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The Management Information Systems Major

The Management Information Systems major in Ohio University’s College of Business will develop you into an information systems analyst with solid business acumen and the technical fundamentals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for business analysts is projected to grow much above average in the foreseeable future.

Our graduates understand and contribute to each phase of the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC), through curriculum focused on analyzing, designing, and implementing information systems (IS) that solve business problems, meet enterprise information requirements and help businesses achieve strategic goals. Our goal is to prepare you for entry-level analyst positions in industry and consulting.

Required Management Information Systems Courses:

MIS 2200 - Systems Analysis and Design

Provides an introduction to Systems Analysis and Design. Topics include analyzing the business case, requirements modeling, data and process modeling, and development strategies, with an increased focus on object modeling and project management. Students also learn about output and user interface design, data design, systems architecture and implementation, and systems operation, support and security. Students will analyze and design information systems in a structured format using a contemporary systems development methodology.

Requisites: MIS 2010
Credit Hours: 3.0

MIS 2800 - Information Management

Provides an introduction to database terminology, design, development, the querying of databases, Business Intelligence, and the management of information in order to solve complex business problems. Topics include the relational model, database normalization, basic and complex database design, implementing a SQL database, basic and advanced SQL queries and subqueries, business intelligence concepts, data mart and data warehouse technologies, data mining, the use of scorecards, dashboards and reports, and dimensions, key performance indicators(KPIs), and cubes.

Requisites: MIS 2010
Credit Hours: 3.0

MIS 3200 - Systems Development

Teaches the fundamentals of business application development using a contemporary business programming language, framed in relevant business contexts.

Requisites: MIS 2200 and 2800
Credit Hours: 3.0

MIS 3800 - Enterprise Systems Implementation

Provides students with a fundamental understanding of Enterprise Systems (ERP, SCM, CRM), focusing on their strategic and operational importance, implementation issues, and core functionality.

Requisites: MIS 2200 and 2800
Credit Hours: 3.0

MIS 4200 - Information System Consulting Project

Provides a refresher on system development techniques before providing students with experience working on an information system consulting/development project using live clients.

Requisites: MIS 2020 and 3200
Credit Hours: 3.0

MIS 4800 - MIS Capstone

This capstone seminar is designed to accomplish three primary goals: 1) build deep business information system analysis and design skills in the context of ‘The Big Three’ (Enterprise Systems, Business Intelligence Systems and Collaboration Systems), 2) expand Information Systems knowledge base and understanding through intensive discussion and activities, 3) increase career readiness and networking skills.

Requisites: MIS 2020 and 3200 and 3800 and Sr only
Credit Hours: 3.0