Non-Integrated Students

Students with a bachelor’s degree in information systems, business, or other disciplines from BYU or another accredited university in the United States may apply to the MISM degree program. 

Prerequisite Courses

A student who does not have an undergraduate degree in information systems must complete the classes listed below or their equivalents. The program does not allow provisional admissions. Students may be enrolled in any of the prerequisites at the time of application. Students are required to complete these classes before they enter the MISM program.

Business Fundamentals

  • ACC 200: Financial Accounting
  • BUS M 241: Marketing Management
  • ECON 110: Introduction to Economics
  • FIN 201: Financial Management
  • IS 201: Management Information Systems
  • MATH 119: Introduction to Calculus
  • STAT 221: Introduction to Statistics

The business fundamentals prerequisites may be taken at any accredited college or university, including a junior or community college.

Information Systems Junior Core Equivalents

  • Intro to Computer Programming
  • Systems Analysis
  • Database Systems
  • Data Communications
  • Enterprise Application Development
  • Systems Design and Implementation

The junior core equivalents must be taken at an accredited college or university in the United States that offers a four-year accounting degree. These classes cannot be taken at BYU.


The GMAT is required for all students who have not completed the BYU information systems junior core. The average GMAT score for students admitted to the MISM program is 646; scores below 600 are usually not considered competitive for admission. If an applicant retakes the GMAT, the higher score is used.


The minimum GPA is 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours a student has completed.


The application deadline is 1 March. Admission decisions are made mid-May, and all applicants are notified by the end of May. Notification will be sent in a letter from Graduate Studies. Applicants who are admitted to the MISM program will receive an email from the department that includes instructions for accepting the admission offer, a proposed graduation plan to be submitted, and registration information.


Students must apply to the MISM program through Graduate Studies. The site includes things to know before applying, cost of attendance, how to apply, an application checklist, and how to check an application’s status.