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Management Information Systems

Department of Management Information Systems

Managers and non-managers alike depend upon information for decision making. To be useful that information must be understandable, timely, thorough, focused on the decision at hand, and in the hands of the appropriate individual. Accomplishing all this is the challenge of Management Information Systems. It requires a knowledge of individual and/or group behavior, the process of perception (how people select and interpret information), the decision tools they need, computers and communication technology, systems design, managing data, and the impact individual decisions have on the organization.

Program objectives for a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems are found here.

Management Information Systems includes several specialized areas including Expert Systems, Telecommunications, Information Systems, Management and Planning, Statistics, System Development, Data Base Management, and general applications of computers to business.

Many Management Information Systems courses require substantial hands-on experience in computer labs. Therefore, the department does not allow credit by examination for upper division courses.

Management Information Systems Major (B.B.A.)

A. University General Education Program (41 hours)

See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements. Note that MATH 1830, 1421, or 1910 (Mathematics requirement) with a minimum grade of "C", ECON 2010 and 2020 (Social/Behavioral Sciences requirement) are specified for the B.B.A. degree.

B. College and Degree (B.A.) Requirements (42 hours)

Lower Division Business Core Curriculum (12 hours)

No grade below ā€œCā€ and 2.25 GPA (2.5 for accounting majors) in ECON 2010, ECON 2020 and the following lower division courses

ACCT 2010 Fundamentals of Accounting I (3)

ACCT 2020 Fundamentals of Accounting II (3)

SCMS 2710 Business Statistics (3) or MATH 1530 Prob/Statistics/Non Calculus (3)

MIS 2749 Introduction to Business Microcomputer Applications (3)

Upper Division Business Core Curriculum (30 hours)

No grade below "C" and 2.25 GPA in the following courses:

ACCT 3130 Legal, Social, and Political Environment of Business (3)

FIR 3410 Financial Management (3)

MGMT 3110 Organization and Management (3)

MGMT 4710 Strategic Management (3) (Enrollment usually limited to graduating seniors)

MKTG 3010 Principles of Marketing (3)

MGMT 3510 Business Communication (3)

SCMS 3510 Operations Management (3)

SCMS 3711 Analytical Tools for Business Decisions (3)

MIS 3210 Critical Thinking in Project Management for Business (3)

Choose One:

ACCT 4625 International Accounting: IFRS vs US GAAP (3): MGMT 4810 International Management (3); MKTG 4530 International Marketing (3); ECON 4350 International Economics (3); FIR 4550 International Finance (3); MGMT 4510 International Business Communication and Negotiation (3); HPRM 4400 International Hospitality (3); MIS 4310 Global Information Technology (3); ECON 4351 International Monetary Economics: Theory and Policy (3); one course from FIR 4110-4119 (3) when the topic pertains to international business and has been approved in advance by the department chair.

Transfer students are referred to the section Transfer Credit in the College of Business and Economics description.

C. The Major (27 hours)

No grade below "C" and a minimum 2.25 GPA in the major.

Completion of MIS 2770 and a minimum of 24 hours, including MIS 2845, 3770, 3775, 3790, 3885 and 4800. The additional six hours will be satisfied by two of the following: MIS 3820, 3821, 3845, 3886, 4310, 4760, 4845, 4911, or COMP 4262.

MIS 2770 must be completed prior to taking any upper division courses in the major.

D. Electives (10 hours)

Lower division or upper division courses to bring the total of hours earned to 120.

Management Information Systems Minor

For students whose major is in another department in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics (15 hours): MIS 2770, 3770, 3775, 3790, 4800.

For students whose major is within another college of the University (21 hours): MIS 2749, 2770, 3210, 3770, 3775, 3790 and 4800.

Project Management Minor

For students whose major is in another department in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics (12 hours): MIS 3885, 3886, and 2 courses chosen by the student from MIS 3770, 3755, 3780, 4310, 4760, MGMT 4420, 4481, MKTG 4080, SCMS 3650, 4511.

For students whose major is Management Information Systems (12 hours): MIS 3886, and 3 courses chosen by the student from MIS 3755, 3780, 4310, 4760, MGMT 4420, 4481, MKTG 4080, SCMS 3650, 4511.

For students whose major is within another college of the University (18 hours): MIS 2749, 3210, 3770, 3775, 3885, 3886.

Systems Testing Minor

For students whose major is in another department in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics (12 hours): MIS 2845, 3770, 3820, 3821.

For students whose major is within another college of the University (18 hours): MIS 2749, 2845, 3210, 3770, 3820, 3821.

Typical 4-Year Management Information Systems Sequence:

Freshman Year

ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 1020 3
ECON 2010 3 History* 3
Humanities/Fine Arts* 3 Humanities/Fine Arts* 3
MIS 2749 3 ECON 2020 3
MATH 1710 (if needed) 3 MATH 1830, 1421, or 1910 3
Semester Totals 15 hrs   15 hrs

Sophomore Year

ACCT 2010 3 ACCT 2020 3
ENGL 2201 or 2202* 3 MIS 2845 3
COMM 2381 3 History* 3
Natrual Science* 4 Natural Science* 4
MIS 2770 3 SCMS 2710 or MATH 1530 3
Semester Totals 16 hrs   16 hrs

Junior Year

MIS 3210 3 Elective 1-3
MIS 3885 3 MIS 3790 3
SCMS 3711 3 FIR 3410 3
MKTG 3010 3 ACCT 3130 3
MGMT 3110 3 MIS 3770 3
Semester Totals 15 hrs   13-15 hrs

Senior Year

MIS major elective 3 MIS major elective 3
Elective 3 MIS 4800 3
MIS 3775 3 Intl Business elective 3
MGMT 3510 3 MGMT 4710 3
Elective 3 SCMS 3510 3
Semester Totals 15 hrs   15 hrs

Total Hours: 120-122

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

Course Descriptions

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Accountancy (ACCT)
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Management Information Systems (MIS)
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Marketing (MKTG))
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