Master of Business Administration with a Specialization in Information Systems Online

Gain an in-depth understanding of the connection between technology and all business functions with the MBA in Information Systems 100% online program. Rise to be an essential leader with the strategic knowledge and unique pragmatic skills to help businesses achieve maximum benefit from technology.

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Program Overview

Grow your career with an MBA in Information Systems online


While every corporation understands technology is essential, few understand how to best use it to achieve corporate goals. Strengthen and support technology use in business with the online MBA with a Specialization in Information Systems from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Advance and future-proof your career with this rigorous, AACSB-accredited master’s in information systems online program. As many low-level technology jobs are outsourced, there is a growing demand for leaders with both the top-level strategic perspective and the unique pragmatic skills to utilize business information systems to their full potential.

In this comprehensive program, you will develop a keen understanding of the connection between technology and all business functions and will explore how to leverage information systems to achieve corporate goals, resolve issues and improve processes. Learn how to select, implement, manage and evaluate information systems to align with organizational initiatives, streamline operations and accelerate productivity, efficiency and growth. Bridge the gap not just between technology and business, but also between technology and people. Learn how to use data analytics to communicate more effectively with employees and vendors and strengthen existing and prospective customer relationships.

You will also deepen your knowledge in core business management areas, including business law, accounting, information analysis, business analysis, operations management, economics, marketing, strategic management and more.

The Cameron School of Business features full-time professors with terminal degrees and practical management experience in the private sector. Learn from the same distinguished faculty members who teach in the on-campus program.

This AACSB-accredited business master's program requires far less financial investment than comparable MBA programs at other business schools in North Carolina while providing diverse options for customizing your degree to align with your career goals and interests. Benefit from fast 7-week courses, with no prerequisites or foundation courses required.

In this online MBA with an information systems specialization, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the analysis and design of information systems for improving business performance
  • Learn how to develop and implement long-term plans for designing, delivering and using operational information systems to achieve strategic domain goals
  • Develop your understanding of the concepts and processes that are critical to short-term and long-term organizational decision-making
  • Develop your core management skills with a specific look at problem-solving, conflict resolution, communication, team building and leadership
  • Gain an understanding of the analysis and design of information systems for improving business performance
  • Learn how to develop and implement long-term plans for designing, delivering and using operational information systems to achieve strategic domain goals
  • Develop your understanding of the concepts and processes that are critical to short-term and long-term organizational decision-making
  • Develop your core management skills with a specific look at problem-solving, conflict resolution, communication, team building and leadership

Career roles for graduates of this information systems MBA program include:

  • Systems Analyst
  • IT Project Manager
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Systems Analyst
  • IT Project Manager
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Chief Technology Officer

Also available:

UNCW offers MBA programs in a variety of in-demand specializations as well as an Executive MBA and an M.S. program. View our business programs.

Total Tuition $18,633.60*
Duration As few as 12 months**
Credit Hours 36

Accreditation:

AACSB Accredited

UNCW's Cameron School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB).

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Tuition

Invest in your future with our affordable tuition


Designed to be affordable and convenient, tuition for the MBA with a Specialization in Information Systems online degree program is an outstanding value and far less of a financial investment than many other North Carolina AACSB-accredited universities. We also offer pay-by-the-course tuition for our online programs. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $18,633.60*
Per Credit Hour $517.60

Calendar

Jot down these important calendar dates


The MBA with a Specialization in Information Systems program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring rolling admission and six start dates each year. Choose the start date that best suits your goals.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 27/1/245/25/246/1/247/3/247/8/248/18/24
Fall 18/26/247/27/248/3/248/28/248/29/2410/13/24
Fall 210/21/249/21/249/28/2410/23/2410/24/2412/8/24
Spring 11/13/2512/7/2412/14/241/15/251/16/253/2/25
Spring 23/10/252/8/252/15/253/12/253/13/254/27/25
Summer 15/12/254/12/254/19/255/14/255/15/256/29/25
Summer 26/30/255/24/255/31/257/2/257/3/258/17/25

Students must register for courses by 5 p.m. (EST) on the registration deadline date.
Students must remit tuition payment by 10 a.m. (EST) on the tuition deadline date.

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 7/27/24
Class Starts 8/26/24

Admissions

Read the details of our Master’s in information systems admission criteria


To apply for the MBA with a Specialization in Information Systems online, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent at a foreign institution by the first official day of classes for the semester of application. Because UNCW considers applications on a rolling basis, you are urged to apply promptly for your preferred start date.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcript
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Resume and cover letter

Information Systems MBA Online Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years full-time, professional post-baccalaureate work experience required for MBA programs
  • Resume and cover letter (statement of interest) indicating how your background has prepared you for the MBA program
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in undergraduate work. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 must demonstrate professional experience/advancement that shows progression since graduation and indicates how they will contribute to the program
  • A GMAT score above 500, which is waived if you meet one of the following requirements:
    • Five or more years of managerial work experience
    • An undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Completed an advanced degree (graduate level or above) involving some quantitative coursework

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities are required.

Electronic Method (Preferred):
Password protected transcripts may be sent directly from the institution to [email protected]

Paper Method – Official Transcripts (Envelope Sealed by the Institution):
UNCW Graduate School
Attn: Kimberly Goerne Harris
601 South College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403-5955


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Please note: The GMAT/GRE is currently waived through the 2024 cycle for all programs.

Courses

Explore the diverse curriculum of the online MBA in Information Systems


The MBA with a Specialization in Information Systems online curriculum is comprised of 12 courses (36 credit hours), including 30 credit hours of MBA core courses and six credit hours of electives.

As a student in the MBA with a Specialization in Information Systems program, you must take the following core courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examination of the constitutional, legislative, judicial, regulatory, and public policy forces exerted on the business environment. Particular focus on contracts, torts, and property law.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An intensive course in principles and theory of financial and managerial accounting, with an emphasis on financial analysis and managerial decision making.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to introduce major information technology (IT) concepts and important issues that business managers face when using, developing and managing information systems (IS). Strategic and tactical issues of information systems and technology are addressed as they support and lead the operations of the organization.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to data driven decision making using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive Business Analytics approaches. Topics included are data visualization, predictive techniques, data mining, simulation, optimization models, and decision analysis.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Survey of the basic concepts, theories, and techniques for the management of operating systems. Development of concepts and decision processes critical to short-run and long range organizational decision making. Topics include product and process design, operations planning, project management, inventory management, capacity planning, quality and scheduling.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers principles of micro and macroeconomics. The initial focus is on an analysis of decision making processes and economic equilibrium for consumers and individual firms. Also covered is basic data and measurements used in describing the macro economy.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A broad survey of finance concerned with the money-management decisions of the individual and the firm. Study includes the tools and terms that the corporate and individual financial manager employs as he or she conducts his or her financial affairs. Value-creation for the firm, the use of financial statements, the importance of cash flows, the measurement of risk, investment decision-making, the use of the securities and derivatives markets, asset-pricing models, estimating value of income-producing assets and international financial issues will be reviewed. These topics and the foundation we build in this course will be supplemented with regular reference to contemporary issues in finance.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to the principles of marketing and basic marketing methods and tools needed to make effective marketing decisions. Lectures and projects regarding new product development, customer relationship management, and other key marketing concepts will expose students to marketing principles and require them to formulate marketing tactics and strategies.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course focus will be on the challenges confronting firms competing domestically and internationally with an emphasis placed on the integration of strategies with the structures and systems needed for successful implementation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This courses surveys management theories, research, and concepts about the structure and processes of complex business organizations. Emphasis on the development and assessment of core management skills. Topics include self-awareness, problem solving, conflict resolution, communication, motivation, team building, human resource management, and leadership.

You must take two of the following courses to complete your degree requirements. Please note: MIS 520 is required. Students must choose one additional elective from: MIS 545, MIS 504 or MIS 527.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the conceptual foundations of relational databases and data management, interpreting database structure for relevant data, data queries and reporting, and searching for data anomalies [sometimes referred to as “data cleansing” of errors and inconsistencies]. Students will become familiar with database modeling and logical design. Proficiency in developing complex queries and report generation is stressed.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Fundamentals of Data Center technologies and management. Students learn the roles of databases, computing hosts, connectivity, and storage in a data center. The details of storage technologies, storage network protocols and computing architectures are covered. Management and design considerations such as virtualization of resources, metered usage, business continuity, recovery, replication, and security are also discussed. *MIS 527 is not currently being offered but it is intended to be offered in the future.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the analysis and design of information systems for improving business performance. It covers various methodologies to analyze business needs in the form of functional and non-functional requirements and to translate the requirements into information system solutions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers the creation and implementation of long-term plans for designing, delivering, and using organizational information systems to achieve strategic domain goals and objectives. Topic areas also include monitoring and controlling organizational IS resources to ensure alignment with and achievement of strategies, goals, and objectives.

*N.C. resident tuition and fees. Part-time tuition rate. Full-time tuition rate may be lower. Consult with your advisor. Total tuition and fees may vary by student and are subject to change. Learn more.

**Students taking a full-time course load throughout the program can complete it in as few as 12 months. Consult with your advisor.

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