MSIS/MBA Double Degree

MSIS/MBA Double Degree 2017-08-14T14:42:48+00:00

To help you understand the complexities of today’s global technology-driven business environment, the College of Business offers the MBA/Master of Science Information Systems (MSIS) double degree program. This program has been developed for IT professionals who are seeking knowledge about the latest technologies and who want a broad understanding of the interconnected business operations and processes.

This degree program combines the comprehensive management education of the Iowa State MBA and the in-depth study of management information systems through the MSIS degree. Although this program was established as a full-time degree program, it can be completed through the part-time MBA degree programs as well.

The MBA/MSIS double degree requires 60 credit hours and can be completed in two years of full-time study.

Fall Semester Year 1 (15 credits)

Spring Semester Year 1 (15 credits)

MGMT 502 Organizational Behavior (3 cr) FIN 501 Financial Valuation (3 cr)
BUSAD 502 Business Quant. Analysis (3 cr) MIS 501 Management Info. Systems (3 cr)
ACCT 501 Financial Accounting (3 cr) MKT 501 Marketing (3 cr)
ECON 532 Managerial Economics (3 cr) SCM 501 Supply Chain Management (3 cr)
BUSAD 592 Professional Skills I (R cr) BUSAD 594 Professional Skills II (R cr)
MIS Course (any 500 level) (3 cr) MIS 598 Research Seminar in IS (3 cr)

Fall Semester Year 2 (15 credits)

Spring Semester Year 2 (15 credits)

MGMT 503 Business & Society (3 cr) MIS Course (any 500 level) (3 cr)
MGMT 504 Strategy (3 cr) MBA/MIS Elective Course (3 cr)*
MIS 538 Business Processes (3 cr) MBA/MIS Elective Course (3 cr)*
MIS Course (any 500 level) (3 cr) MBA/MIS Elective Course (3 cr)*
MBA/MIS Elective Course (3 cr)* MIS 599 Creative Component (3)**

* MBA/MSIS elective courses (12 cr) must show sufficient breadth of knowledge per MBA policy guidelines. At least one course (3 cr) must be a listed MSIS elective or approved by MSIS program director.

** The thesis option (MIS 699) requires 6 credits and will most likely extend the MBA/MIS double degree program beyond four semesters.

Fall Semester Year 1 (12 credits)

Spring Semester Year 1 (12 credits)

MIS 501 Management Info. Systems (3 cr) MIS Course (any 500 level) (3 cr)
MIS 538 Business Processes (3 cr) MIS Course (any 500 level) (3 cr)
MIS Course (any 500 level) (3 cr) MIS 598 Research Seminar in IS (3 cr)
MBA/MIS Elective Course (3 cr)* MBA/MIS Elective Course (3 cr)*

Fall Semester Year 1 (12 credits)

Spring Semester Year 1 (12 credits)

MGMT 502 Organizational Behavior (3 cr) FIN 501 Financial Valuation (3 cr)
BUSAD 502 Business Quant. Analysis (3 cr) MBA/MIS Elective Course (3 cr)*
ACCT 501 Financial Accounting (3 cr) MKT 501 Marketing (3 cr)
ECON 532 Managerial Economics (3 cr) SCM 501 Supply Chain Management (3 cr)
BUSAD 592 Professional Skills I (R cr) BUSAD 594 Professional Skills II (R cr)

Fall Semester Year 3 (12 credits)

MGMT 503 Business and Society (3 cr)
MGMT 504 Strategy (3 cr)
MBA/MIS Elective Course (3 cr)*
MIS 599 Creative Component (3)**

* * MBA/MSIS elective courses (12 cr) must show sufficient breadth of knowledge per MBA policy guidelines. At least one course (3 cr) must be a listed MSIS elective or approved by MSIS program director.

** The thesis option (MIS 699) requires 6 credits and will most likely extend the MBA/MIS double degree program beyond five semesters.

MBA/MSIS Double Degree Program Summary
MBA Core Courses (excluding MIS 501) 27 credits
MSIS Courses including foundation and creative component 21 credits
MBA/MSIS Electives Courses (At least one MSIS elective) 12 credits
Minimum Credits Required for MBA/MSIS Double Degree 60 credits