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.
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.
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
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.
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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specialists are in high demand at many large corporations such as:
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.*
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook,
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.