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Management Information Systems Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: John Chambers College of Business and Economics
Pathways: Business and Communications, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Do you enjoy solving problems and playing with technical toys? MIS will teach you to analyze business problems and to design, build and maintain computer applications for solving those problems.

Academics

Fall
  • BCOR 199 Introduction to Business
    3
  • CS 101 Intro to Computer Applications Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day or
    MATH 126B College Algebra 4-Day or
    MATH 129 Pre-Calculus Mathematics or
    MATH 153 Calculus 1a with Precalculus
  • SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
Spring
  • ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 150 Applied Calculus or
    MATH 154 Calculus 1b with Precalculus or
    MATH 155 Calculus 1 or
    MATH 156 Calculus 2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Make something at the WVU Craft Center
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Sign up for a Living-Learning Community
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Consult Student Legal Services for advice on what to look for in an off-campus housing contract

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Have a challenging conversation with someone from a different background
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Exercise daily
  • Download a chillPACK at well.wvu.edu
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2
  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Attend a career fair
  • Take a writing or communications class

Academics

Fall
  • ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting Exclamation Point
    3
  • ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics Exclamation Point
    3
  • ECON 225 Elementary Business and Economics Statistics Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
15
Spring
  • BCOR 299 Business Communication
    3
  • BCOR 330 Information Systems and Technology Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • BCOR 350 Principles of Marketing Exclamation Point
    3
  • BCOR 370 Managing Individuals and Teams Exclamation Point
    3
  • MIST 352 Business Application Programming Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Visit campus farmers market

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Join a club sport team
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • BCOR 340 Business Finance Exclamation Point
    3
  • MIST 320 Managing Information Technology A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MIST 351 Database Management Systems Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Unrestricted Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • ACCT 331 Managerial Accounting Exclamation Point
    3
  • BCOR 380 Business Ethics A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MIST 355 Data Communications
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Unrestricted Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Join a club sport team
  • Attend a career fair
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization

Academics

Fall
  • BCOR 320 Legal Environment of Business Exclamation Point
    3
  • BCOR 360 Supply Chain Management Exclamation Point
    3
  • MIST 353 Advanced Information Technology Exclamation Point
    3
  • MIST 450 Systems Analysis Exclamation Point
    3
  • MIS Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • BCOR 460 Contemporary Business Strategy
    3
  • MIST 452 Systems Design and Development
    3
  • MIS Elective
    3
  • Unrestricted Electives
    5
14
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

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