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Information Systems

H-E-B School of Business and Administration

The Degree
The B.B.A. with a concentration in Management Information Systems is designed to develop individuals who have an understanding of both business fundamentals and technology.  The concentration focuses on developing globally and socially aware leaders who have sound analytical, problem-solving and communication skills.  The faculty provides a balance between theory and practice, and students are encouraged to participate in internships to develop practical experience in the field.

Career Opportunities
Technical Support
Computer Programmer
Network Administrator
System Analyst
Project Manager
Database Administrator
E-Commerce
IS Consultant
Web Developer

The degree prepares students for a variety of opportunities. Graduates have found employment in all of the varied career fields outlined above. Initially, many students get hired by companies where they completed their internships. Eventually, a surprising number of graduates decide to continue their educations at the graduate level.

Advanced degrees in business and technology are the most popular options.

Enhancing the Academic Experience
We encourage our students to take advantage of the many extracurricular opportunities provided by the University.  Many of our students have traveled or studied abroad and all of our students are encouraged to take leadership positions in various student organizations such as: the Student Government Association, the Business Club, the Ethics Club, and various fraternities and sororities.  Our students also have a history of planning concentration specific events such as field trips, mixers and arranging for outside speakers to visit classes.

Curriculum

45 Hours BBA Core

ACCT 2311: Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2312: Principles of Accounting II
MIS 2321: Intro to Information Systems
MIS 2325: Personal Productivity Applications
ECON 2301: Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302: Principles of Microeconomics
BMGT 3370: Analytical Decision Making I
BMGT 3371: Analytical Decision Making II
BINT 3331: International Business Mgmt.
BLAW 3317: Business Law I
BMKT 3331: Principles of Marketing
BMGT 3340: Mgmt Theory & Practice
BFIN 3321: Principles of Financial Mgmt.
BMGT 4380: Integrative Business Analysis/Decision Making I
BMGT 4381: Integrative Business Analysis/Decision Making II

Management Information Systems Concentration

18 hrs. of the following required courses:

MIS 2330: Programming Languages I
MIS 3362: System Analysis & Specification
MIS 3363: Design & Implementation of Databases & Systems
MIS 3367: Intro to Networks & Telecommunications
MIS 4363: E-Business Strategy, Architecture & Design
MIS 4370: Project Management

Learning Outcomes

  • Use critical thinking skills to analyze business situations.
  • Apply the learning experience to real world situations.
  • Become more globally and socially aware.
  • Develop skills in leadership, communication, and team building.
  • Understand functional areas of business and key concepts, theories, and practices critical to the concentration.
  • Understand information technology and its role in organizations.
  • Appreciate diversity in workplace settings and comprehend its impact on the business environment.
  • Become knowledgeable about individual and group dynamics within organizations.
  • Understand general systems theory, information theory, modeling and cognitive constructivism.

Extracurricular Activities

Participation in Business Club and Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society are encouraged.

Study abroad opportunities are provided for all International Business students. These range from faculty-led study abroad components of specific classes to mission projects.

Networking with the business community is possible through the Free Trade Alliance, World Affairs Council, and Chamber of Commerce events. Interaction with the Mexican American Business Institute (MABI) members is supported by the H-E-B School of Business & Administration.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Angelina Kiser
Management Information System Coordinator
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway
San Antonio, Texas 78209
(210) 283-3176
kiser@uiwtx.edu

Business programs in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration are accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

The University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, Web site: www.sacscoc.org.


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