Academic plan for Management Information Systems: Freshmen

Year 1

Fall (16 Units) Spring (16 Units)
ENGL 1A: Composition I ENGL 1B: Composition 2 

(or, if continuous enrollment began Fall 2015 or later, English 2)

BUS 10: Discovering Business MATH 71 Business Calculus (Business Pool & B4)*
ORAL COMM (A1) HIST/GOVT (F1-2-3/D2-3)
HIST/GOVT (F1-2-3/D2-3) Human Understanding and Devel. (E)
PE (1 unit) PE (1 Unit)

Year 2

Fall (17 Units) Spring (16 Units)
BUS 020: Financial Accounting BUS 090: Business Statistics
BUS 80: Legal Environment of Business BUS 092: Introduction to Business Programming
ECON 1A: Principles of Economics:Macroeconomics ECON 1B: Principles of Economics:Microeconomics
BUS 091L: Computer Tools for Business Letters (C2)
PHYSICAL SCIENCE (B1) BUS 021: Managerial Accounting
Critical Thinking (A3)  

Year 3

Fall (15 Units) Spring (15 Units)
COMM 100W, ENGL 100W or LLD100W** BUS 111: Networking and Data Communications
BUS 110A: Fundamentals of Management Information Systems BUS 112: Database Management Systems
BUS 110B: Systems Analysis and Design BUS 140: Fundamentals of Operations Management
BUS 187: Global Dimensions of Business BUS 160: Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior
BUS 190: Quantitative Business Analysis Cult. and Civ. (V) (Nonbus. Global Persp.)

Year 4

Fall (15 Units) Spring (15 Units)
BUS 119A: Practicum in MIS BUS 119B: Business Strategy and Information Systems
MIS Elect. MIS Elect.
BUS 170: Fundamentals of Finance Earth and Envir. (R)
BUS 186: Professional and Business Ethics BUS 189: Strategic Management
BUS 130: Introduction to Marketing  


  • Electives may be needed to earn 120 units.
  • English 1A requires an EPT exemption or passing score.
  • Math 70 requires an ELM exemption or passing score.
  • Must earn from of "C" or better in BUS 20, BUS 90, MATH 70 (MATH 71 for freshmen admitted fall 2010 or later), and ENGL 1B (or, if continuous enrollment began Fall 2015 or later, English 2) beginning in Fall 2009. Prior to fall 2009, grades of "C-" or better are acceptable in most cases. Accounting majors must earn "C" or better in BUS 20 regardless of semester taken. MATH 70 or 71 requires a grade of "C" or better to earn GE credit.
  • Phil 186, Bus 100W, and advanced general education courses (R, V) require a passing score on the WST.
  • One science class (B1, B2, or B5) must have a lab.
  • As of Fall 2003, BUS 163 is changed to BUS 161A and BUS 161 is BUS 161B. BUS 161A is prerequisite to BUS 161B.

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