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Management Information Systems BS

Semester Requirements

http://saunders.rit.edu/undergraduate/mis/index.php

Program overview

The management information systems major prepares students for careers involving leading-edge enterprise technologies and the analysis, design, and management of computer-based information systems. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to analyze existing business processes and learn to utilize digital technologies to improve and/or design new models. As a result students are able to apply the concepts of enterprise resource planning and work with sophisticated enterprise systems to help companies achieve their goals. Students also are able to design systems that are usable, practical, and cost-effective. Major career directions for graduates include business analysis, enterprise resource planning analysis and consulting, database application development and administration, network design and administration, website development and administration, and the management of information systems projects.

Curriculum

Management information systems, BS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MGMT-101 Business 1: Ideas and Business Planning 3
MGIS-101 Computer-based Analysis 1
ECON-101 LAS Perspective 4: Principles of Microeconomics 3
COMM-253 Communication 3
STAT-145, 146 LAS Perspective 7A, 7B: Introduction to Statistics I, II 7
MGIS-102 Business 2: Technology-enabled Launch 2
  LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing 3
ECON-302 LAS Perspective 3: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACCT-110 Financial Accounting 3
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar† 3
ACSC-010 Year One Seminar 0
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
ACCT-210 Management Accounting 3
MKTG-230 Principles of Marketing 3
FINC-220 Corporate Finance 3
  LAS Perspective 1, 2 6
MGIS-320 Database Management Systems 3
MGMT-215 Organizational Behavior 3
  LAS Elective 3
INTB-225 Global Business Environment 3
MATH-161 Applied Calculus 4
Third Year
MGMT-340 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 3
MGIS-330 Systems Analysis and Design 3
MGIS-340 Emerging Business Technologies 3
  LAS Immersion 1, 2 6
  LAS Perspective 5, 6 6
DECS-310 Operations Management 3
  MGIS Electives 6
  Cooperative Education Co-op
Fourth Year
MGIS-550 MIS Capstone (WI) 3
  Free Electives 12
  LAS Immersion 3 3
  LAS Electives 6
MGMT-560 Strategy and Innovation 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 122

Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two Wellness courses.
† The First Year Seminar requirement is replaced by an LAS Elective for the 2013-14 academic year.

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

The management information systems program prepares students for careers involving leading-edge enterprise technologies and the analysis, design, and management of computer-based information systems. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to analyze existing business processes and learn to utilize digital technologies to improve and/or design new models.

As a result of the program, students are able to apply the concepts of enterprise resource planning and work with sophisticated enterprise systems to help companies achieve their goals. Students also are able to design systems that are usable, practical, and cost-effective. Major career directions for graduates include business analysis, enterprise resource planning analysis and consulting, database application development and administration, network design and administration, website development and administration, and the management of information systems projects.

Curriculum

Management information systems, BS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
1720-051, 052 Discovery/Pathways 2
0102-260 Business 1: Ideas and Creativity 4
0102-265 Business 2: Business Plan Development 2
0112-270 Business Software Applications 2
0112-285 Business 3: Commercialization 2
0511-211 Principles of Microeconomics 4
0511-402 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
0535-352 Professional Communication for Business 4
1016-226 Calculus for Management Science 4
1016-319, 320 Data Analysis I, II 10
  Liberal Arts* 12
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
0101-301, 302 Financial and Management Accounting 8
0102-305 Careers in Business 1
0113-310 Global Business: An Introduction 4
0104-350 Corporate Finance 4
0105-363 Principles of Marketing 4
0112-331 Developing Business Applications 4
0112-340 Database Management Systems 4
0112-370 Systems Analysis and Design 4
  Liberal Arts* 12
  Laboratory Sciences 8
Third Year
0102-320 Organizational Behavior 4
0102-438 Business Ethics 4
0110-319 Legal Environment of Business 4
0112-390 Emerging Business Technologies 4
  Liberal Arts* 12
  Free Electives 8
  General Education Elective 4
  Cooperative Education‡ Co-op
Fourth Year
0102-551 Strategy 4
0106-401 Operations and Supply Chain Management 4
0112-525 MIS Capstone 4
0102-530 Managing Innovation and Technology 4
  MIS Elective 8
  Free Electives 4
  General Education Electives 12
Total Quarter Credit Hours 183

* Please see Liberal Arts General Education Requirements for more information.

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

‡ Two quarters of cooperative education are required and must be completed within the third and fourth years.