Santa Clara University

MIS : The Major

Operations Management and Information Systems: Management Information Systems (MIS) Major

Professors: Narendra Agrawal (Associate Dean of Faculty), Manoochehr Ghiassi, Chaiho Kim (Joseph S. Alemany Professor), Steven Nahmias, Stephen A. Smith, S. Andrew Starbird (Dean of the Leavey School of Business), Andy A. Tsay (Department Chair)

Associate Professors: Gangshu Cai

Assistant Professors: Ram Bala, Yasin Ceran, Tao Li, Haibing Lu, Sami Najafi-Asadolahi, David K. Zimbra

Undergraduate study in the Department of Operations Management and Information Systems (OMIS) explores the use of computer information systems and analytical decision-making methods in organizations. Essential to the conduct of business, these skills equip the department's majors and minors to design, implement, and evaluate systems central to an organization's success.

In addition to the major in management information systems (MIS), the department offers an MIS minor for nonbusiness and non-MIS majors, and the inter-departmental major of accounting and information systems (AIS).

The department's majors and minors may pursue a variety of careers after graduation, including management consulting, systems administration, technical sales and marketing, operations management, and roles as business analysts in public, private, service and nonprofit sectors. Past graduates have also gone on to various master's degree or doctoral programs, as well as law school.


In addition to fulfilling Undergraduate Core Curriculum and Leavey School of Business requirements for the bachelor of science in commerce degree, students majoring in management information systems or in accounting and information systems must complete the following departmental requirements:

Major in management information systems (MIS)

  • OMIS 30 or OMIS 31
  • OMIS 105, 106, and 107
  • Three courses from OMIS 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 117, 120, 135, 137, 150, 170, and 173

Major in accounting and information systems (AIS)

  • ACTG 20, 130, 131, 132, 135, 136, and 138
  • OMIS 30 or OMIS 31
  • OMIS 105, 106, and 150
  • One course from OMIS 107, 111, 113, 120, 135, and 137

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