Minor and second major options for ISM majors

Students may elect to earn a minor or second major in place of the six credits of elective.  Among the minor/major options, accounting and computer information systems are choices that significantly enhance the career potential of ISM majors.

Combining information technology courses with the ISM major opens many lucrative career opportunities. ISM students interested in information technology may earn a CIS minor by taking only two additional courses beyond those required for the major. Students electing a CIS minor should take the following courses: 

  • CIS 2640—Business Reporting
  • CIS 3600—Systems Analysis and Design
  • CIS 4600—Business Database Applications (CIS 3600 is a prerequisite)
  • CIS 3640—Business Analytics (CIS 2640 is a prerequisite)

ISM Students can earn a dual-major in ISM and CIS by taking 6 additional classes beyond those required for the ISM major. Students seeking a dual major in ISM and CIS should take the following courses:

  • CIS 2600—Business Application Programming
  • CIS 2640—Business Reporting
  • CIS 3600—Systems Analysis and Design
  • CIS 4600—Business Database Applications
  • CIS 4640—Business Data Mining
  • CIS 4990—Enterprise Project
  • CIS 3640—Business Analytics
  • CIS 4100—Internship or CIS 3620—IT Project Management

A minor in accounting is particularly useful for those pursuing a career in procurement. Many procurement organizations perform cost analyses on procured parts as part of their negotiation process. Students earning a minor in accounting should focus on managerial and cost accounting and take the following courses: 

  • ACTY 3100—Financial Accounting I
  • ACTY 3220—Managerial Accounting - Concepts and Practices
  • ACTY 4220—Cost Accounting - Theory and Practices