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Management Information Systems: BS, BA

Department: Management Information Systems Department
College: Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Management Information Systems

The Department of Management Information Systems combines business and electronics. The Department of MIS has created a hands-on learning environment to allow students access to the latest hardware and software tools. The program is designed to prepare individuals for positions as managers in business information systems, including database administrators, web designers, electronic commerce developers, systems analysts, applications programmers, IT security managers, and systems trainers. Courses enable students to solve business problems using a variety of computer programs.

The management information systems program gives students well-developed skills in information processing, business writing, and microcomputers. Because of the variety of business courses required to obtain a degree in management information systems, graduates might find opportunities beyond the traditional MIS sphere, including sales, advertising, retailing, finance, personnel, traffic, and transportation. 

The MIS program is housed in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, the oldest business school west of the Mississippi. USU has offered business degrees since 1894 and has long held prestigious accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International and continues to be on the forefront of advanced business education.

Students receive a BS by completing all required courses in the major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.

  • BS - Logan Campus , Beaver, Bicknell, Blanding, Brigham City, Castle Dale, Cortez, Delta, Ephraim, Grantsville, Ignacio, Junction, Kanab, Milford, Moab, Montezuma Creek, Monticello, Monument Valley, Nephi, Panguitch, Park City, Price, Richfield, Roosevelt (Uintah Basin), Salt Lake, Tooele, Tremonton, Vernal (Uintah Basin), Wendover
  • BA - Logan Campus , Beaver, Bicknell, Blanding, Brigham City, Castle Dale, Cortez, Delta, Ephraim, Grantsville, Ignacio, Junction, Kanab, Milford, Moab, Montezuma Creek, Monticello, Monument Valley, Nephi, Panguitch, Park City, Price, Richfield, Roosevelt (Uintah Basin), Salt Lake, Tooele, Tremonton, Vernal (Uintah Basin), Wendover

With a degree in management information systems, you will be qualified for the following careers:

  • Information manager
  • Systems analyst
  • Network and Internet manager
  • Webmaster
  • Electronic commerce worker
  • Data network security administrator
  • Project manager
  • Network administrator
  • Web developer
  • Software engineer
  • Technical consultant
  • Assistant analyst
  • Business systems analyst
  • Business systems project manager
  • Communications network designer
  • Database analyst

Career Services provides counseling and information on hundreds of job and internship opportunities and even helps students apply and interview.

Admissions Requirements

In addition to Utah State University’s admissions requirements, the Department of Management has additional requirements:

  • Freshmen: Incoming freshman may be admitted directly if they have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher and a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Transfer Students: Transfer students from other institutions or students transferring from other USU majors may be admitted after they have earned 24 or more post-high school credits with a 3.5 GPA or higher.
  • Students not meeting the above conditions can still to apply. Admission is competitive based on available space. Students must fill out an application (available online), have earned a minimum GPA of 2.67, and must have completed certain prerequisite courses.

International students have additional admissions requirements.

Professional Organizations, Honor Societies, and Clubs

MIS Specific:

Association for Information Systems: USU AIS is an official student chapter of the Association for Information Systems, the premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice and study of information systems worldwide.

Business Intelligence Group: Since its inception, the Business Intelligence Group has distinguished itself as a dynamic, student-lead, extra-curricular research organization. Participants have gained a wealth of real-world experience and applications to data science theories learned in class.

Center for E-Commerce and Business Analytics (CEBA): The Center for E-Commerce and Business Analytics (CEBA) is a completely student run software development center. We are the applied research arm of the Management Information Systems department. Applied research indicates that we are not in the business of writing, just doing.


General Business:

Hunstman Scholar Program: This premier business program offers challenging academic experiences, participation in weekly meetings, opportunities to travel abroad and networking opportunities with program alumni.

Beta Gamma Sigma: BGS is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition an AACSB business student can receive.

Buehler Leadership Scholars: Buehler Leadership Scholars will learn to effectively articulate leadership narratives that reflect their life experiences, demonstrate a commitment to cultivate transformational leadership qualities and accelerate their preparation for leadership roles in the organizations and communities where they choose to serve.

Business Ambassadors: The Business Ambassadors are student representatives of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. Each spring, business ambassadors are selected to assist the dean with hosting events attended by alumni and prominent business professionals. They are responsible for welcoming, giving campus tours, and helping recruit students to the Huntsman School of Business. They travel with the USU ambassadors to community colleges and other two-year institutions to recruit transfer students, to high schools to recruit new freshman, and they work with campus advisors to recruit undeclared students.

Business Council: The business council is a 16-18 person team under the direction of a business senator and a faculty advisor. Each of the members on the council has a direct relationship with a Huntsman club and works with the club to bring ideas and activities forward to benefit students.

Entrepreneurship Club: The Entrepreneurship Club teaches skills sets entrepreneurs need to be successful, provides access to resources, otherwise hard to find, teaches how to develop and refine business ideas (recognizing the difference between ideas and opportunities) and assists in building, and launching a sustainable successful company.

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda): PBL is a nonprofit educational association of students preparing for careers in business. PBL’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

Global Learning Experience: The Global Learning Experience program provides the opportunity to visit foreign lands, where participants see global business in action and meet corporate executives.

Koch Scholars: Expand your critical thinking skills and connect with from various academic programs, while participating in weekly meetings to discuss selected books, movies and podcasts.

Leaders for Continuous Improvement: The Huntsman LCI provides students with experience and skills needed to get career placement before or upon graduation.

Partners In Business: Partners In Business is a student-run, non-profit organization sponsored by the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. The program holds a series of professional business conferences featuring topics on operational excellence, accounting and leadership. Students are encouraged to attend and network with industry leaders, faculty and gain insight to improve business practices.

Small Enterprise Education and Development (SEED): The SEED Program provides a hands-on, once-in-a-lifetime learning experience while simultaneously educating people in developing economies in new business creation and development skills.

Society for the Advancement of Ethical Leadership: This club brings practical, real-world, hands-on, ethics and leadership training to students. Members participate in the Ethical Leadership Book Club, Ethics Leadership Day, and Partners in Business Ethical Leadership Seminar.

Society for International Business and Economic Development: SIBED focuses on the strategic role businesses play in the development of people and the communities where they live. This club focuses on expanding awareness of international opportunities for academic and professional development, developing knowledge and understanding of current issues in international business and development, and helping students become advocates for corporate and humanitarian social responsibility.

Women in Business Association: As a new organization on the Utah State University Campus, Women in Business Association represent women making a difference in business. This club is focused toward making essential networking contacts, recruiting and mentoring future women in business, and learning vital skills for the business world.

Labs, Centers, Research

With the second oldest undergraduate research program in the nation, USU offers students a wide range of opportunities to gain hands-on research experience. USU’s Honors Program prepares students for excellent graduate programs by helping them build relationships with professors, participate in research projects, take smaller, more intensive classes, and develop leadership skills.


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