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  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

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


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Major code BB6137

College of Business
Copeland Hall 209
Athens, OH 45701
Phone:  740.593.0646
Fax:  740.597.1676
mis@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/mis 

Raymond Frost, contact person
 

Program Overview

The MIS department prepares our students for exciting business careers by building relevant information systems analysis and design skills through courses that are both innovatively designed and delivered with high quality internship and job placement as our goal.

The management information systems (MIS) curriculum is designed to develop skills in the analysis, design and implementation of business information systems. Our program teaches students to look at businesses holistically as an integrated system of people, business processes and information technology. We move beyond “techie” skills such as programming to emphasize a functional understanding of technologies and how they can promote business strategies. In other words, improving business processes through the use of technology. For example, redesigning the purchase process at a store to enable payment to be charged to a cell phone, in order to meet the strategic goal of improved customer service.

Because of the strategic importance of MIS to all business areas, it is the ideal double major with any of the other business disciplines. In partnership with companies that hire our students, we have built a consistent, highly integrated course sequence that develops the skills our employers are seeking. Our innovative curriculum has been nationally recognized for its quality and relevance to the modern business world.

Our mission extends far beyond classroom learning to providing the highest level of service for our students and to creating quality internship and permanent placement opportunities. In a business environment where MIS professionals are in high demand across organizations, our program prepares students to effectively compete for positions in all areas of business. Our graduates have an array of job opportunities in all business disciplines and industries. Starting salaries are high relative to their College of Business majors. Specific areas where we have successfully placed graduates include business consulting, business analysis, web systems design and project management.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Freshmen will be admitted to the College on a selective basis. Normally, you will need to be in the top 20 percent of your high school class, with a strong college preparatory curriculum. You are expected to have above-average ACT or SAT scores and also have demonstrated leadership potential through participation in extracurricular activities or work experience. Members of groups that are historically underrepresented in business will receive special consideration.

Change of Program Policy

The College of Business allows limited number of students from other Ohio University academic colleges to apply for transfer into the College of Business. It should be noted that the transfer requirements differ for students at the end of their freshmen year and students in their sophomore and junior years. The College of Business reserves the right to limit transfer admissions as necessary.

External Transfer Admission

Any student considering transfer to the College of Business is strongly encouraged to contact the College’s Office of Student Services as early as possible. You must be enrolled in the College before your senior year to allow for the College’s 32-hour residency requirement. You must earn at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree at Ohio University.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Business consulting, business analysis, web systems design and project management.
 

Requirements

Major Hours Requirement


The management information systems major requires a minimum of 120 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Business


View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Business.  

College of Business (COB) Requirements


Introductory Cluster Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Business Cluster Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Non-Business Required Hours


Every COB major must complete a minimum of 30 hours of classwork outside of the College of Business. The remaining hours consist of elective classes taken outside of the College of Business.

Individual Non-Business Required Courses


Complete the following courses:

Global Requirement


Complete one of the following three components:

1. Global Course Component


Complete 6 hours from the following courses:

2. Global Experience Component


You may arrange to meet this requirement by completing one of the following:

  1. a Global Consulting Project experience through the College of Business
  2. an approved international experience through the Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities
  3. an approved international experience through the Global Leadership Center

Contact the College of Business Student Services Office for details.

3. Foreign Language Component


Complete a foreign language through at least 2120.

Internship Requirement


Complete 3 hours of internship credit from the following:

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