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Master of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Business Administration Learning Block Online

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Build a broad skill set in organizational management and leadership techniques in the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Business Administration Learning Block online program from Southern Utah University. Designed for students who value flexibility, the MIS program enables you to create a degree that fits your unique interests while ensuring your degree plan supports your next professional steps. With no GRE requirement, it also provides an efficient pathway to completing your master’s degree as entering students may transfer up to 9 previous graduate credit hours into the program.

$12,900 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

In this 100 percent online program, you will learn how to approach complex managerial challenges and gain relevant business knowledge essential for career advancement. Prepare to bridge various aspects of business and communication in order to become a more strategic, well-rounded leader.

The curriculum includes six courses from the AACSB-accredited Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business, as well as communications coursework and a choice of a capstone project, internship or thesis designed to demonstrate your skills and knowledge. Throughout the program, you can choose from elective courses in multiple subject areas to tailor your degree to your personal interests and professional goals.

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As a student in this program, you will:

  • Choose from multiple business subject areas, including leadership, finance, marketing, and supply chain management
  • Learn to apply managerial economics and advanced accounting principles to strategic decisions
  • Complete an integrated social media plan with objectives, strategies, tactics and key performance indicators
  • Explore advanced issues in advertising and public relations and how practitioners respond to and manage events
  • Experience innovative, experience-based learning and research opportunities while working with highly qualified faculty from a variety of SUU colleges

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SUU offers a variety of specialized learning blocks in the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies program. Check out all of our online MIS options.

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SUU offers students the opportunity to earn their online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition, which includes all fees.

Tuition breakdown:

$430 Per Credit Hour
$12,900 Total Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MIS $430 $1,290 $12,900


MIS online programs are delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

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Term Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Fall A 09/07/20 08/24/20 08/31/20 09/02/20 09/07/20 11/01/20
Fall B 11/02/20 10/19/20 10/26/20 10/28/20 11/02/20 12/27/20
Spring A 01/04/21 12/21/20 12/28/20 12/30/20 01/04/21 02/28/21
Spring B 03/01/21 02/15/21 02/22/21 02/24/21 03/01/21 05/02/21
Summer A 05/10/21 04/26/21 05/03/21 05/05/21 05/10/21 07/04/21
Summer B 07/05/21 06/21/21 06/28/21 06/30/21 07/05/21 08/29/21

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At SUU, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for entering the MIS online program; this section also covers required documents and where you should send them.

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Minimum 3.0 GPA

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You must meet the following requirements for admission to the MIS online program.

  • Submit graduate application and $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Minimum 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA
    • *If your GPA is lower than 3.0, please still apply as you could be admitted on a provisional basis. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 833-994-0043 for more information.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Statement of Intent (will be submitted directly on the application form)
  • Submit a professional resume that includes employment history, academic accomplishments, and highlights professional experience
  • You must enter the contact information for three references on your application form. Please select people who can provide details about your academic and/or professional work, and ability to be successful in the MIS program

Official transcripts, test scores and other documents should be sent directly from the granting institution(s) to:

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PO Box 8008
Cedar City, Utah 84720


The MIS – Business Administration Learning Block online curriculum is comprised of 10 courses (30 credit hours), including 3 credit hours of introductory coursework, 9 credit hours of business core courses, 9 credit hours of business/leadership electives, 6 credit hours of social media/public relations electives and a 3-credit-hour capstone course. Students may transfer up to 9 previous graduate credit hours based on advisement.

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All MIS students must take this introductory course.

INDS 6000: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Research & Studies

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will analyze the concepts of interdisciplinary study. Students draft their interdisciplinary degree plan and gain the ability to describe their interdisciplinary degree to multiple audiences. Introduction to fundamental research evaluations methods.

Students will take the following courses.

BA 6000: Business Foundations

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an accelerated overview of the basic fundamentals of accounting, finance, marketing and the use of Excel that MBA students will require for success in the program. This course is waived for students with an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited institution.

ACCT 6100: Advanced Managerial Accounting

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course reviews the development and use of management accounting information systems in planning and control activities. Using case studies of actual companies, its focus is on new management accounting practices adopted by the innovative companies around the world.

ECON 6200: Managerial Economics

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Application of microeconomic principles to business management and strategy. Includes fundamental topics in microeconomic theory, industrial organization, and organizational economics. Uses business case analysis.

Students will choose three of the following courses.

FIN 6100: Managerial Finance

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the capital budgeting process, including estimating the cost of capital and cash flows, correct application of decision rules, and ways of analyzing and dealing with uncertainty in your forecasts. It also discusses key topics in financial management, such as optimal leverage, raising capital for the firm, and equity payout policies.

MGMT 6140: Operations and Supply Chain Management

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The management of operations and supply chain, including such topics as competitive strategy, product and service design, quality management, process improvements, supply chain management, work design management, logistics, and selected areas of operations research.

MGMT 6400: Strategy

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is the capstone course for the MBA, and as such, it will integrate the methods and tools developed in the curriculum to solve the strategic positioning and management issues of the organization. This course is usually taken in the student's final semester.

MKTG 6200: Marketing

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on reinforcing, extending, and applying marketing concepts, principles, and techniques through readings, case studies, and secondary research.

MGMT 6100: Managing People and Organizations

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the principles of organizational behavior involved in managing people and organizations in a business environment. Topics include leadership, motivation, effective teams, conflict and negotiations, power and influence, organizational culture, and change management. This course focuses on the practical application of these principles in a meaningful and ethical manner.

MGMT 6150: Leadership

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The purpose of the course is to enable students to prepare themselves to become leaders of organizations and to embark on paths of personal leadership development. The course requires personal curiosity and reflection from students as well as personal openness and sharing in class discussions. Leadership development concepts used in the course will be immediately applicable for students and useful for the rest of their lives.

Students will choose two of the following courses.

INDS 6211: Crisis Communication Management

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Reputations have never been subjected to such scrutiny and crushing verdicts as in today’s court of public opinion. As perception is often reality, potential issues are typically visible long before the crisis stage. Learn how to spot common triggers, what should be in place before a crisis hits, message strategy and how to communicate the issue whether it is online attacks from a former employee, lawsuits or acts of nature. Shifting from crisis to recovery is risky; learn when and how to transition safely. All crises, big and small, can be managed by amassing relational capital across multiple audience sectors. By discovering how to develop and maintain relational capital, students will be able to apply these skills to any crisis or significant issue in their chosen industry.

COMM 6210: Advertising and Public Relations Strategies

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Discusses advanced issues in advertising and public relations and how practitioners respond to and manage issues and events, with emphasis on recent research and theoretical developments, case studies, and experimental approaches.

COMM 6230: Professional Social Media

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines the strategic use of major social media platforms. Topics include blogging, search engine optimization, content creation, storytelling, corporate messaging, and uses and development of visual content. Students will complete an integrated social media plan with objectives, strategies, and tactics with key performance indicators and measurement.

All MIS students will choose one of the following capstone courses.

INDS 6890: MIS Capstone Internship

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1 (must complete 3 credits)

Provides the student with hands-on experience related to their chosen two or three disciplines from the student’s degree plan of study under the direct supervision of a qualified field expert. Only three (3) credit hours may count toward the degree.

INDS 6900: MIS Capstone Project

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course MIS students plan and complete a professional project as a required capstone experience. Learners will research and address a professional problem, then report the results. The project is practitioner-based and culminates learning from each of the three coursework-based learning blocks. Students will study and apply project management skills including proposal and assessment techniques, then carry out their project. A comprehensive report and presentation will serve as final deliverables.

INDS 6910: MIS Capstone Thesis

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A capstone experience demonstrating the ability to complete a professional thesis in consultation with the graduate committee. Students conceive, research, and produce a thesis in a relevant area of their interdisciplinary degree plan.

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