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Columbus State University

Bachelor of Business Administration
Management Information Systems (MIS)

Turner College of Business

Department of Management and Marketing

Program Description

The Management Information Systems major prepares students for careers in MIS, with varying titles such as project manager, systems analyst and database administrator. MIS is not a computer programming degree, although students may opt to take some programming as electives. MIS focuses instead on the design, deployment and administration of information systems. Computers and information systems are the infrastructure of the business enterprise and transform the way local and global business is conducted. Most organizations cannot function or compete effectively without computer-based information systems. Those with the best information systems enjoy a significant competitive advantage.

Career Opportunities

Systems Analyst, Management Analyst, Computer Support Analyst, Database Administrator, Information Systems Manager, Computer Operations Supervisor, Computer Programmer, Internet/Intranet Administrator, Network Administrator, Information Technology Specialist, Software Engineer, Business Systems Development Manager, Technical Support Specialist, Technical Analyst, Hardware Developer

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

All students receiving a BBA degree from the Abbott Turner College of Business should be prepared to demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in Critical Thinking
  • Knowledge of important concepts in key business areas.
  • An understanding of ethical issues.
  • An understanding of global and diversity issues
  • Proficiency in communication.
  • Proficiency in information technology.

Students completing the MIS program should be prepared to demonstrate a working knowledge of:

  • Database systems
  • Information systems design and analysis
  • Data management
  • IS project management
  • Data communications

Additional Program Requirements

All students must earn C or better in AREA F, C average in AREA G, C or better in Finance courses.

Program Of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101
(with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:

*MATH 1111 is recommended in Area A. Business majors must complete MATH 1111 with a C or better grade for admission to BUSA 3115 and Area G courses.

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5

COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:

Select one of the following courses:
Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab.

Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:

Recommended:CPSC 1301;CPSC 1301L
*MATH 1125 is recommended for students considering graduate studies.

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12

Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
A grade of "C" or better is required for each course in Area F. Students will not be allowed to take Area G courses until this requirement is met.

Area G BBA Core Required Hours: 27

A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required for Area G.

Select one of the following which cannot be repeated in H or I:
BUSA 3126 Business Law

Area H Major Course Requirements Required Hours: 21
A minimum grade of "C" is required in each of the following courses.
MISM 3221 Information Systems Analysis
MISM 3222 Information Systems Design
MISM 4135 Database Design
MISM 4145 Business Data Networks and Security
MISM 4165 Project Management

Electives: Choose 2 of the following 

Area I General Electives Required Hours: 12

9 hours: select from the following courses of which 3 hours must be a the 3000/4000 level; a minimum 2.0 grade point average is required

3 hours Non-Business Electives

Total Hours Required: 123

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule