Undergrad Business Students

Information Systems and Operations Management Curriculum

The requirements for BS Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) degrees changed in fall 2015.

Students who started their degree programs prior to fall 2015 should follow the requirements in their degree evaluations in Patriot Web.  They are also strongly encouraged to speak with a School of Business academic advisor to ensure they meet the appropriate requirements for their program.

Starting in fall 2015, students in the BS ISOM degree program must meet all of the following new ISOM major requirements, major electives, and BUS 498 capstone course:

A grade of "C" or higher is required for all ISOM major courses. It is strongly recommended that students planning to major in ISOM take MIS 302 as part of their program.

ISOM major requirements (9 credits)

  • MIS 310 Database Management Systems
  • MIS 330 Systems Analysis and Design
  • OM 493  Management of Technology Projects

ISOM major electives (12 credits)

Students may select any courses from the following list to fulfill the elective requirement as well as any other 300-400 level MIS or OM courses (except MIS 301, MIS 303, OM 301, and OM 303).

  • MIS 302 Introduction to Programming for Business Applications
  • MIS 320 Networks and Security
  • MIS 411 Management and Control of Information Systems
  • MIS 412 E-Business Systems Development
  • MIS 430 Data Warehousing
  • MIS 435 Knowledge Management
  • MIS 440 E-Commerce Business Models and Applications  
  • MIS 462 Honors Seminar in Mangement Information Systems
  • MIS 491 Seminar in Management Information Systems
  • MIS 499 Independent Study in Management Information Systems
  • OM 320  Supply Chain Management in a Global Economy
  • OM 352  Methods and Models of Management Science
  • OM 435  Business Process Analysis and Simulation
  • OM 452  Business Forecasting
  • OM 456  Quality Management
  • OM 462  Honors Seminar in Operations Management
  • OM 499  Independent Study in Operations Management
  • BUS 492 Undergraduate Internship

Capstone (3 credits)

  • BUS 498 Capstone Course: Advanced Business Models

Optional Concentrations

Students have considerable flexibility in their choice of electives and may choose from two concentrations of study: one in Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) and the other in Management Information Systems (MIS). Students are strongly urged to discuss their choice of electives and programs of study with their academic advisor and an ISOM faculty member. Concentrations must be declared prior to a student filing an intent to graduate.

Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) Concentration
If a student has taken any four of the following seven electives, beyond the ISOM required courses, he/she can declare an OSCM concentration.

  • OM 320 Supply Chain Management in a Global Economy
  • OM 352 Methods and Models of Management Science
  • OM 435 Business Process Analysis and Simulation
  • OM 452 Business Forecasting
  • OM 456 Quality Management
  • OM 462 Honors Seminar in Operations Management
  • OM 491 Seminar in Operations Management

Management Information Systems (MIS) Concentration
If a student has taken any four of the following eight electives, beyond the ISOM required courses, he/she can declare an MIS concentration.

  • MIS 302 Introduction to Programming for Business Applications
  • MIS 320 Networks and Security
  • MIS 411 Management and Control of Information Systems
  • MIS 412 E-Business Systems Development
  • MIS 430 Data Warehousing
  • MIS 440 E-Commerce Business Models and Applications
  • MIS 462 Honors Seminar in Management Information Systems
  • MIS 491 Seminar in Management Information Systems

MIS 330 satisfies the Mason Core Writing Intensive requirement. BUS 498 satisfies Mason Core Synthesis requirement.

Students declaring a second major in information systems and operations management must complete the three required courses and three elective courses for the major.

To learn about the ISOM Honors Program, or for course descriptions see the University Catalog.

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