MBA/MS in Management Information Systems

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the joint degree program must apply and be accepted to both the MBA and MS in MIS programs and must satisfy the admission requirements independently for both programs. Students already enrolled in the MBA program must apply to the joint degree program before completing more than 32 semester hours of study in the MBA program.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

  • Minimum Semester Hours Required 70.
  • Course Work All requirements of both the MBA degree and the MS in MIS must be satisfied. At most four courses may be counted toward the requirements of both degrees. The MBA Core courses will fulfill the Business Prerequisites of the MS in MIS program. Technical prerequisites may not be used to satisfy any part of the eight-course requirement for the MS in MIS part of the joint program. No more than two 400-level courses can be counted toward the MS in MIS portion of the degree.
MBA Required Courses
Core Courses (24 hours)
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Microeconomics for Business Decisions
Introduction to Corporate Finance
Introduction to Operations Management
Organizational Behavior
Introduction to Marketing
Enterprise Strategy
MBA Electives
16 hours of 500-level courses from at least two departments within the College of Business Administration
MS in MIS Required Courses
Core Knowledge (0-12 hours)
Enterprise Application Development
Enterprise Information Infrastructure Planning & Security
Advanced Database Management
Each course may be substituted by an elective course if the student has equivalent prior course work or experience
Capstone Project Experience (4 hours)
Select one of the following:
Advanced Systems Analysis and Design Project
E-Commerce Project
Independent Study in Information and Decision Sciences
To be taken only after the completion of at least two Core Knowledge courses
IS Management (4 hours)
Select one of the following:
Information Systems Strategy and Policy
Project Management
and Vendor Management
Global Innovation Management
Technical Prerequisites (0-12)
Select from the following:
Business Object Programming using Java
Business Systems Analysis and Design
Business Database Technology
Each course may be waived based on equivalent prior course work or appropriate work experience in the technical area. These courses will not count towards the MS in MIS degree requirement of 32 hours. However, these or their equivalent courses may be counted towards a concentration or specialization in the MBA program.
Business Prerequisites (0 hours)
This requirement will be fulfilled by the MBA core courses.
Three to five courses chosen with the approval of the director of graduate studies. Courses from other departments and colleges may be taken as electives with his or her approval. These courses may be chosen so as to fit career tracks in IS Consulting, Auditing and Forensics, Corporate IS Management, Supply Chain and Service Operations, Business Analytics, Enterprise Applications or IS operations.
  • Comprehensive Examination None.
  • Thesis, Project, or Course-Work-Only Options Course work only. No other options are available.