MBA/MS-Information Systems

The MBA/MS-Information Systems dual-degree program is designed for information systems professionals and others who wish to strengthen their competencies and further their positions as leaders in the field of information systems management.  The program provides preparation for students interested in eventually seeking positions as Chief Information Officers through in-depth coverage of information systems and broad coverage of business issues. Students completing the degree will have an understanding of organizational issues and challenges facing information systems managers and will acquire the skills needed to manage information systems functions.

This dual degree program takes advantage of course overlap between the MBA and MS-Information Systems curricula and allows students to receive both degrees simultaneously upon completion of 57-66 graduate credits. Students can reduce the total credits required to the minimum of 57 credits if they qualify for MBA Core Course waivers.

University of Michigan-Dearborn students who have been admitted to the MBA/MS-Information Systems may take up to 6 graduate credits during the final semester of their undergraduate program.


MBA Core Courses (9 courses/27 credits)


  ACC 505
  BE 530
  BPS 516
  DS 520
  FIN 531
  MIS 525
  MKT 515
  OB 510
  OM 521

  Developing and Interpreting Financial Information
  Economic Analysis:  Firm and Consumer
  Corporate Social Responsibility 
  Applied Statistical Modeling
  Financial Fundamentals and Value Creation
  Computer and Information Systems
  Marketing Management
  Organization Behavior
  Operations Management

MBA Applied Integrated Management (4 courses/12 credits in three areas)

  • International Business (3 credits) from: BE 583 The Global Economy: Crisis and Growth (no credit if you have already completed BE 580), FIN 655 International Financial Management, MKT 622 Global Marketing, OB 610 International Dimensions of Management, OM 571 Supply Chain Management
  • Capstone (3 credits): BPS 535 Strategic Planning and Decision Making
  • General AIM Courses (6 credits) from: ACC 616 Corporate Actions and Reactions, BA 605 Managerial Decision Making, BPS 585 Managing Strategic Innovation and Change

MS-Information Systems Core Courses (6 courses/18 credits)


Information Management
Enterprise Architecture and Networking
Information Assurance
IT Policy and Strategy
Business Intelligence
Information Systems Quality

Electives or Optional Concentration (3 courses/9 credits)

Tailor the degree to your own interests with an optional MBA concentration in Accounting, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, or Taxation. (Students in the dual-degree program may not earn the MIS concentration.) No more than three graduate credits can be taken from units other than the College of Business.  Elective courses must be approved by the Graduate Program Advisor in advance of course election.

Alternatively, you may elect courses from our extensive list of graduate business courses.

Breadth Requirement

  • Complete AIM courses in at least 3 different disciplines.
  • Complete no more than 4 AIM, MBA Concentration, and Elective courses (12 credits) in any one discipline other than the discipline offering the MS degree.
  • Complete no more than 7 courses (21 credits) following completion of the MBA Core in the discipline offering the MS degree.
  • Complete graduate business courses in at least 7 different disciplines.

No single course may be counted toward more than one requirement or concentration in the dual degree program.

Course Waivers, Exemptions and Transfer Credit

Students may waive ACC 505, BPS 516, MIS 525, MKT 515, OB 510 or OM 521 if they have completed equivalent courses in an AACSB business program and have earned at least a 3.2 post-60 GPA (that is, your GPA in courses taken after your first 60 undergraduate credit hours). Students who do not meet these criteria may request to have their courses evaluated for waiver credit at the time of admission. Students must have earned a B or better in equivalent courses as a part of a degree program completed within the previous 7 years.

Regardless of waiver and exemption credits granted, students must earn at least 57 credits in the dual-degree program.

In addition, up to 6 transfer credits for equivalent graduate coursework can be applied to the degree if those credits have not previously been counted toward a degree.

Exemptions and transfer credit are granted at the discretion of the program faculty.