Business Administration - Management Information Systems

Medaille professor Dr. Kotzin
Programs leading to an associate degree in business or a bachelor's in business administration are also offered at our Amherst and Rochester campuses as part of the Accelerated Learning Program. Its convenient schedule is designed with the needs of working adults in mind.

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to provide the student with the practical, as well as the theoretical knowledge and learning experiences required to be successful in a business environment. The goal of the program is to give students the ability to recognize and capitalize on business opportunities by harnessing the business and economic resources available to them.

Information systems support a wide range of business organizational functions. In addition to supporting decision making, coordination, and control, information systems help managers and workers analyze problems, visualize complex subjects, and develop an innovative vision that helps to shape the future of their organizations. The purpose of the Management Information Systems Concentration is to give students insight into how management, technology, and organizational elements work together to provide solutions to organizational problems and to translate them into competitive advantages.

In order to help students recognize the potential impact of information technology on competitive strategy and organizational operations, the curriculum maintains a practitioner-focus. Specific emphasis is placed on the organizational and management nature of information systems and their power to provide solutions to challenges and problems in the business environment. The primary goal of the program is to equip managers and future managers to think creatively about the use of information technology.

As part of the major requirements each student takes courses in accounting, management, marketing, finance, and law. The field experience requirement gives students the opportunity for "hands-on" experience applying what has been learned in the classroom to real business situations. Credits for work/life experience can also be earned by students who have had appropriate previous experience in related areas.


The Business department includes faculty members who specialize in areas such as accounting, economics, financial services, human resources, marketing and sports management. More about our faculty >>

Featured Course

MIS 300 Database Development: Introduction to database concepts and development with an emphasis on structuring, navigating, and querying databases using host languages. Discussion and application of data structures, indexed and direct file organizations, models of data including hierarchical, network and relational. Discussion of storage devices, data administration and data analysis, design and implementation.


International Assembly For Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) Accreditation

Medaille College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

Buffalo Campus (Department of Business)

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

Amherst and Rochester Campuses (Department of Management and Leadership)

  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

The IACBE requires that every member disclose their learning outcomes assessment. The assessment results can be found in our annual report, available here: IACBE Annual Report 2012-13

I'm grateful for the education I've received.

The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.

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