The Management Information Systems Major
Our program prepares students to effectively compete for positions in all areas of business.
The management information systems (MIS) curriculum is designed to develop skills in the analysis, design and implementation of business information systems. Our program teaches students to look at businesses holistically as an integrated system of people, business processes and information technology.
We move beyond “techie” skills such as programming to emphasize a functional understanding of technologies and how they can promote business strategies. In other words, improving business processes through the use of technology. For example, redesigning the purchase process at a store to enable payment to be charged to a phone, in order to meet the strategic goal of improved customer service.
MIS Core Courses (Required)
- 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 - Business Intelligence and 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)