Management Information Systems

The major in Management Information Systems prepares students for professional careers in information systems such as application developer, business systems analyst, IT consultant, or project manager. MIS studies information systems as both a resource and a tool for decision-making. Students learn to analyze and evaluate existing systems and to design and develop new systems. MIS is an extensive major (16 courses) and includes courses from Computer Science, Economics, Business, Accounting, Finance, and Marketing as well as from MIS.

Degree and Major Requirements

Management Information Systems Major

Business Core Requirements

Seven courses including:

  • ACC 221 – Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACC 222 – Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 242 – Principles of Management
    •  or BUS 200 – Exploring Business as a Vocation
  • ECO 113 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • FIN 331 – Financial Management
  • MIS 260 – Problem Solving for Business
  • MKT 252 – Principles of Marketing

Required MIS Courses

Two courses including:

  • MIS 270 – Data Management for Business
  • MIS 264 – Statistical Literacy for Managers
    •  or MIS 379 – Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics

Students choose one of the following tracks:

Information Systems Track (16 credits):

  • CSC 160 – Introduction to Computer Science and Communication
  • CSC 170 – Introduction to Programming or CSC 240 – Introduction to Networking and Communications
  • MIS 475 – Systems Analysis and Design
  • MIS 476 – Information Systems Projects

Business Analytics Track (12 credits):

  • MIS 375 – E-Commerce
  • MIS 376 – Project Management
  • MIS 479 – Business Analytics

Graduation Skills

Graduation skills in Critical Thinking (CT), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Speaking (S), and Writing (W) are embedded throughout the offered courses and are met by completing the major.

Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills.

Note: All business majors are encouraged to take KEY 490 Vocation and the Meaning of Success to fulfill the Augsburg Core Curriculum Senior Keystone Requirement.

Minor in MIS

Six courses including:

  • ACC 221 – Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BUS 242 – Principles of Management
    •  or BUS 200 – Exploring Business as a Vocation
    •  or MKT 252 – Principles of Marketing
  • ECO 113 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • MIS 260 – Problem Solving for Business
  • Two courses selected from:
    • MIS 270 – Data Management for Business
    • MIS 375 – E-Commerce
    • MIS 376 – Project Management
      •  or ECO 318 – Management Science

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