Program Structure

All students are required to take a set of basic business courses, or prerequisites, prior to taking their core courses. Students must complete the set of basic business courses listed below, or submit transcripts from other schools that carry equivalent courses with a grade of "B" or better. We offer survey courses online in place of many undergraduate prerequisites, designed for non-business undergraduates.

If you would like a pre-application evaluation of your transcript and prerequisites, you can e-mail or fax (662-325-1891) your transcript to Angelia Knight. Please note that a pre-application evaluation does not imply acceptance into the program.

Current Students: You have online access to your own program of study through a tool called CAPP Compliances located under the My Banner Tab, Academic Records menu.

Electives can be selected from other Graduate level courses.


Course Code Title
ACC 2013 or ACC 2023 Financial Accounting or Managerial Accounting
or ACC 2203 Survey of Accounting
BQA 2113/3123 Business Statistical Methods I & II
or BQA 8443 Stat. Analysis for Business Decision Making
MGT 3113 Principles of Management (CLEP)
EC 2113 or EC 2123 Macroeconomics or Microeconomics
FIN 3123 Financial Management
MKT 3013 Principles of Marketing
Programming I Computer Programming
Programming II See Electives section


Course Code Title
BIS 8113 Management Information Technology & Systems
BIS 8213 Secure Systems Analysis & Design
BIS 8313 Advanced Database Design Administration
BIS 8413 Data Analytics
BIS 8753 Information Systems Collaborative Project

Electives make up 12-15 hours of the program. Students who already have six (6) or more hours of programming may take 15 hours of electives. Students with only 3 hours of programming are required to take an additional 3 hours of graduate level programming and 12 hours of electives.