Management Information Systems
Why Study Management Information Systems?

Explore the cutting-edge nature of technology, ethical leadership, and the real-world application of classroom learning with a major in management information systems. Prepare to meet the demands of this fast-paced, rapidly growing field as a leader who knows how to use technology and related disciplines to achieve strategic goals. A degree in management information systems will provide you the skills and knowledge to advance your career and increasing your earning potential.

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Why North Park?

The School of Professional Studies is committed to teaching you the foundations of ethics and strategic management in this fast-moving field. You’ll find courses for your overlapping interests of technology and management and will be able to translate your education into real world leadership skills. Convenient schedule and location options allow you to maintain your work and family commitments while completing your bachelor’s degree. Achieve your goals and excel in this specialized field with a degree from North Park.

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Credit for Life Experience

In the School of Professional Studies, you may earn academic credit for life experience through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Credit is earned if you are able to demonstrate learning, whether from informal life experience, business or information technology training, licensure, certification, or any other source.

Learn more about transferring and earning credit for life experience.

Careers in Management Information Systems

Graduates have a broad range of career opportunities, including database management and administration, systems analysis, networking and security, helpdesk, programming, and project management. Many students also continue on to graduate programs, including North Park’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management.

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Opening Doors

Having a degree in management information systems to back up his information technology experience has given Anthony Isla C’12 more career options, and he tells his police department colleagues, most of whom need college degrees to advance in the department, about the program whenever he can. “I’m a big advocate for North Park,” he says. “I’ve always recommended it if you want to finish your degree.”

Read more about Anthony's experience.

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Meet the Faculty

Anita Ross oversees the management information systems program. She has extensive consulting experience in the areas of programming, databases, statistical analysis, and outcomes research. Her areas of expertise include online learning and course development, and database and web technologies.

Learn more about Dr. Ross.

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Location Options

A degree in management information systems can be earned through classes offered at the Chicago and Grayslake campuses, a combination of online and in-person classes, or exclusively online.

Program Flexibility

Flexibility is built right into the School of Professional Studies. New classes start every two months, with seven-week accelerated courses that meet just once a week at one of our two campus locations–evenings or Saturdays–or online.

By taking at least six courses a year, most students finish their degree in 2.5 years or less, depending on transfer credit (students can transfer as many as 90 hours).

Explore the courses and requirements for the management information systems major.