Management Information Systems Transfer Pathway


Why study Management Information Systems at Riverland?

MIS majors study information systems and their use in business and other organizations. They learn about computer databases, networks, computer security, and more.

The Management Information Systems Transfer Pathway AS offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Management Information System bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

Location: Albert Lea, Austin, Owatonna, Online Courses
Program Starts: Fall
Course Plan: Four Semesters
Faculty: Bob Silbaugh, Brenda Mandt

For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Management Information Systems Transfer Pathway program page at

Required Core Courses (13 credits)

BUSA1060 Computer Concepts and Applications 3 CR
ACCT2011 Principles of Financial Accounting 4 CR
BUSA2042 Principles of Management 3 CR
BUSA2043 Principles of Marketing 3 CR

MnTC General Education Courses (35 credits)

ENGL1101 Composition I (Goal 1 & 2) 3 CR
- Goal 1 - Communication 6 CR
ECON2291 Macroeconomics (Goal 5 & 8) 3 CR
ECON2292 Microeconomics (Goal 5 & 8) 3 CR
MATH2021 Fundamentals of Statistics (Goal 2 & 4) 4 CR
MATH1110 College Algebra (Goal 2 & 4) 3 CR
- MnTC/General Education 13 CR

Core Electives (12 credits)

CPRO1000 Computer Maintenance & Repair (A+)
CPRO1006 Scripting Fundamentals
CPRO2000 Network Security Fundamentals
CPRO1300 Intro to Coding with .Net