Sep 26, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [Archived Catalog]

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


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Ohio University College of Business

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 

Julie Thompson, contact person 

Program Overview

Modern businesses simply cannot compete without the power of information systems. As a result, MIS skills are no longer optional for business professionals. The dynamic nature of our current business environment dictates that all areas of business, including accounting, finance, management and human resources, leverage the power of information systems to perform effectively. Therefore, the ability to successfully design and implement business information systems has become a cornerstone in all industries. The bottom line: MIS professionals play a highly strategic role in all businesses through the integration of people, process and information technology. This fact creates unprecedented opportunities for management information systems professionals.

Admissions Information

Freshman Policy

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.

Transfer Policy

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 48-hour residency requirement. You must earn at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree at Ohio University.

Transferring From Within Ohio University
The College of Business allows a 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 and process differ for students at the end of their freshmen years and students at the end of their sophomore and junior years. The College of Business reserves the right to limit transfer admissions as necessary.

Transferring Into the College of Business AT THE END OF THE FRESHMAN YEAR: Applications will be accepted annually at the end of the freshman year. There are two conditions under which such students will be transferred into the College of Business:

  1. You have an accumulative GPA of no less than 3.0 and have completed ECON 103, ECON, 104, MATH 163A, and ENG 151 or (ENG 152 or ENG 153)
  2. You have an accumulative GPA of no less than 2.75 and a 3.0 GPA or higher in ECON 103, ECON, 104, MATH 163A, and ENG 151 or (ENG 152 or ENG 153)

Online applications for transfer into the College will be accepted from freshmen during the month of May at the following URL: http://www.cob.ohiou.edu/transferapplication. The College admissions committee reviews applications at the close of spring quarter. All applicants will be notified of the final transfer decision by mail around July 15. The College of Business reserves the right to limit transfer admissions as necessary.

Transferring Into the College of Business DURING THE SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR YEARS: Applications will be accepted quarterly from sophomores and juniors who have met either of the following conditions:

  1. You have an accumulative GPA of no less than 3.0 and have completed ECON 103, ECON, 104, MATH 163A, and ENG 151 or (ENG 152 or ENG 153)
  2. You have an accumulative GPA of no less than 2.75 and a 3.0 GPA or higher in ECON 103, ECON, 104, MATH 163A, and ENG 151 or (ENG 152 or ENG 153)

Sophomores and juniors may pick up a transfer application at Copeland Hall 214 any time during the quarter. Final transfer decisions will be made as soon as possible during the quarter. The College of Business reserves the right to limit transfer admissions as necessary.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: You must be enrolled in the College before your senior year to allow for the College of Business 48-hour residency requirement. You must earn at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree at Ohio University.

Transferring Into the College of Business From Outside Ohio University
Admission to the College of Business from an educational institution outside of Ohio University is selective. Application is made through the Ohio University Office of Admissions. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have completed courses equivalent to each of the following four courses: ECON 103, ECON 104, ENG (151, 152, or 153), and MATH 163A. They must also have a minimum accumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) from the transferring institution.

To transfer from another university, submit the standard documents required by the Office of Admissions. You will be notified as early as possible of the admission decision.

Advising-Based Course Required for All Transfer Students
A one-credit-hour course. “Introduction to the College of Business for Transfer Students” (currently numbered B A 497) is required for all transfer students as a substitute for B A 100A and B A 100B. The course must be taken the first quarter of College of Business enrollment. It is a seminar course in which all instruction is given in one day with several assignments due by the end of the quarter. Students whose transfer applications are accepted will be instructed on how to register for this course.

Opportunities After Graduation

Our graduates have an array of job opportunities in all business disciplines and industries. Starting salaries are high, relative to other College of Business majors. Specific areas where we have successfully placed graduates include business consulting, business analysis, Web and systems design, and project management. Our extensive MIS alumnae network includes multiple placements in companies such as Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Price Waterhouse Coopers, KPMG, Cardinal Health, Progressive Auto Insurance, JP Morgan Chase, National City Bank, and the Department of Defense. 

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


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

College-Level Requirements


Please see the College of Business  for college-level requirements.

A major in as few as four quarters


The MIS major program can be completed in as few as four quarters beyond the business core. The following classes are completed as part of the business core:

Suggested sequencing to complete the major in four quarters


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Ohio University College of Business