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Management Information Systems

Department of Information Technology and Operations Management, College of Business 

For Frequently Asked Questions, please refer to the ITOM Minor and Certificate Programs FAQ page.

Why Minor in Management Information Systems (MIS)?

  • Management Information System (MIS) is a discipline and a profession that brings Information Technology (IT) to businesses.
  • MIS uses IT to: plan, manage, create and innovate; analyze and solve real business problems; give competitive advantages to businesses.
  • In the Information age, MIS will give a well-rounded skill set that will serve as a great base for launching your career.
  • The MIS Minor will teach you to communicate Information Technology and align it with business concepts and solutions intelligently, to address problems analytically and develop appropriate solutions.

Career Benefits

  • A minor in MIS enables you to specify, select, utilize, and apply Information Technology (IT) to your major field of study.
  • You will learn the skills and terminology needed to become an expert user of IT in the business world, to find IT solutions to business problems in all functional areas.
  • You will be able to help bridge your department with the IT managers
  • You will help your organization align its IT with business goals
  • You will participate in your department’s most important decisions to choose the best IT to serve you.
  • IT Audit in Accounting is the highest paid job – an MIS minor will launch you there!
  • Either way, you will benefit from the interdisciplinary knowledge.

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Professions that will benefit from a Minor in MIS

  • All majors will benefit from MIS Minor since Information Systems are everywhere!
  • “Planes don’t fly and trucks don’t roll without IT services,” Robert Carter, FedEx Chief Information Officer

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Details about the Minor in MIS

The minor in Management Information Systems requires the following two required courses and two electives, all with a grade of "C" or better. For non-Business majors, waiver of related prerequisites will be made on a case-by-case basis. A minimum of 9 credits must be taken in residence at FAU. The acknowledgment of the minor is official upon successful completion of a degree program in FAU.

  • ISM 3011 Management Information Systems or ACG 4401 Accounting Information Systems
  • ISM 4133 Advanced Systems Analysis and Design
  • Any two ISM courses 3000 level or above depending on your interests

While earning the MIS minor is not limited to specific MIS elective courses, the following suggested MIS minor paths could be chosen depending on the student’s interests and career goals:

  • Programming and Databases path: For electives, choose ISM 3230 and ISM 4212
  • Information Security path: For electives, choose two of the following three courses: ISM 4320, ISM 4323, or ISM 4324
  • Business Analytics path: For electives, choose two of the following three courses: ISM 3116, ISM 4117, or ISM 4403
  • For Social Media and Web Technologies path: For electives, choose two of the following three courses: ISM 4041, ISM 4420, ISM 4054, or ISM 3007

To help you in planning ahead which courses to take, we created a Master schedule (pdf) of courses for the undergraduate and graduate MIS and OM courses. While it is still subject to change and we ask you to check with your advisors and the official published schedule, we do everything possible to adhere to the Master schedule.

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