Declaration Requirements

To declare a major in Management Information Systems, a student must meet the following requirements:
  • Completion of 28.0 hours at DePaul University
  • The following courses must be completed with a grade of C- or higher: ACC 101, ACC 102, BLW 201, ECO 105, ECO 106, MAT 135, MAT 136, and MAT 137
  • A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 2.000
  • A minimum Management Information Systems (MIS) grade point average of 2.000
  • No grade of IN, R, or lower than C- in any Management Information Systems (MIS) course or course used toward the Management Information Systems major
  • Completion of IT 130 with a minimum grade of C-

Course Requirements

In addition to MIS 140, a student majoring in Management Information Systems is required to complete the following courses totaling at least 26.0 hours:

MIS 350 is to be taken only by MIS minors; MIS 360 is to be taken only by MIS majors.

Career Management Course​

Students are required to complete the Career Course (250) associated with the major. Students who double major may choose the Career Course (250) associated with either major provided that hours for graduation are satisfied.

Open Electives

Open elective credit (20.0 hours) is needed to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

Graduation Requirements

All Management Information Systems (MIS) courses and any courses used toward the Management Information Systems major must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher.

MIS 140


Management Information Systems addresses how information technology is used to support business operations and management, especially the use of spreadsheets in business applications to insure that students can analyze and present business data. Topics include strategic uses of IT, databases, data warehouse, decision support and artificial intelligence, e-commerce, systems development, IT infrastructure, security, emerging trends, social, ethical and legal considerations. Formerly MIS 340.

CSC 211


Introduction to programming in Java and problem solving. Variables, data types, input/output, using objects and methods from the standard classes (such as String and Scanner), control structures, writing methods, arrays. Solving problems with algorithms and implementing algorithms in Java.

MIS 350


The focus of this course is on the early phases of information systems development, specifically: planning, analysis, and requirements specification. In general, the course covers business modeling, process management, requirements gathering and other topics deemed important to business by systems analysts and consultants. Typical topics include planning techniques, analysis techniques, the system development life cycle, data flow diagrams, data gathering, network diagrams, Gantt charts, business process reengineering, joint application design, use case diagrams, flow charts, decision trees, decision tables, structured English, and more. Offered every fall.
MIS 140 or MIS 340 is a prerequisite for this class.