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Management Information Systems Minor

Finance & Management Information Sciences
Labovitz School of Business and Economics
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 12 to 30
The MIS minor provides a general overview of the design, implementation and management of information systems in business.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.60 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.60 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.60 transferring from outside the University
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Minor Requirements
The management information systems minor is available to LSBE and non-LSBE students.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
MIS Minor for BBA/BAcc Students
Group A Requirement (6 cr)
FMIS 3220 - Database Management and Design (3.0 cr)
FMIS 3222 - Systems Analysis and Design (3.0 cr)
Group B Requirement (6 cr): Electives
Take exactly 6 credit(s) from the following:
· FMIS 3224 - Data Communications and Computer Networks (3.0 cr)
· FMIS 3232 - Computer Programming for Business (3.0 cr)
· FMIS 4220 - Medical Informatics (3.0 cr)
· FMIS 4221 - XML and Information Management (3.0 cr)
MIS Minor for Non-LSBE Students
An overall and UM GOA of 2.60 and 2.0 in LSBE courses and completion of the pre-minor core are required for automatic admission to this minor. Students with GPAs between 2.00 and 2.59 should consult with the LSBE Advising and Academic Services Office.
Non-LSBE Students Pre-Minor Core (15 - 18 cr)
Students are encouraged to complete ECON 1022 and 1023 as pre-minor core prerequisites.
ACCT 2001 - Principles of Financial Accounting (3.0 cr)
ECON 2030 - Applied Statistics for Business and Economics [LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
FMIS 2201 - Information Technology in Business (3.0 cr)
MGTS 1101 - Introduction to Business [LE CAT8] (3.0 cr)
ECON 1003 - Economics and Society [LE CAT8, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
or ECON 1022 - Principles of Economics: Macro [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
ECON 1023 - Principles of Economics: Micro [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
Group A Requirement (6 cr)
FMIS 3220 - Database Management and Design (3.0 cr)
FMIS 3222 - Systems Analysis and Design (3.0 cr)
Group B Requirement (6 cr): Electives
Take exactly 6 credit(s) from the following:
· FMIS 3224 - Data Communications and Computer Networks (3.0 cr)
· FMIS 3232 - Computer Programming for Business (3.0 cr)
· FMIS 4220 - Medical Informatics (3.0 cr)
· FMIS 4221 - XML and Information Management (3.0 cr)
 
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FMIS 3220 - Database Management and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts and structures relating to design, implementation, and administration of database management systems. Emphasis on relational databases and development of integrated applications. prereq: 2201 or CS 1121 or CS 1511, LSBE candidate or non-LSBE MIS minor or college consent
FMIS 3222 - Systems Analysis and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis phase of systems development life cycle. Emphasizes feasibility study, requirements analysis, and system specification. Detailed study of current physical and logical systems models and specification. prereq: 2201, LSBE candidate or non-LSBE MIS minor or college consent
FMIS 3224 - Data Communications and Computer Networks
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Management of telecommunications networks from a business problem solving perspective. Survey of telecommunications technologies, network architectures, management issues, and evolving business environments. prereq: 3201 or 2201 or CS 1121 or CS 1511, LSBE candidate or college consent
FMIS 3232 - Computer Programming for Business
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course covers the entire spectrum of object-oriented computer programming features using a language such as Java. The goal of the course is to teach basic to advanced principles and practical issues in computer programming, while at the same time preparing students to use computer programming skills for applications in MIS, finance, accounting, marketing, and other disciplines. Topics include: object-oriented programming; algorithms and data structures; and business software systems development. prereq: 2201 or 3201, 3220 or concurrently, LSBE candidate or college consent
FMIS 4220 - Medical Informatics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to the convergence of computing, information systems, and healthcare with a focus on managing information and developing systems that leads to more effective decisions and actions in healthcare. Covers the standards, ethics and security of the electronic health record. prereq: 2201 or 3201, LSBE candidate or college consent, no grad credit
FMIS 4221 - XML and Information Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intermediate courses that focuses on the fundamentals of the XML specification of the W3C and its related technologies, including XML Schema, XPath, XQuery, and XSLT. Writing well-formed and valid XML documents, defining DTDs and schemas, exchanging and manipulating XML data via an RDBMS, and integrating XML technologies into Web applications will be covered. prereq: 2201 or 3201, 3220, 3232; credit will not be granted if already received for 3230
ACCT 2001 - Principles of Financial Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Concepts of financial accounting and external reporting. Nature and measurement of assets, liabilities, equities, revenues, expenses. Emphasis on use and understanding of external financial statements. prereq: Minimum 15 credits or college consent
ECON 2030 - Applied Statistics for Business and Economics (LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to modern business statistics, emphasizing problem solving applications through statistical decision making using case studies. Topics include organization and presentation of data, summary statistics, distributions, statistical inference including estimation, and hypothesis testing. prereq: minimum 30 credits, LSBE student, pre-business or pre-accounting or Econ BA major or Graphic Design and Marketing major or Econ minor or Accounting minor or Business Admin minor; credit will not be granted if already received for Econ 2020, Stat 1411, Stat 2411, Stat 3611, Soc 3151, Psy 3020
FMIS 2201 - Information Technology in Business
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01392 - FMIS 2201/1201/3201/CS 1011
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to information technology (IT) concepts: computer hardware and software; use of personal productivity tools (spreadsheet, database, and presentation software); system development processes; Web technologies; applications of IT in business processes. prereq: LSBE major or minor student or Graphic Design and Marketing major or Computer Information Systems majors or minors, minimum 15 credits or college consent
MGTS 1101 - Introduction to Business (LE CAT8)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to context, environment, and operation of business and organizations. Study of foundations and functional areas of business and entrepreneurship. Analysis of technological, ethical, diversity, and global issues from business and organizational perspectives.
ECON 1003 - Economics and Society (LE CAT8, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
General description of U.S. economy and analysis of contemporary economic problems. Introduction to major economic issues and problems of the day, providing a simple framework used by economists for analysis. prereq: Cannot apply credit to economics major or minor or BAc or BBA majors
ECON 1022 - Principles of Economics: Macro (LE CAT6, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analyzing overall performance of an economic system. National income accounting and theory, unemployment, inflation, fiscal policy, money, monetary policy, economic growth, international trade, non-U.S. economies, and real-world application of these concepts. prereq: Minimum 15 credits or department consent
ECON 1023 - Principles of Economics: Micro (LE CAT6, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analyzing free enterprise system through study of product and resource markets. Supply and demand, utility, production and cost, market structure, resource use, market failures, regulatory role of government, and real-world application of these concepts. prereq: Minimum 15 credits or department consent
FMIS 3220 - Database Management and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts and structures relating to design, implementation, and administration of database management systems. Emphasis on relational databases and development of integrated applications. prereq: 2201 or CS 1121 or CS 1511, LSBE candidate or non-LSBE MIS minor or college consent
FMIS 3222 - Systems Analysis and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis phase of systems development life cycle. Emphasizes feasibility study, requirements analysis, and system specification. Detailed study of current physical and logical systems models and specification. prereq: 2201, LSBE candidate or non-LSBE MIS minor or college consent
FMIS 3224 - Data Communications and Computer Networks
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Management of telecommunications networks from a business problem solving perspective. Survey of telecommunications technologies, network architectures, management issues, and evolving business environments. prereq: 3201 or 2201 or CS 1121 or CS 1511, LSBE candidate or college consent
FMIS 3232 - Computer Programming for Business
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course covers the entire spectrum of object-oriented computer programming features using a language such as Java. The goal of the course is to teach basic to advanced principles and practical issues in computer programming, while at the same time preparing students to use computer programming skills for applications in MIS, finance, accounting, marketing, and other disciplines. Topics include: object-oriented programming; algorithms and data structures; and business software systems development. prereq: 2201 or 3201, 3220 or concurrently, LSBE candidate or college consent
FMIS 4220 - Medical Informatics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to the convergence of computing, information systems, and healthcare with a focus on managing information and developing systems that leads to more effective decisions and actions in healthcare. Covers the standards, ethics and security of the electronic health record. prereq: 2201 or 3201, LSBE candidate or college consent, no grad credit
FMIS 4221 - XML and Information Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intermediate courses that focuses on the fundamentals of the XML specification of the W3C and its related technologies, including XML Schema, XPath, XQuery, and XSLT. Writing well-formed and valid XML documents, defining DTDs and schemas, exchanging and manipulating XML data via an RDBMS, and integrating XML technologies into Web applications will be covered. prereq: 2201 or 3201, 3220, 3232; credit will not be granted if already received for 3230