Are you interested in business with an emphasis on technology? Do you want to equip yourself with the latest tools to solve complex business challenges?

ECU's management information systems program integrates business and computing, providing students the skills to solve business problems in technology-based environments. Students learn to analyze and design effective information systems, successfully manage software projects, and develop business solutions, all while focusing on the role that computers play in human settings. Whether large or small, local or international, every organization depends on good information and information systems.

ECU Advantage

More students are enrolled in the ECU College of Business than in any other business school in the state. As a student in the College of Business, you’ll benefit from a professional college that has been continuously accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the premier accrediting agency of collegiate business schools worldwide, since 1967 (we are one of only two institutions in North Carolina—and 120 worldwide—that have been continuously accredited by the AACSB since 1967 or before.)

For the sixth straight year, the College of Business at East Carolina University has again earned top marks, ranking among the best U.S. business schools according to the Princeton Review.

We also offer a strong curriculum that prepares today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders; solid preparation in valuable 21st-century skills, including leadership skills, communications skills, and professionalism; a personalized network of support in a close-knit, caring community; diverse and talented full-time faculty with real-world experience in their fields of expertise; and small class sizes coupled with flexible class schedules and a variety of online options.

The College of Business offers a unique Living Learning Community option for first-year and sophomore students as well as a Business Scholars Award—a renewable four-year merit scholarship awarded to outstanding incoming students who are pursuing a BSBA.

Our programs boast exceptional educational value and a variety of active student organizations—offering you the opportunity to network and get involved.

What You Will Study

Program Coordinator: Elaine Seeman (3400 Bate Building; 252-737-1048; seemane@ecu.edu)

The BSBA in management information systems provides students with a strong technical background on which to build interpersonal and problem solving skills.

Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows:

IV. Concentration area - 18 s.h.
    Management information systems:
    • MIS 3673 - Software Design and Development
    • MIS 4113 - Data Base Management Systems
    • MIS 4123 - Telecommunications and Networked Systems
    • MIS 4153 - Web Application Development for Business
    • MIS 4163 - Information Systems Analysis and Design
    • MIS 4173 - Information Systems Development and Implementation
For more information about this degree visit the university's academic catalogs.

Careers With This Degree

Graduates with this degree are successful in many fields and careers, including the following:

  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Computer Programmers
  • Database Administrators
  • Scientific and Technical Services
  • Communications, Entertainment, and Information
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Information Systems, General

Career Opportunities

ECU has developed resources to help you learn more about career opportunities and job market outlook. In addition, the websites below provide specific information on careers in the various majors from which students may choose:

NC Tower

This website provides graphs and tables of in-depth information on employment rates, wages and ongoing higher education enrollment of graduates from the North Carolina Community College System and from the University of North Carolina system schools. NC Tower includes data on former UNC students who are working in roughly 90% of all jobs in North Carolina. This database excludes information for graduates who are:

  • Self-employed;
  • Work for the federal government, including the military: or
  • Work outside of North Carolina.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

This website also provides in-depth information regarding pay, projected new jobs, required education, growth rate and on-the-job training information on various occupations.

Degree-specific internships

For information on internship information for specific majors, go to the home page of the department in which the major is located and, as available, find the link to the information on internships in that major.