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Academic Programs

You can pursue one of two majors through the OMIS department: Management Information Systems (MIS), and the inter-departmental major of Accounting and Information Systems (AIS). You can also supplement a different major with an MIS or Business Analytics minor.

As an OMIS student, you will explore the use of computer information systems and analytical decision-making methods in organizations. You will take courses that combine theoretical concepts with applications to real-life problems, and participate in labs and projects that will allow you and your peers to work as a group to develop software programs and business applications. 

Essential to the conduct of business, these skills will equip you to design, implement, and evaluate day-to-day management systems central to an organization's success.

Major Requirements

All students wishing to major in management information systems (MIS) or accounting and information systems (A&IS) must complete both the University core curriculum requirements and the Leavey School of Business core requirements for the bachelor of science in commerce degree.

In addition, students majoring in MIS or A&IS must complete the following departmental requirements, respectively: 

MIS Majors

Course Units Description
OMIS 30 4 Units Introduction to Programming
OMIS 105 5 Units Database Management Systems
OMIS 106 5 Units System Analysis and Design
OMIS 107 5 Units Systems Programming
Three courses from    
OMIS 110 5 Units Computer and Simulation Modeling
OMIS 111 5 Units Computer Communication Systems
OMIS 113 5 Units Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
OMIS 114 5 Units Data Science with Python
OMIS 116 5 Units Applied Machine Learning
OMIS 117 5 Units Software Development Project
OMIS 120 5 Units Web Programming
OMIS 135 5 Units Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
OMIS 137 5 Units Object Oriented Programming
OMIS 150 5 Units Financial Information Systems
OMIS 170 5 Units Physical Database Design
OMIS 173 5 Units E-Commerce Technologies


Accounting & Information Systems Majors

Course Units Description
ACTG 20 2 Units Recording Financial Transactions
ACTG 130 5 Units Intermediate Financial Accounting I
ACTG 131 5 Units Intermediate Financial Accounting II
ACTG 132 5 Units Advanced Financial Accounting
ACTG 135 5 Units Auditing
ACTG 136 5 Units Cost Accounting
ACTG 138 5 Units Tax Planning and Business Decisions
OMIS 30  4 Units Introduction to Programming 
OMIS 105 5 Units Database Management Systems
OMIS 106 5 Units Systems Analysis and Design
OMIS 150 (ACTG 155) 5 Units Financial Information Systems
One Course From 5 Units OMIS 107, 111, 113, 120, 135, or 137

Note: Accounting and information systems majors may use OMIS 30 to satisfy the information systems requirement in the Leavey School of Business curriculum. ACTG 155 and OMIS 150 are cross-listed.

Minor Requirements

The OMIS department also offers a minor in MIS open to all students at SCU, as well as a minor in business analytics open to business students only. The minor programs provide non-MIS majors the opportunity to enhance their understand­ing of information technology and business analytics and enables them to apply this technology to their major field of study.

The minors have the following requirements:

  • OMIS 30 - Introduction to Programming
  • OMIS 105 - Database Management System

Three elective courses from:

  • OMIS 106 - Systems Analysis and Design
  • OMIS 107 - Systems Programming
  • OMIS 110 - Computer Simulation Modeling
  • OMIS 111 - Computer Communication Systems
  • OMIS 113 - Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
  • OMIS 114 - Data Science with Python
  • OMIS 116 - Applied Machine Learning
  • OMIS 117 - Software Development Project
  • OMIS 120 - Web Programming
  • OMIS 135 - Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  • OMIS 137 - Object Oriented Programming
  • OMIS 150 - Financial Information Systmes
  • OMIS 170 - Physical Database Design
  • OMIS 173 - E-Commerce Technologies

Non-business students minoring in MIS must also complete the following requirements:

  • One course in mathematics chosen from MATH 11 or 30
  • One course in statistics and data analysis chosen from OMIS 40, MATH 8, MATH 122, PSYC 40, or COMM 110
  • Three courses in business chosen from BUSN 70, MGMT 160, MGMT 161, MKTG 181, FNCE 121, or OMIS 108
  • OMIS 105 - Database Management Systems
  • OMIS 109 - Prescriptive Analytics
  • OMIS 114 - Data Science with Python
  • OMIS 115 - Predictive Analytics

One elective from: 

  • OMIS 113 - Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
  • ACTG 134 - Accounting Information Systems
  • ACTG 155 - Financial Information Systems (cross-list with OMIS 150)
  • ECON 173 - Applied Econometrics
  • ECON 174 - Applied Times Series Analysis
  • FNCE 146 - Introduction to Risk Management
  • FNCE 148 - Risk Management and Insurance
  • MKTG 182 - Analysis for Marketing Decisions
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