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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Page address: http://cset.mnsu.edu/cis/undergraduate/MIS/mis.html

MIS PROGRAM


The Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems provides students with in-depth knowledge of Information Technology concepts and applications, and prepares them to create innovative solutions for real-world problems. Students gain the ability to integrate hardware, software, and management skills to solve problems in a variety of IT areas.
The program’s mission is to ensure that each graduate is exceptionally well qualified to undertake a successful information systems career in industry, business, education, or government. In support of this mission, the program is designed so that:
  • Each student will gain a sound foundation in computing basics, analysis and design, programming, testing, software development, security, database, and human-computer interaction.
  • Each student will learn the theory and practice of information technology and develop skills to apply this knowledge to analyze and solve information system problems.
  • Each student will develop analytical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problem solving.
  • Each student will acquire basic business concepts to assist them in career paths where they are interfacing with and developing solutions for business professionals.
  • Each student will develop effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Each student will appreciate the social and ethical issues in information systems.

MIS Courses and Current Bulletin


A total of 120 credits are required for the completion of this degree.

  • Required General Education
    • CMST 100
    • Fundamentals of Comuunication (3)
    • ENGL 101
    • Composition (4)
    • IT 202W
    • Computers in Society(4)
    • MATH 121
    • Calculus I(4)
    • PHIL 224W
    • Business Ethics (3)

    Communication Studies (Choose 3 - 4 Credits)

    • CMST 102
    • Public Speaking(3)
    • CMST 212
    • Professional Communication and Interviewing(4)
  • Major Common Core
    • ACCT 200
    • Financial Accounting (3)
    • ECON 207
    • Business Statistics (4)
    • ENG 271W
    • Technical Communication(4)
    • IT 210
    • Fundamentals of Programming(4)
    • IT 214
    • Fundamentals of Software Development (4)
    • IT 310
    • Data Structures & Algorithms(4)
    • IT 311
    • Business Application Programming (4)
    • IT 340
    • Introduction to Database Systems(4)
    • IT 350
    • Information Security (4)
    • IT 380
    • Systems Analysis and Design(4)
    • IT 440
    • Database Management System II (4)
    • IT 497
    • Internship (1-12)

    Three credits of IT 497 are required for the major. Additional credits will be used to satisfy overall degree requirements.

  • Major Restricted Electives

    Students must complete the requirements for ONE of the two clusters.

    • Cluster 1: Integrated Business Experience (IBE) (15 credits)

      IBE Curriculum (Choose 12 Credits)

      Three credits of IT 499 must be taken concurrently with the IBE practicum to count towards this cluster. The four IBE courses are taken together in a single semester. Work with the College of Business Advising Center to register for the IBE curriculum.

      • FINA 362
      • Business Finance (3)
      • IT 499
      • Individual Study (1-4)
      • MGMT 330
      • Principles of Management(3)
      • MRKT 310
      • Principles of Marketing(3)
    • Cluster 2: Electives (choose 6 credits)
      • ACCT 210
      • Managerial Accounting (3)
      • BLAW 371
      • Computer and Technology Law (3)
      • MGMT 346
      • Production and Operations Management(3)
      • MGMT 473
      • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (3)
  • Major Unrestricted Electives (Choose 12 Credits)
    • ENG 469
    • Project Mangement in Technical Communications (4)

    Or any upper-division course(s) between IT 300-IT 496 not already used in the Major Common Core or in the selected cluster. At least 8 credits must be at the 400 level.


Required Minor: None