Associate in Science Degree

The Management Information Systems program combines Business and Information Systems curricula which includes general education, business, and computer courses that are normally taken at a baccalaureate institution. Business and computer science majors may see this degree as a conduit that transitions them into the highly desirable field of technology management. The program will reinforce the communication, business, and technology skills necessary to succeed in the business environment. Courses in this program will transfer to other four-year colleges in the Management Information Systems and/or computer degree programs. Students intending to transfer should meet with the Coordinator of the Management Information Systems program for advising.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Analyze, develop, and design code through knowledge and comprehension of information systems concepts and skills
  2. Identify, gather, measure summarize, verify, analyze, design, develop and test programs and hardware design.
  3. Identify and solve unstructured problems in unfamiliar setting and exercise judgment based on facts.
  4. Communicate through development of proficiency in oral/written/electronic communication skills and the development of the ability to explain programming concepts and code to others.
  5. Work collaboratively with a diverse team, including organization, control, and assessments of group-based work, and provide leadership when appropriate.
  6. Apply current technology, analyze business problems, and design and develop software.
  7. Communicate using network technologies, access information via internet, and understand information integrity and security issues.
  8. Gain awareness of legal, regulatory, and ethical issues facing the profession, awareness of information technology and network security, and understanding the methods for creating and managing change in organizations

Graduation Checklist

Management Information Systems Degree – Graduation Checklist

A Graduation Checklist is a printable list of course requirements you will use when you meet with your academic advisor each semester.  The checklist helps you keep track of your progress from when you first enter MxCC to when you are ready to graduate.


Management Information Systems by Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements 24-27 Credits
+ ENG*101 Composition 3
+ COM*173 Public Speaking  3
Mathematics Electives (MAT*137 or higher)  6-8
SOC*101 Principles of Sociology or PSY*111 General Psychology I  3
Science Elective  3-4
Fine Arts Elective   3
+ ECN*101 Macroeconomics or+ ECN*102 Microeconomics   3
Business Requirements 22-23 Credits
+ BBG*231 Business Law or+ BBG*234 Legal Environment of Business  3
+ BMG*202 Principles of Management or+ BMK*201 Principles of Marketing  3
+++Directed Business or Technology Elective  3
+ BMG*204 Managerial Communication  3
+ BBG*295 Cooperative Work Experience I or+ CSC*295 Cooperative Ed/Work Experience    3
+ ACC*115 Financial Accounting  4
+ BFN*201 Principles of Finance or+ ACC*118 Managerial Accounting  3-4
Information System Requirements 15 Credits
+ CSC*105 Programming Logic  3
+ CSC*205 Visual Basic  3
+ CSC*220 Object Oriented Programming Using JAVA  3
+ CST*201 Introduction to Management Information Systems  3
 ++++Directed Technology Elective 3
 Total credits:
 61-65

 

+ This course has a prerequisite.
++ Placement Testing is required. MAT*137 or higher.
+++Directed Business or Technology Elective. Choose one of the following electives: BBG*135 Exploring Business and Technology Careers, CSA*135 Spreadsheet Applications, CSA*140 Database Applications (Access), BMK*123 Principles of Customer Service
++++Directed Technology Elective. Choose one of the following electives: CST*120 Introduction to Operating Systems, CST*228 Voice and Data Interworking, CST*231 Data Communication and Networking, DGA*241 Internet Web Design, CSA*140 Database Applications
(NOTE: Consultation with an advisor is recommended before choosing electives to ensure that the selection is best suited for the student’s specific career goals)


Management Information Systems Degree By Semester

Full-time students should follow the four-semester sequence listed below in order to graduate from this program in two years.

First Semester 15-16 Credits
+ CST*201 Introduction to Management Information Systems 3
+ ENG*101 Composition++ 3
+ BMG*202 Principles of Management or + BMK*201 Principles of Marketing  3
CSC*105 Programming Logic  3
Mathematics Electives (MAT*137 or higher)  3-4
Second Semester 16 Credits
+ CSC*220 Object Oriented Programming Using JAVA  3
+ BMG*204 Managerial Communications  3
++Mathematics Elective*  4
+ SOC*101 Principles of Sociology or+ PSY*111 General Psychology I 3
+++Directed Business or Technology Elective 3
Third Semester 16 Credits
+ CSC*205 Visual Basic 3
+ BMG*204 Managerial Communications 3
+ ACC*115 Financial Accounting  4
+ ECN*101 Macroeconomics or+ ECN*102 Microeconomics     3
+ BBG*231 Business Law or + BBG*234 Legal Environment of Business 3
Fourth Semester 15, 16, 17 Credits
+ BFN*201 Principles of Finance or + ACC*118 Managerial Accounting 3-4
+ BBG*295 Cooperative Work Experience I or CSC*295 Coop Ed/ Work Experience  3
+ COM*173 Public Speaking  3
Science Elective  3-4
Fine Arts or Music Elective  3
 Total credits:
62-65

* (+ MAT*168 (Elementary Statistics and Probability I), + MAT*173 (College Algebra with Technology), + MAT*186 (Precalculus), or higher.
+ This course has a prerequisite.
++ Placement Testing is required. MAT*137 or higher.
+++Directed Business or Technology Elective. Choose one of the following electives: BBG*135 Exploring Business and Technology Careers, CSA*135 Spreadsheet Applications, CSA*140 Database Applications (Access), BMK*123 Principles of Customer Service
++++Directed Technology Elective. Choose one of the following electives: CST*120 Introduction to Operating Systems, CST*228 Voice and Data Interworking, CST*231 Data Communication and Networking, DGA*241 Internet Web Design, CSA*140 Database Applications
(NOTE: Consultation with an advisor is recommended before choosing electives to ensure that the selection is best suited for the student’s specific career goals)