Business, Technology, and Leadership Division Foundations Courses: 0-6 credit hours
Students entering a degree program in the Graduate School BTL Division without a bachelor’s degree in business or accounting from an ACBSP, AACSB, or IACBE candidate or accredited institution AND who do not have a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in the field of study they enter at Friends will be required to take courses in BTL Foundations in order to proceed with studies in their chosen graduate business program.
Students entering a degree program in the Graduate School BTL Division with a bachelor’s degree in business or accounting from an institution without secondary business accreditation or candidacy AND who do not have a minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in the field of study they enter at Friends will be required to take courses in BTL Foundations in order to proceed with studies in their chosen graduate business program.
All BTL division students required to take the foundation course must do so within the first 12 hours of their program requirements.
Combined BS and MMIS/MSIS
This combined degree program is intended to provide academically talented students an opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) and Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS) or Master of Science in Information Security (MSIS) in a shorter period of time. The program allows students to obtain dual credit, thus reducing the time it would normally take to graduate. The combined degree program reduces the cost of both degrees and enhances student’s marketability for career advancement.
Students must meet all MMIS/MSIS Admissions requirements.
Once students have been accepted into the combined BS & MMIS degree program, the students will have the ability to concurrently enroll in the following three 3-credit Masters level courses to complete their bachelor’s degree:
- MIS 510 Management Information Systems - 3 credit hours or MIS 550 Data Communications and Networking - 3 credit hours
- MIS 525 Research Methods in MIS - 3 credit hours
- MIS 575 IT Audit and Control or MIS 535 Network Security - 3 credit hours
NOTE: Graduate level courses will not be considered as substitutions for undergraduate CIS program courses. Undergraduate students must successfully complete all of the required major coursework in the CIS program to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems.
Upon successful completion, these three 3-credit Master’s level courses will be substituted for the student’s final three 3-credit hour undergraduate level elective courses, thus completing the student’s undergraduate degree requirements.
Course credit earned will be transcripted at the academic level at which the course is taken.
If the student does not continue on to graduate school, the coursework taken will still satisfy undergraduate degree requirements.
Please consult the Program Director or Academic Advising for further information on this program.