Management Information Systems Concentration

Business Administration, BAS

In-Demand Careers

The Management Information Systems (MIS) concentration emphasizes both business and computer technology skills, thus training students how to find technology-based solutions to important business and management problems. MIS students learn how businesses use information to improve the company’s operations and how to manage various information systems so that they best serve the needs of managers, staff, and customers.

The concentration is intended to prepare students for an entry-level position in a computer information systems department. All organizations rely on computer and information technology (IT) to conduct business; therefore, management information systems professionals work in almost all industries such as manufacturing, banking, insurance, retail, health care, and government.

Management information systems is an ever-changing and challenging field that will continue to grow. If you have a love of computers and business, and want to learn more about modern computer technology, computer databases, networks, computer security, and more, this is the concentration for you.

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This concentration is available to students in the BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and the BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science) degree programs.

Flexible Program

The Junior and Senior years of this concentration can be completed on campus or entirely online.

Employment Opportunities

  • Information Systems Manager
  • Network Support
  • Database Programmer/Analyst
  • Database Administration
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Help Desk Coordinator
  • Consulting
  • Computer Programmer
  • Web Developers
  • Computer Hardware/Software Support
  • Information Security Manager
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Accelerated Bachelor’s/MBA

In the Accelerated Bachelor/MBA Program, you will take undergraduate and graduate classes at the same time, substituting some required undergraduate classes with MBA classes. You can take up to 12 of the 36 hours required for the MBA early.

Accelerated MBA Program

Business Administration, BAS - Management Information Systems Concentration Curriculum

This information is presented for informational purposes. In the event of a discrepancy between this page and the Undergraduate Bulletin, the Bulletin should always be used.

General Education Curriculum

In keeping with The W's Mission, the General Education Program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and values they need to become independent, productive members of society in our continually changing world.

The W's General Education Program provides a foundation in the liberal arts that includes knowledge in the historical, literary, aesthetic, scientific, and cultural traditions that shape the world, and fosters skills that allow students to become civically responsible life-long learners ready to adapt to new challenges.

All students who complete the Mississippi University for Women general education program will demonstrate:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Effective Communication
  • Cultural Literacy
  • Quantitative & Technology Skills
  • Understanding of Self, Global Societies, & the Natural World
  • Life-Long Learning

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Bachelor of Applied Science Requirements

A student who holds a completed A.A.S. or other approved technical Associate’s degree may transfer 40 semester hours of approved career and technical credit. Career and technical coursework may only be applied to a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

The following is a list of approved programs: 

  • Accounting Technology
  • Computer Networking Technology
  • Computer Programming Technology
  • Database Administration Technology
  • Health Information Technology
  • Medical Billing and Coding Technology
  • Medical Office Technology
  • Microcomputer Technology
  • Office Systems Technology
  • Web Development Technology

Concentration Requirements

Minimum grade of C required

  • BU 105 - Fundamentals of Success in Business
  • BQA 170 - Statistical Analysis for Business
  • EC 201 - Principles of Economics I
    EC 202 - Principles of Economics II
  • ACC 211 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC 212 - Principles of Accounting II
  • PLG 241 - The Legal Environment of Business
  • MIS 300 - Introduction to Information Systems
  • FIN 355 - Business Finance
  • MKT 361 - Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 381 - Principles of Management
  • BU 460 - Senior Seminar in Business
  • MIS Courses:15 hours above MIS 300 (C or above)

Additional Requirements

  • Peregrine Assessment
  • Senior Exit Exam by Concentration
  • Senior Business Exit Questionnaire

Total Hours Required for Business Administration, BAS - Management Information Systems Concentration: 121 Semester Hours