Mar 21, 2023  
2021-2023 - Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2023 - Undergraduate Catalog

Management Information Systems, B.S.B.A.

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Effective information systems and technologies are integral to successful organizations. Management Information Systems (MIS) professionals play an important role in helping organizations to successfully develop and manage information systems. In order to succeed, MIS professionals are expected to have competency in technological skills, business knowledge, and systems thinking.  Such competencies enable MIS professionals to work with individuals in many functional areas across an organization to analyze information needs, design, develop and implement systems solutions to solve a wide range of business problems to help organizations succeed.

B.S.B.A. Core Requirements

All B.S.B.A. majors in the John L. Grove College of Business should satisfactorily complete the 100-/200-level business core courses during their freshman and sophomore years and the 300-400-level business core courses during their junior and senior years, as listed below.


  • Students who place at the advanced level in the mathematics placement/competency test are not required to take MAT 140A /MAT 140B . In lieu of MAT 140A /MAT 140B , students are required to take an additional free elective.
  • Completion of ECO 101  and ECO 102  will satisfy the requirement for ECO 113 .
  • MAT 117B  with a C or better, taken at Shippensburg University prior to declaring a program of study in the Grove College of Business will be accepted in lieu of SCM 200 .
  • MAT 117A  with a C or better will be accepted in lieu of SCM 200 .

Major Course Requirements

Students should meet with their faculty advisor to plan the sequencing of their major program of study. Students interested in a double major and/or minor shall be required to take the prescribed courses in each respective major and/or minor. Students can double count one course between business majors with the permission of the respective department chair(s). Refer to the index under Double Majors and Minors for further information.


With advisement, the MIS department encourages students to complete the following courses IF free electives are available based upon the students declared course program of study:

General Education

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements Specific for this major

MIS Career Opportunities

Career positions appropriate for an MIS graduate include systems analyst, database administrator, network specialist, web designer, software engineer, programmer/analyst, project manager, security analyst, and technical trainer. Successful MIS professionals can advance to senior management and executive-level positions such as information systems manager, chief information officer, and chief executive officer. Those with work experience and considerable expertise may find lucrative opportunities as independent consultants or may choose to start their own firms.


The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that computer and information technology occupations are growing at a rate that is faster than the average for all occupations.  Demand for MIS professionals stays strong in the foreseeable future as organizations continue to adopt and integrate increasingly sophisticated technologies into their business activities. In addition, various studies find MIS graduates among the highest paid college graduates, and most MIS graduates receive job offers in their field.

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