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Curriculum

The MMIS curriculum was developed with two strategic goals:

  1. Provide students with analytical-focused information systems knowledge and a complementary business acumen to enhance corporate leadership and problem solving.
  2. Support the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business four pillars of excellence: Ethical Leadership, Global Vision, Analytical Rigor, and Entrepreneurial Spirit.

MMIS focuses on technology's role in managing and making sense of the ever‐increasing amount of data flowing into organizations. Today's managers must effectively utilize this data to improve decision making and company performance. As a student in the 30‐credit hour MMIS program, you will learn how to create value with powerful combinations of people, processes, and technology. Classes are project based with a hands‐on learning approach.

Prequisites

(All prerequisites must be completed prior to starting MMIS coursework)

  • Business Statistics (or advisor approved equivalent)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Programming (not required, but recommended)

Minimum Requirements

  • 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher GPA in your last 60 semester (or 90 quarter) credits
  • 40th percentile on both the quantitative and verbal portions of the GMAT or GRE
  • Completed the required prerequisite courses or approved equivalents (it is not necessary that the prerequisite courses are completed before you apply, but you will need to complete all of them before you may begin your MMIS coursework)
  • English Language Scores (international students only and only one is required)
    TOEFL: 213 Computer / 79 Internet
    IELTS score of 6.0 (and a minimum score of 5 on each subscale)

MMIS Acumen (30 Credits)

All syllabi and course descriptions contained on this web page are subject to change.

Credits Course Number Course Name Semester Taught

Core Requirements (15 Credits) 

All 5 are required to complete the Core Requirements

Students who begin during a Fall semester must take both MIS 6230 and MIS 5400 in their first semester. 
Students who begin in Spring or Summer semesters must take MIS 5400 no later than their first Fall semester.

3 MIS 6230 Management of Database Systems Fall
3 MIS 5400 Web-based data programming (Python) Fall, Spring, Summer
3 MIS 6610 Strategy Spring
3 MIS 6800 Security & IT Infrastructure Fall
3 MIS 6900 IS Development & Project Management Spring

Electives (15 credits) 

Any set of 5 classes that best help a student achieve his/her career goals.
No more than 3 credit hours will be given for MIS 6250 (Internship) or MIS 6950 (Special Topics)

3 MIS 5050* ASP.Net Fall, Spring
3 MIS 5150 Data Visualization: Tableau Fall
3 MIS 6110* Workshop: Advanced Web Development Spring
3 MIS 6110* Workshop: Data Analytics Spring
3 MIS 6110 Workshop: Machine Learning Fall
3 MIS 6110 Workshop: Data Warehousing Fall
3 MIS 6110 Workshop: Data Visualization Tableau Spring
3 MIS 6110 Workshop: IT Strategy and Management Summer
3 MIS 6110* Workshop: Database Implementation (Oracle) Spring
3 MIS 6110 Workshop: SAS Fall
3 MIS 6250 Internship Fall, Spring, Summer
3 MIS 6500*** Data Mining Spring
3 MIS 6650 PHP Spring
3 MIS 6860 Business Intelligence & Analytics Spring
3 MIS 6950 Independent Readings Fall, Spring, Summer

Table Key:

* MIS 6230 + MIS 5400 is a prerequisite
** MIS 6110 Workshop: Machine Learning OR MIS 5400 Python programming is a prerequisite
*** MIS 6110 Workshop: Data Warehousing is a prerequisite

Program of Study Options

All MMIS students have the option to pursue their degree in a one year or two year format.  In order to see sample schedules, please click on the appropriate button below.