Management Information Systems and International Business Co-Major - B.B.A.

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Degree & Major: Management Information Systems and International Business Co-Major - B.B.A.
College Name: Terry College of Business
Department Name: Management Information Systems
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: The undergraduate major in International Business is offered only as a co-major along with any other major within the Terry College. The following paragraphs provide information on the International Business and Management Information Systems co-major.

The Department of Management Information Systems' undergraduate program is designed to educate future information systems professionals and managers. The program is not designed to train students to be computer scientists, programmers, or technicians. The emphasis is placed on the management of information systems so that graduates may ultimately assume managerial positions at the vice-presidential level. In some companies, information systems are of such strategic importance that managers with an MIS background are becoming chief executive officers.

The MIS coursework prepares students for a variety of jobs. The program is interdisciplinary in nature with specialized training in information systems, management, and information technology. It builds on the BBA common core, which includes coursework in accounting, economics, legal studies, mathematics, statistics, computer programming, finance, marketing, production, and management. The program’s educational objectives are realized through a variety of instructional methods, including hands-on computer experience; class lecture and discussion; textbook and article study; class assignments, laboratory projects, and applied team projects in the business community; demonstrations; field trips; and presentations by MIS practitioners.

Specifically, the MIS program requires 21 hours (7 courses) of major coursework beyond the BBA common core. Six courses (Data Management, Business Process Management, Computer Programming in Business, Project Management, Network-Based Application Development, and Systems Analysis and Design) are taken by all MIS majors. The remaining major course may be chosen from such areas as IS Leadership, IT Infrastructure, Business Intelligence, Advanced Data Management, Energy Informatics, Information Security Management, and Cyber Threat Intelligence.

A growing number of foreign and U.S. companies transact a significant portion of their business through international channels. More and more businesses must go abroad to find new markets as domestic markets mature. Even those corporations conducting business strictly in this country have to compete with foreign imports and for foreign labor. As a result, major corporations that are taking advantage of international opportunities have a competitive edge.

The Terry College of Business has designed its International Business program to provide opportunities for students to gain the knowledge and skills required for international business careers. The program also assists students in developing an understanding of the business processes and institutions of the international economy.

The curriculum is designed to develop a deep knowledge of a functional area as well as a strong concentration in a foreign language. In addition to the basic undergraduate business curriculum, international business co-majors are also required to take three of the following seven courses: Diversity in a Global Environment (BUSN 4650), The International Business Environment (ECON 4040), International Finance (FINA 4810), Internship in International Business (INTB 4800), International Legal Transactions for Business (LEGL 4900), International Strategic Management (MGMT 5560), International Marketing (MARK 4700), and Globalization and IT (MIST 5780). In addition to the BBA requirements, all students co-majoring in International Business must satisfy an international immersion requirement, such as a study abroad program, an internship in International Business, or additional foreign languages.

With careful planning, students can complete the co-major within the current 121 hours required for graduation. For further information, go to

Career Opportunities: The MIS field is widely recognized for its current and future career potential. Specific career opportunities depend on personal interests. Graduates may directly enter the MIS function and rise through the MIS ranks or become MIS specialists in a given functional area, such as production or finance, and serve as the liaison between MIS and that functional area. Employment opportunities exist with such organizations as hardware vendors, software vendors, and consulting firms that provide MIS products and services. Typical entry-level positions include consultant, systems analyst, and information analyst.
Scholarships: The various companies represented on the UGA-MIS Industry Advisory Board annually award scholarships to outstanding undergraduate MIS majors.
Study Abroad: China:
UGA at Oxford:
Terry faculty-led Study Abroad programs
Student Organizations: Society for Management Information Systems (SMIS)