Management Information Systems, B.S.

Degree Type
Bachelor of Science

The MIS degree program prepares students as technical managers who can rise to serve in various capacities in an business, government, not-for-profit or other enterprise, beginning their careers in positions such as System Analysts.

The goal of the MIS program is to give students both a firm grounding in information processing as well as in business fundamentals. Therefore, MIS majors take a broad range of required courses both in CIS and business. Since information systems in a networked environment are the mainstay of businesses for operational efficiency as well as management decision support, the MIS curriculum includes courses in database management, interactive multimedia design, computer networking, system design & implementation, and technical communications.

MIS students also take an MIS topics course which introduces the practical aspects of building industrial-strength MIS systems through the use of real-life case studies. These courses provide MIS majors with an extensive background in technical and organizational areas which serves as a solid foundation for understanding how new technological advances enhance the use of information resources for operations and strategic decision-making.


A. MIS Major Requirements: 66 credits (17 courses)

1. Computer Science Courses: 32 credits (8 courses)

  • CS2510 Computer Programming I 4cr.
  • CS2511 Computer Programming II 4cr.
  • CS3611 Advanced C# 4cr.
  • CS4100 Technical Communications 4cr.
  • CS4501 Software Engineering 4cr.
  • CS4550 Database Management Systems 4cr.
  • CS5710 Computer Networks 4cr.
  • CS5910 System Design & Implementation 4cr.

2. Topics Courses: 4 credits (1 course)

Take any one of the following:

  • CS5551 MIS Topics 4cr.
  • CS4720 Internet and Web Technologies 4cr.
  • CS5810 Data Mining I

3. Business Courses: 14 credits (4 courses)

  • BU3502 Principles of Accounting I 3cr.
  • BU3511 Principles of Accounting II 3cr.
  • BU3800 Marketing: Principles and Concepts 4cr.
  • BU4110 Organizational Behavior & Management 4cr.

4. Economics & Analytics Courses: 8 credits (2 courses)

4a. Take one of the following
  • PE2420 Principles of Microeconomics 4cr.
  • PE2430 Principles of Macroeconomics 4cr.
4b. Take one of the following
  • PE2420 Principles of Microeconomics 4cr.
  • PE2430 Principles of Macroeconomics 4cr.
  • MA2701 Business Analytics 4cr.
  • MA2702 Marketing Analytics 4cr.

5. Mathematics Courses (Cognates): 8 Credits (2 courses)
5a. One of the following:

  • MA2300 Calculus for Business & Economics 4cr.
  • MA2310 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 4cr.
  • MA3030 Discrete Mathematics 4cr.
5b. One of the following:
  • MA2000 Applied Statistics 4cr.
  • MA3210 Intro. to Probability and Statistics 4cr.

B. Liberal Education Curriculum Courses

Refer to the Liberal Education Curriculum Bulletin for requirements.

C. General Elective Courses

In consultation with academic advisor, for a total of 120 credits.

D. Other Requirements

  • A grade of C or higher is needed in all required computer science, business, economics, and mathematics courses.
  • Transfer students must complete a minimum of 28 credits (7 courses) of the required major courses at or above the 3000 level at Old Westbury.

E. College Wide Requirement

  • 120 credits overall (40 credits at Old Westbury, may transfer a maximum of 80 credits)
  • 45 Upper Division credits (3000, 4000, or 5000 level courses)
  • 60 Liberal Arts credits
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0