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Management Information Systems

Degree Requirements 2023-2024

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 202 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
  • One of CSC 160 or CSC 165
    • CSC 160 – Introduction to Computer Science and Communication
    • CSC 165 – Introduction to Computer Programming (Python)
  • One of CSC 170 or CSC 240
    • CSC 170 – Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming (Java)¬†
    • CSC 240 – Information Security and Assurance

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 Object-Oriented Programming (Java)
  • CSC 310 – Introduction to Data Science – Course has been discontinued; contact the Business Dept for substitutions¬†
  • MIS 270 – Data Management for Business
  • MIS 375 – E-Commerce
  • MIS 479 – Business Analytics – Course has been discontinued; see director/chair for alternative options
  • One of DST164, MAT 163, or MIS 379
    • DST 164 – Introduction to Statistics (with R)
    • MAT 163 – Introductory Statistics
    • MIS 379 – Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics
  • One of MAT 202, MAT 145, or MAT 122
    • MAT 202- Discrete Mathematics for Computing¬†
    • MAT 145 and 145L – Calculus I
    • MAT 122 – Calculus for Social and Behavioral Sciences

Minor in MIS

Six courses including:

  • ACC 221 – Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • One of BUS 242 or MKT 252
    • BUS 242 – Principles of Management
    • MKT 252 – Principles of Marketing
  • ECO 113 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • MIS 260 – Problem Solving for Business
  • Two courses selected from the following (no more than one of MIS376 or ECO318 may be applied to the minor):
    • MIS 270 – Data Management for Business
    • MIS 375 – E-Commerce
    • MIS 376 – Project Management
    • ECO 318 – Management Science

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