Bachelor of Science Management Information Systems

The Bachelor's Degree

The bachelor’s degree provides students with both a foundation in business, and skills in management information systems, rather than a foundational focus on computer science.  The skill set combination prepares students to provide solutions and achieve goals for companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. The B.S. in MIS degree program also equips students with expertise from a holistic business perspective, versus merely a micro-level or science perspective, and will allow them to combine their knowledge of computing and organizations to bridge the gap between technical and business specialists.  The B.S. in Management Information Systems may be earned online, blended, or through a combination of online and blended modes of delivery.

Advising

New students must contact the department for initial advising to plan a program of study that reflects their interests and satisfies degree requirements. Students are also required to access the Degree Audit System throughout their college career to verify that degree requirements are being met.

The College of Business and Management and the University of Illinois Springfield have a team of advisors ready to assist students in achieving their academic and career preparation goals.  Advising services are customized based on the level and location of the student.  Refer to the Undergraduate Academic Advising - College of Business and Management for resources to help you succeed in achieving your academic goals. CBM strictly enforces prerequisites.

Grading Policy

The Management Information Systems program has minimum grade requirements as noted in the degree requirements’ sections outlined below. For questions related to the grading policy, please contact your advisor.

Degree requirements

All majors in the College of Business and Management require foundation knowledge in accounting, economics, and statistics. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all foundation courses.  UIS courses that satisfy the foundation knowledge requirements include:

Foundation Requirements (Junior or senior standing required to enroll in ACC 311 and ECO 315) 1, 2
ACC 211
ACC 212
Introduction to Financial Accounting
and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
4-6
or ACC 311 Administrative Uses of Accounting
ECO 213Statistics for Business and Economics3
or MAT 121 Applied Statistics
ECO 201
ECO 202
Introduction to Microeconomics
and Introduction to Macroeconomics
4-6
or ECO 315 Economics for Administration
Total Hours11-15

Course work equivalent to the above may be accepted upon approval by the student’s advisor and the College of Business and Management by a Student Petition.

The college core is required of all undergraduate College of Business and Management students.  Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all college core courses. 

College Core: 1
BUS 312Principles of Marketing3
BUS 322Principles of Operations Management3
BUS 331ECCE: Business, Ethics, and Society3
FIN 302Principles of Financial Management3
MGT 310Managing Organizational Behavior3
MGT 330Business and Managerial Communication3
MGT 488Strategic Management: The Capstone3
MIS 352Principles of Management Information Systems3
MIS 376Business Analytics 23
Total Hours27

Major Requirements - MIS Core

To earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Management Information Systems a student must:

  • Complete at least 54 semester hours from a four-year baccalaureate-granting institution;

  • Complete at least 48 semester hours of upper-division (300-400 level) course work;

  • Complete at least one half of his or her business course work at UIS (college core and major); and

Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 across all courses required for the major.

ALL MIS undergraduate majors must complete 21 core credit hours to fulfill the degree requirements as follows:

Mis Core:
Total of 21 credit hours required for the comprehensive concentration
CSC 225Computer Programming Concepts I (or equivalent)3
MIS 454Systems Analysis and Design3
MIS 385Data and Information Management3
MIS 456Networks and Telecommunications in Organizations3
MIS 458Project Management3
MIS 468Business Process Management3
MIS 469IS Strategy Management and Acquisition3
Total Hours21

 Other requirements include: 

Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) 110

 Transferring in College Core Courses

BUS 312Principles of Marketing3
BUS 322Principles of Operations Management3
BUS 331ECCE: Business, Ethics, and Society3
FIN 302Principles of Financial Management3
MGT 310Managing Organizational Behavior3
MGT 330Business and Managerial Communication3
MGT 488Strategic Management: The Capstone3
MIS 352Principles of Management Information Systems3
MIS 376Business Analytics3
Total Hours27

The following requirements must be met in order for transfer credit to fulfill an upper division college core course requirement:

  • The course must be an upper division course.
  • The course must have been completed within six years prior to admission.
  • A grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in each course requested for transfer (grades of C- or lower will not be accepted).
  • No more than four courses or twelve hours of transfer credit may be used to fulfill CBM college core course work.
  • MGT 488 Strategic Management: The Capstone must be completed at UIS.