Joint Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Information Systems
Students interested in expanding their breadth of business knowledge while concurrently obtaining an in-depth knowledge of information systems may be interested in pursuing the MBA and MSIS degrees concurrently. Within the MSIS degree program, students have the opportunity to develop a program of study that will help them achieve their specific career goals. Prior background in information systems or computer science is not required for admission.
Students must apply and be accepted separately into both programs. Additional admissions requirements for the MBA can be found under the Business School Admissions.
Students receive twelve hours of credit toward their elective requirement for the MBA upon the successful completion of the required MSIS courses and nine hours of credit toward their MSIS upon the successful completion of the required MBA courses. Thus, MBA/MSIS students complete twenty-seven hours of information systems courses and 47 hours of business courses for a total of seventy-one hours for students pursuing the non-thesis track and sixty-five hours for those pursuing the thesis track. Since both degrees are awarded simultaneously, all requirements in both programs must be completed in order to receive either degree.
|Required Framework Courses|
|BUS 5401||Business Frameworks||4|
|Required MBA Core Courses|
|ACC 5300||Accounting Tools for Management Decision Making||3|
|BUS 5101||Focus Firm I||1|
|BUS 5111||Professional Career Development for First Semester Graduate Students||1|
|BUS 5112||Professional Career Development for Second Semester Graduate Students||1|
|BUS 5390||Management Communication||3|
|ECO 5340||Economic Tools for Management Decision Making||3|
|FIN 5360||Seminar in Corporate Finance||3|
|MGT 5310||Management of Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGT 5320||Manufacturing and Service Operations||3|
|MGT 5325||International Management||3|
|MGT 5385||Strategic Management and Business Policy||3|
|MIS 5355||Management of Information Systems||3|
|MKT 5310||Seminar in Marketing Strategy||3|
|QBA 5330||Business Analytics for Decision Making||3|
|Other MBA Requirements|
|1-hour internship required for students without 2 years of full-time work experience. Students with more than 2 years can choose to take an elective.||1|
|Total of 6 hours of Graduate Business electives or in combination of above||6|
|Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Business Administration will be required to take the following:|
|BL 5104||Business Foundations - Business Law||(1)|
|Required MSIS Courses|
|Complete the following depending on chosen track:||18-24|
|Management of Information Systems|
All MSIS students must demonstrate competency in four core content areas; programming, systems analysis and design, database, and information security. This competency may be shown by previous course work (for those with an undergraduate degree in information systems or computer science) or by completion of specific courses as part of their MSIS program.
|Seminar in Object-Oriented Business Programming|
|NET Systems Development|
|Seminar in Java Development|
|Advanced Python for Analytics|
|Information Systems Analysis and Design|
|Database Management Systems|
|Seminar in Information Security Foundations|
Students on the non-thesis track with less than 2 years of full-time work experience will be required to take:
|Internship in Information Systems|
Thesis track students are not required to complete an internship.
In addition, six hours of MIS or ISEC electives will be chosen in consultation with your MSIS advisor; for thesis students, six hours of MIS, ISEC, or business electives will be chosen.
Any course taken cannot count both toward the 47 hours of business courses and 27 (non-thesis) or 21 (thesis) MIS hours.