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 and includes courses from Computer Science, Economics, Business, Accounting, Finance, and Marketing as well as from MIS.

Management Information Systems Major

Business Core Requirements

  • Must take MAT 171 as math course

Required MIS Courses:

Seven courses including:

MIS 270 – Data Management for Business

MIS 375 – E-Commerce

MIS 376 – Project Management

MIS 475 – Systems Analysis and Design

MIS 476 – Information Systems Projects

CSC 160 – Introduction to Computer Science and Communication

CSC 170 – Introduction to Programming

or CSC 240 – Introduction to Networking and Communications

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 Business Analytics

Seven courses including:

CSC 170: Introduction to Programming

MAT 163: Introductory Statistics

or MAT 164: Introductory Statistics for STEM

or MIS 379: Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics

MAT 171: Discrete Mathematics for Computing

or MAT 145: Calculus I

or MAT 122: Calculus for Social and Behavioral Sciences

MIS 270: Data Management for Business

or CSC 352: Database Management and Design

MIS 375: E-Commerce

MIS 479: Business Analytics

CSC 310 – Introduction to Data Science

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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