Adult Degree Programs - Business Administration: Management Information Systems


A Management Information System (MIS) is a system that provides information needed to manage organizations effectively. Management information systems are regarded as a subset of the overall internal controls of a business, which cover the application of people, documents, technologies, and procedures used by management to solve business problems such as costing a product, service, or a business-wide strategy. Management information systems are distinct from regular information systems in that they are used to analyze other information systems applied in operational activities in the organization. Academically, the term is commonly used to refer to the group of information management methods tied to the automation or support of human decision making.

University of Mount Olive strives to provide students with various program delivery options to help them reach their educational goals in the setting and time most convenient for their busy lifestyles. The Tillman School of Business now offers the Management Information Systems program with some online courses for adult students. Students must complete the core courses in the Tillman School of Business curriculum before starting the online major courses. The core courses are available in seated and online format.

University of Mount Olive is now a CompTIA® Authorized Academy which helps our MIS program deliver cutting-edge curriculum that prepares students for success in the field of IT.

As a MIS major, some of the topics you will study include:

  • Management of IS, IT, Changes in Systems, and Resources

  • Systems Analysis & Design

  • Economics for Managers

  • E-Commerce/E-Business

  • Statistics for Behavior Sciences

  • Client/Server Applications Programming

  • Managerial Accounting Corporate Finance

  • Physical Design & Implementation w/DBMS

  • Networks & Telecommunications

  • Global, Economic, Social, and Ethical Issues

A few career possibilities for MIS majors include:

  • Database Administrator

  • Network System Analyst

  • Datacom Analyst

  • Infosystems Manager

  • Network Administrator

  • Programmer

  • Application Developer

  • Web/E-commerce System Developer

  • Network Security Manager

  • Computer Specialist

Useful Resources

If you are interested in this major, or simply have questions, contact Dr. Ted Janicki at or (919) 299-4912 ext. 1118.