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Management Information Systems, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #290 (BCR) Pullman, WA, United States
Management information systems (MIS) is a field devoted to the development, maintenance, management, and study of computer-based information systems in organizations. The Management Information Systems program is offered by Washington State University.
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The Management Information Systems program is offered by Washington State University. Management information systems professionals analyze business processes, and then design, develop, implement and manage the information systems that support organizational needs. 

In contrast to the more technical areas of engineering or computer science, MIS professionals spend less time behind a computer screen, and more time with people helping them integrate information technology solutions and business processes to efficiently and effectively meet the information needs of their businesses.

Strengths of the program

  • WSU has one of the few business programs in the U.S. in which all the business and accounting programs are fully accredited by AACSB International.
  • Students can attend the MIS Alumni Event at Safeco field each spring to see a Mariners game, network with over 50 corporate representatives, and learn about the exciting field of MIS.
  • The Mu Iota Sigma student professional organization, one of the first of its kind in the U.S., provides valuable leadership and networking opportunities.
  • MIS and e-commerce students study in a state-of-the-art $500,000 e-classroom and share a new wireless classroom.
  • Learn from top researchers and scholars--WSU business faculty are ranked 12th in the world in research productivity and maintain close relationships with high-tech leaders and businesses.
  • Award-winning teaching faculty combine research and real-world experience into a dynamic classroom experience.
  • WSU's MIS curriculum is at the international forefront and is the most comprehensive in the northwestern U.S.


As an MIS professional, you can work anywhere in the world for any kind of organization.

You can choose from fields such as consulting, public accounting, information technology, aerospace, e-commerce, insurance, energy, and security. Graduates build successful careers as consultants, business analysts, systems analysts, technology and risk assurance auditors, network and systems administrators, project managers, and computer training and support personnel.

Many of WSU's graduates seek positions in the Northwest, although some accept jobs throughout the world. 

Employers who have hired graduates from the MIS program include Andersen Consulting, AT&T Wireless, Boeing, Eddie Bauer, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel Corp., Itron, Microsoft, Motorola, Principal Financial Group, SAFECO, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Bank, U.S. West, and Weyerhaeuser. 


WSU’s College of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier accrediting agency for degree programs in business administration.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The priority date for admission applications is January 31. Applications received after January 31 are welcomed and will be reviewed on a space available basis.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting
  • Law and the Legal Environment
  • Business Statistics
  • Micro and Macro 
  • College Composition
  • Finite Math and Business Calculus
  • Managing Information Technology
  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Principles of Management and Organization 
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Business Strategy and Policy 
  • Small Business Policy 
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Enterprise Business Development
  • Data Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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General Requirements

  • Have your high school send your official transcripts to WSU. If you have college credit through Running Start or a similar program, ask the college to send those transcripts to WSU as well.
  • Have your official SAT or ACT scores sent to WSU.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25088 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25088 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    25088 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25088 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10510 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pullman

  • 904 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two. 

In addition to general university scholarships and other financial aid, WSU offers scholarships specifically for students in the major.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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