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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Management Information Systems Concentration

If you enjoy using technology to solve problems, the management information systems (MIS) concentration may be the right choice for you.

The MIS concentration is made up of six upper-level courses exploring both technical and managerial topics that equip you for an entry-level position in management information systems or a related field. Along with your core business classes, you will learn how to use technology to create business value in an organization and will develop technical aptitude and familiarity on a variety of technologies and programming languages. Specific coursework includes technical topics like "Database Management Systems and Telecommunications Technology" and more traditional MIS-oriented coursework like "Systems Analysis and Design and Management of IT Projects."

Curriculum Plan

Academic performance in freshman and sophomore courses is the main criterion for admission to the upper division in the School of Management. In the first two years, you will complete the university writing requirements, general education courses and seven prerequisite courses for the major.

Students not ready for calculus are advised to complete precalculus before attempting MTH 131.

The information below is for students entering prior to fall 2016. Fall 2016 curriculum coming soon.

Freshman Year

First semester Second semester
ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics (prerequisite to business major) ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics (prerequisite to business major)
MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Business (prerequisite to business major) PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (prerequisite to business major)
ENG 101 Writing I ENG 201 Advanced Writing II
UGC 111 World Civilization I UGC 112 World Civilization II
  Free Elective (AACSB - 3 units)

Sophomore Year

First semester Second semester
MGA 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (prerequisite to business major) MGA 202 Introduction to Management Accounting (prerequisite to business major)
MGQ 201 Introduction to Statistics for Analytics (prerequisite to business major) Arts General Education Course
Natural Science Natural Science (with lab)
UGC 211 American Pluralism Free Elective (AACSB - 3 units)
Free Elective (AACSB - 1 unit) Free Elective (AACSB - 3 units)

Junior Year

After successful completion of the freshman and sophomore year curriculum at the minimum admission standards and gaining formal admission to the major, the following requirements remain.

First semester Second semester
MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions
in Management**
MGO 302 Production and Operations**
MGS 351 Introduction to
Management Information Systems**
MGF 301 Corporation Finance**
MGB 301 Organizational Behavior
and Administration**
MGI 301 Human Resources Management**
MGG 300 Career Strategies, Planning
and Management (fall or spring - 2 units)**
MGM 301 Principles of Marketing**
CSE  113 Introduction to Computer 
Programming I (Required MIS Concentration Course; complete anytime before MGS 405
and MGS 425) (AACSB)
Free Elective (3 units)

Senior Year

First semester Second semester
MGT 401 Public Policy, Law and Management** MGO 403 Fundamentals of Strategic Management (fall or spring)**
MGE 302 Applied Economics** MGS 405 Systems Analysis and Design (spring only)
(Required MIS Concentration Course)
MGS 314 Applied Business Programming (fall only)
(Required MIS Concentration Course)
MGS 425 IT Systems Analysis and Design (spring only)
(Required MIS Concentration Course)
MGS 402 Telecommunications Technology (fall only)
(Required MIS Concentration Course)
Free Elective (Internship Recommended - 3 units)
MGS 404 Database Management Systems (fall only)
(Required MIS Concentration Course)
Free Elective - 1 unit

KEY: **Required MG Core Courses