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Our management information systems program will put you on the cutting edge of information technology industry trends while giving you the management skills needed to solve problems related to information security, software, hardware, data, and more.

You need to have 60 credits to start this program. Your enrollment counselor can help you explore your options for obtaining credits, including taking courses in our associate degree programs.


Fully Online

You'll complete 100% of your coursework online.

Location: Online

Start Dates: Fall 2017

Total Credits



  • Financial Accounting for Managers (ACCT400)

    Introduction to financial accounting concepts as the language of business. Financial decision-making using key ratios and financial statements. Managerial understanding of principles of stewardship and ethical issues found in accounting.

    3 credits

  • Foundations of Business Management (BUSN301)

    An exploration of the foundations of modern management theory and practice including how external and internal environmental factors impact the practice of business management. Topics such as global forces, political and legal forces, socio-cultural forces and demographic forces will be used to develop an understanding of the complexities in business management today.

    3 credits

  • Foundations of Human Resource Management (BUSN302)

    Introduction to the functional area of business called human resources management. Study the functions of attracting, retaining, motivating and managing the people who work in organizations. Study how human resources is involved in the recruitment, selection, employment, compensation, training, development, safety and termination of employees.

    3 credits

  • Professional Project Management (BUSN320)

    Introduction to the principles of project management including the role of the project manager, types of projects, stages of a project, project variables, and project processes. Examines the organization, planning, and controlling of projects and provides practical knowledge on managing project scope, schedule and resources.

    3 credits

  • Introduction to Marketing Management (BUSN323)

    Study of marketing concepts and decision-making processes related to marketing management in a marketing-oriented firm. Examination of key strategies of consumer and business-to-business marketing and mission-critical variables from within a relationship marketing focus. Development of a course project and its presentation to a business audience using state-of-the-art business presentation techniques.

    3 credits

  • Information Technology and Applications (BUSN360)

    Understand and use information technology and business applications software to solve business-related problems. Collaboration tools, social media tools, databases, and spreadsheets. Ethical issues with data and information management.

    3 credits

  • Survey of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (BUSN405)

    Explores economic theories and tools and how they are applied to business. Investigates principles and concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics.

    3 credits

  • Applied Ethical Decisions in Life and Business (BUSN425H)

    Provision of a basis for ethical problem solving and the application of ethical principles to issues of moral perplexity. These issues are surfaced by ethical pluralism, cultural diversity, resource allocation, equal opportunity requirements, workplace dignity and fairness, varying economic and market conditions, and conflicts between organizational imperatives and Christian values.

    3 credits

  • Business Capstone (BUSN491)

    Demonstrate professional and personal growth by synthesizing business content learned during the degree program. Deliver a client-focused solution to an organizational need by engaging in experiential learning. Collaborate with classmates and/or organizational representatives. Participate in career exploration and development experiences.

    1 credits

  • Corporate Finance (FINA400)

    Examines financial concepts from a managerial decision makers point of view. Explores the conceptual understanding and practical application of financial information, including the time value of money, breakeven, leverage, capital budgeting, and cost of capital. Integrates financial and other business management disciplines in a business simulation.

    3 credits

  • Managerial Mathematics (MATH301M)

    Study of mathematically based procedures, including analytical procedures, decision-making models, and statistics.

    3 credits

  • Foundations of Information Management Systems (MIST400)

    Introduction to the foundations, technology and application of Management Information Systems (MIS) in corporations. Emphasis on the Systems Development Lifecycle. Role of IT professionals in interfacing with other corporate functions, architecture of the Internet, open source software and the relational data model.

    3 credits

  • Information Systems Analysis and Design (MIST410)

    Principles of organizational systems analysis and design as applied to business analysis problems. Use of information systems analysis techniques to develop and document effective computer-based information systems.

    3 credits

  • Business Database Management (MIST420)

    Introduction to database design and database management in business. Role of Enterprise Information Management (EIM). Analysis, design, and implementation of organizational databases including data modeling, database management systems, data-based information systems design, security, and data quality assurance.

    3 credits

  • Introduction to Business Programming (MIST430)

    Fundamentals of programming languages, debugging and testing techniques, and use of business programming to develop business problem-solving skills.

    3 credits

  • Administration of Management Information Systems (MIST440)

    Network security issues. Directories, directory services and their uses in network environments. Hardware and software requirements for information systems. Ethical issues that arise in network administration. Design and implementation of a Novell Directory Services (NDS) installation. Design and implementation of a Microsoft Active Directory (AD) installation.

    3 credits

  • Information Systems Security (MIST450)

    Fundamentals of information security, computer security technology, access control mechanisms, cryptography algorithms, software security, physical security, and security management and risk assessment.

    3 credits

  • Select 2 from:

    A distinctive feature of Bethel's programs is our commitment to the development of the whole person. In addition to courses within a program, students explore personal values and faith formation in a hospitable environment that respects learning from one another's perspectives. Rather than teaching students what to think about Christianity, we teach students how to think about the Bible, Christian history, and personal faith.

    • Community, Self and Formation: Ancient and Contemporary Narratives (CORE300)

      An exploration of self in the world, based on personal experience and classical spiritual practices. Students are challenged to think systemically about contexts of family, faith community, workplace, and broader culture as they plan for lifelong formation and contribution to the well-being of others.

      3 credits

    • Scripture and Society (CORE310)

      An introduction to the Christian scriptures as a resource for responding to contemporary challenges facing humanity. The course will provide a broad understanding of complexities in interpreting sacred texts, major narratives of the Christian scriptures, and ways those narratives speak into ethical and social issues.

      3 credits

    • History, Faith and Society (CORE320)

      An exploration of historical expressions of the Christian faith from the 4th-20th centuries with a focus on its influence on the present. A look at selected historical events and the lessons they provide for understanding theological concepts and selected social issues, and their impact on the role of religious communities today.

      3 credits

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