Business Administration, Management Information Systems Concentration, A.A.

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Learn to solve business challenges using Information Technology!

Management Info Systems Overview imageUsing state-of-the-art technology & learning tools, Carroll’s MIS program provides a strong foundation for your future career in Business.

A Management Information System (MIS) assists in decision-making within an organization. Through the coordination, control, analysis and visualization of information, corporate managers receive the most relevant and impactful information so they can make effective decisions more efficiently. The ultimate purpose of an MIS is to increase the value and profitability of the business.

Armed with a 4-year degree in Management Information Systems, the job of an MIS specialist is to oversee information technology systems, use data to inform and improve the decision-making process, and ensure that personal information is kept secure. (See “Career & Transfer” tab for possible career paths.)

Graduates of Carroll’s MIS AA degree program are prepared to transfer to a 4-year institution, working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems. 

You will learn to think critically, communicate effectively and be given hands-on experience in using state-of-the-art technology and business applications. This program will also help you develop or improve such skills as creative problem solving, leadership, planning and more.

Why choose Carroll for your MIS degree?

  • Save money without sacrificing quality. 
    Our faculty are experts in their fields, many of whom have substantial industry experience, bringing the practicalities of business to the classroom.
  • Gain practical experiences inside & outside the classroom. 
    Along with on-campus workshops on specific business topics taught by regional experts, you will have the opportunity to take trips to experience business behind the scenes. Past trips include Macy’s, Under Armour, M&T Stadium, Camden Yards, Knorr Brake and Fuchs, North America
  • Get involved with campus Business clubs. 
    You are encouraged to engage with other students focusing on business, making connections with fellow classmates.

High achieving students in the program are recognized each semester as Sturm Scholars by Carroll’s Business faculty. In addition, Business majors with at least a 3.200 GPA may be eligible for membership in the national Business Honor Society, Alpha Beta Gamma.


Carroll faculty members are scholars, researchers and distinguished leaders who are selected for their academic and industry credentials as well as for their teaching abilities. 

Faculty Spotlight

Margo Chaney Adkins holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems and a M.Ed. in Post-Secondary Education from Salisbury University. She has taught and created curriculum for online, hybrid and self-directed formats in higher education at Carroll Community College for thirteen years and face-to-face for sixteen years. Prior to Carroll, she taught IT and software courses at Anne Arundel Community College and Wor-Wic Community College and has several years’ experience in the private sector. She is also an author and editor of the Pearson “Skills for Success” series for 2013, 2016 and 2019. She is currently an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of Introduction to Computer Information Systems, Business Management AAS and the Office Technology programs at Carroll Community College.

Carroll offers an exceptional education at an extraordinary value. If you start your Business education by earning an AA degree at Carroll, you’ll pay less than half of what you would pay for the first two years of a typical 4-year college. 

What does this program cost?

The program runs for four 15-credit semesters, totaling 60 credits. Visit the Tuition and Fees page for the latest rates.

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Where Can You Go?

ManagementInfoCareerImageThe Associate of Arts degree program in Management Information Systems prepares students to transfer to a 4-year college or university to continue their studies in business administration, management information systems and related fields. Carroll has special transfer agreements with several schools in Maryland.

MIS specialists are in high demand at many large corporations such as:

  • Insurance companies
  • Accounting firms
  • Law practices
  • Health care providers
  • And others 

According to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of job openings for Information Systems Managers is projected to grow much faster than average through 2029, earning a median annual salary of $146,360.* 

*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020.

How long will it take me to get an AA degree in MIS? 

Business degrees at Carroll are 60 credits and can be completed in two years if the student completes 30 credits a year. Plan ahead! Not all courses are offered every semester. Please work with an advisor to develop your personalized academic plan.