Are you obsessed with the latest technology and constantly looking for the newest gadgets? Do you wonder if someone will pay you to explore new technologies and their impact? 

Management information systems (MIS) truly lies at the intersection of technology and business, and MIS professionals look at how technology and people relate within an organization. Their positions play a strategic role, especially as technology streamlines much of what we do. They oversee systems and databases, develop new applications, and protect their companies from cyber attacks and other potential risks. 

The Offutt School of Business Difference

Getting a degree in business with a concentration in management information systems from Concordia allows you to not only understand the business climate but how technology impacts it. You’ll learn database familiarity, programming proficiency and specialized applications. You’ll gain technical computing awareness in systems processes and become proficient in coding and report development. 

Concordia graduates are now:

  • Video game developers
  • Computer programmers
  • Enterprise resource program managers
  • Federal Systems security analysts
  • Business consultants and more

Degree Requirements and Courses

Required Courses

Additional Requirements

Recommended supporting courses:

Business majors must choose at least one concentration (12-23 credits)

BUSN 316 may be used as a substitute for BUSN 315 only in the following concentrations: healthcare administration, healthcare financial management, healthcare leadership, or long-term care administration.

It is recommended that students take MATH 121 OR MATH 203 prior to economics and accounting courses. The agribusiness, economics, finance, and management information systems concentrations require MATH 121 - Calculus I.


Agribusiness Concentration

Agribusiness and Applied Economics (AGEC) courses are offered at NDSU. Concentration requires 14-18 credits.


Requires 12-13 credits.

Finance Concentration

Requires 12-13 credits.

Healthcare Administration Concentration

Requires 15-16 credits.

Healthcare Financial Management Concentration (with certificate)

Requires 22 credits.

Healthcare Leadership Concentration (with certificate)

Requires 22 credits.

Long-Term Care Administration Concentration (with certificate)

Requires 25-27 credits.

Management Concentration

Requires 12-13 credits.

Management Information Systems Concentration

Requires 20 credits.

Marketing Concentration

Requires 12-13 credits.

Entrepreneurial Mindset Undergraduate Academic Certificate

This certificate program will allow all interested students to explore the exciting field of an entrepreneurial approach to identifying and solving problems, to navigating uncertainty, and to decision-making. This approach can benefit anyone in any discipline or career path. Although it is housed in the Offutt School of Business, there are no business prerequisites for any of the courses.

The requirements for an Entrepreneurial Mindset Undergraduate Academic Certificate are 9 credits: 

Global, Ethical, Entrepreneurial

Founded on the pillars of transformative leadership, global engagement, ethical decision-making and entrepreneurial mindset, the Offutt School of Business is dedicated to sending into society thoughtful and informed business leaders with a strong moral compass. Our students attend classes in a state-of-the-art facility and participate in cutting-edge curriculum that allows them to think critically and network globally.


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