The Undergraduate Minor in Management Information Systems (MIS) is open to all non-business majors and offers contemporary information-focused courses from a global business perspective. These courses show students how to use and manage data and information technology (IT) to help both individuals and organizations perform more efficiently and effectively. The minor includes both fundamental courses and those geared toward more specific information management challenges. Courses include real-world examples, grounded in relevant theories and principles, and are reinforced using appropriate information tools and systems to gain the necessary skills and knowledge for tomorrow’s work environment. The MIS minor requires every student to build a strong understanding of how data is gathered, stored, managed, and used across the organization. Beyond this, students have the opportunity to explore new, cutting-edge areas such as information visualization, data mining, and blockchains. Other topics such as information privacy and security, mobile information systems, and artificial intelligence can also be examined in greater depth.

This minor is available to non-business majors only. If you’re a business major and are interested, you should check out the Undergraduate Concentration in Management Information Systems.

Management Information Systems Minor Curriculum

Below you will find a sample curriculum for the Undergraduate Minor in Management Information Systems. You can find the full set of Management Information Systems Minor requirements in Northeastern’s Course Catalog. Please consult the Course Catalog appropriate to your class year and your academic advisor to ensure your coursework is on track.


MISM 3403. Data Management in the Enterprise. (4 Hours)

Offers students an introduction to and overview of the methodological frameworks and tool sets for the design, development, and implementation of data-management solutions. Today, almost no aspect of business operates without a strong reliance on the flow of information. Even small enterprises track huge volumes of data, from sales transactions and supply chain activities to Web site traffic. Knowledge workers and managers at all levels within the organization require an understanding of data management, database design and operations, and associated decision-support and data-analysis tools and systems to complete even day-to-day tasks. Offers students an opportunity to work hands-on, applying these methods and tools to solve actual business problems.

Prerequisite(s): (ENGL 1111 with a minimum grade of C or ENGL 1102 with a minimum grade of C or ENGW 1111 with a minimum grade of C or ENGW 1102 with a minimum grade of C)


Complete 3 of the following (at least 8 credits must come from MISM courses):

COMM 2625Communication, Technology, and Society
ECON 4681Information Economics and Game Theory
FINA 4340Blockchain Applications in Finance
JRNL 3610Digital Storytelling and Social Media
MGMT 3530Project Management
MISM 2301Management Information Systems
MISM 3501Information Visualization for Business
MISM 3515Data Mining for Business
MISM 4501Business Systems Integration
MISM 4983Special Topics in Management Information Systems
PHIL 1145Technology and Human Values
SCHM 3301Global Supply Chain Strategy

Interested? Next Steps

To declare a minor in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, students should complete the online minor registration form:

Students will be required to log in using their MyNortheastern credentials. Once the form has been submitted, the student will receive a confirmation email to their Northeastern email account and the student record will be updated within 10-14 business days.

To declare a minor, students must have a 2.0 GPA and be a full-time undergraduate student at Northeastern. To graduate with the minor, students must attain a 2.0 GPA in the courses taken for the minor. No classes for the minor may be taken for a pass/fail grade. The minor is posted on the official transcript within one month of graduation.

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