Plan of Study

A student may choose to begin classes in the Fall semester with MBA core curriculum or the MS MIS core. No matter which program a student chooses to start first, the student must complete one full year (two consecutive semesters) of that program before starting the next.

The total units required for completion of the MIS MBA Dual Degree Program is between 69-71 units. Completion of the program usually requires 2.5 to 3 years of full time study.

Year 1 Units
Pre-Session  
MGMT 556 Leadership and Teams 2
Fall  
ACCT 540 Intro to Financial Accounting 2
ECON 550 Economics for Managers 2
MGMT 562 Applied Business Statistics 2
MGMT 510 Communication in Management 3
MKTG 510 Market-Based Management 2
FIN 510A Finance 2
ECON 551 Business Strategy 2
Spring  
FIN 510B Finance 2
MIS 585 Strategic Management of IT** 2
ACCT 545 Intro to Managerial Accounting 2
MIS 560 Operations Management 2
BNAD 597A Business Field Project 3
MIS Elective 3
Summer  
Internship  
Year 2 Units
Fall  
MIS 531 Enterprise Data Management*** 3
MIS 541 Analysis and Design of Service-Oriented Systems***
Part 1: Systems analysis
Part 2: Service-oriented architecture
3
MIS 543 Business Data Communications & Networking***                               
Part 1: Infrastructure
Part 2: Applications and strategy
3
MBA Elective 3
Spring  
MIS 510 Web Mining and Analytics*** 3
MIS 513 Business Foundations for IT (IT Strategy)** 3
MIS 688 or MIS696H Project* 3
MIS Elective 3
MBA Elective 3
Summer  
Internship  
Year 3 Units
Fall  
MIS 507 Software Design***
Part 1: Systems design
Part 2: Software engineering
3
MBA Elective 3
MBA Elective 3
MIS Elective 3
MIS Elective 3
Total 68 - 71

Year 1 and Year 2 may be reversed.

* Individual MS projects and business plans in Entrepreneurship are taken as MIS696H. Team-based projects taken as part of a class MIS683.

** A student must take either MIS 513 or MIS 585. Students who take MIS 585, will need an additional 1-credit independent study in MIS to complete the degree.

*** 15 units of MIS coursework are counted towards the MBA degree as well as towards the MS in MIS.  These courses are: MIS531, MIS541, MIS 543, MIS510, and MIS507.

MBA credits: 36-40 (including 15 credits of MIS coursework: 51-55) MIS credits: 30-33.

MIS Electives may be selected from the concentration area list. To receive a concentration designation, student must complete at least two courses from the same concentration area.