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.

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Transfer Degrees (ADT) pathway roadmaps can be found here.

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

All courses in the Concentration Requirements for Management Information Systems must be completed with a grade of "C or better". The following Preparation for the Major and Required for the Major courses must be completed with a grade of "C or better": ENGL 2, MATH 71, BUS1 20, BUS2 90.

Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements35
Core Lower Division General Education24
Of the 39 units required by the university, 15 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education3
Of the 9 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A/B) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A/B, 2A/B) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
African American Studies6
AFAM 002A. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD23
AFAM 002B. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD3+US1233
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History ID23
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History IID3+US1233
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015. Essentials of U.S. History D2+US13
POLS 015. Essentials of U.S. & California Government D3+US233
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD23
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD3+US1233
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
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
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major17
ECON 001A. Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics4
ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsD14
ENGL 002. Critical Thinking and WritingA33
or equivalent.
MATH 071. Calculus for Business and AviationB43
Transfer students with MATH 30 (C or better) may use this in lieu of MATH 71.
Complete one course from:
COMM 100W. Writing Workshop: Writing for InfluenceZ3
ENGL 100WB. Written Communication: BusinessZ3
LLD 100WB. Writing Workshop for Business StudentsZ3
Requirements of the Major67
Core Courses40
Lower Division Courses13
BUS3 010. Discovering Business0
BUS3 010 is not required, but recommended
BUS1 020. Financial Accounting3
BUS1 021. Managerial Accounting3
BUS3 080. Legal Environment of Business3
BUS2 090. Business Statistics3
Transfer students with STAT 095 (C or better) may use this in lieu of BUS2 090.
BUS4 091L. Computer Tools for Business1
Upper Division Business Fundamentals Courses15
BUS2 130. Introduction to Marketing3
BUS5 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
BUS5 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 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 MIS II3
Additional Courses6
Complete two courses from:
BUS4 115. Advanced Networking and Data Communications3
BUS4 116. Advanced Database Management Systems3
BUS4 118C. Information Security and Assurance Management3
BUS4 118D. Big Data3
BUS4 118H. Honors Practicum in MIS I3
BUS4 118S. Special Topics in MIS3
BUS4 118W. Web Based Computing3
University Electives1

Total Units:120