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Management Information Systems BS degree

Jenna Lenhardt, Assistant Director of Student Services and Outreach
(585) 475-6916, jlenhardt@saunders.rit.edu

Victor Perotti, Department Chair
(585) 475-7753, vperotti@saunders.rit.edu

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

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 3: Principles of Microeconomics 3
ACCT-210 Management Accounting 3
STAT-145, 146 LAS Perspective 7A, 7B: Introduction to Statistics I, II 7
MGIS-102 Business 2: Business Planning and Professional Development 3
  First Year Writing Seminar 3
ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACCT-110 Financial Accounting 3
MGIS-130 Information Systems and Technology 3
ACSC-010 Year One: College Experience 0
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
COMM-253 Communication 3
MKTG-230 Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT-035 Careers in Business 0
FINC-220 Financial Management 3
  LAS Perspective 2, 4 6
MGIS-320 Database Management Systems 3
MGMT-215 Organizational Behavior 3
  Free Elective 3
INTB-225 Global Business Environment 3
MATH-161 Applied Calculus 4
Third Year
MGMT-340 LAS Perspective 1: Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 3
MGIS-330 Systems Analysis and Design 3
MGIS-350 Developing Business Applications 3
  LAS Immersion 1, 2 6
  LAS Perspective 5, 6 6
DECS-310 Operations Management 3
  MIS Electives 6
  Cooperative Education Co-op
Fourth Year
MGIS-550 MIS Capstone (WI) 3
  Free Electives 9
  LAS Immersion 3 3
  LAS Electives 12
MGMT-560 Strategy and Innovation 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 123

Please see 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.

Management information systems electives
MGIS-355 Business Intelligence
MGIS-360 Building a Web Business
MGIS-381 HTM Information Systems and Analytics
MGIS-415 Object-Oriented Business Programming
MGIS-425 Database Systems Development
MGIS-435 Advanced Systems Analysis and Design
MGIS-445 Web Systems Development
MGIS-450 Enterprise Systems
MGIS-489 Seminar in MIS
MGMT-360 Digital Entrepreneurship



Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
View this program's information from the retired quarter calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted 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)

Course Qtr. 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.