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Management Information Systems


Bachelor of Arts

The major in Management Information Systems (MIS) combines the areas of business and computer science to educate individuals in the effective and efficient handling of one of the most important organizational resources to managers: information. MIS is the science of taking data, processing it, and transforming it into meaningful information that can be understood by an organization.

The courses in Management Information Systems are designed to help decision makers understand how information technology can be used to improve managerial decisions. An informative systems professional should possess a good understanding of technology, as well as a broad knowledge of management functions.

Upon graduation, students majoring in Management Information Systems will be able to:

  • Explain the basic concepts of information systems
  • Describe the systems development process
  • Explain the basic concepts of data communications and networking
  • Demonstrate fluency in at least one programming language and be acquainted with several more
  • Explain basic concepts of object-oriented programming
  • Explain the basic von Neumann computer architecture.

Core Courses

ACCT 203 - Principles of Accounting I
BUAD 225 - Principles of Management
BUAD 276 - E-Business
BUAD 350 - Production and Operations Management
CSCI 201 - Computer Programming I
CSCI 202 - Computer Programming II
CSCI 280 - Computer Organization
CSCI 345 - Database Management
CSCI 360 - Networking/Communications
ECON 210 - Principles of Microeconomics
MATH 200 - Elementary Statistics
MIS 220 - Microcomputer Applications for Business
MIS 321 - Management Information Systems
MIS 322 - System Analysis and Design
SPEC 111 - Public Speaking
WRTG 225 - Organizational Communications

Additional Program Requirements

Management information systems majors must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in this major. No more than 4 credit hours at C- or below in MIS, SCSI or BUAD courses, and no more than eight total credit hours at C- or below will be used to satisfy major requirements.

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