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Minor in Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems Minor IconThe Management Information Systems Minor represents the crossroads between business and technology. The minor complements any degree by providing training in analytics, database management, business information systems, web development, security, and systems design.

Minor Requirements (15-16 Credits)

An overall GPA of 2.67, 40 completed credits and acceptance into a degree program is required for enrollment in any business minor and business course 3000 level or higher. A student from outside the Huntsman School who desires to pursue any business minor must recognize that there may be prerequisites to the minor courses and that a GPA of 2.5 must be obtained for minor courses. 

Course Number Course Name Credits

Required Courses

MIS 3330 Database Management (pre-req: MIS 2100) 3

Choose one course from the following programming classes:

CS1400/1405 Intro to Computer Science  4
MIS 3500 Intro to Business Applications 3

MIS Electives - Select 3 courses (9 Credits)

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.

MIS Elective Topics

Course Number Course Name A B C D E
ACCT 4500 Accounting Info. Systems          
MIS 3300 Big Data Analytics (pre-req: MIS 2100)   X X X  
MIS 3450 GUI Design X       X
MIS 4330 Advanced Database (pre-req: MIS 3330) X X      
MIS 4350 Intro Pref. Improvement Projects     X X X
MIS 4800 Security Bus Information Systems   X X X  
MIS 5050 APS.NET (pre-req: CS 1400/1405 or MIS 3500 and MIS 3330) X        
MIS 5150a Emerging Technologies in MIS   X   X  
MIS 5150x Emerging Technologies in MIS     X    
MIS 5300 Adv. Data Comm. (pre-req: MIS 3800)   X   X  
MIS 5350 Data Modeling/Applications       X  
MIS 5700 Internet Mgt and E-comm.     X    
MIS 5900/5910 Systems Design (CI) (pre-req: CS 1400/1405 or MIS 3500 and MIS 3330) X X X X X

Advisor Contact Info

Logan Advising

Ben Elwood

Ben Elwood

Office: EBB 309
Phone Number: 435.797.2272

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

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