Management Information Systems Major

Chair: Michael Peters, PhD., Alvin A. Clay Professor of Accountancy 
Associate Chair: William Wagner, PhD.
Office: 3019 Bartley Hall
Telephone: 610-519-4340

Management Information Systems (MIS) blends business knowledge with the use of information technology to solve complex business challenges. The focus of MIS isn’t computer programming; instead, you will learn how to strategically apply technology to enhance the way people work and help companies innovate their products and services. From traders looking to capture market inefficiencies to marketers engaging with consumers to executives expanding businesses globally, technology impacts business in every way and with an MIS major, you will develop the skills to understand those business needs and create IT solutions that add value.

Major in Management Information Systems leads to a degree of Bachelor of Business Administration.

Course Requirements for Management Information Systems Major

Choose two of the following:

Please note:
  1. One MIS elective course can also include MIS 2020, MIS 2030, or MIS 2040. CSC 1052 may satisfy MIS 2020 if this course is not fulfilling the core Arts and Science requirement.
  2. For students pursuing both BUSA/MSBA (Master of Science in Business Analytics) programs, MSA 8110 (Data Model & Struct Analysis) may satisfy MIS 2030; MSA 8240 (Business Intelligence) may satisfy MIS 3060.
  3. ACC 2340 may fulfill an MIS elective only if this course is not also fulfilling an ACC major or ACC minor requirement.
  4. Two out of 6 required MIS major courses may be a CSC course.


The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2022 and beyond. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog. 




Bachelor of Business Administration