Bachelor of Liberal Studies – Management Information Systems Minor


Your pathway to online degree completion

Next Session Start Date:

Apply by: 04/02/24

Document Deadline: 04/05/24

Confirmation Deadline: 04/12/24

Start Session: 05/06/24

Program Overview

Learn more about the UMPI online management information systems degree

Pursue your varying interests with the Bachelor of Liberal Studies – Management Information Systems Minor YourPace online program. Utilize your work and life experiences, as well as previously earned college credit, to help expedite your mastery of each subject within this program and move quickly through the courses. A minor in Management Information Systems prepares you for a successful career in fields such as programming, database management, and telecommunications. Courses are 100% online and designed to promote critical and creative thinking as well as support professional development.

Prepare for roles in information systems and increase your earning potential with this accredited management information systems online program. Qualify for positions that require leadership, an understanding of modern programming languages used in business, and knowledge of the storage, structure, retrieval, and manipulation of data. You will also learn how to use information systems ethically in culturally diverse organizations and societies and how to advance your ability to enhance business applications using object-oriented programming. This affordable and flexible degree offers 100% online coursework and includes the opportunity to apply the program’s principles and tools to solve real-world challenges.

What Is Competency-Based Education?

Designed to leverage your previous knowledge, college coursework, and work experience, competency-based education enables you to earn your degree at your pace as you demonstrate mastery of relevant academic content.

How our YourPace online programs save you time and money:

  • Prove your knowledge, move ahead—the faster you advance, the more you save
  • Flat tuition rate per 8-week session, no matter how many courses you complete
  • With no weekly deadlines, you control the speed of completion

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

As a graduate of this online MIS program, you will be able to:

  • Be proficient in Microsoft Project and use programming tools for design, structure, and testing
  • Apply strategic decision-making using predictive data analysis
  • Utilize knowledge of data structures and analysis techniques to solve problems within business and information systems
  • Think analytically and critically in order to manage and enhance business applications

Career opportunities include:

  • Business Analyst
  • IT Consultant
  • Systems Analyst
  • IT Development Project Leader
  • Database Administrator
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Database Analyst
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Information Systems Manager
  • IT User Liaison

Also available:

$1,500* per session

Flat-Rate Tuition

12 months**

Duration

120

Credit Hours

UMPI is ranked among the Top 10 Regional Colleges in the North for graduates with the least debt. – U.S. News & World Report, 2023.

“I have an extensive work and business background. I have wanted to complete my bachelor’s for a while. Now, I am just a semester away.”

-Perry Leavey -UMPI YourPace Online Student


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Email us at umpi-yourpace@maine.edu

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Tuition

Discover the value of our low-cost tuition

Our BLS – Management Information Systems Minor online program offers highly affordable tuition with a flat rate regardless of how many courses you complete each session, with no hidden fees or extra textbook costs. The faster you finish, the more you save!

*Tuition and fees are subject to change

Tuition breakdown:

$1,500* per session

Flat-Rate Tuition

Calendar

Dates you need to know

There are six opportunities throughout the year to begin our YourPace online program. Find the start date below that works best for you and apply before the application deadline. Please note, application and document deadlines are the same. UMPI must receive all documents including official transcripts by the document deadline to be considered. Transcripts can often take 10 or more business days from the request date to be received by UMPI, please plan accordingly.

TermApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineConfirmation DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineStart DateClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 202/06/2402/09/2402/16/2403/05/2403/07/2403/11/2405/03/248 weeks
Summer 104/02/2404/05/2404/12/2404/30/2405/02/2405/06/2406/28/248 weeks
Summer 206/11/2406/14/2406/21/2406/25/2406/27/2407/01/2408/23/248 weeks
Fall 107/26/2408/02/2408/09/2408/29/2408/29/2409/03/2410/25/248 weeks
Fall 209/20/2409/27/2410/04/2410/24/2410/24/2410/28/2412/20/248 weeks

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Admissions

Follow our streamlined admission requirements

We’ve made the admission process simple and streamlined so it’s easier for you to get started. Those interested in earning their BLS – Management Information Systems Minor should have the equivalent of a high school diploma and possess some prior college credit and/or work experience.

Admission Requirements:

No Application Fee

Minimum 1.75 GPA

Admissions Requirements and Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs

  • Students must be 20 years of age at the time of application.
  • High school diploma or equivalent (e.g., HiSet, GED)
  • Minimum cumulative college of GPA 1.75 from most recently attended institution
    • Submission of all official transcripts:Transcripts are only considered official if they are sent directly to UMPI from the granting institution or their electronic ordering service. Student-submitted transcripts are not accepted.
    • College credits with a cumulative GPA of less than a 1.75 must also submit a resume to indicate activities and experience post high school diploma (or equivalent). An interview may be required.
  • Students who do not have any college credits must submit the following:
    • Provide high school transcript, high school equivalency test (HiSet), or GED
    • A resume to indicate activities and experience post high school diploma (or equivalent)

Instructions for international students:

  • All international transcripts will only be accepted if the student provides them through an evaluation service. The evaluation agency must be a member of NACES or AICE. We will not accept unofficial copies (e.g., from the student)
  • Canadian schools and universities from a French-only institution (mostly in the province of Quebec) must be evaluated
  • International students are required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting scores from an English language proficiency test taken no more than two-years prior to date of application

Additional guidelines for international applicants may be found here.

**Student under 20 years of age do not meet the requirements for the YourPace programs. We do offer other programs that may meet your needs. If you would like more information about our traditional programs, please visit https://www.umpi.edu/academics/. You can also reach out to the Admissions Office at umpi-admissions@maine.edu or by calling 207.768.9433.

Institutions and third-party vendors may submit official documents such as official transcripts and English proficiency exam score reports to: edocs@maine.edu

Mailing Address:

Application Processing Center
PO Box 412
Bangor, ME 04402-0412

Courses

The topics you’ll study in our online MIS courses

To earn your BLS – Management Information Systems Minor, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. Each course is built around a series of competencies. Once you have mastered the series, you complete the course. Using our personalized learning model, we look at your past college credit, prior learning, and work experience to create your custom degree plan.

The program includes 40 credit hours of general education courses, 18 credit hours of Management Information Systems Minor core courses, and 62 credit hours of electives.

Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to Project Management will present the foundational skills needed to have an immediate impact on projects. Microsoft Project will be used with an emphasis on practical application in the workplace. This course will also provide the skills needed to be an effective member and leader of project teams. Must be taken before BUS 343, BUS 400, BUS 359, BUS 401.

Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

In-depth exploration of the advanced features of the Microsoft Office suite. Integration of spreadsheet and database information into reports and presentations and querying functions. Students lacking significant experience with Microsoft Office should take BUS 125 before taking BUS 200.

Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide an introduction to computer and telecommunications information systems. Topics covered will include information system concepts, hardware and software systems components, basics of systems operation, and the ethical use of information systems in culturally diverse organizations and societies. This course is designed to accommodate non-business majors who wish to gain a greater understanding of information systems. Prerequisite: BUS 125 or BUS 200.

Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

Programming structure for modern programming languages used in businesses. The necessary skills of programming design, structures, testing, documentation, implementation, and maintenance are accomplished using PC-based programming tools. Provides MIS students and manager with an understanding of how object-oriented programming can be used to enhance business application.

Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the database components of an information system. Topics covered include database models, data structures, storage, retrieval, manipulation, and reporting within organizations. Special emphasis will be placed on database applications within the functional areas of business such as human resources, finance, accounting, marketing, and operations. Corequisite: BUS 244.

Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the development and delivery of predictive data analysis for strategic decision making in organizations. Students will apply the principles and tools to real-world problems, enabling them to integrate their knowledge of business intelligence in their careers and is essential to their performance and competitive advantage.

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*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

**Time to completion varies by student and is based on several factors including prior college coursework, relevant work experience, amount of time dedicated to studying, and the number of courses completed each session.