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  Dec 04, 2022
GRADUATE CATALOG 2020-2021 [Archived Catalog]

Management Information Systems Concentration, M.B.A. (30 sem. hrs.)

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Program Objectives

The M.B.A. offered by the School of Business is designed primarily for one who works full-time but desires graduate study on a part-time basis. Core courses are offered in the evening or online. The core MIS concentration courses are offered online.  The Information Security and Data Analysis courses are offered at the discretion of the Administration of Justice and Math departments and may require some face-to-face sessions.

An M.B.A. with an MIS Concentration is offered for students planning to work in the information technology industry. The M.B.A. with an MIS Concentration is designed to enhance the student's technical foundation with an understanding of the unique business management issues related to technology. 

The curriculum consists of 30 semester hours of graduate study beyond undergraduate business requirements. Specific course requirements are listed under admissions. Students are expected to complete all prerequisites before proceeding further.


Regular admission to the MBA program requires a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, an undergraduate record and/or work experience which indicates the ability to successfully pursue the M.B.A. program, and a satisfactory score on the GMAT. In addition, the MBA-MIS concentration requires a degree in computer science, information systems or related field.

For students that must meet the GMAT requirement, an appropriate score must be submitted by end of the first semester (maximum of 9 hours) in which graduate level classes are taken. Students without a GMAT score after their first semester of graduate work will not be allowed to enroll in any subsequent graduate courses.

GMAT Waiver

GMAT waivers are available for the following:

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 and above.
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.50-2.99 must meet one of the following:
  1. At least three years of applicable professional experience
  2. A satisfactory GMAT score
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA 2.25-2.49 must meet one of the following:
  1. At least five years of applicable professional experience
  2. A satisfactory GMAT score
  • A current CPA or CFA certification

Business Foundations

A strong foundation in business is required to succeed in the MBA program. Students whose undergraduate education lacked a solid business foundation may be required to take additional business foundation courses. Students must have completed all of their business foundations courses with a grade of “C” or better.  

The Graduate Program in Business Administration builds on a foundation of undergraduate courses normally taught in schools of business.

General Foundation courses (9 sem. hrs.)

  • ACC 201 Principles of Accounting I Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
  • FIN 341 Finance Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
  • DAT 251 Statistics Credits, 3 sem. hrs. 

Additional MIS Concentration Foundation Courses (3 sem. hrs.)

CSC 116 - Intro to Programming and Problem Solving


Students who have satisfactorily met the GMAT requirement are admitted to the Graduate School. Those who have not completed the GMAT are admitted provisionally until they meet this requirements. Once all deficiencies are removed, the student is admitted to candidacy.

M.B.A. Core Requirements

All candidates for the M.B.A. degree complete a graduate core, which is intended to give the student a knowledge of the principles underlying the operation of all business and public enterprise, to furnish each individual with tools of analysis, and to help develop effective ways of thinking about problems. These courses constitute the foundation upon which the more advanced and specialized aspects of the program are built.

GRADUATE CORE (18 sem. hrs.)

FIN 6541 Financial Management (3 sem. hrs.)  

ACC 6501 Accounting Issues in Business Decisions (3 sem. hrs.)  

GBU 6552 Law and Ethics in the Business Environment (3 sem. hrs.)  

MGT 6570 Leadership in a Global Environment (3 sem. hrs.)  

MGT 6571 Quantitative Analysis (3 sem. hrs.)  

MGT 6572 Strategic Management (3 sem. hrs.)  

DAT 099- Spreadsheet Proficiency Requirement -No Credit Hours 


MIS 6506 Advanced Accounting Information Systems and Data Analytics  

MIS 6524 Strategic Management of Information Systems  

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