Jul 04, 2020  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 

Management Information Systems Major (BSBA)

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Management Information Systems Major - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

Please see the UNLV Lee Business School, MIS department web page at http://www.unlv.edu/degree/bsba-management-information-systems  for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.

Please see advising information at the UNLV Lee Business School Advising Center at http://business.unlv.edu/?p=4208.


Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org

School - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business www.aacsb.edu/

Learning Outcomes

  1. In-depth understanding of systems thinking and ways that information technology can be used to enhance effectiveness of the individual and organizations.
  2. Ability to effectively manage information systems projects
  3. Ability to critically analyze business problems and apply scientific methods and computer applications to obtain business solutions.
  4. Ability to develop information systems through a complete life-cycle.
  5. Ability to work effectively and efficiently with others on information systems projects.
  6. Ability to effectively communicate the technology and its application to business executives and users of information systems.
  7. Comprehensive understanding of the theoretical basis of management information systems and the ability to conduct research in the area of management information systems
  8. State-of-art understanding of information security issues

University Graduation Requirements

Management Information System Degree Requirements - Total 120 Credits

General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 35-46 Credits

Where specific courses are not identified, please see the related section of the Undergraduate Catalog for information about which courses may satisfy university core requirements.

First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3

English Composition - Credits: 6

Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3

Constitutions - Credits: 3-6

Mathematics - Credits: 3

Distribution Requirement - Credits: 18-19

Please see Distribution Requirements for more information.

  • Humanities and Fine Arts - Total Credits: 9
    • Humanities - 6 credits required from two different areas
    • Fine Arts - 3 credits required
  • Social Science:
    • Automatically satisfied by major requirements
  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking: 9-10

Multicultural and International Requirement - Credits: 0-6

Multicultural, one 3 credit course required
International, one 3 credit course required

These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements.  A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: http://facultysenate.unlv.edu/students

Major Requirements - BSBA in Management Information Systems - Subtotal: 75-77 Credits

Electives - credits required vary in order to earn 120 degree-applicable credits

The number of electives necessary for each student varies based on how many credits a student uses to satisfy the requirements identified above. The minimum number of degree-applicable credits required to earn a degree from the College of Business is 120.

Total Credits: 120

MS in MIS Bridge Option

Students who have an interest in earning a Master of Science in MIS later and who meet current MIS Department requirements may elect to take selected graduate-level courses instead of senior-level undergraduate MIS courses. Contact the MIS Department office for current requirements and the application form or see http://business.unlv.edu/mis for details.


Every student must complete a three-credit multicultural course and a three-credit international course. Courses satisfying other requirements may simultaneously satisfy the multicultural and international requirements except one course cannot satisfy both the multicultural and the international requirements. For an approved list, visit http://www.unlv.edu/committees/gec.

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