Four-Year Degree Plan

The information technology services management degree at Missouri State can be completed in eight regular semesters. However, a four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring upon admission to the University. Make an appointment with your advisor to discuss schedules and options. A list of course offerings is listed on the course rotation page.

This is a model four year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives, and placement in English and Mathematics.

This degree program can be completed in eight semesters.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

Total hours15
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH-135 or above 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Natural World with Lab 4

Second semester (spring)

Total hours15
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Human Culture - Humanities 3

Third semester (fall)

Total hours15
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
Human Cultures - Arts 3

Fourth semester (spring)

Total hours15
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
CIS 260 Introduction to Java Programming 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
Cultural Competence (ANT-100, GRY-100, IDS-297, or REL-210 can double count on globalization list) 3

Fifth semester (fall)

Total hours16
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
CIS 370 Introduction to Web Development
or CIS 266 Introduction to .Net Development with C#
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3

Sixth semester (spring)

Total hours15
CIS 388 Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
CIS 395 Database Management Systems Concepts and Design 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
Natural World 3
CIS 330 Networking and Linux OS 3

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours15
CIS 429 Information Systems with Business Intelligence 3
CIS 581 Foundations of Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) 3
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
Globalization Course 3
ITSM List 3

Eighth semester (spring)

Total hours14
ITSM List 3
ITSM List 3
CIS 420 IT Services Project Management
or TCM 359 Principles of Project Management
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Elective 2

ITSM list courses

Courses may not be used as both a ITSM elective course and as a requirement for the ITSM major listed above.

CIS-262 - Mobile App Development

CIS-266 - Introduction to .Net Development with C#

CIS-370 - Introduction to Web Development

CIS-397 - Special Topics in Computer Information Systems

CIS-466 - Advanced .Net Development with C#

CIS-475 - Advanced Web Development

CIS-494 - Internship in Computer Information Systems

CIS-528 - Database Application Development with Oracle

CIS-535 - Machine Learning

CIS-545 - Data Infrastructure for Data Analytics

CIS-555 - Data Visualization

CIS-560 - Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

CIS-564 - Hacking Techniques and Incident Response

CIS-583 - Cloud Computing

CIS-591 - Advanced Information System Development


GPA & credit hour requirements

Electives, as needed to bring total credit hours to 120 and upper division hours (300+) to 40.

GPA requirements include a minimum 2.00 Missouri State GPA and a minimum 2.50 combined GPA to be guaranteed admission to the College of Business.