Management Information Systems - BBA

The Management Information Systems major produces graduates who are both business analysts (i.e., professionals who understand accounting, marketing, finance, etc.) and information system specialists (i.e., professionals who can implement information systems strategies). Graduates of the program possess the business, technical, and leadership skills to meet the challenges presented by rapidly evolving information technology and the need to effectively incorporate this technology into business strategy and day-to-day operations.

Upper-level Entry Requirements and Application Procedures

Students who meet the University and college entrance requirements enter Mays Business School in the BUAD (lower-level business) classification. Enrollment of Mays Business School students in junior- and senior-level business courses is limited to those who have been admitted to upper-level (also referred to as upper division) in one of the seven majors (B.B.A.: accounting, business honors, finance, management, management information systems, marketing, and supply chain management) in the college.

The B.B.A. (accounting, business honors, finance, management, management information systems, marketing, and supply chain management) upper-level entry requirements and application procedures are as follows:

  1. To be admitted to an upper-level major, a student must be admitted to Mays Business School and have:
    1. Satisfactorily completed the following five courses:
      ACCT 229Introductory Accounting3
      ECON 202Principles of Economics3
      ECON 203Principles of Economics3
      MATH 141Finite Mathematics (or its equivalent)3
      MATH 142Business Calculus (or its equivalent)3
    2. BUAD students apply for upper level no later than the last class day of the semester before they expect to enter upper level. NOTE: To enter upper level in the summer, all requirements must be completed BEFORE the beginning of the FIRST SUMMER SESSION.
    3. Business students must successfully complete these three remaining lower-level Core Business Knowledge (CBK) courses at Texas A&M during their first upper-level semester, unless satisfactorily completed prior to upper-level entry:
      ACCT 230Introductory Accounting3
      ISYS 210Fundamentals of Information Systems3
      MGMT 211Legal and Social Environment of Business3
    4. Students are encouraged to complete the freshman and sophomore sequence of courses as listed under Curriculum in Business. BUAD students may preregister for upper-level business courses in the semester for which they have applied for upper level. However, students who fail to complete upper-level requirements shall not be permitted to remain registered in upper-level business classes.
  2. Transfer students: Transfer students admitted to Mays Business School will be classified as BUAD (lower-level Business) students until they complete all requirements listed previously in item 1, at which time they may apply for admission to an upper-level major field of study. Transfer students may immediately apply for upper-level when admitted to Mays Business School if, and only if, they meet all upper-level requirements at that time.
  3. Change of curriculum students: Texas A&M students who change curriculum into Mays Business School from another college or department at the University will be classified as BUAD (lower-level Business) students until they complete all requirements listed previously in item 1. Change of curriculum students who, when admitted to the business school, qualify to apply for admission to upper level may do so.
  4. Preference for available seats in junior- and senior-level business courses will be given to students who have been admitted to a degree granting major in Mays Business School. All ineligible students who pre-register for upper-level business classes are subject to cancellation of their registration in these courses.

Lower-Level Business Program

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
MATH 141Finite Mathematics 13
American history 23
Communication 3
Select one of the following:
Public Speaking  
Argumentation and Debate  
Composition and Rhetoric  
Life and physical sciences 3
Social and behavioral science 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ECON 202Principles of Economics 3
MATH 142Business Calculus 13
American history 23
Language, philosophy and culture 3
Life and physical sciences 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
ACCT 229Introductory Accounting 3
ECON 203Principles of Economics 3
ISYS 210Fundamentals of Information Systems 3
POLS 206American National Government 23
Communication 3
Select one of the following:
Public Speaking  
Argumentation and Debate  
Composition and Rhetoric  
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ACCT 230Introductory Accounting 3
MGMT 211Legal and Social Environment of Business 3
POLS 207State and Local Government 13
ISYS 250Business Programming Logic and Design 33
Life and physical sciences 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 60
1

MATH 131, MATH 151 and MATH 171 will be accepted in lieu of MATH 142. MATH 152, MATH 166 and MATH 172 will be accepted in lieu of MATH 141.

2

For those students under ROTC contract, see Requirement 7 of the "Requirements for a Baccalaureate Degree".

3

Management Information Systems: BUAD students intending to major in Management Information Systems must add ISYS 250 Business Programming Logic and Design (3 credits) to sophomore year curriculum in Business (lower level). The creative arts elective or a communication elective can be taken during the junior or senior year.

Management Information Systems Program

Third Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ISYS 281Professional Development Information Systems Seminar 11
ISYS 310Network Communications and Infrastructure 3
ISYS 320Business Systems Analysis and Design 3
SCMT 303Statistical Methods 3
SCMT 364Operations Management 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
ISYS 315Database Programming 3
ISYS 410Management of Information Systems 23
ISYS 481Information Systems Seminar 11
MKTG 321Marketing 23
General elective 53
International elective 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
FINC 341Business Finance 3
ISYS 415Information Systems Capstone Project 3
ISYS 481Information Systems Seminar 11
MGMT 363Managing People in Organizations 3
MISY Directed elective 43
General elective 53
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MGMT 466Strategic Management 3
MISY Directed elective 43
Creative arts 3
General elective 53
International elective 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 60
1

ISYS 281 and ISYS 481 are cross-listed courses.  Students must take three semesters of ISYS 281/481 for a total of three credits.

2

This course is an approved writing-designated (W) or oral communication (C) business course. See your academic advisor for additional information.

3

A complete list of approved courses is available in the Undergraduate Advising Office, 238 Wehner Building. The six required hours simultaneously fulfill the University's International and Cultural Diversity Graduation requirement.

4

Select in consultation with a management information systems (MISY) academic advisor. A list of acceptable courses is available in the department academic advising office, 330 Wehner.

5

Elective courses are open to any course offered for University credit, except ACCT 209, ACCT 210, FINC 409, IBUS 301, ISYS 209, KINE 198, MGMT 209, MGMT 309, MKTG 409, SCMT 309. Additional restrictions may apply: see academic advisor for information. May be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.