Management Information Systems

Logan Advising

Advisor: Jenny Jones
Office: Business 309
Phone Number: 435.797.2272

Regional Campus Advising

Students pursuing a distance education major must contact the advisors at their specific location.

Regional Campus Advisors


Major Requirements

Huntsman School of Business Policies and Information

  • Students must be formally admitted to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.
  • Students may complete up to 15 USU Huntsman School of Business required credits numbered 2000 and above including transfer credits prior to formal admittance to the Huntsman School.
  • Students transferring more than 15 acceptable credits must receive Huntsman School admittance prior to completing further Huntsman School required courses.
  • Huntsman School applications are processed every semester. Applications must be received by December 1 for Spring, April 1 for Summer, and July 1 for Fall.
  • Minimum grade requirement for MIS 2200 and ENGL 2010 will be applied and based on admission time period.
  • In order to register for 3000-, 4000- and 5000-level courses in the Huntsman School, a 2.67 overall GPA is required.
  • Completion of a minimum of 40 credits numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.50 GPA in core and major courses is required for graduation.
  • For semester availability and prerequisites, see the USU general catalog.
  • All Utah State University graduation requirements must be met. Check USU catalog for more information regarding requirements.
  • It is strongly recommended that graduation applications be completed two semesters prior to graduation.

University Credit Requirements

USU Requirements

Total Credits 120
C- or better credits 100
Upper Division 40
USU residency credits 30

University Studies Requirements

General Education

Competency Requirements

Communications Literacy (CL)

ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1) 3
(or AP English or ACT English ≥29 or CLEP)
ENGL 2010* Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2) 3

Quantitative Literacy (QL)

 MATH 1050 College Algebra (QL) 4
(or one course in Math or Stats requiring Math 1050 as a prerequisite or AP Calculus score of 3 or better)

* This course must be completed with a C grade or higher.

Breadth Requirements

Select at least one approved course from each of the following six categories. At least two of the six Breadth courses must be University Studies courses with a USU prefix (excluding USU 1000). (A maximum of 4 CLEP or AP areas may be used.) Approved courses can be found in the USU catalog, the semester schedule book, and online at

American Inst.   ECN 1500 3
Creative Arts USU 1330 or Approved Course 3
Humanities USU 1320 or Approved Course   3
Life Sciences USU 1350 or Approved Course   3
Physical Sciences USU 1360 or Approved Course   3
Social Science ECN 2010 3
Exploration Credit Approved Course 3

* This course must be completed with a C grade or higher.

Depth Requirements

Required Depth Courses (Two courses outside discipline)

3000+ Level Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Approved Course 2-3
3000+ Level Life and Physical Science (DSC) Approved Course 3

Communications Intensive (Two courses)

MIS 3200 Business Communication 3
Approved Course 3

Quantitative Intensive (One course which is part of major)

FIN 3400 Corporate Finance 3

Management Information System Major Requirements

Business Acumen 40 Credits

ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting Principles 3
ACCT 2020 Managerial Accounting Principles 3
ECN 1500* Econ Institutions (Macroeconomics (BAI) 3
ECN 2010 Intro to Microeconomics (BSS) 3
ECN 3400 OR
MIS 3300** (recommended)
Global Economic Institutions (DSS)
Big Data Analytics
FIN 3200 Financial Management 2
FIN 3400 Corporate Finance (QI) 2
MGT 2050 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 2
MGT 3500 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
MGT 3700 Operations Management 2
MGT 3800 Leadership 2
MGT 3890 System Strategy & Problem Solving 2
MIS 2100 Principles of MIS 3
MIS 3200 Business Communications (CI) 3
STAT 2300 OR 2000* Business Statistics (QL) 4

*These courses must be completed with a C grade or higher.
** Can count as an MIS elective if not taken in the acumen

Major Requirements 28-29 Credits

Required Courses 16-17 Credits

MIS 3330 Database Management 3
MIS 3800  IT H/W and Systems S/W 3
MIS 5900 System Analysis / Project Management 3
MIS 5910 Lab to be taken with MIS 5900 1
MIS 4250 Advanced Internship
(waived for Huntsman Scholars)
One of the following two courses
MIS 3500 Intro to Business Applications 3
CS 1400 C++ and CS 1405 C++ Lab 4

** Can count as an MIS elective if not taken in the acumen

Electives (12 credits)

Choose four of the following courses:

MIS 3300 Big Data Analytics ** 3
MIS 3450 GUI Design 3
MIS 4330 Advanced Database 3
MIS 4350 Intro Perf Improve Projects 3
MIS 4800 Security Bus Info Systems 3
MIS 5050 3
MIS 5150 Special Topics/Emerging Tech 3
MIS 5300 Advanced Data Communication 3
MIS 5350 Financial Modeling/Apps 3
MIS 5650 Open Source Web Development 3
MIS 5700 Internet Management & E-Commerce 3
CS 1410 C++ 2nd Class 3
INST 5XXX Instructional Tech Elective 3

Career Track Options

Career Tracks:

  • A=Web Developer
  • B=DBA (Database Administrator)
  • C=Project Manager
  • D=IT Consultant/Business Analyst
  • E= E-learning Manager

Web Developer creates applications hosted on web sites. Requires strong programming skills and understanding of database principles. Security is important to protect integrity of web sites, and user interface design skills help a developer create attractive, functional web sites.

Database Administrator (DBA) monitors, maintains, and optimizes critical organizational data to ensure efficient and accurate storage and retrieval. Understanding security and advanced data communication topics are important in the confidentiality and protection of data integrity.

Project Manager coordinates IT projects, working with end users and technical staff to ensure deliverables meet business needs and are delivered on-time and within budget. E-commerce mgt. and security topics are helpful to understand web-based architectures and enforce project standards and quality-assurance procedures.

IT Consultant/Business Analyst examines and aligns business processes with information technologies, implementing more efficient and effective practices. Security and data communication infrastructure issues as well as the ability to analyze large amounts of data are helpful. Strong communication skills prove valuable, as the consultant/analyst serves as a liaison between end users and technical professionals.

E-learning Manager creates training modules for web-based training development projects. Understanding instructional design and training and development principles is required. Strong analytical and communication skills are important, as well as user interface planning skills to create well-designed applications.


  • X -- Required
  • O -- Recommended

Core Topics

Principles of Management Information Systems (MIS 2100) X X X X X
Intro to Business Applications (MIS 3500) O O O
C++ (CS 1400) O O
Database Management (MIS 3330) X X X X X
It Hardware & system Software (MIS 3800) X X X X X
System Analysis Design/Project Management (MIS 5900/5910) X X X X X

Electives Topics (Select 4)

Big Data Analytics (MIS 3300) O O O
GUI Design (MIS 3450) O O
Advanced Database (MIS 4330) O O
Intro Perf Improvement Projects (MIS 4350) O O O
Security Business Info Systems (MIS 4800) O O O
ASP.NET (MIS 5050) O
Emerging Technologies (MIS 5150a) BI O O
Emerging Technologies (MIS 5150x) TBD O
Advanced Data Communication (MIS 5300) O O
PHP (MIS 5650 O
Financial Modeling/Applications (MIS 5350) O
Internet Management and e-Commerce (MIS 5700) O
Internship (BUS 4250) O O O O O
2nd C++ Class (CS 1410) O
Instructional Tech elective (INST 5XXX) O