Five-Year CIS/MBA Track

The B.S. in Computer Information Sciences Program can prepare a student to complete the first of the two years required to achieve an MBA program in the College of Business. Thus, a student can receive a B.S. in Computer Information Sciences and an MBA within five years after beginning of his/her study at Lamar. Seven courses from the the College of Business are required for the B.S. in Computer Information Sciences. By utilizing four electives for the B.S. in Computer Information Sciences Program, the equivalent of the classes taken in the first year of the MBA can be completed during the bachelor's degree.

The following seven courses are required by the Computer Information Sciences degree: 
  • Economics 1301 (ECON 1301)
  • Business Analysis I 3310 (BUAL 3310)
  • Management 3310 (MGMT 3310)
  • Management 3320 (MGMT 3320)
  • Accounting 2301 (ACCT 2301)
  • Accounting 2302 (ACCT 2302)
  • Finance 3310 (FINC 3310)

If in addition the student uses the COSC/CPSC elective to take COSC 3325(Computer Ethics and Law), and uses his/her other electives to take Business Analysis II 3320 (BUAL 3320), Marketing 3310(MKTG 3310) and Business Communication 3350 (BCOM 3350), then the equivalent of the first year MBA courses will have been completed. Students with a B.S. in Computer Information Sciences who pursue this program can begin their second year of the MBA program immediately after graduation and admission to the MBA program. Admission to the MBA program requires the Graduate Management Admission Test(GMAT).