Business Administration

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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,
Mathematics, Economics, Business, Accounting, Finance, and Marketing as well as from MIS.

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

Six courses including:
BUS 264 – Statistical Literacy for Managers
or BUS 379 – Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics
MIS 270 – Data Management for Business
MIS 375 – Management Information Systems in the Organization
MIS 376 – Project Management
MIS 475 – Systems Analysis and Design
MIS 476 – Information Systems Projects

Three required supporting courses:
CSC 160 – Introduction to Computer Science and Communication
CSC 170 – Introduction to Programming
or CSC 240 – Introduction to Networking and Communications
MAT 171 – Discrete Mathematics for Computing

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 – Management Information Systems in the Organization
MIS 376 – Project Management
or ECO 318 – Management Science

Information Technology Certificate

The Information Technology (IT) Certificate program is comprised of six courses, which are part of the Management Information Systems (MIS) degree program. Non-degree-seeking students can complete these six courses to earn the certificate. The certificate is available through the WEC program. Students who do not have a degree are eligible to go on with their studies to complete the BA in MIS.

The six certificate courses are:
MIS 260 – Problem Solving for Business
MIS 270 – Data Management for Business
MIS 375 – Management Information Systems in the Organization
MIS 376 – Project Management
CSC 160 – Introduction to Computer Science and Communication
CSC 240 – Introduction to Networking and Communications

Students can vary the order of courses taken. However, MIS 260 should be the first MIS course, and CSC 160 should be the first CSC course taken. Students are required to meet a math proficiency level of MPG 3 prior to entering this program.

For a complete list of courses and descriptions, see the Course Description Search.