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2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Effective information is an integral part of any successful organization. The development and administration of an effective information system requires competency in both technological skills and business knowledge. As such, management information systems professionals utilize tools, techniques, and concepts of various disciplines such as computer science, management science, and organizational behavior. These interdisciplinary tools, combined with an understanding of the basic needs of an organization, enable the information system professionals to apply computer technology to solve a wide range of business problems. Management information systems (MIS) professionals frequently interact with individuals in many functional areas of an organization to analyze information needs and requirements and to serve as a liaison with computer systems personnel.

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 .
  • Completion of MAT 117  taken at Shippensburg University will satisfy the requirement for SCM 200  .
  • MGT 447   Satisfies university diversity requirement.

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.

MIS Career Opportunities

Career positions appropriate for an MIS graduate include systems analysts, database administrator, network specialist, web designer, software engineer, programmer/analyst, project manager, 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 Department of Labor predicts that management information systems-related jobs are expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations between 2008 and 2018. 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.

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