Management Information Systems


The MIS Concentration equips students with knowledge, techniques and skills essential for their success in various IT-related positions, by which, we mean not only technical professions such as programmers or software developers, but also those involved creative and problem solving skills, such as business analysis, system analysis, system design, project implementation and IS experts in other functional areas.  The curriculum is designed based on fundamental building blocks of information systems. Elective courses are offered to supplement the essential subjects and broaden students’ knowledge base. Current and cutting-edge technologies are timely introduced as special topics. To dutifully fulfill their responsibilities, MIS students are expected to not only master technical skills, but also grow an understanding of how businesses operate, and own proficient people and communication skills as well as problem-solving capability.  Just like all business students, MIS students are required to take business core courses in various disciplines and the University Core. The requirements of business foundation and University Core are expected to develop Gonzaga MIS students to be well-rounded professionals.

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The MIS Advisory Board
Name Mr. Robert Andresen Mr. Jon Copeland Ms. Patricia Kelly Mr. Alan MacPhee
Title Dirctor CEO Director Director
Department IT - IS IT
Affiliate Potlatch Corporation Nuvodia STCU Hecla Mining
Name Mr. Eric Finch Ms. Ann Fabbiano Mr. Kelley Ferguson Mr. Brian Jones
Title CITO Manager CIO Market CIO
Department - - - -
Affiliate City of Spokane URM Stores, Inc. Numerica Credit Union Rockwood Health System
Name Mr. Chuck McAtee Ms. Stephanie Myers Mr. Michael Sloon Mr. Steve Tabacek
Title Vice President IT and CIO Supervisor Director President
Department IT - IT -
Affiliate Itron, Inc Avista Corporation City of Spokane RiskLens
GU MIS Faculty Board Members
Name Chou-Hong "Jason" Chen, Ph.D. Ta-Tao Chuang, Ph.D. Machael Joy Timothy Olsen, Ph.D.
Title Professor Professor Lecturer Associate Professor
Department MIS MIS MIS MIS
Affiliate Gonzaga University Gonzaga University Gonzaga University Gonzaga University

Management Information Systems Concentration: Twelve credits
(based on 2011-12 catalogue requirements)
BMIS 331 Problem Solving & Programming Techniques (three credits)
BMIS 342 Web-based Applications (three credits)
BMIS 441 Database Management (three credits)
BMIS 444 Information Systems Analysis & Design (three credits)


Undergraduate Programs

Molly B. Pepper, Associate Dean
1-800-986-9585 ext. 3432

Graduate Programs
Masters of Accountancy
Gary Weber, Director
1-800-986-9585 ext. 3427

Graduate Programs
MBA Programs
Chris Stevens, Director
1-800-986-9585 ext. 3414

General Questions
Dorothy Greenamyer
1-800-986-9585 ext. 5991