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B.S. Computer Information Systems/M.B.A.

The dual bachelor’s degree in CIS and Master of Business Administration program advances an undergraduate/graduate information technology and management curriculum.  It combines the technical skills from the undergraduate information technology classes with the management and leadership skills of the graduate program.  Students in this dual BS/MBA program may earn both degrees in as few as 5 years.

In completing the B.S. CIS portion of the dual degree, students will be able to:

  • Apply ethical decision-making skills and integrity in an ever-changing, global environment 
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills, appropriate to the profession
  • Apply critical problem-solving and professional skills in an experiential, learning environment
  • Analyze and repair computer hardware and software infrastructure.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of best practices and guidelines of developing computer software.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of project management practices and principles.
  • Evaluate the implications/impact of computer technology solutions on business policies and practices.

Students will also need to meet the program objectives of the MBA program.

General Education Courses
CM 100Speech3
CM 221Professional Communications3
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
EH 200Approaches to Literature3
EH 2XXTechnical Writing3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
or MS 232 Finite Mathematics
MS 141Contemporary College Algebra4
or MS 180 Precalculus with Trigonometry
PY 111General Psychology3
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Global Perspectives Elective3
SC Science Elective3
Co-curricular activity and/or community service
Open Electives (200+)6
Computer Information and Business Courses
AC 121Principles of Accounting I3
BA 101Introduction to Business3
BA 211Microeconomics3
BA 243The Business of Innovation3
BA 302Business Ethics3
BA 310Organization and Management3
MI 241Managing and Maintaining a PC I3
MI 242Managing and Maintaining a PC II3
MI 261Introduction to Computer Programming I3
MI 262Introduction to Computer Programming II3
MI 331Networking3
Choose one of the following:3
Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server I
Algorithms and Data Structures I
Choose one of the following:3
Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server II
Algorithms and Data Structures II
MI 351Information System Internship3
MI 411Database Design3
MI 421Project Management Techniques3
MI 422Information System Project Development3
MI elective6
MI Elective (300+)9
Business Elective9
Graduate Business Courses
BA 600Research Methods in Business and Education3
BA 601Managerial Economics3
BA 602Managerial Accounting3
BA 605Management Communications3
Choose one of the following:3
Financial Management
Marketing Management
BA 625Global Strategic Management3
BA 643Strategic Change Management3
Graduate Business Electives9
Total Hours152

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
AC 1213PY 1113
CM 1003BA 1013
MI 2413MI 2423
MS 141 or 1804EH 1243
EH 1233MS 132 or 2323
HE 111***1 
 17 15
Second Year
MI 2613BA 3023
BA 2113CM 2213
EH 2003MI 2623
MI 3313Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
undefined3MI Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
BA 3103MI 3513
EH 2XX Technical Writing3MI Elective (300+)3
MI 4113MI 326 or 3423
Business Elective3Business Elective3
MI 325 or 3413MI Elective (300+)3
 15 15
Fourth Year
BA 6013MI 4223
BA 6053BA 6023
MI 4213Fine Arts Elective3
MI Elective3MI Elective3
Open Elective (200+)3BA 620 or 6213
 15 15
Fifth Year
BA 2433BA 6253
BA 6003Graduate Business Elective3
BA 6433Graduate Business Elective3
Graduate Business Elective3Business Elective3
Global Perspective Elective3Open Elective3
 15 15
Total Hours: 152

Credit may not be required for degree completion.


IS 455. Independent Study. 1-6 Hour.

This independent study offers an upper-class student the opportunity to present one or more small projects for analysis. The course may consist of seminars, individualized instruction, and/or research related to a specific area of specialization.