Business and Management Systems

Business and management systems is an undergraduate degree based on broad, foundational core courses. Professionals in this field analyze organizational needs to provide technology-enabled management and operations.

Today's business environments have a critical need for professionals who have an understanding of information technologies; are capable of operating in an electronic environment; and are able to synthesize, analyze, and learn from vast amounts of information. These individuals are needed to realize technology's great potential to support business processes, decision making, and communication.

As a business and management systems major, you will take courses that are rigorous and oriented toward building the foundation necessary for lifetime learning. Studying at Missouri S&T, you will benefit from the world-class computer environment and your association with excellent students from around the country and the world. Students in the program are strongly encouraged to participate in summer internships or co-ops with companies before they graduate. There are many opportunities and students benefit greatly in terms of their education and the edge they have seeking full-time employment once they graduate.

Bachelor of Science
Business and Management Systems

In Business and Management Systems, the Bachelor of Science degree consists of 120 credit hours.  All undergraduate students in Business and Management Systems are required to complete a General Education Requirements Core, including courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Science, and Communication Skills.

A common departmental core of courses in Management and Information Technology helps provide students with skills to succeed in a fast-changing and globalized environment.  Business Core courses and Business Electives provide students with comprehensive knowledge in business disciplines.

A minimum grade of "C" is required in the Business Core, Business Electives, Management, and Information Technology courses.  Students have 9 credit hours for free electives.

Freshman Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
PSYCH 11013MATH 11403
BUS 181011IS&T 17503
BUS 11103ENGLISH 1600 or TCH COM 16003
ENGLISH 11203ECON 12003
Science Elective33Science Elective33
Laboratory w/ Science Elective31 
 14 15
Sophomore Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
BUS 12103FINANCE 21503
MATH 12124IS&T 15523
IS&T 15513ERP 21103
ECON 11003POL SCI 12003
SP&M S 11853History Elective3
 16 15
Junior Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
MKT 31103BUS 55803
IS&T 46543ENGLISH 2560 or TCH COM 25603
STAT 31113BUS 32203
Business Elective3Business Electives6
Free Elective3 
 15 15
Senior Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
BUS 29103BUS 598013
BUS 53603BUS 46753
MKT 53103Business Elective3
Business Elective3Fine Art, Social Science, or Humanities Elective23
Free Elective3Free Elective3
 15 15
Total Credits: 120

A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses for graduation:  IS&T 1551,  IS&T 1552,IS&T 1750, IS&T 4654,  ERP 2110, FIN 2150,  MKT 3110, MKT 5310, ECON 1100, ECON 1200, BUS 1110, BUS 1210,BUS 2150 , BUS 2910 , BUS 3220,  BUS 4675,BUS 5360, BUS 5580, BUS 5980, and all Business Electives.

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Writing intensive course

2

Any course in the following areas not used for other degree requirements:  Art, economics, English, foreign language, history, literature, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, theater.

3

Any course in the following areas:  Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Geological Engineering, Physics.

Areas of Concentration

All students are required to complete twelve credit hours chosen from 2000, 3000, 4000, or 5000-level courses in business, economics, finance, enterprise resource planning, information science & technology, or marketing. A “C” or better grade is required in all twelve credit hours. If the student chooses to designate an area of concentration for these courses, focusing at least 3 courses (9 credits) in one area, he or she may do so. Students are not required to choose a concentration area. Areas of concentration are:

E-Commerce

IS&T 5652Advanced Web Development3
IS&T 4641Electronic and Mobile Commerce3
IS&T 4642E-Commerce Architecture3
IS&T 4257Network Economy3
IS&T 5168Law and Ethics in E-Commerce3

 Enterprise Resource Planning

Any 9 hours of ERP-designated courses at the 4000-level or above.

Finance

FINANCE 5160Corporate Finance II3
FINANCE 5260Investments I3
ECON 4720International Finance3
Any other finance course at the 3000-level or above.

 ECON 4410, and  ECON 5337 cannot be used toward this concentration.

Human-Computer Interaction

IS&T 5652Advanced Web Development3
IS&T 5885Human-Computer Interaction3
IS&T 5886Prototyping Human-Computer Interactions3
IS&T 5887Human-Computer Interaction Evaluation3

Management

BUS 5470Human Resource Management3
BUS 4111Business Negotiations3
IS&T 5251Technological Innovation Management and Leadership3

Marketing

MKT 3210Consumer Behavior3
MKT 4150Customer Focus and Satisfaction3
MKT 4580Marketing Strategy3
ERP 4610Customer Relationship Management in ERP Environment3
MKT 5320Marketing for Non-Profits3

Minors

You must see the department advisor and complete a minor application before beginning your minor. Requirements change over time. You will be held to the requirements in force at the time you apply for the minor. Postponing your application for the minor may result in you having to take additional courses to complete the minor. At least six (6) hours of the minor course work must be taken in residence at Missouri S&T.

Minor in Business

The minor in business and management systems requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

FINANCE 2150Corporate Finance I3
ECON 1100Principles Of Microeconomics3
or ECON 1200 Principles Of Macroeconomics
BUS 1110Introduction to Management and Entrepreneurship3
BUS 1210Financial Accounting3
MKT 3110Marketing3

Minor in Digital Supply Chain Management

The minor in digital supply chain management requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

BUS 5360Business Operations3
or MECH ENG 3653 Manufacturing
ERP 5310Supply Chain Management Systems in an ERP Environment3
ERP 4610Customer Relationship Management in ERP Environment3
or MECH ENG 5760/AERO ENG 5760 Probabilistic Engineering Design
Two courses from the following list: *6
Use of Business Intelligence
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Design and Implementation
Rapid Product Design And Optimization
Design For Manufacture
Integrated Product And Process Design
Principles And Practice Of Computer Aided Design
*

Non business and information technology students must select ERP 5110 as one of the two electives.

Minor in Electronic and Social Commerce

The minor in electronic and social commerce requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

IS&T 4641Electronic and Mobile Commerce3
Four courses from the following list:12
Fundamentals of Mobile Technology for Business
Technological Innovation Management and Leadership
Advanced Web Development
Law and Ethics in E-Commerce
Human-Computer Interaction
Prototyping Human-Computer Interactions
Digital Marketing and Promotions
Marketing Strategy

Minor in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

The minor in ERP requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

BUS 1210Financial Accounting3
ERP 2110Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning3
ERP 5110Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Design and Implementation3
Six credit hours of electives from any other ERP-designated courses at the 4000-level or above6
Total Credits15

Minor in Entrepreneurship

The minor in entrepreneurship requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

BUS 1110Introduction to Management and Entrepreneurship3
BUS 5980Business Models for Entrepreneurship and Innovation3
MKT 5310Digital Marketing and Promotions3
Two courses from the following list:6
Customer Focus and Satisfaction
Strategic Management
Electronic and Mobile Commerce
Web and Digital Media Development
Fundamentals of Mobile Technology for Business
Technological Innovation Management and Leadership
Advanced Web and Digital Media Development
Prototyping Human-Computer Interactions
Technical Entrepreneurship
Engineering Design Optimization

Minor in Finance

The minor in finance requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

ECON 1100Principles Of Microeconomics3
or ECON 1200 Principles Of Macroeconomics
FINANCE 2150Corporate Finance I3
Three additional FINANCE electives at the 3000 level or above (Undergraduate Research is acceptable)9
Total Credits15

Minor in Information Science and Technology

The minor in information science and technology requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

IS&T 1750Introduction to Management Information Systems3
IS&T 1551Implementing Information Systems: User Perspective3
IS&T 1552Implementing Information Systems: Data Perspective3
ERP 2110Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning3
One other IS&T or ERP course at the 2000-level or above.3
Total Credits15

Minor in Management

The minor in management requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

BUS 1110Introduction to Management and Entrepreneurship3
Four courses from the following list:12
Business Law
Introduction to Teambuilding and Leadership
Business Negotiations
Customer Focus and Satisfaction
Business Operations
Human Resource Management
Strategic Management
Information Systems Project Management
Introduction to Project Management

Minor in Marketing

The minor in marketing requires the following 15 hours of coursework:

ECON 1100Principles Of Microeconomics3
or ECON 1200 Principles Of Macroeconomics
MKT 3110Marketing3
Three courses from the following list:9
Consumer Behavior
Digital Marketing and Promotions
Customer Focus and Satisfaction
Marketing Strategy
Customer Relationship Management in ERP Environment
Other marketing electives approved by the department (MKT 3000 and above)

Minor in Mobile Business and Technology

The minor in mobile business and technology requires  the following15 hours of coursework:

IS&T 4641Electronic and Mobile Commerce3
IS&T 4335Fundamentals of Mobile Technology for Business3
ERP 5240Enterprise Portal and Mobile Application Development3
Two courses from the following list:6
Data Networks and Information Security
Advanced Web Development
Prototyping Human-Computer Interactions
Customer Relationship Management in ERP Environment
Supply Chain Management Systems in an ERP Environment
Performance Dashboard, Scorecard and Data Visualization

Pre MBA Minor

The minor in pre MBA will prepare students to enter an accredited MBA program at Missouri S&T or elsewhere. This minor requires the following 39 hours of coursework:

PSYCH 1101General Psychology3
MATH 1208Calculus With Analytic Geometry I5
or MATH 1212 Business Calculus
or MATH 1214 Calculus For Engineers I
ECON 1300/STAT 1111Business And Economic Statistics I3
or STAT 1115 Statistics For The Social Sciences I
or STAT 3111 Statistical Tools For Decision Making
or STAT 3113 Applied Engineering Statistics
or STAT 3115 Engineering Statistics
or STAT 3117 Introduction To Probability And Statistics
ECON 1100Principles Of Microeconomics3
ECON 1200Principles Of Macroeconomics3
BUS 1110Introduction to Management and Entrepreneurship3
BUS 1210Financial Accounting3
BUS 3220Managerial Accounting3
BUS 2910Business Law3
BUS 5360Business Operations3
MKT 3110Marketing3
FINANCE 2150Corporate Finance I3
IS&T 1750Introduction to Management Information Systems3

BUS 1000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)

Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Consent of instructor required.

BUS 1001 Special Topics (IND 0.0-6.0)

This is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

BUS 1110 Introduction to Management and Entrepreneurship (LEC 3.0)

The course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of management and entrepreneurship to provide an awareness of what functions and challenges are faced by managers and entrepreneurs in today's global environment. Applications of the concepts to the organization, operations, and resources are discussed. Appropriate for all majors.

BUS 1210 Financial Accounting (LEC 3.0)

This course is an introduction to financial accounting and its significant role in making sound business decisions. Emphasis is on what accounting information is, why it is important, and how it is used to make strategic economic decisions.

BUS 1810 Introduction to College Success (LEC 1.0)

This course teaches essential skills for success in Business and Information Technology and a student's future career. The course creates a sense of community in the department and prepares the student for the business world.

BUS 1811 Introduction to College Success II (LAB 0.50)

A continuation of BUS 10. Students learn essential skills for success in Business and Information Technology. The course creates a sense of community in the department and prepares the students for the business world.

BUS 2000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)

Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Consent of instructor required.

BUS 2001 Special Topics (LEC 0.0-6.0)

This is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

BUS 2002 Cooperative Training in Business (IND 0.0-6.0)

On-the-job experience gained through cooperative education with industry with credit arranged through departmental co-op advisor. Grade received depends on quality of reports submitted and work supervisors's evaluation. Prerequisite: Completed 30 hours toward degree.

BUS 2910 Business Law (LEC 3.0)

This course is an introduction to the nature and meaning of law and the legal environment of business. Topics include the legal process, sources of law, and institutions.

BUS 3105 Management and Business Law Essentials (LEC 1.5)

This course is an introduction to the essentials of management and business law for running a business. It is designed for students planning to enter the MBA program who need this area and for non-business students who want some business background. Credit in this course cannot be applied to any major or minor in Business, IS&T, or Economics. Prerequisite: Senior or Junior Standing; 3.0 GPA required.

BUS 3115 Introduction to Teambuilding and Leadership (LEC 3.0)

This course covers an introduction to leadership styles, principles, models, issues, and applications through analytical and intellectual examination. Key components of teams are introduced, with opportunities to practice and develop both leadership and teambuilding skills.

BUS 3205 Accounting Essentials (LEC 1.5)

This course is an introduction to the essentials of financial and managerial accounting for running a business. It is designed for students planning to enter the MBA program who need this area and for non-business students who want some business background. Credit in this course cannot be applied to any major or minor in Business, IS&T, or Economics. Prerequisite: Senior or Junior standing; 3.0 GPA required.

BUS 3220 Managerial Accounting (LEC 3.0)

Emphasizes internal use of accounting information in establishing plans and objectives, controlling operations, and making decisions involved with management of an enterprise (the determination of costs relevant to a specific purpose such as inventory valuation, control of current operation, or special decisions). Prerequisites: Bus 1210 or Eng Mgt 2211.

BUS 3305 Operations Management Essentials (LEC 1.5)

This course is an introduction to the essentials of operations management for running a business. It is designed for students planning to enter the MBA program who need this area and for non-business students who want some business background. Credit in this course cannot be applied to any major or minor in Business, IS&T, or Economics. Prerequisite: Senior or Junior Standing; 3.0 GPA required.

BUS 3705 Management Information Systems Essentials (LEC 1.5)

This course is an introduction to the essentials of management information systems for running a business. It is designed for students planning to enter the MBA program who need this area and for non-business students who want some business background. Credit in this course cannot be applied to any major or minor in Business, IS&T, or Economics. Prerequisite: Senior or Junior Standing; 3.0 GPA required.

BUS 3805 Mathematics and Statistics Essentials (LEC 1.5)

This course is an introduction to the essentials of mathematics and statistics for running a business. It is designed for students planning to enter the MBA program who need this area and for non-business students who want some business background. Credit in this course cannot be applied to any major or minor in Business, IS&T, or Economics. Prerequisite: Senior or Junior Standing; 3.0 GPA required.

BUS 4000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)

Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Consent of instructor required.

BUS 4001 Special Topics (LEC 0.0-6.0)

This is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

BUS 4099 Undergraduate Research (IND 0.0-6.0)

Designed for the undergraduate student who wishes to engage in research. Not for graduate credit. Not more than six credit hours allowed for graduation credit. Subject and credit to be arranged with the instructor.

BUS 4111 Business Negotiations (LEC 3.0)

The purpose of this course is to understand the practices and processes of negotiation for negotiating successfully in a variety of settings. The course is designed to be relevant to the broad spectrum of negotiation problems faced by managers, consultants, etc. Because almost everyone negotiates all the time, this course is relevant to almost any student. Prerequisites: At least Junior status.

BUS 4150 Customer Focus and Satisfaction (LEC 3.0)

Major emphasis is given to the concept of customer focus, with coverage of techniques for obtaining customer needs, measuring customer satisfaction, developing products and services to satisfy customers, and maximizing the benefits of customer feedback. A semester long HoQ project will be done. Prerequisites: MKT 3110 or MKT 3105 or ENG MGT 3510. (Co-listed MKT 4150).

BUS 4675 International Business (LEC 3.0)

This survey course will deal with business concepts, analytical processes and philosophical bases for international business operations. Emphasis is on environmental dynamics, multinational business organizations, cultural and economic constraints, unique international business practices and international operations, strategy and policy.

BUS 4970 Senior Business Design I (LEC 1.0)

In this course, students will become familiar with the principles of entrepreneurship; learn about the basic purpose, content and structure of business plans; and develop business presentation skills through practice. At the end of the semester, student teams will give presentations to a bank in an attempt to secure a loan to run the business the following semester. Prerequisite: Senior Standing.

BUS 4980 Senior Business Design II (LEC 2.0)

In this course, students will be expected to carry out the business plans created in Bus 4970. Progress reports are submitted roughly every 3 weeks during the semester. At the end of the semester, students terminate the business organization and profits are donated to a non-profit organization in the team's name. Prerequisite: Bus 4970.

BUS 5000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)

Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program.

BUS 5001 Special Topics (LEC 0.0-6.0)

This is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

BUS 5040 Oral Examination (IND 0.0)

After completion of all other requirements, oral examinations for on-campus M.B.A./Ph.D. students may be processed during intersession. Off-campus M.B.A. students must be enrolled in oral examination and must have paid an oral examination fee at the time defense/oral examination (oral/written). All other students must enroll for credit commensurate with uses made of facilities and/or faculties. In no case shall this be for less than three (3) semester hours for resident students.

BUS 5080 Practicum (IND 0.0-6.0)

This course is similar to the Bus 5085 Internship course. The difference is that this course is intended for students who are already employed by an organization for whom they wish to continue working. Prerequisite: Bus Core.

BUS 5085 Internship (IND 0.0-6.0)

Students apply critical thinking skills and discipline specific knowledge in a work setting based on a project designed by the advisor and employer. Activities will vary depending on the student's background and the setting. Requires major report and formal presentation to sponsoring organization. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

BUS 5099 Research (IND 0.0-9.0)

Research investigation of an advanced nature leading to a major report suitable for publication in a journal or in a conference proceedings. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

BUS 5105 Graduate Management and Business Law Essentials (LEC 1.5)

This course is an introduction to the essentials of management and business law for running a business. It's designed for students planning to enter the MBA program who need this area and for non-business students who want some business background. Credit cannot be applied to any major or minor in Business, IS&T, or Economics. Additional case study or report required. Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree.

BUS 5115 Teambuilding and Leadership in Business Settings (LEC 3.0)

This course covers leadership styles, principles, models, issues, and applications through analytical and intellectual examination. Key components of teams are introduced, with opportunities to practice and develop both leadership and teambuilding skills. Case studies required.

BUS 5205 Graduate Accounting Essentials (LEC 1.5)

This course is an introduction to the essentials of financial and managerial accounting for running a business. It's designed for students planning to enter the MBA program who need this area and for non-business students who want some business background. Credit cannot be applied to any major or minor in Business, IS&T, or Economics. Additional case or report required. Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree.

BUS 5305 Graduate Operations Management Essentials (LEC 1.5)

This course is an introduction to the essentials of operations management for running a business. It is designed for students planning to enter the MBA program who need this area and for non-business students who want some business background. Credit cannot be applied to any major or minor in Business, IS&T, or Economics. Additional case study or report required. Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree.

BUS 5360 Business Operations (LEC 3.0)

This course examines the concepts, processes, and institutions that are fundamental to an understanding of business operations within organizations. Emphasis is on the management and organization of manufacturing and service operations and the application of quantitative methods to the solution of strategic, tactical and operational problems. Prerequisites: BUS 1210 or ENG MGT 2211; at least Junior standing; and one of the following: STAT 1111, STAT 1115, STAT 1116, STAT 3111, STAT 3113, STAT 3115, or STAT 3117.

BUS 5470 Human Resource Management (LEC 3.0)

The course examines employee selection, performance appraisal, training and development, compensation, legal issues, and labor relations. Prerequisite: Bus 1110.

BUS 5580 Strategic Management (LEC 3.0)

Study of the formulation and implementation of corporative, business and functional strategies designed to achieve organizational objectives. Case studies and research reports may be used extensively. Prerequisites: MKT 3110 or Eng Mgt 3510; Finance 2150 or Eng Mgt 3200; Senior standing.

BUS 5705 Graduate Management Information Systems Essentials (LEC 1.5)

This course is an introduction to the essentials of management information systems for running a business. It is designed for students planning to enter the MBA program. Credit in this course cannot be applied to any major or minor in Business, IS&T, or Economics. Additional case or report required. Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree.

BUS 5805 Graduate Mathematics and Statistics Essentials (LEC 1.5)

This course is an introduction to the essentials of mathematics and statistics for running a business. It is designed for students planning to enter the MBA program who need this area and for non-business students who want some business background. Credit cannot be applied to any major or minor in Business, IS&T, or Economics. Additional case study or report required. Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree.

BUS 5896 Project Research (IND 0.0-9.0)

The research project will involve students applying research techniques and discipline specific knowledge working on a project designed by the advisor, often working with a business organization. Requires major report and formal presentation to sponsoring organization. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

BUS 5980 Business Models for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (LEC 3.0)

This course uses problem based learning to expand student insight into the nature, development, and application of business models. It increases the practical skills and knowledge required to generate original models of value creation for both entrepreneurial start-ups and corporate innovation. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing.

Eric Anderson, Adjunct Instructor
JD University of Missouri-Columbia

Carla Pauline Bates, Assistant Teaching Professor
MASTER Missouri S&T

Robert T Berry, Adjunct Instructor
PHD University of Kansas

Darryl Lee Brinkmann, Adjunct Instructor
MASTER Sangamon State University

Yu Hsien Chiu, Associate Teaching Professor
MASTER University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Craig C Claybaugh, Associate Professor
PHD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Cassandra Carlene Elrod, Associate Professor
PHD University of Missouri-Rolla

Li-Li Eng, Associate Professor
PHD University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Caroline Fisher, Professor Emeritus
PHD Bowling Green State University

Barry B Flachsbart, Professor
PHD Stanford University

Nobuyuki Fukawa, Associate Professor
PHD Louisiana State University

Aparna Gosavi, Adjunct Instructor
PHD Texas A&M International University

Richard H Hall, Professor
PHD Texas Christian University

Edward J Harvey, Lecturer
MBA University of Missouri-Columbia

Michael Gene Hilgers, Professor
PHD Brown University

Ray Kluczny, Associate Professor Emeritus
PHD Arizona State University

Kellie Kowalski, Adjunct Instructor
MASTER Northern Arizona University

Bih-Ru Lea, Associate Professor
PHD Clemson University

Gina Mowery, Adjunct Instructor
MASTER University of Phoenix

Fui Hoon Nah, Professor
PHD University of British Columbia

Keng Leng Siau, Professor
PHD University of British Columbia

Sarah Margaret Stanley, Assistant Professor
PHD Saint Louis University

Nathan W Twyman, Assistant Professor
PHD University of Arizona

Wen-Bin Yu, Associate Professor
PHD University of Louisville

Hongxian Zhang, Assistant Professor
PHD University of Texas at San Antonio

Superscripts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 in the faculty listing refer to the following common footnotes:
1 Registered Professional Engineer
2 Registered Geologist
3 Certified Health Physicist
4 Registered Architect
5 Board Certified, American Academy of Environmental Engineers
6 LEED AP Certified

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