The Washington State University General Catalog

Management Information Systems

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WARNING: The following information reflects a degree requirement which expired as of Summer 2023. Please click the appropriate link under "Degree Programs" on the right side of this page to view the currently effective requirements for this program. If a link to this program does not appear, the program may no longer be available, or may be available under a different academic unit. You can find past requirements under the appropriate archived catalog.

Management Information Systems (120 Credits)

Preparation for careers in every field of business, using information systems technology to solve business problems. Provides excellent training in systems design, development, networking, and support to meet the demands of this fast-growing occupational area.

Graduation Requirements
To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a major in Management Information System students are required to complete all admission and graduation requirements listed in the Carson College of Business (CCB) section of this catalog and the coursework included in the sample 4-year plan listed below.

First Year
First TermCredits
B A 1003
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI]13
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]23
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] or 105 [WRTG]23
MATH 20133
Second TermCredits
B A 1021
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] (with lab)14
ECONS 101 or 10223
HBM 10121
MATH 202 [QUAN]43
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 1
Apply for Admission into the Major
Second Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 23023
B A 204, 205, and 206, or B A 2123
B LAW 2103
COM 102 [COMM], H D 205 [COMM], or MKTG 279 [COMM]23 or 4
MIS 2503
Consider studying abroad this summer5
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 23123
Arts [ARTS]3
B A 201, 202, and 203, or B A 2113
Humanities [HUM]3
MGTOP 21564
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 2
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
ENGLISH 402 or 4033
FIN 3253
MIS 3253
MIS 372 [M]3
Second TermCredits
I BUS 3803
MGTOP 3403
MIS 322 [M]3
MKTG 3603
Social Science or Humanities Elective83
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Diversity [DIVR]3
300-400-level Business Electives93
300-400-level MIS Electives103
International Experience Requirement or Electives53
Social Science or Humanities Elective 83
Second TermCredits
MGMT 491 [CAPS] or ENTRP 492 [CAPS]3
300-400-level Business Electives93
300-400-level MIS Elective103
International Experience Requirement and/or Electives5,75
Complete Carson Career Amplifier Program Tier 4

1For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Sciences [BSCI] and one Physical Sciences [PSCI] course, including one lab course.
2For students in the Honors Program: ECONS 198 is an approved substitute for ECONS 101 and 102; COM 102/H D 205/MKTG 279 requirement is waived; HONORS 198 is an approved substitute for HBM 101; ENGLISH 198 is an approved substitute for ENGLISH 101; ACCTG 298 is an approved substitute for ACCTG 230 and 231. Honors students may need to enroll in elective coursework to meet University requirement of 120 credits.
3MATH 201 will be waived with an ALEKS score of 80% or higher, or the completion of MATH 202 or equivalent. MATH 106 will be accepted as an alternative to MATH 201 for transfer students.
4Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 140 or 171.
5All students must complete the International Experience Requirement. Options for completing the requirement can be found in the Carson College of Business Academic Unit section of the catalog under Business or Business Administration (Vancouver). Students should consult with their advisor to determine the best option.
6STAT 212 will be accepted as alternative to MGTOP 215 for transfer students.
7Electives: 300-400-level coursework as needed to meet University requirements of 120 credits and 40 upper-division credits.
8Social Science or Humanities Electives (6 credits): Any courses with the [SSCI] or [HUM] designation (excluding courses in ACCTG, B_A, B_LAW, ENTRP, FIN, HBM, I_BUS, MGMT, MGTOP, MIS, and MKTG), or courses in ANTH, ART, ASIA, CES, CRM J, DTC, ECONS, ENGLISH (excluding ENGLISH 402 or 403), FOR LANG, HISTORY, HONORS 270, 280, 370, 380, H D, HUMANITY, PHIL, POL S, PSYCH, SOC, and WGSS not used to fulfill other (including UCORE) requirements.
9300-400-level Business Electives (6 credits): Any 300-400-level courses taught by CCB. May not include courses from the business administration CCB core, the set of required MIS courses, or any 498 Internships or 499 Special Topics courses.
10300-400-level MIS Electives (6 credits): Any 300-400-level MIS course. May not include courses from the CCB Core, the set of required MIS courses, or any except 498 Internship or 499 Special Topics courses not used to fulfill major requirements.

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