cinema
THE 124 or History of Film 
Any LIT or Any Literature 
Any PHL or Any Philosophy 
Any ARB, FRN, GRM, or SPN Any Foreign Language
CPT/CPM/CPC/ACT/BUS Course in Major for Transfer Institution 3
CPT/CPM/CPC/ACT/BUS Course in Major for Transfer Institution 3
CPT/CPM/CPC/ACT/BUS Course in Major for Transfer Institution 3
Spring Semester (16-17 credits)
MAT 175 Introductory Statistics 3
PHY 250 or College Physics I & Lab  4-5
PHY 125/127 or Into to Phy Geology & Lab 
PHY 111/113 or Intro to Phy Science & Lab 
CHM 101/103 or Intro to Chem & Lab 
BIO 110/113 or Human Biology & Lab 
CPT/CPM/CPC/ACT/BUS Course in Major for Transfer Institution 3
CPT/CPM/CPC/ACT/BUS Course in Major for Transfer Institution 3
CPT/CPM/CPC/ACT/BUS Course in Major for Transfer Institution 3

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 59-63 credits

Per College policy Individual students may be required to take COL 101.

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