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Management Information Systems Major, BS

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This program is a continuation of the previous degree that is not offered to new students.

Program Description

The major in management information systems (MIS) is designed to prepare students for careers involving the development and support of business processes which utilize information systems. Recent graduates have pursued careers in systems development, consulting, network administration, systems support, and information resource management. Many positions outside the traditional Information Systems (IS) area can also be pursued by MIS majors. A partial list of these includes technical marketing support, business analysis, and other opportunities requiring liaisons between technical IS people and non-technical clients. These roles allow graduates to use their business systems knowledge to pursue careers in virtually any functional area of an organization.

Flexible program requirements allow students to pursue a variety of interests. These requirements include 6 hours of approved electives and 6 hours of free electives. Double majors in business related fields are available. Students can enhance career opportunities by using elective courses to learn a foreign language or pursue minors and double majors.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of information technology.
2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the various components of information systems.
3. Students will be prepared to participate in the development and support of comprehensive information systems.
4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the key technology trends that raise ethical issues.

Major Requirements

Students must complete 54 semester hours (SH) in the business core and in major courses beyond the 18 (SH) business core hours that satisfy general education requirements.  In addition, there are pre-requisites of 3 SH of pre-calculus (MAT 1312 or equivalent) and 3 SH of Level II written communications (BCO 2311 is recommended), both of which are part of general education. Students not prepared to take pre-calculus may need to take additional preparatory mathematics classes.

Students must earn a grade of “C-” or better in all required courses for the major and business core prefixed by ACC, BCO, BLA, BUA, ECO, FIN, MGT, MKT, MIS or QBA, as well as MAT 1312.


Business Core General Education Courses (18 semester hours)
BLA 2325 – Business Law I (LO: Critical Thinking; AK: Social/Behavioral Sciences; CT: Ethical and Moral Reasoning)
ECO 2311 – Principles of Microeconomics (LO: Critical Thinking; AK: Social/Behavioral Sciences; CT: Civic Knowledge)
ECO 2312 – Principles of Macroeconomics (LO: Critical Thinking; AK: Social/Behavioral Sciences; CT: Globalization)
MAT 2333 - Calculus for Business or MAT 2317- Calculus (LO: Quantitative Literacy; AK: Mathematics and Quantitative Logic)
MGT 3350 – Fundamentals of International Business (LO: Information Literacy; AK: Social/Behavioral Sciences; CT: Globalization)
MIS 1380 – Business Computing (LO: Quantitative Literacy; AK: Social/Behavioral Sciences)
Business Core Curriculum (27 semester hours)
ACC 2316 – Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC 2317 – Principles of Managerial Accounting (prereq. ACC 2316)
FIN 3351 – Principles of Financial Management (prereq. ACC 2316, MAT 1312 (“C-” or higher)).
MGT 3322 – Organizational Behavior (prereq. Junior Status)
MGT 4399 – Strategic Management (prereq. MGT 3322, MKT 3331, FIN 3351, QBA 3370)
MKT 3331 – Principles of Marketing (prereq. BCO 2311 or another Level II written communications course)
QBA 2325 – Business & Economic Statistics (prereq. MAT 1312)
QBA 3370 – Statistics and Quantitative Methods of Business (prereq. QBA 2325)
QBA 4377 – Production and Operations Management (prereq. QBA 3370)
MIS Breadth Courses (15 semester hours)
MIS 2312 - Internet Technology (GE)
MIS 3330 - Information Systems Concepts
MIS 3340 - Systems Analysis and Design
MIS 3380 - File Structures and Database Operations
MIS 4322 - Global Electronic Commerce
MIS Depth Area A (MIS General) (12 semester hours)
MIS 2320 - Structured System Building
MIS 3320 - Project Management
MIS 3360 - Basic Concepts of Telecommunications
Plus one MIS/approved elective
MIS Depth Area B (Project Management) (12 semester hours)
MIS 2350 - Business Intelligence Concepts
MIS 3320 - Project Management
MIS 4330 - Approved Project Management
Plus one MIS/approved elective
Approved MIS Depth Electives (3 semester hours)
MIS 4340 - Web Systems Development
MIS 3391/4391 - MIS Internship
MIS courses in other tracks
Approved/relevant courses in other majors

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