Business and Management Systems

Undergraduate Degree

The bachelor of science in Business and Management Systems integrates the latest business trends with a strong foundation of information technology. Your classes will include a business core consisting of courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, management and organizational behavior, business law, marketing, finance, operations, statistics, and strategic management. Graduates in this field analyze organizational needs to provide technology-enabled management and operations solutions.

You will join your Information Science and Technology classmates in a common core set of classes. These classes reflect the theme of integration of business and technology, and represent information technology, management, quantitative, and communication skills. Finally, all of your coursework rests on a broad foundation of general education classes from humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and mathematics.

To prepare yourself for a beginning career in business, you will also take 15 credit hours of Business Electives. Students are encouraged to pursue one or more of over a dozen minors offered by the Department of Business and Information Technology in areas such as Data Science, E-Commerce, Enterprise Resource Planning, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Technology, Human-Computer Interaction, Management and Marketing. In addition, all Business and Management Systems students are eligible for a minor in Information Science and Technology without any additional elective coursework.

Experiential Learning is an essential aspect of Missouri S&T’s unique learning experience, which is learning stimulated by a variety of structured activities that differ significantly from the traditional lecture format. Experiential learning activities are designed to require students to go beyond mastering basic skills and knowledge in the practical application of that material, and allow students to learn in environments that align with their aptitudes.

Degree assistance

Our bachelor of science degree in business and management systems consists of 120 credit hours. As a student in the program, you will be required to complete a general education requirements core. A grade of “C” or better is required in the business core, business electives, management, economics, and information technology courses. You will have nine credit hours for free electives.

For the business electives, you will be required to complete 12 credit hours chosen from 2000, 3000, 4000 or 5000-level courses in business, economics, finance, enterprise resource planning, information science and technology or marketing. You may choose to designate one or more areas of concentration for your program of study by applying for and fulfilling the requirements of a minor from our department (see below). However, you are not required to choose an area of concentration.

For more information, check out the bachelor of science in business and management systems in the university catalog.

A checklist of courses you are required to take for the bachelor of science degree in business and management systems:

Curriculum checklist(PDF)

Bachelor of science in business and management systems' four-year sample schedule: 

Four-year sample schedule(PDF)

If you are a student in your senior year with a 3.0 or better GPA, our department offers the 4+1 and Graduate Track Pathway (GTP) programs to allow you to complete some graduate coursework as an undergraduate student. Both programs allow you to finish your MBA or MS IST in as little as one additional year after graduation, thus saving time and money in receiving your master's degree.

For more information, visit the dual-enrollment page.

A description of the department's one-year post-undergraduate MBA program(PDF)

 

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Minors

Business and Management Systems

Even if you have already chosen a major, you might want to consider one of our department's minors. Our minors continue to be among the most popular on campus, and provide you with valuable business and information technology expertise coming out of college. Application forms for each of the minors are available for download below. For more information, please see the university course catalog

NOTE: Per the request of the Office of the Registrar, please submit minor application forms only after all courses for the minor have been completed, are in progress, or are required courses for your major degree program.

Admissions

For future students

To apply for admission to Missouri S&T, choose the selection below that best describes your application status.

Contact the office of admissions for more information:

Email: admissions@mst.edu
Toll-free Phone: 800-522-0938
Local Phone: 573-341-4165