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Management Information Systems (Pre-Business)

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Management Information Systems (Pre-Business)

BS in Business Administration

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Students are admitted into Pre-Business and will apply to Management Information Systems (MIS) major through a competitive and selective process to gain admission.MIS majors learn to apply computer technology, quantitative techniques, and administrative skills to the information-processing problems of organizations. By combining computer technology with management decision-making methods, students learn to analyze, design, implement, and manage computerized information systems in an organizational environment. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, programmers, systems analysts, and computer specialists have the highest employment growth rate.

Major Details

College: Eller College of Management
Admissions Requirements:

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see the Eller College of Management requirement page for more information.

Math Required:


    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: Yes
Pre-Major: Yes
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
MATH 109C or 112 - College Algebra 3
MIS 111 - Computers and Internetworked Society 3
MIS 111L - Computers & Internetworked Society - Lab 1
ENGL 101 - First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
MATH 116 - Calculus Concepts for Business Majors 3
ENGL 102 - First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
MGMT 276 - Statistical Inference in Management 3
ACCT 200 - Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ECON 200 - Basic Economic Issues 3
Tier I General Education 3
Ethics Courses 3
4th Semester
BNAD 277 - Analytical Methods for Business 3
ACCT 210 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
5th Semester
MIS 331 - Database Management Systems 3
BCOM 314R - Business Communication 3
MKTG 361 - Introduction to Marketing 3
FIN 311 - Introduction to Finance 3
MGMT 310A - Organization Behavior and Management 3
6th Semester
MIS 301 - Data Structures and Algorithms 3
MIS 307 - Business Data Communications 3
ECON 300 - Microeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions 3
MIS 373 - Basic Operations Management 3
MIS 304 - Using and Managing Information Systems 3
7th Semester
MIS 341 - Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
MGMT 402 - Integrating Business Fundamentals with Ethics and Law in Management 3
ECON 330 - Macroeconomic Institutions and Policy 3
MIS Major Course 3
ENTR 485 - Innovating: Creating the Future 3
Tier II General Education 3
8th Semester
MIS Major Course 3
Non-Eller Elective/Remaining Requirements 3
Non-Eller Elective/Remaining Requirements 3
Non-Eller Elective/Remaining Requirements 3
Non-Eller Elective/Remaining Requirements 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements.

Students who are interested in transferring to the Eller College of Management should use this site for reference only and not for self-advising. Those students are strongly encouraged to contact an Eller College advisor to plan their transfers.

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The knowledge gained from a major in Management Information Systems of economics, accounting, database management, marketing, data communications, and administrative skills prepares students to analyze, design, implement, and manage computerized information systems in an organizational environment. Graduates in this major may work as managers, system administrators, analysts, consultants, or security specialists for companies and organizations in almost any industry. This major is also excellent preparation for graduate studies in business administration, computer science, or information science.

Potential Career Areas

  • Project management
  • Database administration
  • Security
  • Design
  • Analysis
  • Consulting

Sample Employers

  • Businesses
  • Corporations
  • Technology companies
  • Energy production companies
  • Government agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Colleges and universities
  • Resorts
  • Hospitals
  • U.S. Military

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Information Systems Manager $47,000 - $85,000
Computer Systems Analyst $55,000 - $75,000
Information Technology Project Manager $47,000 - $85,000
Database Administrator $46,000 - $85,760
Security Manager $52,040 - $145,600
Management Consultant $38,000 - $89,070
E-commerce Strategy Manager $92,000 - $145,000
Information Security Specialist $39,000 - $97,000
Information Resources Director $60,000 - $115,000
Military Management Analyst $24,000 - $62,000
Network Administrator $40,000 - $60,000
Information Technology Specialist $27,780 - $46,620
Financial Institution Officer $61,320 - $112,700