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Management with Management Information Systems emphasis, B.B.A.

A management major helps you lead others in a world of constant change. The specialized management information systems emphasis provides a strong technical background with an emphasis on the analytical skills needed in todays business environment.

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Program Overview

To lead others in a world of constant change and intense competition, you need a management major. The MIS emphasis provides students with an understanding of concepts, principles, and techniques to design, develop, and implement enterprise information systems. These specialized skills equip students with a strong technical background, but emphasizes the business knowledge and analytical skills necessary in today's business environment.

Students will:

  • Understand the integrated cross-functional nature of business processes.
  • Configure key business processes in an enterprise system.
  • Investigate data analysis methods to support business decision making.
  • Experience using enterprise software (SAP® ERP) to execute business processes.
  • Explore various business intelligence tools to visualize and interpret data.

Why Study Management Information Systems at Grand Valley?

  • The program is well regarded and offers highly marketable skills.
  • Current and emerging technologies are integrated into courses to provide unique experiential learning.
  • Faculty members have a combination of academic accomplishment and professional experience and represent a variety of backgrounds in the field.
  • Local and international companies recruit students from the program for paid internships and entry-level positions.

Location & Format

All undergraduate students begin their academic career on the Allendale Campus. Students in this major continue their upper division studies downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Format:
  • Face To Face

Coursework

Visit the online catalog, catalog.gvsu.edu, for coursework options in the management major.

Career Options

Graduates from the MIS emphasis have a wide variety of opportunities for employment in different fields. They have had success working locally and nationally as:

  • Business intelligence developers
  • Business systems analysts
  • Business technology consultants
  • Information technology/business integrators

Combined Degree Programs

This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.

You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.

Admission Requirements

Direct Admission

Each year, the Seidman College of Business admits a select few students directly into the business college as first-year students. This honor is reserved for students who have a 26 or higher composite score on the ACT, or a score of 1240 and higher on the SAT, and a 3.5 or higher high school GPA. 

Secondary Admission

For students not admitted as first-year students, the Seidman College of Business's admission criteria require students to have

  1. completed at least 55 semester hours (junior status);
  2. achieved a 2.5 or higher overall GPA; and
  3. completed select courses with a 2.5 or higher combined GPA. Transfer student grades for comparable classes being transferred into Grand Valley will be used to calculate this combined GPA.

Visit catalog for more details. 

For More Information

Seidman College of Business

gvsu.edu/seidman
50 Front Avenue SW
3057 L. William Seidman Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 331-7500

Admissions Office

gvsu.edu/admissions

 

“The hands-on exercises have provided me with real-world experience by linking technology and the business processes together.”

PHILIPP CLAUS
MANAGEMENT MAJOR, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS EMPHASIS