Baccalaureate Degree Pathway for BS in Management of Information Systems

Baccalaureate Tracks are specific plans of study designed to help students earn a two-year degree while simultaneously working towards UM baccalaureate degree requirements. Missoula College has worked with individual UM Departments to forge agreements to ensure that students completing Baccalaureate Tracks will enter into the major with numerous major requirements already fulfilled.

Faculty members from the Applied Computing and Engineering Technology Department at Missoula College and the Management Information Systems Department in the College of Business Administration (COB) have created a plan of study for students interested in matriculating from an AAS in Information Technology at Missoula College to SoBA to obtain a BS majoring in Management Information Systems.

The plan of study requires the student to:

  1. Complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology at Missoula College
  2. Complete the SoBA "Primary Lower Core" requirements*
  3. Attain 60 or more credits for AAS degree
  4. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 of higher
  5. Early in the last semester of his/her AAS program:
    1. Contact the COB Advising office, and,
    2. Complete applicable paperwork to become a mountain campus student (required for pre-registration of mountain campus classes)

Upon completion of these requirements and application for admission to a BS major in MIS the student will be accepted into that major with junior standing as a business major at UM.

*Note that completion of the COB "Primary Lower Core" requirements will typically require at least one "extra" semester or summer session after completion of the AAS degree and before applying for admission to BS major in MIS.

Pathway Plan of Study

This pathway is intended to be a matriculate plan for students seeking two specific degrees: AAS in Information Technology, followed by a BS majoring in MIS. It does not apply to other associate or bachelor's degrees. This plan will require a minimum of 9 full semesters (with option of 8 full semesters and 2 summer semesters) and careful scheduling of courses is required. COB strictly enforces all course prerequisites and program requirements, including the overall GPA of 2.0 in all the "Primary Lower Core" courses.

* Primary lower core courses for BS. These seven courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C- with an overall 2.0 GPA in the seven courses as an admission requirement into the SoBA upper-divison.

** Primary lower core courses for BS and required or electives for the AAS but can be counted toward COB requirements

Credit Count

Non-Business Credits:     76
Business Credits:              54
Total Credits:                   130
Upper-Division Credits:   39

Year 1

Fall Semester

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall Semester semester, Year 1 year.
CourseCredits
M 115** Probability and Linear Math(3)
Or M 121** College Algebra(3)
Or M 151** Precalculus(4)
Or M 162** Applied Calculus(4)
ITS 150 CCNA 1: Exploration3
CSCI 105 Computer Fluency3
ITS 165 OS Commands and Scripts3
WRIT 101** College Writing3
Total Credits15-16 credits

Spring Semester

This table gives the recommended course load for Spring Semester semester, Year 1 year.
CourseCredits
ITS 210 Network OS - Desktop3
ITS 280 Computer Repair and Maintenance3
CSCI 172* Intro to Computer Modeling3
ITS 289 Professional Certification A+1
BGEN 105S Introduction to Business3
CSCI 135* Fundamentals of Computer Science3
Total Credits16 credits

Year 2

Fall Semester

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall Semester semester, Year 2 year.
CourseCredits
MART 232 Interactive Web Publishing II3
CSCI 240 Databases and SQL3
COMX 111A* Introduction to Public Speaking3
CSCI 215E Ethics in Computer Science3
CSCI 136 Fundamentals of Computer Science II3
Total Credits15 Credits

Spring Semester

This table gives the recommended course load for Spring Semester semester, Year 2 year.
CourseCredits
CSCI 221 Systems Analysis and Design3
CSCI 113 Programming with C++3
ITS 298 Internship3
ACTG 201** Principles of Financial Accounting3
BMIS 270** MIS Foundation for Business3
Total Credits15 Credits

Apply for AAS graduation by October.

Year 3 (AAS complete, courses taken at mountain campus)

Fall Semester

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall Semester semester, Year 3 (AAS complete, courses taken at mountain campus) year.
CourseCredits
STAT 216* Introduction to Statistics(4)
Or SOCI 202 Social Statistics(3)
Or PSYX 222 Psychological Statistics(3)
Or FORS 201 Forest Biometrics(3)
ECNS 201S* Principles of Microeconomics3
ACTG 202* Principles of Managerial Accounting3
BGEN 220E Business Ethics & Social Responsibility3
Literary and Artistic Studies (L) Course3
Total Credits15-16 credits

Spring Semester

This table gives the recommended course load for Spring Semester semester, Year 3 (AAS complete, courses taken at mountain campus) year.
CourseCredits
ECNS 202S Principles of Macroeconomics3
BFIN 322 Business Finance3
BGEN 361 Business Law3
BMIS 365 Business Application Development3
BMIS 373 Systems Analysis & Design3
Total Credits15 Credits

Year 4

Fall Semester

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall Semester semester, Year 4 year.
CourseCredits
BMGT 322 Operations MGMT3
BMGT 340 MGMT & Org. Behavior3
BMIS 326 Intro to Data Analytics3
BMIS 372 Information Infrastructures3
Natural Science (N) Course3
Total Credits15 Credits

Spring Semester

This table gives the recommended course load for Spring Semester semester, Year 4 year.
CourseCredits
BMKT 325 Marketing Principles3
BMIS 476 Integrated Project MGMT3
BMIS 498 MIS Internship3
Historical Studies (H) Course(3)
Or Democracy & Citizenship (Y) Course(3)
Total Credits12 Credits

Apply for graduation Spring Semester by March 1 in LOMM 201.

Year 5

Fall Semester

This table gives the recommended course load for Fall Semester semester, Year 5 year.
CourseCredits
BMGT 499 Strategic Management3
BMIS Elective Upper Division Course3
Historical Studies (H) Course(3)
Or Cultural & International Diversity (X) Course(3)
Natural Science (N) Course w/Lab3
Total Credits12 Credits