What will I learn?

The program in Management Information Systems is intended for undergraduate business students who plan to start their career as information systems professionals in either information technology producing industries or with the heavy users of such technologies. If they decide to take a minor in MIS, graduates will be able to function as liaisons representing their department or business function in information systems projects. This program is guided by several curriculum principles:

  • Designed to educate management-oriented, technically proficient information systems professionals.
  • Focused on requirements engineering and other stages of system life cycle requiring heavy involvement of systems analysts rather than on technical implementation stages.
  • Complements a thorough understanding of business operations covered in the core undergraduate business curriculum. This combination of competencies is particularly important for systems analysts and makes this program distinct from programs in computer science.
  • Designed according to current technological trends and is flexible to accommodate its adjustment as stipulated by rapidly changing and evolving information technologies.
  • Includes sufficient training in technology skills in high demand to make graduates easily employable and immediately productive.

In this program, students will acquire:

  • A broad understanding of information technologies and their utilization in private and governmental organizations
  • An in-depth understanding of information systems life cycle and the nature of related phases and tasks from initial study through post-implementation support
  • A thorough understanding of system requirements elicitation, analysis, documentation, validation, and management
  • Ability to work with users and builders of information systems
  • An understanding of information systems project management
  • Ability to develop prototypes using visual programming technology
  • Ability to identify organizational data and to design and manipulate databases
  • Ability to integrate technical knowledge and understanding of business operations
  • Experience working on team projects

Learning Outcomes

Core Outcomes

  • ​​Use analytical and reflective skills in decision-making.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Recognize legal and ethical issues confronting them.
  • Contribute to the performance of a group within a business setting.
  • Know the differences among global economies, institutions, business practices and cultures.
  • Acquire knowledge of the functional areas of business and the interrelationships among the functional areas within a business.

​​​Program Specific Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Analyze, gather requirements, and design systems.
  • Conceptualize, design, and develop relational databases.
  • Develop, control, and manage projects.

Which department am I in?

Driehaus College of Business

Study options

Full Time (192 hours)

Tuition fees
US$41,601.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 March 2020, 9 September 2020


DePaul University

Loop Campus,

1 East Jackson Blvd,



60604, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You are considered an international freshman applicant if you have been educated outside of the U.S. at any time during secondary school (high school).

For international students

You are considered an international freshman applicant if you have been educated outside of the U.S. at any time during secondary school (high school).

English Proficiency

TOEFL: 80 on the IBT TOEFL with no subsection lower than 17; IELTS Academic: 6.5 on the IELTS Academic; PTE Academic: minimum English academic score of 53.

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About this uni

92 percent of DePaul undergraduate students enter into professional employment or continue their studies within sixth months of graduating.

  • Two campuses in Chicago, Illinois
  • 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • One of the nation’s Best Value Colleges (Forbes)
  • Over 350 student clubs and organizations