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Curriculum 

Note: Some courses may have prerequisites or require special approval. Consult the university catalog or your advisor for additional information.

M.B.A. core requirements (20 CREDIT HOURS)

Accounting
  • ACCT 63037 Financial Accounting for Decision Making (2)
  • ACCT 63038 Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (2)
Economics
  • ECON 62021 Business Conditions and Macroeconomics (2)
  • ECON 62022 Managerial Economics (2)
Finance
  • FIN 66050 Law and Ethics (2)
  • FIN 66060 Managerial Finance (2)
Marketing
  • MKTG 65051 Marketing Management (2)
Operations
  • MIS 64041 Operations, Service and Supply Chain Management (2)
Executive Modules
  • MIS 64158 Leadership and Managerial Assessment (2)
  • MIS 64185 Business Strategy (3)

M.L.I.S. core requirements (12 CREDIT HOURS)

  • LIS 60010 The Information Landscape (2)
  • LIS 60020 Information Organization (2)
  • LIS 60030 People in the Information Ecology (2)
  • LIS 60040 Information Institutions and Professions (3)
  • LIS 60050 Research and Assessment in Library and Information Science (3)

Electives from Business & LIS (12 credit hours)

Note: Some courses may have prerequisites or require special approval. Consult the university catalog or your advisor for additional information.

Choose four courses from the business and library and information science courses below. (At least one of these must be an LIS course.)  

Information Systems 

Choose one of the following:

  • MIS 64005 Analytics for Decision Making (2)
  • MIS 64042 Globalization and Technology Strategy (2)
  • MIS 64271 Human Resource Management (2)
  • LIS 60641 Information Storage and Retrieval (3)
  • LIS 60645 Database Systems (3)
  • LIS 60647 Network Software Resources for Information Systems (3)

additional LIS Electives (9 CREDIT HOURS)

Choose nine (9) hours from the following recommended courses, in consultation with your advisor:

  • LIS 60608 The Public Library (3)
  • LIS 60609 Marketing the Library (3)
  • LIS 60615 The Academic Library (3)
  • LIS 60616 The Special Library (3)
  • LIS 60623 Business/Finance Information Sources and Services (3)
  • LIS 60643 Online Information Systems (3)
  • LIS 60652 Foundations of Recordkeeping in Society (3)
  • LIS 60700 Foundation of Museum Studies (3)
  • LIS 61095 ST Leadership in Libraries (3)

additional Business Elective (3 credit hours)

  • ECON 62015 Economics of Information (3)

M.L.I.S. Final Requirements (4 to 7 credits)

  • LIS 60280 Master’s Portfolio in Library and Information Science (1 credit; required of all M.L.I.S. students)

Choose one of following (3 to 6 credit hours):

  • LIS 60092 Master’s Internship in Library and Information Science (3)
  • LIS 60098 Master’s Project in Library and Information Science (3)
  • LIS 60198 Master’s Research Paper in Library and Information Science (3)
  • LIS 60199 Thesis (6)