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Northwest Missouri State University

B.S. in Management Information Systems

Students in the management information systems program focus on knowledge of business and applied computer technologies for responsible participation in the management information systems field. Students choosing a major in MIS must take the common professional component courses as well.

Required Courses for Management Information Systems
B.S. Degree; no minor required

Course No.

Course Name


44-141 Computer Programming I 3
44-241 Computer Programming II 3
44-312 Information Technology Hardware and Software 3
44-356 CCNA:  Network Fundamentals 3
44-411 Systems Analysis and Design 3
44-418 Project Management 3
44-460 Database Systems 3
CS/IS Elective 3
Total Course Hours Required 24

*Based on 2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog

Common Professional Component
Requirements for Accredited Business Programs; 33 credits

Applies to Management Information Systems, Business Technology and Business Education. To ensure a common professional component among the accredited business programs, all students majoring in business education, management information systems or business technology are required to fulfill the following professional component requirements:

Non Business Courses

Business Courses

  • 17-114 General Statistics 1 (3)
  • 17-118 College Algebra (3)
  • 44-130 Computers and Information Technology (3)
  • 52-150 General Economics I (3)
  • 52-151 General Economics II (3)
  • 51-201 Accounting I (3)
  • 51-202 Accounting II (3)
  • 54-310 Managerial Communications (3)
  • 53-311 Business Law (3)
  • 54-313 Principles of Management (3)
  • 54-315 Operations Management (3)
  • 44-317 Mgmt Info Systems (3)
  • 53-324 Fund of Business Finance (3)
  • 55-330 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • 54-417 Org. Policy & Decision Making (3)
  • 55-438 International Business (3)

Course descriptions are listed in the the current undergraduate catalog.

Careers in Management Information Systems

Every industry has an increasing need for the production, publication, storage, retrieval, and analysis of information. This major prepares the student to take leadership roles in the information age by tightly coupling technology skills to business processes. Opportunities exist in just about any industry including business, health care, networking, government, and many more. Job titles vary between analyst, technical services/solutions representative, software developer, data communications manager, and network manager.