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Management Information Systems

The management information systems major focuses on the technical and conceptual skills needed to help organizations solve problems using technological and digital solutions. Students learn a variety of skills, from programming, data management, systems analysis and design, and network administration, to the implementation of digital and systems solutions to organizational challenges. The role of the information systems professional requires knowledge of systems applications and data management tools, as well as a broad understanding of how such systems and technology can be applied to business processes.

The K-State MIS program is under the management department, and is designed to produce graduates who are business application developers, especially in team project settings. Organizations recognize the need for analysts and developers that understand both business and technology, particularly in functional areas such as marketing, accounting, finance, human resources, supply chain management, and general management. By combining business expertise with development skills for web-enabled applications, database systems, back-end data services, networking, and large-scale enterprise applications, K-State provides graduates of this program with a desirable combination of skills.

Application Deadline for any Remaining Open Seats Consideration in 2018 Cohort is August 3, 2018.

Application for Admission into the MIS Program (PDF)

Want to learn more?

Check out the MIS Curriculum Guide or visit the Management Department webpage.

For more information about majoring in management information systems and the College of Business Administration, please contact:

Risa Langelo
Recruitment Coordinator
(785) 532-6180

If you are a current student at Kansas State University interested in switching to a major in the College of Business Administration, please contact or stop by the Student Success Center Front Desk:

Student Success Center
1001 Business Building
(785) 532-6180

Management Information Systems Coursework (sample)

Semester 1

  • College Algebra
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Foundations
  • IT Skills Proficiency Exam
  • Expository Writing
  • Aesthetic Experience and Interpretative Understanding course

Semester 2

  • General Calculus and Linear Algebra
  • Microeconomics
  • Information Technology for Business
  • Management Concepts
  • Global Issues and Perspectives course

Semester 3

  • Business and Economic Statistics I
  • Accounting for Business Operations
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Public Speaking IA
  • Natural and Physical Sciences with lab

Semester 4

  • Business and Economic Statistics II
  • Accounting for Investing and Financing
  • Introduction to Operations Management
  • Expository Writing II
  • Human Diversity in the U.S. course

Semester 5

  • Principles of Finance
  • Information System Fundamentals
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Intermediate Microeconomics or Managerial Economics
  • Nonbusiness K-State 8 elective
  • Unrestricted elective

Semester 6

  • Systems Design
  • Management of Local Area Networks
  • Written Communication for the Workplace
  • Thematic Sequence course
  • Unrestricted elective

Semester 7

  • Business Ethics and Corporate Citizenship Capstone
  • Systems Analysis
  • Application of Data Models in Business
  • Thematic Sequence course
  • Unrestricted elective
  • Unrestricted elective

Semester 8

  • Business Strategy Capstone
  • Quantitative Management
  • Systems Administration
  • Thematic Sequence course
  • Unrestricted elective