Bachelor of Arts in Management Information Systems

Degree Overview

Businesses must align their technical capabilities and strategic advantages to serve customers in innovative ways. With Virginia Wesleyan University’s online management information systems degree program, you can gain skills to play a central role in shaping enterprise technologies to help companies serve new markets.

Developed with support from employers, our online management information systems degree program includes relevant courses that bring to life the connections between business strategies, operations, and computer information systems. As you study online, experienced faculty will share emerging programming techniques and database systems to help you take the lead on technology teams. Plus, you will develop a working knowledge of project management and technical processes as you acquire the skills necessary to help make companies more efficient and profitable.

Take part in immersive online coursework, along with a capstone project that provides hands-on experience in the design of information systems. Throughout the program, you’ll investigate examples of information systems in everyday life and business operations to identify innovative solutions. This blend of relevant curriculum and active learning prepares you for roles on teams that analyze data, maintain IT systems, develop apps, and drive business growth.

Program Details

  • 07/08/2024
    Next Start Date
  • 128
    Total Degree Credit Hours
  • Program Length
    Finish in as little as 12 months
  • $399
    Cost Per Credit Hour
  • 48
    Major Credit Hours
  • 22
    Minor/Certificate Credit Hours

Course Information

General Education is the component of the degree that all students share. The requirements include both a scholarly core experience and a broad array of courses from across the university. The core provides students a common sequence of courses that form a foundation for their education and that will serve them throughout their lives. The breadth requirement ensures a well-rounded education.

The major is a component of the degree that a student chooses: a major requires students to take a deep dive into the complexities of knowledge within a particular area of inquiry and to understand the methods and tenets of a discipline or interdisciplinary field. A major consists of a guided program that builds from gateway or intermediate courses to at least five advanced courses.

Core Requirements

  • ISP 101 - Fundamentals of Information Systems
  • ISP 105 - Spreadsheet Software (Excel)
  • CS 202 - Introduction to Object Oriented and Java Programming
    Prerequisite: Math placement H, A or B, or at least a B grade in Math 104
  • MBE 201 - Introductory Macroeconomics
  • MBE 203 - Accounting I
  • ISP 205 - Database Management Systems
  • Math 210 - Introductory Statistics
    Prerequisite: Sophomore status or higher; math placement level B, A or H, or Math 104 with at least a C- grade
  • MBE 301 - Principles of Management: A Project Approach
    Prerequisites: MBE 201 and 203
  • EES 300 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
    Prerequisite: Math placement level H, A or B and junior/senior status, or MATH 104
  • MBE 335 - Accounting Information Systems
    Prerequisite: MBE 203
  • MBE 360 - Operations Management
    Prerequisites: Math 210 and MBE 301
  • ISP 400 - Project Management for IS
    Prerequisites: ISP 101, ISP 105, and ISP 205
  • ISP 405 - Management Information Systems
    Prerequisite: ISP 400
  • ISP 406 - Information Systems Development and Design
    Prerequisites: Senior status, ISP 400 and ISP 405

Certificate/Minor Requirements

  • ISP 101 - Fundamentals of Information Systems
  • ISP 105 - Spreadsheet Applications
  • MBE 203 - Accounting I
  • ISP 205 - Database Applications
  • EES 300 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
    Prerequisite: Math placement level H, A or B and junior/senior status, or MATH 104
  • MBE 335 - Accounting Information Systems
    Prerequisite: MBE 203
  • ISP 400 - Project Management for IS
    Prerequisites: ISP 101, ISP 105, and ISP 205

Two of the following:

  • EES 132 - Environmental Geology (without laboratory)
  • EES 210 - Meteorology
  • ENVS 107 - Environmental Biology

One of the following

  • ENVS 420 - Topics in Sustainability
  • ENG/ENVS 306 - Ecopoetry


Career Outcomes

  • Business Analyst

    Companies rely on business analysts to close gaps in enterprise operations. Develop the skills to achieve business goals by finding synergies between marketing, sales, and IT teams.

  • Computer Systems Analyst

    Businesses need skilled analysts who understand big-picture technology challenges and deliver solutions. This growing field has a median annual salary of nearly $89,000, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Data Analyst

    Leveraging big data is essential for leading companies. VWU helps you prepare to gather and analyze data to spot market opportunities and improve decision-making.


  • Process Analyst

    By becoming more efficient, companies can gain a competitive edge. Learn to improve processes and workflows to optimize how businesses operate.

  • Process Engineer

    Global companies and health care systems must navigate complex processes to run their operations smoothly. Gain skills that relate to designing, enhancing, and sustaining the systems that enable organizations to succeed.

Why VWU Online

Successful Alumni

More than 90 percent of our alumni are working or in graduate school within 1 year of graduation.

Highly Qualified Faculty

90 percent of our professors have attained the highest degree in their fields.


Virginia Wesleyan University is a Yellow Ribbon school, and we have a dedicated Veterans Service Team.

Streamlined Admission

Admission decisions are made on the basis of a review of the applicant's undergraduate transcript. No SAT, ACT, or GMAT required!

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

  1. Complete our online application.
  2. Applicants who have not yet completed 12 semester hours of college work must submit an official high school transcript and SAT/ACT score, and an official college transcript from all colleges and universities previously attended. Applicants who have not taken an SAT or ACT may be admitted on the basis of an evaluation of high school coursework. Applicants who are not high school graduates may be admitted on the basis of GED test results.
  3. Applicants who have successfully completed 12 or more semester hours of college work must submit official college transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Generally, individuals transferring to Virginia Wesleyan must present a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

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