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.
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.