Management Information Systems - BBA

The Department of Information and Operations Management offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Management Information Systems (MISY). The MISY major addresses the impact of computer-based information systems in a variety of organizational settings. The degree program 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.

For more information visit the BBA Management Information Systems website. 

Upper-Level Entry Requirements

Admission to the upper level major of MISY requires satisfactory completion of specific coursework. To review requirements and application procedures see Upper-Level Entry Requirements and Application Procedures.

Lower-Level Business Program (BUAD) 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
MATH 140 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences 1 3
American history 2 3
Communication 3
Select one of the following:
 
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Composition and Rhetoric  
Life and physical sciences 3
Social and behavioral sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ECON 202 Principles of Economics 3
MATH 142 Business Calculus 3 3
American history 2 3
Language, philosophy and culture 3
Life and physical sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
ACCT 229 Introductory Accounting 3
ECON 203 Principles of Economics 3
ISTM 210 Fundamentals of Information Systems 3
POLS 206 American National Government 2 3
Communication 3
Select one of the following:
 
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Composition and Rhetoric  
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ACCT 230 Introductory Accounting 3
MGMT 211 Legal and Social Environment of Business 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 2 3
Creative arts 3
Life and physical sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours60

Management Information Systems: Students intending to major in Management Information Systems must add ISTM 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 year.

Business Honors: Students admitted to Business Honors must add (1) BUSN 125 Business Learning Community I (3 credits) to the freshman year curriculum and (2) BUSN 225 Business Competency (3 credits) to the sophomore year curriculum in Business (lower level). The creative arts elective and a communication elective can be taken during the junior year.

Finance: Students intending to major in Finance must add FINC 210 to freshman year curriculum in Business (lower-level).  The general elective taken in the senior year can be reduced by 1 credit.

Management Information Systems Program

Plan of Study Grid
Third Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ISTM 281 Professional Development Information Systems Seminar 1 1
ISTM 310 Network Communications and Infrastructure 3
ISTM 320 Business Systems Analysis and Design 3
SCMT 303 Statistical Methods 3
SCMT 364 Operations Management 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
ISTM 315 Database Programming 3
ISTM 410 Management of Information Systems 2 3
ISTM 481 Information Systems Seminar 1 1
MKTG 321 Marketing 2 3
General elective 5 3
International elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
FINC 341 Business Finance 3
ISTM 415 Information Systems Capstone Project 3
ISTM 481 Information Systems Seminar 1 1
MGMT 363 Managing People in Organizations 3
General elective 5 3
MISY Directed elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MGMT 466 Strategic Management 3
Creative arts 3
General elective 5 3
International elective 3 3
MISY Directed elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours60