Management - Management Information Systems Emphasis, BS


Program Description

The Management bachelor’s degree at Dixie State University is directed toward students who are seeking a general business degree. This degree would be especially appropriate for students who want to manage small businesses or become entrepreneurs. The degree is also an excellent choice for students wishing to pursue a Master of Business Administration degree. 


Program Curriculum

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Business Core Requirements

ACCT 2010Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2020Managerial Accounting3
ECON 2010Micro Economics (SS, GC)3
ISA 2010Proficiency in Excel & SQL3
ISA 2050Management Information Systems3
FIN 3150Managerial Finance I3
MGMT 3050Business Law I: Law in the Commercial Environment3
MGMT 3100Business Ethics and Professional Writing3
MGMT 3400Management & Organizations3
MGMT 4800Strategic Management (ALPP)4
MKTG 3010Marketing Principles (ALPP)3
STAT 2040Business Statistics3

Management Core Requirements

BUS 3000Intermediate Career Strategies1
ECON 2020Macro Economics (SS, GC)3
MATH 1100Business Calculus (MA)3
or MATH 1210 Calculus I (MA)
or MGMT 4040 Quantitative Decision Analysis
MGMT 3600Operations and Supply Chain Management (ALPP)3

Management Information Systems Emphasis Requirement

CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
IT 1100Introduction to Unix/Linux3
IT 2300Database Design & Management3
IT 2400Intro to Networking3
IT 2700Information Security3
IT 3100Systems Design and Administration I3
ISA 4450Project Management3
SE 1400Web Design Fundamentals (ALCS)3
SE 3500Tech Entrepreneurship3
SE 3550Online Marketing and SEO (ALCS)3

Other Business Electives

Complete additional elective courses to bring the total number of credits to no less than 120 and upper-division credits to no less than 40.  A course may only be used to fulfill one program requirement.


Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Maximum 12 upper-division transfer credits may fulfill DSU Business program requirements.
  5. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  6. Minimum C- grade and 2.5 GPA in Business Core Requirements, Business Management Core Requirements, and MIS Emphasis Requirements.

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
SSC 1010 Trailblazer Connections 2
ISA 2010 Proficiency in Excel & SQL 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (MA) ( meets General Education (Mathematics)) 4
General Elective 3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS).  
 Hours15
Spring Semester
ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting 3
ECON 2010 Micro Economics (SS, GC) ( meets General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences or Exploration)) 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
MATH 1100
Business Calculus (MA)
or Calculus I (MA)
or Quantitative Decision Analysis
3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS).  
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
ACCT 2020 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 2000 Introduction to Career Strategies 1
ECON 2020 Macro Economics (SS, GC) 3
General Education (Fine Arts / GLOCUP)* 3
General Education (Life Sciences & Lab Science) 4
General Elective 2
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS). One lab needed for GE.  
 Hours16
Spring Semester
STAT 2040 Business Statistics 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
General Education (Exploration*) or Elective Class 3
General Elective 3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes. *If you have already taken COMM 2110 and ECON 2010 or 2020 this is not needed, you will take an elective class. Declare Bachelor degree/apply for Associate's of Business.  
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
BUS 3000 Intermediate Career Strategies 1
CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming 3
IT 1100 Introduction to Unix/Linux 3
ISA 2050 Management Information Systems 3
MGMT 3400 Management & Organizations 3
MKTG 3010 Marketing Principles (ALPP) 3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS).  
 Hours16
Spring Semester
FIN 3150 Managerial Finance I 3
IT 2400 Intro to Networking 3
MGMT 3100 Business Ethics and Professional Writing 3
MGMT 3600 Operations and Supply Chain Management (ALPP) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes (B- in CIS).  
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
IT 2300 Database Design & Management 3
IT 3100 Systems Design and Administration I 3
MGMT 3050 Business Law I: Law in the Commercial Environment 3
SE 1400 Web Design Fundamentals (ALCS) 3
SE 3500 Tech Entrepreneurship 3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes. Apply for and meet with advisor for graduation by NOV 1st.  
 Hours15
Spring Semester
IT 2700 Information Security 3
MGMT 4800 Strategic Management (ALPP) 4
ISA 4450 Project Management 3
SE 3550 Online Marketing and SEO (ALCS) 3
Milestones & Notes: Meet with your program advisor. Maintain a C- or better in UHSB classes. Double check with advisor for classes.  
 Hours13
 Total Hours120

BS Management Information System Emphasis Program Learning Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate real world business situations related to the core business functions of accounting, economics, finance, qualitative analysis, information systems, international business, legal and social environments, marketing & management.
  2. Analyze real world business situations by identifying relevant business issues, performing appropriate quantitative and qualitative data analysis and synthesis, formulating viable courses of action.
  3. Create and deliver professional quality oral presentations.
  4. Produce professional quality written work products.  
  5. Define personal career goals and prepare for selected career(s) by experiencing professional applications in the curriculum and developing increased networks.
  6. Pass at least one industry certification that relates to the student’s career path.