Bachelor of Science in
Management Information Systems

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Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (BSMIS) prepares qualified graduates to develop, implement and maintain businesses with a foundation in both business operations and information technology practices. Taught by respected practitioners in their respective fields, this interdisciplinary degree focuses on analyzing business issues in a data-driven, evidence-based environment; identifying and leveraging principles in management, organizational behavior, operations, strategy and policy, and entrepreneurship; and developing strong leadership and communication skills while, at the same time, ensuring an ethical business approach.

The Future of MIS

The core of this program focuses on the development of skills required competent and capable individual in the workforce. The goal is to help students to develop analytical and leadership skills and knowledge of organizations to make a positive social, financial, and economic impacts. In this curriculum, students develop understanding of how business and public organization’s function; how technology will facilitate and speed up these interactions in achieving positive changes. Students take courses from four domain areas including Business Development and Analysis (BD&A), Leadership Development (LD), Technology and Innovation (TI) and Entrepreneurship Mindset (EM).

Areas of Focus

The School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems degree with the following four specializations:

Business Analytics

Focuses on the use of business analytics to develop models using varied and complex data sets and, implementing model results to resolve complicated business problems.

Business Optimization

Focuses on the development and implementation of plans for organizations to redefine and strategize for lean operations as well as maximize asset utilizations, quality control, cost minimization, and institutional efficiencies.

Entrepreneurship

Focuses on the development and implementation of business plans and innovative strategies to drive business growth and success – either as a consultant or as a business owner.

Information Technology Management

Focuses on the strategic use and application of technologies to achieve corporate strategies as well as improve overall personal and professional productivity.

What are Micro-Credentials?

They are mini-qualifications that demonstrate skills, knowledge, and/or experience in a given subject area or capability. Visit the Office of Micro-Credentials page to learn more.

BSMIS

MIS MICRO-CREDENTIALS

Advanced Marketing & Sales Strategy (AM&SS) | Business Analytics Capstone (BAC)
Business Analytics in Practice (BAP) | Business Development (BD) | Data Visualization with Tableau (DVT)
Foundations of Business Analytics (FBA) | Foundations: Marketing and Sales (M&S)
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) | Market Positioning & Sales (MP)
Value Chain Management (VCM) | Value Creation through Innovation: Capstone Project (VCI: CP)
Value Creation through Innovation: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VCI: IE) |
Value Creation through Innovation: Marketing Strategy for Entrepreneurs (VCI: MSE)

Curriculum Overview

Area Number of Courses Credits
General Education Courses 14 42
Fundamental Courses 21 60
Specialization 6 18
Total 41 120
General Education Courses

Arts and Humanities Division (3 Courses -9 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
HUMN 101 Introduction to the Arts and Humanities None 3
HUMN 105* Foundations of Learning and Being None PR 3
HUMN 125* Worldviews and Models of Action None PR, GC, DMPS 3
PHIL 101 Philosophy None 3
RLGN 110 Comparative Religion None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Communications Division (2 Courses – 6 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
COMM 110 Oral Communication Skills None 3
ENGL 120 Academic Writing and Research None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Mathematical Sciences Division (1 Course – 3 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
MATH 160 Pre-Calculus None 3
MATH 165 Calculus I None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Natural Sciences Division (2 Courses – 6 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
BIOL 101 General Biology None 3
CHEM 101 General Chemistry None 3
GEOL 101 Introduction to Geology None 3
PHYS 101 College Physics None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Social Sciences and Cross-Cultural Studies Division (3 Courses – 9 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
GOVT 120 Comparative Government None 3
GOVT 130 American Society and Politics None 3
GEOG 101 World Geography None 3
HIST 101 World History None 3
INCS 300* The Context of Global Citizenship None GC 3
INCS 325* Being a Global Citizen None GC, SP 3
SOCI 101 Sociology None 3
PSYC 101 Psychology None 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice Division (3 Courses – 9 Credits)

Code Course Title Prerequisites Microcredentials Credits
TLLP 150 Practices of Learning and Being None DMPS 3
TLLP 200 Designing a Life of Self-Fulfillment None PR 3
TLLP 400 Designing a Life of Possibilities – Concepts, Tools, and Processes of Thinking None DMPS 3

*Indicates a required course. This course continues the “Learning to Learn, Learning to Be” approach taken in our Transformative Learning and Leadership in Practice (TLLP) curriculum.

Required Courses
Code Course Title Prerequisite Microcredentials Credits
MC Certifications
ACCT 101 Principles of Accounting None 3
ACCT 305 Accounting Information Systems None 3
BUSS 110 Introduction to Business None M&S Foundation; MP; AM&SS 3
BUSS 120 Principles of Management None BD 3
BUSS 155 Seminar I None 1
BUSS 220 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility EL None 3
BUSS 280 Introduction to Statistics None 3
BUSS 290 Introduction to Business Analytics BUSS 280 FBA; BAP; BAC; DVT 3
BUSS 300 Organizational Theory & HR Management None 3
BUSS 390 Seminar II BUSS 155 1
BUSS 490 Consulting Project and Seminar None BUSS 390 4
COMP 110 Computer Algorithm and Programming Logic None ACE 3
COMP135 Legal and Ethical Issues in Information System None ACE 3
COMP 170 Information Technology Services Management None 3
COMP 173 Strategic Partnerships None 3
COMP 178 Information Assurance Management None 3
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics None None 3
ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics None None 3
TLLP 250 Designing Your Career to Find Purpose, Meaning, and Success None CAR, SP None 3
TLLP 275 Pursuing Social Impact Throughout Your Career None CAR, SP None 3
TLLP 425 Designing a Life of Possibilities – Career Planning and Leadership None CAR None 3
SPECIALIZATION COURSES

Business Analytics Specialization (6 Courses – 18 Credit Hours):

Code Course Title Prerequisite Microcredentials Credits
MC Certifications
BUSS 330* Foundations of Data and Information Management BUSS 290 FBA; BAP; BAC; DVT 3
BUSS 338* Business Data Visualization BUSS 330 FBA, BAP; BAC; DVT

 

3
BUSS 350 Business Development BUSS 110 BD 3
BUSS 360 Business Consulting BUSS 110 BD Certified Business Consulting 3
BUSS 363 Negotiation Essentials None BD 3
BUSS 400* Business Decisions and Modeling BUSS 350 BAP; DVT 3
BUSS 440*^ Business Intelligence and Predictive Analysis None BAP; BAP; BAC; DVT 3
BUSS 442/542^ Human Resource Analytics None BAP; BAC 3
BUSS 446/545^ Marketing Analytics None BAP; BAC 3
BUSS 478/578^ Business Risk Analysis and Optimization None BAC, BAC; DVT 3
BUSS 479* Data Prediction and Business Optimization None BAC; BAC 3
BUSS 487/587^ Contemporary Issues in Applying Business Analytics Minimum of 90 credits BAC; BAC; DVT 3
BUSS 488 Internship in Business Analytics None 3

*Indicates required course.

^Can be taken for graduate course credit.

NOTE: Students who wish to take a course that is offered by in another specialization may petition to do so to their advisor by providing justification for the relevance of the addition as part of their professional trajectory, their intended consulting project, and/or personal interest. A maximum of 2 courses from other areas can be applied to a specialization.

Business Optimization Specialization (6 Courses – 18 Credit Hours):

Code Course Title Prerequisite Microcredentials Credits
MC Certifications
BUSS 305 Communities of Practice None 3
BUSS 320* Introduction to Project Management None 3
BUSS 325 Project Management Systems None 3
BUSS 327 Leading Project Management Operations None VCM 3
BUSS 329* Organizational Behavior None 3
BUSS 350* Business Development None M&S Foundations; BD 3
BUSS 360 Business Consulting None BD Certified Business Consulting

 

3
BUSS 363 Negotiation Essentials None BD 3
BUSS 370* Business Change Management None 3
BUSS 378 Asset Management and Optimization None LSS; VCM 3
BUSS 385 Seminar in Technological Change and Productivity None LSS 3
BUSS 410/510^ Contracts, Procurement, & Supply Chain Management Systems None VCM 3
BUSS 415/515^ Risk Management in Project Management None LSS 3
BUSS 418/518^ Mergers and Acquisitions None 3
BUSS 420 Internship in Project Management None 3
BUSS 425/525^ Contemporary Issues in Business Process Optimization None 3
BUSS 427/527^ Emergent Roles of Project Management in Business None 3
BUSS 478/578^ Business Risk Analysis and Optimization None 3

*Indicates required course.

^Can be taken for graduate course credit.

NOTE: Students who wish to take a course that is offered by in another specialization may petition to do so to their advisor by providing justification for the relevance of the addition as part of their professional trajectory, their intended consulting project, and/or personal interest. A maximum of 2 courses from other areas can be applied to a specialization.

Entrepreneurship Specialization (6 Courses – 18 Credit Hours):

Code Course Title Prerequisite Microcredentials Credits
MC Certifications
BUSS 130 Principles of Marketing M&S Foundations; MP None 3
BUSS 320 Introduction to Project Management None 3
BUSS 329 Organizational Behavior None 3
BUSS 350* Business Development None M&S Foundation; MP; AM&SS; BD 3
BUSS 360* Business Consulting None BD Certified Business Consulting 3
BUSS 363 Negotiation Essentials None BD 3
BUSS 364* Entrepreneurship and Innovation None VCI: IE;

VCI: MSE; VCI: CP

3
BUSS 365 Entrepreneurial Ventures None VCI: IE;

VCI: MSE; VCI: CP

3
BUSS 373 Change Management and Leadership None VCI: MSE

VCI: CP

3
BUSS 374 Entrepreneurial Marketing None M&S Foundation; MP; AM&SS 3
BUSS 375 Corporate Entrepreneurship None M&S Foundation; MP; AM&SS 3
BUSS 377 Strategic Management None 3
BUSS 410/510^ Contracts, Procurement, & Supply Chain Management Systems None VCM 3
BUSS 419/519^ Venture Capital BUSS 360 VCI: MSE

VCI: CP

3
BUSS 423 Engaging Consumers in a Digital World BUSS 130 AM&SS 3
BUSS 439/539^ Managing in a Digital World None 3
BUSS 460/560^ Product Design and Development BUSS 130 AM&SS 3
BUSS 465/565^ Social Media Marketing BUSS 130 AM&SS 3
BUSS 485/585^ International Strategy None 3
BUSS 487 Dilemmas and Debates in Entrepreneurship None 3
BUSS 492/592^ Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Minimum of 90 credits 3

*Indicates required course.

^Can be taken for graduate course credit.

NOTE: Students who wish to take a course that is offered by in another specialization may petition to do so to their advisor by providing justification for the relevance of the addition as part of their professional trajectory, their intended consulting project, and/or personal interest. A maximum of 2 courses from other areas can be applied to a specialization.

 

Information Technology Management Specialization (6 Courses – 18 Credit Hours):

Code Course Title Prerequisite Microcredentials Credits
MC Certifications
BUSS 130 Principles of Marketing M&S Foundations; MP None 3
BUSS 350 Business Development None M&S Foundation; MP; BD 3
BUSS 360 Business Consulting None BD Certified Business Consulting 3
BUSS 363 Negotiation Essentials None BD 3
BUSS 364 Entrepreneurship and Innovation None 3
BUSS 365 Entrepreneurial Ventures None MP 3
BUSS 374 Entrepreneurial Marketing None MP 3
COMP 240 Client/Server Management None ESD 3
COMP 250* Computer Architecture COMP 110 ESD 3
COMP 260* Introduction to Operating Systems COMP 110 ESD 3
COMP 270* Essentials of Networking COMP 110 3
COMP 273 Information Technology Infrastructure Library None 3
COMP 281 Comp TIA Project+ None ESD 3
COMP 335 Cyber Law and Ethics None ACE 3
COMP 345 Introduction to Computer Security None 3
COMP 350* Database Concepts None ESAD 3
COMP 445/545^ Introduction to AI for Business None 3
COMP 449/549^ Financial Analysis for Technology Manager None 3
COMP 455/555^ Information Technologies for Mobile Commerce None 3
COMP 460/560^ Web Application Development for Business None 3
COMP 463/563^ Systems Analysis and Design for Business None ESD 3
COMP 465/565^ Contemporary Issues in IT Management Minimum of 90 credits 3

*Indicates required course.

^Can be taken for graduate course credit.

NOTE: Students who wish to take a course that is offered by in another specialization may petition to do so to their advisor by providing justification for the relevance of the addition as part of their professional trajectory, their intended consulting project, and/or personal interest. A maximum of 2 courses from other areas can be applied to a specialization.

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