In addition to UIS graduate admission requirements, majors
must have completed the equivalent of:
- Two semesters of accounting, or ACC 311 Administrative
Uses of Accounting.
- One semester of production/operations management (such as
BUS 322 Operations Management)
- One semester of statistics (such as MAT 121 Applied
Statistics or ECO 213 Statistics for Business and Economics)
- One semester of college algebra or mathematics, or the
- Competency in a structured high-level programming language
such as Java, C++, Visual Basic, COBOL, C, Fortran, etc; either through
course work, such as CSC 319 Computer Programming, or practical
- Students applying for admission to the MIS Department are expected to submit a Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score or a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. The test score requirement is waived for students having an undergraduate GPA greater than 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or for students who hold a completed graduate-level degree from an accredited U.S. university. Other students having at least five years of significant, professional experience in the MIS field may petition to waive the GRE/GMAT score. Documentation of the experience will be required. Students may take prerequisite courses while they are waiting to submit test scores.
Students work closely with an academic adviser who teaches in the
department. The overall objective is to achieve the balance between
technical knowledge and organizational knowledge that characterizes MIS
expertise. Students may select electives based on their background and
interest. All electives must be approved by the faculty adviser.