Department of Management Information Systems

Mission and Goals

The MIS Department contributes to Bowie State University's mission by providing excellent academic programs and services to students and communities  as well as conducting research in the information systems discipline – that studies information systems (which is comprised of data/information/knowledge, information technology, People, and Procedures/Policies/Laws) and their application and use in businesses, industries, governments and society as well as the associated challenges such as security, privacy, usability, accessibility and compliance. The primary thrust of the MIS academic program offerings is to prepare highly knowledgeable, skilled and principled information systems professionals who can add value to the system problem-solving process and generate ideas that advance the information systems practice.


To produce graduates, who are technologically astute, think critically, demonstrate proficiency in information technology fields, and are prepared for leadership in the application of information technology in business and societal problem solving as well as in locating and seizing opportunities in the constantly changing marketplace.


The MIS Department will be recognized as a center of excellence in information systems education and a leader in producing African-American and other minority graduates in Information Systems in Maryland.

The department offers the Business Information Systems (BUIS) concentration under the B.Sc. in Business Administration program, Master of Science in MIS, Master of Science in MIS with Information Assurance concentration and Systems Analyst graduate certificate programs.

Why BSU?

In addition to the excellent curricula, our class sizes are small, and our experienced and accessible faculty are the keystone of our students’ success. Our faculty encourage students to think strategically about their future, guiding them through processes like applying for experiential learning opportunities such as internships and research assistantships, and pursuing specialized certifications.