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Management Information Systems


The Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS) program requires 123 semester credit hours and has 4 major components.

The four major components to the undergraduate MIS curriculum:

  • The business core
  • Courses in declared major
  • General Education + optional minor (5 courses in another discipline)
  • Required Cooperative Education experience

In addition to the business core, students will learn about the intersection of business and technology.

A common misconception that MIS only concerns programming. However, programming is just a small part of the MIS curriculum. While programming is weaved into some of the core MIS curriculum, many jobs that students enter as MIS graduates do not utilize programming at all. A large portion of the MIS requirements focus on data analysis, teamwork, leadership, project management, customer service and underlying business theories. These aspects of the degree are what set the MIS professional apart from a computer science specialist.

A visual worksheet of courses is available to track required credits and classes for all business majors within Saunders.



Please use the following links for curriculum details.

Overview of Courses Course Details & Descriptions History of Course Catalogs

These links provide details on the curriculum for this program. Overview of Courses details all the courses and electives that are included in the program. Course Details and Descriptions allow you to find details and schedules for individual courses, including co- and pre- requisites for individual courses. These are kept up to date with the latest details pertaining to prospective students. To view electives specific to this program please reference our undergraduate worksheet for course options.

Current students and alumni – please visit the Office of the Registrar for a History of Course Catalogs to view and download official degree requirements pertaining to the academic year you began your degree.

Cooperative Education Experience

Cooperative education is an integral part of each undergraduate program. Each undergraduate student graduates with cooperative education experience, which may take the form of an industry-based work experience, support at a non-for-profit enterprise, or an entrepreneurial venture, based on the policies outlined below:

    • One semester of full-time employment or a minimum of 560 hours.
    • Two summer terms of full-time employment, where a summer term is at least 8 weeks or a minimum of 280 hours.
    • With Assistant Dean of Student Services approval, a study abroad experience may be used to satisfy 1 summer of co-op experience.