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MBA with a Specialization in Information Systems Online

Cameron School of Business
MBA 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.

Overview

Grow Your Career With a Masters 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.

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$18,113*


N.C. Resident
Tuition & Fees

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as few as 12 months**


Program Duration

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36


Program
Credit Hours

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.

UNCW Cameron School of Business
AACSB Accredited

UNCW's Cameron School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

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 high-value business master’s program requires far less financial investment than MBA programs at other AACSB-accredited 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 specialization, you will learn:

  • 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

*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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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.

  Per Credit Hour Per Course Total Tuition & Fees
North Carolina Residents: $503.15 $1,509.45 $18,113.40
Non-North Carolina Residents: $1,271.43 $3,814.29 $45,771.48

*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.

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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.

Term Classes Begin Application Deadline Document
Deadline
Registration Deadline Payment Due Withdrawal Deadline Course End Date
Fall 1 2021 08/23/21 07/24/21 07/31/21 08/25/21 08/26/21 09/07/21 10/10/21
Fall 2 2021 10/18/21 09/18/21 09/25/21 10/20/21 10/21/21 11/02/21 12/05/21
Spring 1 2022 1/17/22 12/11/21 12/18/21 1/19/22 1/20/22 2/1/22 3/6/22
Spring 2 2022 3/14/22 2/12/22 02/19/22 3/16/22 3/17/22 3/29/22 5/1/22
Summer 1 2022 5/16/22 4/16/22 4/23/22 5/18/22 5/19/22 5/31/22 7/3/22
Summer 2 2022 7/4/22 6/4/22 6/11/22 7/6/22 7/7/22 7/19/22 8/21/22

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.

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Admissions

Read the Details of Our 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.

MBA Online Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of two years of professional work experience
  • 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 or an equivalent GRE, which is waived if you have:
    • 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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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.

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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 course 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 choose two of the following courses to complete your degree requirements.

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.

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 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  :   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.

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