Management Information Systems Concentration

General Information

Department Office Phone
Management Information Systems BT 250 (408) 924-7790

Management Information Systems (MIS) combines business and technology to get organizations the information they need to succeed in the digital age. MIS students take the same basic business courses (Intro to Marketing, Accounting, etc.) as other business students and earn the same business degree (BSBA). But MIS students also learn database, networking, web applications, etc., so they know how to help businesses leverage technology for competitive advantage. The business/technology combination reflects Silicon Valley like no other and MIS students get placed as project managers, systems analysts, online program specialists, consultants, etc. at all the big name tech firms as well as in non-tech industries including transportation, food production and others.
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Course type Units
General Education: 48-51 units
Business Pool: 12 units (6 of these units fulfill Core GE requirements)
Non-business Support: 14 units (3 units fulfill Core GE requirement, 6 fulfill Advanced GE)
Lower Division Business Core: 7-10 units
Upper Division Business Core: 24 units (3 units fulfill Advanced GE)
MIS Concentration: 27 units
Electives or Minor: Units needed to reach 120 and fulfill all requirements


A 2.0 (C average) is required in the major in order to earn the BS degree. The cumulative GPA for all business courses must be 2.0 or better in order to graduate.

MIS Concentration (27 units)

Required Courses (21 units):

Choose two of the following courses (6 units):

Grade of "C" or better are required in ALL MIS courses.


  • BUS 91L  is a prerequisite to Business 92.
  • BUS 92 with a "C" or better and junior-level status is prerequisite to Business 110A, corequisite to BUS 110B.
  • BUS 110A and 110B with a "C" or better are prerequisites to BUS 111 and 112.
  • BUS 111 and 112 with a "C" or better are prerequisites to Business 119A and all MIS electives.
  • BUS 119A with a "C" or better and one MIS elective are prerequisites to Business 119B.
  • Any approved 100W course is a prerequisite to all MIS electives as of Fall 2000.
  • BUS 119A and all MIS electives requires senior status (90 semester units).
  • BUS 119B requires graduating senior status.

Business Pool

Freshman admitted in Fall 2010 or later must complete MATH 71 with a grade of "C' or better. Transfer students and Freshman admitted prior to Fall 2010 complete MATH 70, Finite Math with a grade of "C" or better

As of Fall 2009, ALL concentrations will require grade minimums of "C" or better in BUS 20, BUS 90, Math 70, and ENGL 1B. Grades of "C-' earned prior to Fall 2009 will satisfy major requirements.

Non-Business Support

Lower Division Business Core

NOTE: Business 91L with a "C" or better is a prerequisite to all MIS courses.

Upper Division Business Core

General Education (48-51 Units)

Core GE

Section Course name Units
A Basic Skills 9
B4 Math Concepts (Math 71) 3
B Science (including lab) 9
C Humanities and Arts 9
D Social Science* 9
E Human Understanding and Development 3
F1 American History**  
F2&3 US Constitution & CA Government**  

SJSU Studies (Requires passing the WST)

Section Course name Units
S Self & Society (Phil 186) 3
R Earth and Environment 3
V Culture & Civilization (See Non Business Global above) 3
Z Written Communication II (100W) (Requires a "C" or better) 3

*     Econ 1B fulfills area D1 for Business majors.
**   Areas F1,F2 & F3 may also fulfill Areas D2 & D3 (See BSAC advisor for details)

Interdisciplinary Electives or Minor (See a BSAC advisor for details)

Total Unit Requirement - 120 Units