Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) Business Administration

About Management Information Systems

Be ready to impact the bottom line with a top IT skillset.

Build the kind of business knowledge that today's employers value. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at California University of Pennsylvania combines business fundamentals with specialized courses to give you a professional advantage in an ever-changing business environment.   

In the bachelor's degree in business administration program, you will build a strong foundation with your business core courses. In addition, you'll choose a discipline for in-depth study: Management information systems is one of seven concentrations that give business students the opportunity to develop focused expertise.  

Widely recognized and respected, Cal U's business administration program is currently seeking ACBSP accreditation.  


Learn practical applications of information systems fundamentals.   

Undergraduate business administration majors complete 27 credits in the management information systems concentration. Specialized work in IT management examines such topics as data base management systems and design, systems analysis, and more. The Introduction to Information Systems course covers the role and value of information systems, hardware and software used in information systems, managing information and data resources, decision making, and developing information systems.    

 In Cal U's business administration program, you also will work on building quantitative, critical thinking and analytical skills. This means you'll graduate not only with a demonstrated competence in your subject area, but also with the ability and tools to apply that knowledge. 

Business administration students are also encouraged to have a minor:

  • Some students choose a business discipline other than their concentration.
  • Other popular choices include psychology, communication studies, public relations, statistics, leadership, women's studies, Spanish and Arabic.
  • Students also may choose to complete dual majors or dual degrees with international studies or math.

Cal U business graduates are ready for a wide range of career opportunities. Recent Cal U business graduates also have gone on to graduate business programs at such top schools as the University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia University and the College of William and Mary, and to graduate economics programs at Youngstown State and Florida State.

Learn about ouraccelerated bachelor's-to-master's degree program.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Business Administration

Concentration: Cal U students complete the bachelor's degree in business administration with IT management as their concentration.  Students complete 27 credits in the management information systems concentration, adding an important specialization to general business study.    

Solid foundation: Completing Cal U's 120-credit-hour bachelor's degree in business administration means you'll be ready to explore many careers in business and industry. Your business core courses introduce you to the functional areas of business and business analytics. Cal U business graduates gain a distinct professional advantage by also developing skills in critical thinking, communication and teamwork.   

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19:1 
Student-to-faculty ratio at Cal U.
120 
Credit hours for the bachelor's degree in business administration, which can be completed in eight semesters or four years.
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Degree Benefits

The bachelor's degree in business administration program integrates business study with the liberal arts, natural and behavioral sciences, and modern qualitative and information technology methods. You'll know the basics from your business core courses and add a valuable specialization with your management information systems concentration. You'll graduate ready to explore many professional career opportunities.

 
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Graduate Outcomes

Employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 15% through 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, because an increasing number of firms are expanding their business to include digital platforms. Cal U business graduates also succeed in a variety of careers and professions, including accountant, banker, city manager, general manager, government agency administrator, hospital administrator, industrial relations manager, insurance agent, office manager, production manager, purchasing agent, sales manager, securities analyst and stock broker. You'll find Cal U business graduates in all types of companies, including Aflac, Allegheny Steel, Bank of America, Clear Channel Media, Jackson Hewitt, T-Mobile, Tyco Electronics, U.S. Postal Service and Walmart.

 
Business Administration (B.S) Management Information Systems Concentration
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Expert Faculty

Our highly qualified business and economics faculty members have significant industry experience, as well as advanced degrees in their fields. They are dedicated to teaching Cal U students the skills necessary for success in business. Our professors have earned MBAs and doctorates from such top schools as American University, City University of New York, George Washington University, Northeastern University, University of Rhode Island and Wayne State University.

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Research Focus

Cal U's undergraduate business administration program emphasizes the value of doing research. Students can work one-on-one with individual faculty members, or as part of the discipline-specific research methods course. Students also have the opportunity to work with Cal U's Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship. The Center is Cal U's one-stop shop for all things related to starting and maintaining a successful business. 

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Student Recognition

Student achievement in the business administration program is recognized in several ways. Qualified students can become members of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an honorary economics fraternity; Phi Beta Lambda - Future Business Leaders; Student Accounting Association;  Economics Club; Finance Club; American Marketing Association; and the Society for the Advancement of Management. Outstanding graduating seniors are recognized with awards for excellence.

 

B.S., Business Adminstration Courses Management Information Systems Concentration

Example Courses
  • Students will follow the core business curriclumum as well as taking computer information systems and management courses.

B.S., Business Administration Programs

Concentrations
Minors
  • Accounting
  • Arts Administration
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing

Business Administration Faculty

Dr. Stephanie Adam
Associate Professor

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Dr. Ahmet Akgun
Associate Professor

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Dr. Adnan Chawdhry
Associate Professor

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Dr. Joshua Chicarelli
Associate Professor

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Mark Ciccarelli
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Ismail M. Cole
Professor

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Dr. Paul Hettler
Professor

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David T. Jones
Associate Professor

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Dr. Elizabeth Jones
Associate Professor

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Dr. Richard LaRosa
Associate Professor

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Dr. Shirley A. Lazorchak
Professor

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Dr. Mark Lennon
Associate Professor
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Dr. Nan Li
Associate Professor

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Dr. Edmund Matecki
Assistant Professor

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Dr. John Michaels
Professor

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Dr. Clyde A. Roberts
Professor

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Dr. Joseph J. Schwerha
Associate Professor

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