Management Information Systems Concentration

Business Administration, BBA

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, BBA - 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 Business Administration Requirements

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is a four year degree offered through the Department of Business with a major in Business Administration and concentrations in Accounting, General Business, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. Specific program requirements can be found in the Business Administration major descriptions for each concentration. A minimum of 120 hours is required for graduation under this curriculum.

Business Core Requirements

Required Business Courses

Minimum grade of C or higher required

  • BU 105 - Fundamentals of Success in Business
  • MIS 160 - Spreadsheet Applications
  • EC 201 - Principles of Economics I
  • EC 202 - Principles of Economics II
  • ACC 211 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC 212 - Principles of Accounting II
  • BQA 345 - Advanced Statistical Analysis for Business
  • FIN 355 - Business Finance
  • MKT 361 - Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 333 - Organizational Communication
  • MGT 381 - Principles of Management
  • MGT 385 - Operations/Production Management
  • MGT 497 - Strategic Management
  • PLG 241 - The Legal Environment of Business

Other Required Courses

Minimum grade of C required

  • COM 101 - Oral Communication
  • MA 123 - Statistics
    BQA 170 - Statistical Analysis for Business

Additional Requirements

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

Concentration Requirements

Minimum grade of C required

  • MIS 300 - Introduction to Information Systems
  • MIS 295 - Desktop Application Development
  • MIS 296 - Object Oriented Programming
  • MIS 320 - Database Applications
  • MIS 322 - Web Development for Business
  • MIS 396 - Systems and Network Administration
  • MIS 440 - Information Security Management
  • MIS 470 - Systems Analysis and Design
  • MIS 482 - Database Program Development
  • MIS 488 - Mobile Application Development

Additional required courses

(Minimum grade of C required)

Select two of the following: (6 Semester Hours)

  • MIS 321 - Telecommunications Systems Management
  • ACC 406 - Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC 412 - Auditing
  • MKT 455 - Internet Marketing
  • MIS 475 - Electronic Commerce Strategies
  • Additional MIS course(s) and/or programming course(s)

Note: Other coursework may be accepted with approval of the Department Chair of Business.

Total Hours Required for Business Administration, BBA - Management Information Systems Concentration: 120 Semester Hours