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Management Information Systems Course Overview

Management Information Systems Course Overview

Provided below is an outline of the courses required for the program.  Students must complete all the foundation courses and be accepted to the concentration in order to take concentration and advanced core courses. Students can take core courses while they are completing their foundation courses. For help with planning your courses, please see your advisor or the department office. A printable plan of study can be found on the Current Students page. 

Foundation Courses 

These courses make up 30 credits of the concentration. They provide an entry level insight on basic accounting, economics, and statistics.

Several of your foundation courses also count as General University Requirements (GURs). Look for classes in the course lists below that are labeled as "GUR." For more information on GUR requirements please visit the GUR Catalog Page.

MIS Pre-requisite Foundation Courses

Math & Statistics

  • MATH 157 -Business Calculus - QSR GUR
  • DSCI 205 - Business Statistics - Waivable with AP credit

Management Info Systems

MIS 220 - Intro to Business Computer Systems

Note: Students have the option of testing out of MIS 220. Visit the MIS 220 Test Out Page  for more information.

Other Foundation Courses

Accounting

  • ACCT 240 - Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 245 - Managerial Accounting

Economics

  • ECON 206 - Introduction to Microeconomics - SSC GUR
  • ECON 207 - Introduction to Macroeconomics - SSC GUR

Management

MGMT 271 - Law and the Business Environment - SSC GUR

Core Courses

These courses take the previously learned knowledge and advance it towards more complicated financial and management knowledge. These classes make up 28 credits of the concentration.

MIS Pre-requisite Core Courses 

Management Info Systems

MIS 320 - Principles of Management Information Systems

Other Core Courses

Math and Statistics

DSCI 305 - Applied Business Statistics

Finance

FIN 341 - Principles of Finance

Management

  • MGMT 311 - Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 382 - Business and its Environment

Marketing

MKTG 380 - Principles of Marketing

Operations Management

OPS 360 - Operations Management

Concentration

Concentration courses are restricted. They are only available to students who have been accepted as full majors. These courses make up 28 credits of the concentration.

The MIS program of study includes courses in systems analysis and design, database management, application development, website management, and other information technology topics. A strong computer background and knowledge of a range of business disciplines is essential in this area. 

Required:

  • MIS 321 - System Analysis and Design
  • MIS 322 - Business Applications Development
  • MIS 421 - Business Database Development
  • MIS 495 - Corporate Information Systems Management

Take one of the following courses:‚Äč

  • MGMT 313 - Teamwork Basics

or

  • OPS 461 - Project management

     Electives: 

    Choose two courses from the list below. At least one must be 400 level.

    • Any upper division MIS course
    • DSCI 407 - Predictive Analytics for Business 
    • DSCI 497C: Programming Skills for Business Analytics
    • ACCT 421 - Accounting Information Systems II
    • OPS 461  - Project management
      • If you choose MGMT 313 above
    • Other upper-division courses (including computer science) may be possible under advisement.

    Advanced Business Core (choose one option)

    The advanced core consists of a capstone class in either Strategic Management (MGMT 495), or Small Business Entrepreneurship (MGMT 491) and Entrepreneurial Problems (MGMT 492). These courses make up 4 to 8 credits of the concentration.

    • MGMT 491 - Small Business Entrepreneurship
    • MGMT 492 - Entrepreneurial Problems

    or

    • MGMT 495 - Strategic Management