Management Information Systems

Master of Business Administration
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Professionals who can manage IT infrastructure are always in high demand. NCU’s MBA Management Information Systems specialization will develop your professional expertise in the management of information systems, data, telecommunication systems, and Local Area Network (LAN)/Wide Area Network (WAN), from both a management and computer systems perspective. As part of your final course, you will complete a written research project demonstrating your mastery in these areas, as well as your ability to identify and recommend solutions or preventative measures for common workplace problems in relation to management information systems. Graduates are poised for careers as LAN managers, MIS directors and systems managers.

MBA Degree Requirements

The Master of Business Administration requires 30 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree. The MBA program includes 18 credit hours of foundational courses. The foundational courses are taken by all students regardless of their undergraduate degree to form and strengthen fundamental business skills. The next 9 credit hours in the program encapsulate a specialization aligned with a student’s career goals and interests. Elective courses must be appropriate to the student’s degree program.

Completion Period for Master's Degrees

Northcentral University allows 5 years to complete all 30 credit hour master's programs. Normal time to complete varies depending upon course take rate and credits transferred.

See below for specialization courses specific to this program. To learn more, fill out the request information form below or view the course catalog.

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Course Description


Management Information Systems

This course provides a basic understanding of the value and uses of information systems for business operations, management decision-making, and strategic advantage and this edition focuses on E. Business. Thus, this course provides students with an understanding of the ways in which they can utilize information systems as end user managers. It concentrates on providing the tools needed for mastery of the information systems concepts and terms, which are important to end user managers. This course is designed for students who want an overview of information systems from a business perspective or who expect to be managerial end users of information systems. It shows how to use computer data processing to manage money, marketing, manpower, materials, and manufacturing.


Database Management Systems

This course focuses on data as a valuable organizational resource that must be managed, distributed and kept secure. Information is the lifeblood of the modern organization. Information that is managed in an effective manner is often the difference between success and failure. For this reason, more and more organizations have come to depend on database systems to pool and to protect this valuable commodity. This course introduces the student to the essential principles that guide the design, implementation, and management of effective database systems.


Telecommunications Management

Telecommunications network specialists, consultants, managers, satellite tracking system designers, and technical support engineers who manage corporate network equipment, facilities, and land-lines will be able to understand the need to migrate from traditional communications networks to 21st century communication wireless, sensor, and broadband networks. This course will look at the managerial issues involved in building digital production and distribution technologies and network architectures to deliver reliable, consistent, low cost services.

MIS5005 / MIS5005-8

Local Area Networks

This course provides a professional understanding of the value and uses of network architecture to improve a business’ overall performance. This course provides students with a synthesis regarding the ways in which firms should develop network architecture to improve communications, data management, storage, and application accessibility. The course concentrates on providing the tools needed for mastery of enterprise network architecture concepts and terms, which are important for all managers. This course is designed for students who want an overview of network management and architecture within a competitive business environment. The course demonstrates how to manage network architecture; communications systems; and information systems processes.

MIS5011 / MIS5011-8

Computer Security Management

This course provides a focus on information systems security applicable to the business environment. The intention is to emulate real-world considerations, so that practical and proven strategies are examined and considered. Topics include: computer security technology and principles; software security; management issues; cryptographic considerations; and operating system security.

The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors. Learn more about the NCU’s MBA costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $850
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $2,550
  • Program cost: $25,850-$28-400
  • Average book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $350
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors. For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

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ACBSP Accredited Online MBA Degree Program

ACBSP Accredited

In addition to NCU’s regional accreditation from the WSCUC, our business programs in the School of Business and Technology Management have received programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.