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Bachelor of Liberal Studies
- Management Information Systems Minor


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Program Overview

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.

icon $1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition
icon As few as 18 months* Duration
icon 120 Credit Hours
icon $1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition
icon As few as 18 months* Duration
icon 120 Credit Hours

Prepare for roles in information systems and increase your earning potential with this accredited YourPace 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 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.

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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

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As a graduate of this YourPace online 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

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“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

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!

$1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition

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There are six opportunities throughout the year to begin the BLS - Management Information Systems Minor YourPace online program. Find the start date below that works best for you and apply before the application deadline.

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Admissions

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.

No Application Fee
No Minimum GPA
Diploma
or GED

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  • Submit your free application online
  • Provide high school transcript, high school equivalency test (HiSet), or GED
  • Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Prior college and/or work experience:
    • If you have 0-11 earned credit hours, you will need to have 3 years of post-high school work experience
    • If you have 12+ earned credit hours, you will need to have 2 years of post-high school work experience

Submit documents electronically to: edocs@maine.edu

Mailing Address:

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

Fax: 207-581-5456

Applicants may also authorize UMPI to request transcripts on their behalf, at no additional cost, by completing the Transcript Request Form and submitting it via email to umpi-yourpace@maine.edu.

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. This program includes general education, management minor core, and general elective courses. Using our personalized learning model, we look at your past college credit, prior learning, and work experience to create your custom degree plan.

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Students must complete a minimum of 40 credits hours of general education courses.

BUS 141: Introduction to Project Management with Microsoft Projects

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   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.

BUS 200: Intermediate Business Computing

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   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. Prerequisite: Students lacking significant prior experience with business computing are advised to take BUS 125 prior to enrolling in this class.

BUS 244: Management Information Systems

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   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.

BUS 245: Programming for Managers

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   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 managers with an understanding of how object-oriented programming can be used to enhance business applications. Prerequisite: BUS 125 or BUS 200.

BUS 345: Database Management Systems

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   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. Co-requisite: BUS 244.

BUS 440: Business Analytics

Duration: 8 weeks, Self-paced   |   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—essential to their performance and competitive advantage. Prerequisite: BUS 244.

Students must take 62 credit hours of general elective courses.

*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.

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