Dual Degree, MBA/MS, Information Systems
The MBA/MS-Information Systems combines a broad managerial education with in-depth training in the skills required to manage IT projects, oversee application development, and develop an organization’s IT strategy. The program is open to all students who have an aptitude for information technology, and it is particularly useful to students with backgrounds in information technology management, computer science, computer engineering, electronics engineering, and related fields. Students will learn how to manage the organizational challenges facing information systems managers while simultaneously acquiring the skills necessary to manage information systems functions.
The program allows students to receive both the MBA and MS-Information Systems simultaneously upon completion of the required 57-66 credit hours.
All courses in the program are offered on campus; many are also available on-line. Students may enroll on a full- or part-time basis, but course availability is greatest during the fall and winter semesters.
Admission is rolling, and you may begin the program in September or January. May admission is also usually possible for part-time students.
University of Michigan-Dearborn students who have been admitted to the MBA/MS-Information Systems may take up to 6 graduate credits during the final semester of their undergraduate program. Students must successfully complete their undergraduate degree before taking any additional graduate-level courses.
MBS/MS-Information Systems Admission Prerequisite
- Mathematics admission prerequisite
- GMAT/GRE admission prerequisite
MBA/MS-Information Systems Curriculum
|MBA Core Courses|
|ACC 505||Devel & Interp Financial Info||3|
|BPS 516||Corporate Social Responsib||3|
|BE 530||Econ Analysis: Firm & Consumer||3|
|DS 520||Applied Statistical Modeling||3|
|FIN 531||Fin Fundament & Value Creation||3|
|MKT 515||Marketing Management||3|
|OB 510||Organization Behavior||3|
|OM 521||Operations Management||3|
|MBA Applied Integrated Management (AIM)|
|International AIM Course:|
|Select one course from:||3|
|Global Econ: Crisis & Growth|
|International Financial Mgt|
|Intrnatl Dimensions of Managmt|
|Supply Chain Management|
|BPS 535||Strategic Plan and Dec Making||3|
|General AIM Courses:|
|Select two courses from:||6|
|Corp Acts & Reacts & Firm Val|
|Mgrl Dec Making|
|Managing Strat Innov & Change|
|MBA Electives or Optional Concentration 1|
|Complete at least one of the available concentrations (9 credits; see Concentrations listed under Master of Business Administration degree program) or choose at three elective courses (9 credits).||9|
|MS-Information Systems Core Courses|
|Total Credit Hours||66|
Up to three graduate credits may be elected from units other than the College of Business, with prior approval of the Graduate Program Advisor.
- Complete AIM courses in at least 3 different disciplines.
- Complete no more than 4 AIM, MBA Concentration, and Elective courses (12 credits) in any one discipline other than Finance.
- Complete no more than 7 courses (21 credits) in Management Information Systems courses (MIS) after completion of the MBA Core.
- Complete graduate business courses in at least 7 different disciplines.
No single course may be counted toward more than one requirement or concentration in the dual degree program.
MBA Communication Requirement
Two, 4-hour workshops in Business Writing and Business Presentation skills are required for the MBA degree.
Courses may not be taken off campus except by prior permission of the Academic Standards Committee. Permission is granted only in the case of unusual, extenuating circumstances.
Students may waive any of the MBA core courses except MIS 525 if they have equivalent courses in an AACSB business program completed within the previous 10 years and have earned at least a 3.2 post-60 GPA (that is, the GPA in courses taken after the first 60 undergraduate credit hours). Students who do not meet these criteria may request to have their courses evaluated for waiver credit at the time of admission. Students must have earned a B or better in equivalent courses as a part of a degree program completed within the previous 10 years.
Previous coursework deemed substantially similar to MIS 525 may qualify to exempt students from the course. The exempt course must be replaced with other approved courses in the MS-Information Systems program.
Regardless of waiver and exemption credits granted, students must earn at least 57 credits in the dual-degree program, including at least 36 credits in the MBA portion of the program.
In addition, up to 6 transfer credits for previous equivalent graduate coursework can be applied to the degree if those credits have not been counted toward a degree.
Exemptions, waivers and transfer credit are granted at the discretion of the program faculty.
BA 605 Mgrl Dec Making 3 Credit Hours
This course covers the findings of research on behavioral decision making as they apply to managerial decision making. You will learn how the human mind works, what it is particularly good at and not so good at, and what the implications of this are for managerial decision making. The course will help you make better decisions and understand the potential shortcomings of the decisions made by your colleagues, competitors, collaborators, and customers. Topics include human cognition, overconfidence, heuristics and biases in decision making, bounded awareness, framing, preference reversal, motivational and emotional influences on decision making, escalation of commitment, expertise in decision making, and fairness and ethics in decision making. We will apply the research on behavioral decision making to a wide variety of problems in various domains of business, study how applications of information systems can mitigate limitations of the human mind, and apply our knowledge of the way the human mind works to develop an understanding of ways to improve managerial decision making. Students interested in careers in a wide variety of business professions will find the knowledge and skills gained in this course to be useful in their professional endeavors.
BA 690 Graduate Research 1 to 3 Credit Hours
To provide masters candidates with the opportunity to undertake a research project under the supervision of a faculty member. The research topic is chosen by the student, in consultation with a faculty member in the appropriate discipline. Written approval must be obtained at least two weeks prior to registration on a form available in the Graduate Office. The request must include a comprehensive description of the proposed research project, as well as a time line for the project's completion.
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if College is Business
BA 691 Graduate Seminar 1 to 3 Credit Hours
Topics Course. To provide masters candidates with an opportunity for study of selected advanced topics in particular fields. Topics vary. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings. May be elected more than once if topics differ.
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
BA 691A Graduate Seminar 3 Credit Hours
Topic: The Internal Revenue Service. This course introduces the student to the structure, organization, practices and procedures of the Internal Revenue Service. The course is intended to give students an understanding of the organizational makeup of the Internal Revenue Service and the authority of its various employees. The different approaches to resolving tax controversies will be explored through the study of assigned readings and in-depth class discussions. The course will be conducted in a seminar-like fashion with each student expected to make significant contributions to class discussions. Attentiveness to news items affecting the area of federal tax procedures is expected, as well as conveyance to class of these newsworthy developments. This course is appropriate for MSA? Tax Concentration students.
An asterisk denotes that a course may be taken concurrently.
Frequency of Offering
The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally