Business Administration, B.S. - Concentration: Management Information Systems

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Students must take a minimum of 50 percent of the Business Administration Requirements, and at least 50 percent of the Concentration Requirements at Southern Connecticut State University.

120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

45 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 1 - Quantitative Reasoning (select one):
MAT 125 - Applied Business Mathematics
MAT 150 - Calculus I

Tier 1 - Technological Fluency:
CSC 200 – Information Management and Productivity Software

Tier 2 - Global Awareness:
ECO 101 – Principles of Microeconomics

Tier 2 - Social Structure, Conflict, and Consensus:  
ECO 100 – Principles of Macroeconomics

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


51 Credits Required

Business Administration Requirements
27 Credits Required
(‘C’ or better required)

ACC 200 – Principles of Financial Accounting 
ACC 210 – Managerial Accounting 
ECO 270 - Applied Business Statistics
FIN 300 – Corporate Finance
MGT 240 – Legal Environment of Business
MGT 305 – Organizational Behavior
MGT 450 – Business Policy and Strategy Seminar
MIS 370 – Business Information Systems
MKT 200 – Principles of Marketing

Management Information Systems Concentration
24 Credits Required
(‘C+’ or better required)

MIS 371 – Information System Analysis and Design Techniques
MIS 375 – Decision Support Systems
MIS 400 - Global Information Systems
MIS 430 – Project Management
MIS 460 – MIS Security Management
MIS 470 – Management of Information Systems Design

Any other application course in MIS or related course from:

  • ACC 370 – Accounting Information Systems
  • ECO 310 – Management Science
  • MKT 340 – E-Marketing
  • MKT 360 – E-Commerce Marketing Foundations

Select one of the following:

  • ACC 370 – Accounting Information Systems
  • CSC 302 – Spreadsheet Programming
  • CSC 303 – Microcomputer Database Management Systems: Programming and Application
  • CSC 304 – Internet: Applications and Management
  • CSC 380 – Network Technology
  • ECO 310 – Management Science
  • GEO 381 – Geographic Information Systems for Business and Strategic Management
  • MKT 340 – E-Marketing
  • MKT 360 – E-Commerce Marketing Foundations


3 Credits Required

MGT 200 - Managerial Communication


Take remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).

Although 6 of these credits may be taken within the School of Business, students are encouraged to take all their free electives outside the School of Business.