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BS - Business Administration, Concentration in Management Information Systems

The Concentration in Management Information System merges the knowledge of information technologies, systems and management. Students gain practical knowledge and skills in integrating computers and other data/text/image/graphics/voice technologies into the management of business information. Computerized systems are developed as applied information tools for managerial decision making and action taking. Graduates of the MIS concentration will be prepared for careers in the rapidly expanding profession of using information technologies to support management planning and control.

Course Requirements

General Education Requirements33
Of the 51 units required by the university, 18 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
Preparation for the Major17
ECON 001A. Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics4
ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsD14
ENGL 001B. Composition 2C33
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better
MATH 071. Calculus for Business and AviationB43
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better to fulfill GE and Major Requirements
Complete one course from:
COMM 100W. Writing Workshop: Writing for InfluenceZ3
ENGL 100WB. Written Communication: BusinessZ3
LLD 100WB. Writing Workshop for Business StudentsZ3
Requirement of the Major67
Core Courses40
Lower Division Courses13
BUS3 010. Discovering Business3
BUS3 010 is not required, but recommended
BUS1 020. Financial Accounting3
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better
BUS1 021. Managerial Accounting3
BUS3 080. Legal Environment of Business3
BUS2 090. Business Statistics3
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better
BUS4 091L. Computer Tools for Business1
Upper Division Business Fundamentals Courses15
BUS2 130. Introduction to Marketing3
BUS3 140. Fundamentals of Operations Management3
BUS3 160. Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior3
BUS1 170. Fundamentals of Finance3
BUS2 190. Quantitative Business Analysis3
Upper Division Business Integration and Perspectives Courses12
BUS3 187. Global Dimensions of Business3
BUS3 189. Strategic Management3
PHIL 186. Professional and Business EthicsS3
One non-business global perspectives course in Area V3
Concentration Requirements27
Additional requirements for graduation: to qualify for a baccalaureate degree in business administration with a management information systems concentration, all courses in the concentration together with BUS 110A must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.
Required Courses21
BUS4 092. Introduction to Business Programming3
BUS4 110A. Fundamentals of Management Information Systems3
BUS4 110B. Systems Analysis and Design3
BUS4 111. Networking and Data Communications3
BUS4 112. Database Management Systems3
BUS4 119B. Business Strategy and Information Systems3
Complete one course from:
BUS4 119A. Practicum in MIS3
BUS4 119H. Honors Practicum in MIS3
Additional Courses6
Complete two courses from:
BUS4 113. Advanced Business Programming3
BUS4 113J. Advanced Business Programming in Java3
BUS4 114. Advanced Systems Analysis and Design3
BUS4 115. Advanced Networking and Data Communications3
BUS4 116. Advanced Database Management Systems3
BUS4 118B. Executive Support and Expert Systems3
BUS4 118C. Information Security and Assurance Management3
BUS4 118W. Web Based Computing3
University Electives1

Total Units:120