Bachelor of Science in MIS (BIS)

The Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (BIS) degree will provide students with the educational background for pursuing an exciting career in applying computers in business and government to process data and solve a wide variety of business problems. The computer is an important tool, which processes information for management decision making.

Managers can be more effective and efficient when assisted by computer-based information systems. Students in the MIS program will learn how the computer can be applied to produce information both for controlling the day-to-day operations of a business and for planning for the future of that business. Information systems and quantitative analysis produce the educational background appropriate for pursuing career opportunities in business data management, management information systems, information centers, systems analysis, systems design, decision support, information security, electronic commerce, and other related areas.

Website:  http://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-information-science-and-technology/index.php

Student Group

MIS Student Organization (MISSO)

The Management Information Systems Student Organization (MISSO) was founded in 1999 and has been an active part of UNO ever since. 

http://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-information-science-and-technology/information-systems-and-quantitative-analysis/student-involvement/index.php

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems (BIS). Thirty of the last 36 hours must be University of Nebraska at Omaha courses. Registering for courses without having taken the stated prerequisites could result in administrative withdrawal.

To obtain a BIS, a student must fulfill the University, College and Departmental requirements. Some courses may satisfy requirements in more than one area, but credit is awarded only once, thereby reducing the total number of credit hours for the degree to 120. (This total does not include prerequisites.)

  • 46 hours of University General Education courses (21 hours of which can be satisfied by courses in the required areas below)
  • 21 hours of College of IS&T Core courses for MIS majors
  • 21 hours of MIS Core courses
  • 6 hours of Mathematics courses
  • 15 hours of co-requisite Business courses
  • 12 hours of Specialization Elective courses
  • 20 hours of Optional Concentration or Elective/Prerequisite courses

TOTAL HOURS: 120

College of IS&T Core Courses for MIS Majors (21 hours)

The College of IS&T has developed a series of courses that are required for students wishing to obtain a degree from the College. The development and implementation of this core curriculum is unique; it serves as a basis for preparing students to enter more advanced courses. The core curriculum is as follows (students are accountable for prerequisites courses):

IASC 1100Introduction to Information Security

3 credits

CIST 1300Introduction to Web Development

3 credits

CIST 1400Introduction to Computer Programming

3 credits

CIST 1404Introduction to Computer Programming Laboratory

1 credit

CSCI 1620Introduction to Computer Science II

3 credits

CIST 2100Organizations, Applications and Technology

3 credits

CIST 2500Introduction to Applied Statistics for IS&T

3 credits

CIST 3110Information Technology Ethics

3 credits

*NOTE: CIST 1404 is optional; CIST 2100 counts toward Social Science requirement; CIST 3110 counts toward Humanities requirement.

MIS Core Courses (21 hours)

ISQA 3300File Structures for Information Systems

3 credits

ISQA 3310Managing the Database Environment

3 credits

ISQA 3400Business Data Communications

3 credits

ISQA 3420Managing in a Digital World

3 credits

ISQA 3910Introduction to Project Management

3 credits

ISQA 4110Information Systems Analysis

3 credits

ISQA 4120System Design and Implementation

3 credits

*NOTE: ISQA 3420 counts toward Global Diversity requirement

Math Courses (6 hours)
MATH 1930Calculus for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences

3 credits

MATH 2030Discrete Mathematics

3 credits

*NOTE: MATH 1930 counts toward University Math requirement.

Co-requisite Courses from the College of Business (12 hours)

Because the Management Information Systems degree is cross disciplinary in nature, students need to have an understanding of economics, accounting, and business functions. These areas are covered by required co-requisite courses, primarily through the College of Business Administration.

ACCT 2010Principles of Accounting I

3 credits

ACCT 2020Principles of Accounting II

3 credits

ECON 2200Principles of Economics (Micro)

3 credits

ECON 2220Principles of Economics (Macro)

3 credits

*NOTE: ECON 2200/2220 count toward Social Science requirement

Upper-Level Business Courses: Select one (3 hours)
FNBK 3250Principles of Financial Management

3 credits

MKT 3310Principles of Marketing

3 credits

MGMT 3510Human Resource Management

3 credits

ACCT 3080Accounting Information Systems

3 credits

ECON 3200Economic Theory: Micro

3 credits

ECON 3220Economic Theory: Macro

3 credits

MGMT 3710Entrepreneurial Foundations

3 credits

MGMT 4090/BSAD 8096/ITIN 4090Principles of Collaboration

3 credits

 

Specialization Elective Courses (12 hours)
ISQA 3520/ISQA 8525Graphical User Interface Design

3 credits

IASC 3350Security Administration - Linux

3 credits

IASC 3370Security Administration - Windows

3 credits

IASC 3600/CIST 3600Information Security, Policy and Awareness

3 credits

CIST 4540/ISQA 8546/IASC 4540/IASC 8546Computer Security Management

3 credits

ISQA 4000/ISQA 8086Special Topics: Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis

1 - 5 credits

ISQA 4010Business Intelligence

3 credits

ISQA 4100/ISQA 8106Information Systems Architecture and Organization

3 credits

ISQA 4130/ISQA 8136Information Technology for Development

3 credits

ISQA 4140Teaching Computer Basics to Inmates at the Douglas County Department of Corrections

3 credits

ISQA 4150/ISQA 8156Advanced Statistical Methods for IS&T

3 credits

ISQA 4160/ISQA 8166Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning

3 credits

ISQA 4180/ISQA 8186Electronic Commerce

3 credits

ISQA 4190/ISQA 8196Process Reengineering with Information Technology

3 credits

ISQA 4200/ISQA 8206Information and Data Quality Management

3 credits

ISQA 4300/ISQA 8306Database Administration

3 credits

IASC 4360/IASC 8366/CSCI 8366Foundations of Information Assurance

3 credits

ISQA 4380Distributed Technologies and Systems

3 credits

ISQA 4500Special Problems in Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis

2 - 3 credits

ISQA 4510Information Systems Internship

1 - 3 credits

ISQA 4590/ISQA 8596IT Audit and Control

3 credits

ISQA 4730/ISQA 8736Decision Support Systems

3 credits

ISQA 4880/ITIN 4880Systems Simulation and Modeling

3 credits

ISQA 4890/CSCI 4890Data Warehousing and Data Mining

3 credits

ISQA 4900Internet Systems Development

3 credits

*NOTE: ISQA 4000 covers different topics each semester.  Check the class schedule for specific topics offered during a particular semester.

Optional Concentration or Elective/Prerequisite Courses (20 hours)

Optional Concentrations: 

Internet Technologies (iT)

Global IT Leadership and Management

Information Assurance

IT Audit and Control

i-Business Application Development and Management

Advanced Writing Course


All UNO students are required to take an advanced writing course within their major.  Management Information Systems degree students must take CIST 3000 Advanced Composition for IS&T.