Management Information Systems Major
Management Information Systems students enjoy the highest placement rates and starting salaries of any business major because of the unique focus on data analytics and cutting-edge information systems technologies. Students will obtain knowledge in business intelligence, analytics, database, security, programming, and other areas found at the intersection of business and technology.
Students learn valuable skills such as SQL, Python with a data analytics focus, data visualization using Tableau, and many more. MIS graduates are successful due to extensive hands-on classroom experiences that utilize problem-solving approaches. Think MIS!
- Students receive a BS by completing all required courses in the major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.
Management Information Systems Major Career Information
Students with a degree in management information systems often pursue the following career paths:
- Technical Consultant
- Communications Network Designer
- Business Systems Project Manager
- Network & Internet Manager
- Data Network Security Admin
- Network Admin
- IT Support Manager
- Web Developer
- Software Engineer
- Project Manager
- Systems Technician
- Business Systems Analyst
- Forensic Computer Analyst
- Assistant Analyst
- Database Analyst
- Business Analyst
- Electric Commerce Worker
Companies that have Hired Huntsman Management Information Systems Students
Student Organizations and Opportunities
The following are Huntsman Clubs and Opportunities designed Management Information Systems Major Students
Career Exploration Trips: Management Information Systems focused career trips will give you the opportunity to meet with industry professionals to learn about careers in different industries.
At the Huntsman School, we believe in empowering our students to own their education and their careers. Career development opportunities start from the first day at the Huntsman School and continue throughout one's professional life.
Our professional career coaches are equipped with all the tools necessary to help you with interview prep, professional networking, job searching, and so much more!
Major Requirement Introduction
To complete a degree in Management Information Systems, students must first meet the admission requirements for the degree and be admitted into the degree program. Admission Requirements and Policies
Major Requirements (Curriculum)
Students will then complete the major requirements which consist of the following:
- University Studies Requirements (General Education and Depth Requirements): A group of “general” courses required for each student to fulfill in order to graduate. These courses teach a broad range of skills, knowledge, and values that prepare students for success in their majors and in their personal and professional lives after graduation. Most students complete their University Studies requirements by their junior year.
- Huntsman Core Requirements (Business Acumen): a group of entry level courses required for every Huntsman major. These courses ensure that each Huntsman student begins their business career with an understanding of fundamental business principles.
- Management Information Systems Major Requirements: A group of upper-level courses required to fulfill a respective major. These courses teach skills specific to the area of study in order for students to become specialized in their chosen field.
When you declare a major and are admitted into a program, your major requirements are set and protected from changes. The date you are admitted into a program determines your catalog year and your set of requirements. The Major Requirement Sheets listed below match up with the requirements for each catalog year. Begin by selecting the requirement sheet that matches the catalog year you declared (or plan to declare) your major.
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2018)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2017)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2016)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2015)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Fall 2013)
Requirement sheet (Eff. Summer 2012)
The sample four-year plan below is designed to help students plan a course of study to complete their degree program in four years. The sample plan is subject to changed and will vary based on catalog year and course work already completed by each student (placement tests, AP/CELP credit, transfer work, summer school, etc.).
The plan is an example of how students may plan their own course of study by taking 15 credits per semester, and interweaving of their General Education requirements with their major requirements, to finish in four years. It is important to remember that some GE and Major requirements overlap. If a course can be counted for both GE and the major, then students can take more electives to fulfill their overall degree credit requirements.
Sample 4-Year Plan - Effective Spring 2019
Academic experience are individualized, work with your academic advisor to create a personalized plan.
Intro to Writing (CL1)
Intro to Economics (BAI)
Foundations of Business
Managerial Accounting Principles
Big Data Analytics
|Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)||3|
|Breadth Humanities (BHU)||3|
|Breadth Physical Science (BPS)||3|
|* MSLE/MGT 3800
|* MSLE/MGT 3890
Intermediate Writing (CL2)
Intro to Microeconomics (BSS)
Financial Accounting Principles
Principles of MIS
Business Communications (CI)
|Breadth Life Science (BLS)||3|
|Breadth Exploration Course||3|
Corporate Finance (QI)
|* MSLE/MGT 3500
Fundamentals of Marketing
|Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)||2-3|
System Design (CI)
System Design Lab
|Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)||2-3|
* Select MGT courses have been updated to MSLE effective Spring 2019. Students who completed courses under the MGT course prefix do not need to complete the course again under the MSLE prefix.
Advisor Contact Info
Regional Campus Advising
Students pursuing a distance education major must contact the advisors at their specific location.Regional Campus Advisors
Available at the Following Locations:
Logan Main Campus
Regional Campus Centers:
Beaver, Bicknell, Blanding, Brigham City, Castle Dale, Cortez, Delta, Ephraim, Grantsville, Ignacio, Junction, Kanab, Milford, Moab, Montezuma Creek, Monticello, Monument Valley, Nephi, Panguitch, Park City, Price, Richfield, Roosevelt (Uintah Basin), Tooele, Tremonton, Vernal (Uintah Basin), Wendover
Learn More about Campus Availability at: https://regionalcampuses.usu.edu