Management Information Systems

Degree:Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)
Major:Management Information Systems
Minors:Business Intelligence
e-Business
Information Security Management
Management Information Systems
Certificates:Advanced Business Analytics
Business Analytics
Information Security Management
Department:Business Administration
Building 76A, Room 309
850-474-2310
http://uwf.edu/businessadministration
College:Business
CIP Code:52.1201
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120

The B.S.B.A. in Management Information Systems is an included program in the University's
accreditation by AACSB International.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree with a major in Management Information Systems (M.I.S.) emphasizes information as a resource to be managed, planned, and controlled in much the same way as other organizational resources. This program of study presents the concepts and methods of analyzing, designing, planning, and managing simple or complex information systems within an organization. In addition, M.I.S. emphasizes the managerial aspects of information systems by providing a base of business instruction common to the College of Business programs.

Program Requirements

In addition to general University requirements, students seeking the B.S.B.A. in Management Information Systems must meet the requirements listed below. A minimum course grade of “C” is required in all College of Business prerequisites and courses.

Students should consult their academic advisor for courses which may satisfy both the General Education requirements and common prerequisites.

General Education

In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the College-Level Communication and Computation, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the University Requirements section of this catalog.

General Education Curriculum:

Management Information Systems should take the following courses to satisfy components of the General Education curriculum courses:

Humanities3
Public Speaking
Mathematics6
Elements of Statistics
Calculus with Business Applications
Social Science3
Principles of Economics Macro

Multicultural Requirement

Civic Literacy Requirement

The 2017 Florida Legislature amended Section 1007.25, Florida Statutes, to require students initially entering a State University System (SUS) and/or Florida College System (FCS) institution in 2018-2019 and thereafter to demonstrate competency in civic literacy. The 2021 Legislature further amended Florida Statutes, requiring students to complete both a civic literacy course and an exam. As a result, there are three cohorts of students currently matriculating at Florida public institutions subject to varying requirements. As demonstrated in the table below, the exact civic literacy requirements are based on the academic term in which a student first enrolled in a Florida public institution.

Students Included in Cohort Civic Literacy Competency Requirement
Cohort 1: Students first entering the SUS or FCS prior to fall 2018 None
Cohort 2: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in fall 2018 – summer A 2021 Complete a course or exam (course options AMH 2020, POS 2041 )
Cohort 3: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in summer B 2021 (on or after July 1, 2021) and thereafter Complete both a course and exam (course options AMH 2020, POS 2041)

Additionally, the 2021 Legislature made two additional exceptions: approving the use of accelerated mechanisms for meeting the course competency requirement and exempting high school students who pass the Florida Civic Literacy Exam in high school from the postsecondary exam requirement. These two changes are in effect for Cohort 3.

There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Students should work with their academic advisor to determine which option is best for their degree requirements/degree plan. 

Additional information can be found on our Civic Literacy website, SUS regulation BOG 8.006 and Florida Statute s.1007.25(4,a-b).

Mathematics Pathway

Students are advised to complete the following courses to fulfill the mathematics pathway that aligns with the mathematics skills needed for success in their program and their career goals. Students should refer to their academic advisor for questions about the math pathway for their program. For information about this requirement, refer to the catalog page for Mathematics PathwaysThese courses may also fulfill requirements for General Education and Common Prerequisites. 

Algebra through Calculus
MAC 1105College Algebra3
or MAC 1105C College Algebra with Lab
MAC 2233Calculus with Business Applications3
or STA 2023 Elements of Statistics
Students will be placed on a starting point based on their mathematics placement.

Common Prerequisites

State-mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.

ACG 2021Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACG 2071Principles of Managerial Accounting3
CGS 2570Personal Computer Applications3
ECO 2013Principles of Economics Macro *3
ECO 2023Principles of Economics Micro3
MAC 2233Calculus with Business Applications *3
STA 2023Elements of Statistics *3
Total Hours21
*

 Indicates common prerequisites which can be used to satisfy General Education Requirements.

Lower Division Electives

Students must complete sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to complete at least 60 semester hours in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (1000-4000) to meet this elective requirement.3-12

Upper Division


College of Business BSBA Core

All students pursuing a BSBA major in the College of Business must complete each of the following BSBA core courses with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.

BUL 3130Legal and Ethical Environment of Business3
FIN 3403Managerial Finance3
GEB 3213Writing for Business: Theory and Practice3
GEB 4361International Business3
ISM 3011e-Business Systems Fundamentals3
ISM 3116Introduction to Business Analytics 3
MAN 3025Management Fundamentals3
MAN 3504Operations Management3
MAN 4720Strategic Management3
MAR 3023Marketing Fundamentals3
Total Hours30

College of Business Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy

The College of Business at the University of West Florida is accredited by AACSB International, the highest level of accreditation available to a college or school of business. As such, the College believes that it is in the student's best interest to take all junior/senior level BSBA Core, Major, and Major-related courses at UWF. These courses are typically taught by academically or professionally qualified faculty members as defined in the College's policy on faculty qualifications.

Undergraduate transfer credit for degree programs in the College of Business is awarded consistent with specifications in the UWF Catalog and the requirements of Florida's Common Numbering System.

Normally, the College of Business will not accept transfer credits as equivalent to UWF 3000/4000 level business-related courses from institutions not accredited by AACSB International.

Students should seek guidance from their College of Business academic advisors on these matters.

Management Information Systems Specialization

QMB 3820Introduction to Quantitative Models for Business Decisions 3
ISM 4113Business Systems Design +3
ISM 4400Decision Support and Data Integration Systems +3
ISM 4483Business Data Communication +3
Choose one of the following:3
Business Data Management +
Database Systems +
Four 3000/4000 advisor-approved Management/MIS (MAN/ISM) courses +12
Total Hours27

Major-Related

One 3000/4000 level advisor-approved Management/MIS (MAN/ISM) course or an advisor-approved major-related elective. +3
Total Hours3
+

Courses included in the major GPA.

Business Intelligence Minor

The minor in Business Intelligence focuses on analytical as well as managerial skills required to handle "big" data. It requires completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" or higher. At least 9 semester hours must be completed at UWF College of Business. This minor is not available to those who are pursuing (or have already earned) the Business Intelligence certificate.

ISM 3011e-Business Systems Fundamentals3
ISM 4481Business Data Management3
ISM 3116Introduction to Business Analytics 3
Advisor Approved Elective3
Choose one of the following two courses:3
Introduction to Quantitative Models for Business Decisions
Prescriptive Analytics
Total Hours15

e-Business Minor

Distinct from any of the functional areas that support technology and business, the Minor in e-Business is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate program consisting of:

  • one foundation course (3 semester hours) 
  • four electives (12 semester hours)

It is intended to provide a solid foundation for those interested in pursuing opportunities in businesses who have already joined the e-Business revolution, as well as in businesses that are attempting to define the appropriate role of e-Business in their organizations. The e-Business Minor is open to all students who meet the requirements to enroll in the first course in the e-Business Minor sequence. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Students should choose electives carefully as some may have prerequisites.

ISM 3011e-Business Systems Fundamentals3
Choose four of the following12
Programming Using Java
Server-Side Programming
Business Systems Design
Decision Support and Data Integration Systems
Business Data Management
Business Data Communication
Digital Marketing
Total Hours15

Information Security Management Minor

The minor in Information Security Management focuses on various aspects of information and cybersecurity security from a nontechnical managerial standpoint. It requires completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” or higher. At least 9 semester hours must be completed at UWF College of Business. This minor is not available to those who are pursuing (or have already earned) the Information Security Management certificate.

ISM 3011e-Business Systems Fundamentals3
ISM 3323Information Security Management3
ISM 4483Business Data Communication3
ISM 4320Legal, Ethical, and Human Aspects of Cybersecurity3
ISM 4321Cybersecurity Risk Management3
Total Hours15

Management Information Systems Minor

The minor in Management Information Systems requires completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” or higher. At least 9 semester hours must be completed at UWF College of Business. Management Information Systems majors may not earn this minor.

ISM 3011e-Business Systems Fundamentals3
ISM 4113Business Systems Design3
Choose one of the following:3
Business Data Management
Business Data Communication
Two 3000/4000 advisor-approved MIS (ISM) courses6
Total Hours15

Advanced Business Analytics Certificate

The Advanced Business Analytics Certificate program is designed so students will gain hands-on experience in managing advanced decision support systems and expert systems, business intelligence reporting tools, and the application of artificial intelligence in the business environment. An emphasis will be placed on the development of business analytics tools to plan, design, and implement real-world projects.

The certificate requires completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" or higher. At least 9 semester hours must be completed at the UWF College of Business. All prerequisites must be met in order to enroll in these courses. Participants must secure a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for the courses to be awarded the certificate.

ISM 4113Business Systems Design3
ISM 4114Business Information Systems Development3
ISM 4400Decision Support and Data Integration Systems3
Choose one of the following two courses:3
Project Management
Operations Management
Total Hours12

Business Analytics Certificate

The Business Analytics Certificate program has been designed to cover the managerial aspects of business analytics related skills that are required to handle “big" data in the modern business world. The certificate requires completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" or higher. At least 9 semester hours must be completed at UWF College of Business. All prerequisites must be met in order to enroll in these courses. Participants must secure a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for the course required by the certificate. Business Intelligence minors are not able to pursue the Business Analytics certificate.

ISM 3011e-Business Systems Fundamentals3
ISM 3116Introduction to Business Analytics 3
ISM 4481Business Data Management3
Choose one of the following two courses:3
Introduction to Quantitative Models for Business Decisions
Prescriptive Analytics
Total Hours12

Information Security Management Certificate

This certificate program is designed to address the non-technical aspects of information security. These include policy development and management, compliance management, security education training and awareness (SETA) programs, and the use of encryption technologies. The program will also address the personnel and risk analysis aspects of information security. Participants must successfully complete the following courses earning a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in each course, and secure a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for the course required by the certificate. At least 9 semester hours must be completed at UWF College of Business. All prerequisites must be met in order to enroll in these courses. 

ISM 3011e-Business Systems Fundamentals3
ISM 3323Information Security Management3
ISM 4483Business Data Communication3
ISM 4320Legal, Ethical, and Human Aspects of Cybersecurity3
Total Hours12