The Management Information Systems (MIS) major teaches how to analyze opportunities for business change and growth using information technologies (IT), to design and develop business solutions that utilize IT, and to manage projects to implement IT-related change.  Designing and managing information flows within and between firms and their customers is critical in today’s business enterprise.  All firms in every type of industry – large or small, for-profit or not-for-profit – rely on information systems and technologies for ongoing operations and future growth.  The Internet and other information technologies also create entrepreneurial opportunities for new or existing firms.  (Many of today’s leading firms grew rapidly from IT innovation.)

The MIS major offers students the flexibility to focus course work on business analysis, project management, or technical design.  MIS majors are prepared for careers in project management, business analysis, networking, system architecture and design, and technical support.  MIS majors are prepared to work as in-house information systems staff, as consultants for information systems and accounting firms, as independent contractors, and as business entrepreneurs.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts increasing job growth for MIS –related careers.             

Major Requirements

Management Information Systems Course Requirements (15 credit hours, all with "C-" or better)

Required courses (12 credit hours):

  • ITM 352 - Programming Application Systems
  • ITM 353 - Information Systems Analysis and Design 
  • ITM 354 - Database Systems
  • ITM 431 - Networking

*ITM 352, ITM 353, and ITM 354 must be taken in sequence.

One technical elective (3 credit hours):

  • ITM 321 - Project/Venture Management
  • ITM 322 - 
  • ITM 360 - Current topics in ITM
  • ITM 385 - E-Commerce
  • ITM 387 - (Alpha) Advanced topics in Information Systems
  • ITM 433 - Information Security 
  • Any ICS 300 or 400 level course (excluding ICS 399 or ICS 499)
  • BOTH ICS 111 and ICS 211 with “B” or better (will not count toward upper division credits)

Double majors:

Double majors in the following fields may count the following courses towards their technical elective:

  • MIS and Accounting: ACC 409
  • MIS and Entrepreneurship: ITM 321 (effective Spring 2014) or ITM 385
  • MIS and Management: ITM 321 (effective Spring 2014)
  • Marketing: MKT 362, 363 or 410

If you have further questions or would like more information, please contact the Shidler College of Business Undergraduate Office of Student Academic Services by e-mail at business@hawaii.edu or by phone at (808) 956-8215.

Department of Information Technology Management Website

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Management Information Systems Major

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