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Business Administration - Management Information Systems

What is MIS?
Student OnlineThe concentration of MIS is intended to prepare students for an entry-level position in a computer information systems department. In this high-tech job market, a person with MIS skills has the opportunity to advance in today's technologically demanding work place. MIS professionals work in many areas such as manufacturing firms, banks and insurance companies, data processing service organizations, wholesale and retail businesses and government agencies.

Students in this concentration learn skills necessary for analysis, design, implementation, and management of computer information systems needed to effectively run an organization. Students learn about modern computer technology, and experience hands-on use of current hardware, software, and analytical techniques needed to analyze business problems. The MIS program maintains a careful balance of problem-solving, technical, and communication skills. This concentration provides an excellent foundation for further study in graduate and professional programs.

Flexibility 
The Junior and Senior years of this concentration can be completed entirely online.

Employment Opportunities:
Network Support
Database Programmer/Analyst
Database Administration
Technical Support Specialist
Help Desk Coordinator
Consulting
Computer Programmer
Web Designer
Computer Hardware / Software Support


Suggested Course of Study

B.S. in Business Administration - Management Information Systems   (PDF Version: Click here

Freshman

First Semester

EN 101 English Composition 3 hr
HIS History Survey 3hr
Natural Science 3hr
Natural Science Lab 1 hr
MA ___ Math 113,130, or 181 3hr
UN 101 Freshman Seminar 1hr
Health Related 1 hr

Total: 15 hrs

Second Semester

COM 101 Oral Communication 3 hr
Fine Arts History/Appreciation 3 hr
Natural Science 3 hr
Natural Science Lab 1 hr
MA 123 Statistics 3 hr
General Elective 3 hr

Total: 16 hr

Sophomore

First Semester

EN ___ Literature Survey 3 hr
General Elective 3 hr
EC 201 Principles of Economics I 3 hr
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3hr
EN 102 English Composition II 3 hr

Total: 15 hr

Second Semester

History, Liturature or Art Survey/Appreciation 3hr
General Elective 3hr
Additional Math or Science 3 hr
EC 202 Principles of Economics II 3hr
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3hr
PLG 241 Legal Environment of Business 3hr

Total: 18 hr

Junior

First Semester

MIS 160 Spreadsheet Applications 3hr
MIS 294 Introduction to Information Systems 3 hr
MIS 295 Desktop Application Development
BQA 345 Statistical Analysis for Business 3hr
MIS 396 System & Network Administration 3hr

Total: 15 hr

Second Semester

MIS 296 Object-Oriented Programming 3hrs
MIS 320 Database Applications 3hrs
MIS 322 Web Development for Business 3hrs
FIN 355 Business Finance 3hrs
MGT 381 Principles of Management 3hrs

Total: 15 hr

Senior

First Semester

MKT 361 Principles of Marketing 3hrs
MGT 385 Operations/Production Management 3hrs
MIS 470 Systems Analysis and Design 3hrs
MIS 482 Database Program Development 3hrs
MIS 488 Mobile Applications Development 3hrs

Total: 15 hr

Second Semester

PHL ___ Philosophy (non-religion) 3hr
MIS ___ MIS Elective 3hrs
MIS ___ MIS Elective 3hrs
MIS 486 MIS Projects
MGT 497 Strategic Management 3hr

Total: 15 hr

Business Majors require a minimum of 124 credit hours to graduate.

 

Courses used to satisfy requirements in the major cannot be used to satisfy requirements for another major or a business major.
A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in EN 101, EN 102, any math course, Business Core or other COB required course.
Only six hours of Business Electives can be taken below the 300 level.
MIS157 cannot be used as a Business or MIS elective.

This curriculum sheet is a sample and is intended to be a tentative guideline for the order in which courses should be taken to fulfill the requirements of the major.
Courses may be taken out of the suggested order as long as the prerequisite system for each course has been fulfilled.
The course rotation is not fixed and is subject to change.
Courses taken during the summer, transfer courses from other universities and community colleges, and correspondent courses may be used to fulfill the major requirements.
Community college transfer students must earn at least 50 percent of their academic credits from a senior institution, including at least 25 percent of those hours from MUW.  MUW does not award credit for technical or vocational courses.
The total number or general electives will vary.

Department of Business

Department of Business

Dr. Marty Brock
Chair

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Phone: (662) 329-7152
Fax: (662) 329-7458
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