The objective of this major is to train students in the development and use of business information systems. Graduates will be strong in the traditional functional areas of business (accounting, marketing, finance, and management) and will have a solid understanding of the development of business information systems and information technology.
Bachelor of Science Requirements
Management Information Systems (MIS) majors are required to achieve a cumulative 2.0 grade point average for the total of all Operations and Information Management (OPIM) courses for which they have been registered at the University of Connecticut, excluding grades and credits for independent studies and internships.
In addition to the School of Business residence requirements for all majors, a Management Information System major must complete OPIM 3211, 3220, 3221, 3222, and one of the two required OPIM electives in residence at the University of Connecticut. Education Abroad courses may not be used to meet this requirement.
Required Major Courses
In addition to the courses outlined in the Common Body of Knowledge and Capstone Requirements, Management Information Systems majors must take: OPIM 3211, 3220, 3221, 3222; choose two 3-credit electives from OPIM 3212, 3223, 3777, 3801, 3802, 3803, 4895, or 5603. For students admitted to graduate-level courses, OPIM 5270 may be used in place of OPIM 3801, and/or OPIM 5604 may be used in place of OPIM 3802, but in either case credit is not given for both to satisfy the major requirements.
Internships in Management Information Systems
Many students who major in Management Information Systems take part in an internship, usually during the summer following their junior year. During the internship, the students work in various organizations and learn to develop information systems that aid business processes and work with various technologies. This experience provides them with real world knowledge of applications of information systems in business settings, and contributes to their development and growth in their chosen field. The credits from the field study internship (OPIM 4891) may be used to fulfill one elective course requirement.