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Improve organizations through the use of information systems and technology

With the ever-changing nature of Information Systems fields, our program emphasizes the development of skills that will serve students and the organizations they join well into the future.

The Management Information Systems (MIS) emphasis in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program allows students to learn the technical skills and to gain the business knowledge to succeed in their careers. The entire degree can be earned online, allowing students to continue working, to raise families, and to live in their own communities while pursuing a degree.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Candidates must complete the general education requirements (GERs) as well as the specific program requirements listed in this section for a minimum of 120 credit hours. Any given course may be counted as fulfilling more than one requirement in a degree program, but the credit hours can only be counted once. Degrees must include 42 credits of upper-division (300 or above) courses, 24 of which must be completed at UAS. Courses used as major requirements cannot be used as GERs.

A minimum grade of C (2.0) must be earned in math (through MATH S107) and communication classes taken in the general education requirements. In addition, all students in the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) program must either test out of or earn a C- or better in 3 hours of CIS spreadsheet or database courses, major and emphasis courses, and BA 462, Capstone. Students should complete the computer courses within their first sixty (60) credit hours.

Students in any of the business programs who are deemed deficient in any of the competency areas may be required to take additional courses to strengthen their skills before graduation. Any such additional courses can usually be counted as a program elective. Requiring supplementary course work will be considered if two different faculty members indicate a student has a weakness in the same outcome area.

Minimum Credit Hours120
General Education Requirements35
Must include:
MATHS107College Algebra (or higher)4
Major Requirements61-70
ACCTS201Principles Financial Acct*3
ACCTS202Principles Managerial Acct3
BAS151Introduction to Business3
BAS251Management Skills3
BAS263Business Communications3
* ACCT S121 and ACCT S122 will meet ACCT S201 requirement
Select one from the following (3 credits):
CISS235Spreadsheet Concepts & App**3
CISS240Database Concepts & App***3
** ACCT emphasis students take CIS S235
*** MIS emphasis students take CIS S240
Select one from the following (3 credits):
BAS374Into to Quantitative Methods3
STATS273Elementary Statistics3
Note: Lower division courses must be substantially completed before admission to upper division courses. In cases where some lower division courses have not yet been completed, permission is required to take upper division core or emphasis classes.
BAS301Principles of Management3
BA/CISS310Management Information Systems**** 
BAS325Financial Management3
BAS330Legal Environment of Business3
BAS343Principles of Marketing3
BAS462Capstone: Strategic Management3
BAS476Project Management3
BAS490Political & Social Environment3
BAS498Applied Business Research****3
___S__Advisor-approved electives*****3-6
**** Not required for ACCT emphasis students
***** Courses with ACCT, BA, CIS, or LAWS designators are pre-approved. Other courses need advisor-approval.

Emphasis Requirements (2015-2016 CATALOG)

Management Information Systems18
Emphasis Requirements
CISS170Programming Fundamentals3
CISS345IT Infrastructure3
CISS370Software Engineering3
CISS371Systems Analysis and Design3
CISS420Information Systems Security3
CISS430Data and Information Management3

Bachelor of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree program develops a student's intellectual ability, executive personality, and managerial skills through an appropriate blending of core business courses and general education requirements. Core courses in key business competencies provide a strong foundation for which emphasis areas in accounting, human resources, management, and MIS allow you to tailor your degree towards your academic and career goals.

Management Information Systems (MIS) Emphasis

Management Information Systems (MIS) is about making organizations work better through the use of technology and information systems. The MIS emphasis area provides students with both the technical skills and the business knowledge to prepare them for careers in IT Management, Project Management, Systems Analysis, Application Development, Database Management, and even generalist positions. 

The School of Management courses feature practitioner-oriented instruction with a focus on concepts and skills that you can apply to your current career immediately. 

Whether you are seeking professional development, considering a career change, or just interested in learning something new, UAS welcomes all students interested in taking a class.

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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CIS Classes: Summer - 2015

Introduces computer literacy based on national IC3 standards. Topics include computer concepts, file management, basic editing and formatting functions in common software applications, basic troubleshooting for computer hardware and software, current electronic communication tools, Internet research strategies, network terminology and components.

52391TD1Susie Feero
5/18 - 8/8

Contact with instructor via email and the Internet. Additional information available at the course website: or by calling toll free 800-478-6653. Order textbooks from MBS Direct: go to and look for this course (CIOS S105-TD1). Note: Go to to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

Use of electronic spreadsheet software as a problem-solving and decision-making tool. Covers creating, designing, and modifying spreadsheets, formulas and charts. Includes simple databases, integration of spreadsheets with other programs, advanced functions, tools, and macros.

Prerequisite: CIS S105 or CIS placement test, and MATH 055 with C or better.
52392TD1Susie Feero
5/18 - 8/8

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)


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