Information systems and technology

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With the online bachelor’s in information systems and technology (BSIST), students will gain a firm understanding of how technology can enable businesses while training/preparing to become a manager of technology in their organization.

This online program provides technical knowledge in IT, including application development, business intelligence, cloud technologies, cybersecurity, data management, project management and systems analysis and design. Students have the opportunity to select IT electives to personalize and strengthen their knowledge on specific topics of interest within the technology field. Through complementary business courses, students will learn about business processes, costs and budgets associated with business technology infrastructure, resource management and communication skills. The curriculum is guided by an advisory board consisting of senior IT leaders and CIOs. Courses are taught by research-productive faculty in the IST department, the largest of its kind in Missouri.

This program is STEM designated — students are eligible for scholarships and job opportunities at government agencies.

Quick facts

Official name

Bachelor of science in information systems and technology


University of Missouri-St. Louis

Program type

Bachelor's degree

Academic home

College of Business Administration

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Credit hours


Estimated cost


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Transfer estimated cost


*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

Graduates will be prepared to apply IT and business knowledge to understand the technology landscape, help organizations streamline their business processes with the aid of technology and enable the alignment of IT plans with business plans — which can drive competitive advantage. 

Job titles of graduates include:

  • Application developer
  • Business analyst
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Database designer
  • IT manager
UMSL College of Business Administration hosted two IST-focused job fairs resulting in 100% placement within 6 months.
Job placement
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester. How long it takes you to complete your degree depends on how many credit hours you currently have and how many courses you take per semester.

Course work includes

  • Managerial applications of object-oriented programming
  • Information systems analysis
  • Data networks and security
  • Database management systems
  • Information systems design


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length


Typical course load

1 or 2 classes each semester

Prepare for certification

The courses in this program cover content relevant to the following certifications: 

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)®
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Amazon and Google cloud services


The University of Missouri-St. Louis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States

The College of Business is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Faculty spotlight

Shaji Khan.

Dr. Shaji Khan has published in journals such as the Journal of Business Research, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Strategic Outsourcing an International Journal, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, and Journal of Small Business Management. He has also presented papers at national academic conferences, authored book chapters, and produced practitioner oriented research and industry reports.

Shaji Khan, PhD
Associate Professor
Joseph Rottman, PhD

Dr. Rottman has conducted research and spoken internationally on global sourcing, innovation diffusion and public-sector IT. He has conducted case studies in over 40 firms and has been engaged by Fortune 500 firms to analyze and improve their offshore strategies. He has published three books and over 25 articles and book chapters. He was the 2006 recipient of the Anheuser-Busch Excellence in Teaching award, and is on the editorial board of MIS Quarterly Executive.

Joseph Rottman, PhD
Associate Dean, Director of the International Business Institute, Professor of Information Systems

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the College of Business Administration