Business Information and Technology

Department of Business Information and Technology 

Managers and non-managers alike depend upon information for decision making. To be useful that information must be understandable, timely, thorough, focused on the decision at hand, and in the hands of the appropriate individual. Accomplishing all this is the challenge of Business Information and Technology. It requires a knowledge of individual and/or group behavior, the process of perception (how people select and interpret information), the decision tools they need, computers and communication technology, systems design, managing data, and the impact individual decisions have on the organization.

Program objectives for a B.B.A. in Business Information and Technology are found here.

Business Information and Technology includes several specialized areas including Telecommunications, Information Systems, Management and Planning, Statistics, System Development, Data Base Management, and general applications of computers to business.

Many Business Information and Technology courses require substantial hands-on experience in computer labs. Therefore, the department does not allow credit by examination for upper division courses.

Management Information Systems Major (B.B.A.)

A. University General Education Program (41 hours)

See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements. Note that MATH 1830, 1421, or 1910 (Mathematics requirement) with a minimum grade of "C", ECON 2010 and 2020 (Social/Behavioral Sciences requirement) are specified for the B.B.A. degree.

B. College and Degree (B.A.) Requirements (42 hours)

Lower Division Business Core Curriculum (12 hours)

No grade below “C” and 2.25 GPA (2.5 for accounting majors) in ECON 2010, ECON 2020 and the following lower division courses

ACCT 2010 Fundamentals of Accounting I (3)

ACCT 2020 Fundamentals of Accounting II (3)

SCMS 2710 Business Analytics-Statistics (3) or MATH 1530 Prob/Statistics/Non Calculus (3)

MIS 2749 Foundations of Information Systems (3)

Upper Division Business Core Curriculum (30 hours)

No grade below "C" and 2.25 GPA in the following courses:

ACCT 3130 Legal, Social, and Political Environment of Business (3)

FIR 3410 Financial Management (3)

MGMT 3110 Organization and Management (3)

MGMT 4710 Strategic Management (3) (Enrollment usually limited to graduating seniors)

MKTG 3010 Principles of Marketing (3)

MGMT 3510 Business Communication (3)

SCMS 3510 Operations Management (3)

SCMS 3711 Business Analytics – Tools  (3)

MIS 3210 Critical Thinking in Project Management for Business (3)

Choose One:

ACCT 4625 International Accounting: IFRS vs US GAAP (3): MGMT 4810 International Management (3); MKTG 4530 International Marketing (3); ECON 4350 International Economics (3); FIR 4550 International Finance (3); MGMT 4510 International Business Communication and Negotiation (3);  MIS 4310 Global Information Technology (3); MIS 4321 Global Outsourcing for Technology (3); ECON 4351 International Monetary Economics: Theory and Policy (3); one course from FIR 4110-4119 (3) when the topic pertains to international business and has been approved in advance by the department chair.

Transfer students are referred to the section Transfer Credit in the College of Business and Economics description.

C. The Major (27 hours)

No grade below "C" and a minimum 2.25 GPA in the major.

Completion of a minimum of 27 hours, including MIS 2845, 3770, 3775, 3790, 3885 and 4800. The additional nine hours will be satisfied by three of the following: MIS 4160, 4310, 4321, 4672, 4681, 4682, 4760, 4845, 4911, or COMP 4262.

D. Electives (10 hours)

Lower division or upper division courses to bring the total of hours earned to 120.

Business Information and Technology Minor

For students whose major is in another department in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics (12 hours): MIS 3770, 3775, 3790, 4800.

For students whose major is within another college of the University (18 hours): MIS 2749, 3210, 3770, 3775, 3790, 4800.

Project Management Minor

For students whose major is in another department in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics (12 hours): MIS 3885, 4672 and 2 courses chosen by the student from MIS 3770, 3755, 4160,  4310, 4321, 4760, 4845, MGMT 4420, 4481, MKTG 4080, SCMS 3650, 4511.

For students whose major is Business Information and Technology (12 hours): MIS 4672 and 3 courses chosen by the student from MIS 4160, 4310, 4321, 4760, 4845, MGMT 4420, 4481, MKTG 4080, SCMS 3650, 4511.

For students whose major is within another college of the University (18 hours): MIS 2749, 3210, 3770, 3775, 3885, 4672.

Systems Testing Minor

For students whose major is in another department in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics (12 hours): MIS 2845, 3770, 4681, 4682.

For students whose major is within another college of the University (18 hours): MIS 2749, 2845, 3210, 3770, 4681, 4682.

Typical 4-Year Business Information and Technology:

Freshman Year

ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 1020 3
ECON 2010 3 History* 3
Humanities/Fine Arts* 3 Humanities/Fine Arts* 3
MIS 2749 3 ECON 2020 3
MATH 1710 (if needed) 3 MATH 1830, 1421, or 1910 3
       
Semester Totals 15 hrs   15 hrs

Sophomore Year

ACCT 2010 3 ACCT 2020 3
ENGL 2201 or 2202* 3 MIS 2845 3
COMM 2381 3 History* 3
Natural Science* 4 Natural Science* 4
Elective 3 SCMS 2710 or MATH 1530 3
       
Semester Totals 16 hrs   16 hrs

Junior Year

MIS 3210 3 Elective 1-3
MIS 3790 3 MIS 3770 3
SCMS 3711 3 FIR 3410 3
MKTG 3010 3 ACCT 3130 3
MGMT 3110 3 MIS 3885 3
       
Semester Totals 15 hrs   13-15 hrs

Senior Year

MIS major elective 3 MIS major elective 3
MIS Elective 3 MIS 4800 3
MIS 3775 3 Intl Business elective 3
MGMT 3510 3 MGMT 4710 3
Elective 3 SCMS 3510 3
       
Semester Totals 15 hrs   15 hrs

Total Hours: 120-122

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement