College of BusinessMississippi State University

Elective Options

The MSU Distance MBA requires three hours of electives on your program of study. The College of Business offers elective courses but other courses may be used. Some courses that have been previously approved for use as MBA electives include:

College of Business Electives

BIS 6523 Advanced Languages II
(Prerequisite: BIS 3523, or grade of B or higher in any 9 hours of computer programming, or graduate standing) Three hours. Current and advanced business programming topics. In-depth experience in programming in one or more current state-of-the-art languages.

BIS 8213 Advanced System Analysis and Design
(Prerequisites: Six hours of computer programming or consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. Analysis/design of computer-based information systems using structured methodologies and tools. Emphasis on problem definition, requirements analysis, system design, project management, vendor relations, and quality assurance.

BIS 8313 Adv Database Design Admin
(Prerequisite: BIS 8213 and BIS 8613 and either BIS 6533 or BIS 8413) Three hours. Design and management of local and distributed data resources, database design, definition, creation, maintenance, acquisition and use. Role of Database Administrator.

BIS 8513 Business Telecom
(Prerequisite: BIS 8213, BIS 8613 and either BIS 6533 or BIS 8413 or consent of instructor) Three hours. The evaluation, analysis and design of information systems utilizing telecommunications and networking concepts and techniques. Emphasis is on business applications and related considerations.

NEW BIS 8413 Data Analytics 501
(Prerequisite: BQA 8443 or equivalent) Three hours lecture. Enterprise approach to improving business processes and managerial decision-making through quantitatively sophisticated analysis of organizational data. Hands-on experience in analytical techniques, modeling, and software.

BIS 8613 MIS Administration
(Prerequisite: Three hours of programming and prerequisite or co-requisite: BIS 8112) Three hours lecture. Administration of the MIS function in the business enterprise. Emphasis on activity of managing the IS function at all levels of the firm.

BL 6243 Entrepreneur Law
(Prerequisite: BL 2413, MGT 3323, or consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. Business creation including legal aspects from permits and taxes to structure and sale with emphasis on Mississippi Law.

BL 6333 Real Estate Law
(Prerequisite: BL 2413 or BL 8112 or consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. The legal principles applicable to real estate, including types of ownership and interests, mortgages, restrictions, and regulations. (Same as REF 4333/6333)

MKT 6213 Internet Marketing
(Prerequisite: MKT 3013) Three hours lecture. Introduction to practical marketing use of internet technologies, including basic principles, impact on business and society, and strategic implications.

MKT 6143 Sales Management
(Prerequisite: MKT 3013 and MGT 3113 or Survey of Management) Three hours. Application of scientific management to the selling and distribution of consumer and industrial goods.

REF 6333 Real Estate Law
(Prerequisite: BL 2413 or BL 8112 or consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. The legal principles applicable to real estate, including types of ownership and interests, mortgages, restrictions, and regulations. (Same as REF 6333)

Non-College of Business Electives

A list of potential electives outside of the College of Business can be found below. To determine whether or not a course from another department can be used as an elective please email your advisor Cindy Smith with the course name and number. Some classes that have previously been approved as electives include: