UIW BBA | Bachelor of Business Administration

BBA | Bachelor of Business Administration | Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems Degree at UIW

UIW StoneThe 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. 

Curriculum – MIS

To fulfill requirements for award of a BBA in Management Information Systems, a student must complete each of the following:

A. 45 semester hours of Core Business Classes. Click here to view core business classes.

B. 15 semester hours of required MIS courses*:

Department Course Number Course Name
MIS 3325 Introduction to Business Analytics and Business Intelligence
MIS 3362 Systems Analysis & Specification
MIS 3363 Design & Implementation of Databases & Systems
MIS 4363 E-Business Strategy, Architecture & Design
MIS 4310 iOS App Development & Management

C. 9 semester hours from the following**:

Department Course Number Course Name
*BMGT 4346 System & Quality Management
*BMGT 4373 Operations Management
*MIS 4370 Project Management
MIS 3367 Introduction to Networks & Telecommunications
MIS 4320 Android App Development & Management
MIS 4325 Predictive Analytics and Forecasting
MIS 4330 Data Mining and Data Analytics
MIS 4335 Large Scale Distributed Processing
MIS 4399 Special Topics


Click here for the MIS 4-Year Degree Plan

*Based on 2016-2017 UIW Catalog

**Only one of the following courses can be taken to count toward the 9-hour requirement: BMGT 4346, BMGT 4373 or MIS 4370.


Data Analytics Specialization

Management Information Systems also offers a specialization in Data Analytics for students interested in becoming data scientists and/or researchers.

The median staff salary for data scientists and big data professionals is $100,000 and for managers the median rises to $130,000. *

It is estimated that by 2020 there will be 4.5 million new data scientists jobs, of which only one-third will be filled because of the lack of people available to fill them. **

* (according to “The Professionalisation of Data Science” by Michael A. Walker, International Journal of Data Science, Vol 1, No.1, 2015.)

** (according to Sharda, R., Delen, D, Truban, E. (2014). Business Intelligence: A Managerial Perspective on Analytics.)

Data Analytics Specialization Course Description

MIS 3325 Introduction to Business Analytics and Business Intelligence
MIS 4325 Predictive Analytics and Forecasting
MIS 4330 Data Mining and Data Analytics

MIS3325: Introduction to Business Analytics and Business Intelligence

The objective of this course is to introduce students to issues related to how data can be effectively used to facilitate decision making. They will gain an overall understanding of Business Intelligence and the different components of BI. In addition, they will be introduced to different Business Analytics techniques such as Market Basket Analysis, Decision Trees, Neural Networks, Cluster Analysis, and Text and Web Mining.

MIS4325: Predictive Analytics and Forecasting

This course deals with the development of predictive models. It begins by discussing issues related to defining the target population, defining the target (or dependent) variable, collecting and cleaning the data, and selecting the appropriate modeling technique. Students will gain an understanding of how to build different predictive models, compare those models, and present their findings. A general understanding of the mathematics underlying each of the modeling techniques will be gained.

MIS4330: Data Mining and Data Analytics

This course deals with the problem of extracting information from large databases and designing data-based decision support systems. The extracted knowledge is subsequently used to support human decision-making in the areas of summarization, prediction, and the explanation of observed phenomena (e.g. patterns, trends, and customer behavior). Students will have the opportunity to analyze real-world datasets using industry standard tools such as SPSS and SAS Enterprise Miner.


Minor in Management Information Systems

To fulfill the requirements for the Minor in MIS, the student must complete the following*:

  • MIS 2321
  • 12 hours of MIS courses at the 3000 level or above

*Based on 2016-2017 UIW Catalog*

Learning Outcomes

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

MIS News and Activities

MIS students use Raspberry Pi to build projects – Students in Dr. Vess Johnson’s System Analysis and Specification class used a Raspberry Pi computer to design and build their class projects for the fall 2016 semester. Read more here.

HEBSBA now offers 'Data Mining & Data Analytics' course – A new addition to the Management Information Systems concentration, ‘Data Mining & Data Analytics’ will introduce students to the concepts and tools of a growing segment of the global economy. Read more here.

Enhancing the Academic Experience

The international business program encourages students to take advantage of the many on-campus student organizations and study abroad opportunities offered through the school of business. Joining an on-campus organization like the Business Club, allows business students to meet one another, seek leadership positions, and network with experienced business faculty and community leaders.

Participation in the Business Club and Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society is strongly encouraged. Through these organizations, students ply their skills while working on organization sponsored projects and events that are designed for the purpose of helping those less fortunate in the local community.

Networking with the local business community is possible through these student organizations, by attending the Mexican American Business Institute (MABI), the Free Trade Alliance, World Affairs Council, and Chamber of Commerce events, key supporters of the HEBSBA Business Plan Competition. With over 90 sister schools, UIW provides students an eclectic array of options for doing study abroad. Students have had enriching study abroad experiences in a number of exciting countries including, China, Korea, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, the U.K., Korea, and Greece. View study abroad opportunities.


M.I.S. Potential Careers

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Ron Washington
Coordinator | MIS Program
(210) 805-2538


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