MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS - MAJOR AND MINOR

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Management Information Systems (MIS) blends business knowledge with the use of information technology to solve complex business challenges. The focus of MIS isn’t computer programming; instead, you will learn how to strategically apply technology to enhance the way people work and help companies innovate their products and services. From traders looking to capture market inefficiencies to marketers engaging with consumers to executives expanding businesses globally, technology impacts business in every way and with an MIS major, you will develop the skills to understand those business needs and create IT solutions that add value. With an MIS minor, you will gain insight on the ways IT systems are designed, developed and deployed.

Earning a Major

You must complete the core curriculum and the business curriculum, along with two of the required MIS courses plus four MIS elective courses.

Earning a Minor

You must complete the core curriculum and business curriculum plus your major requirements, along with two of the required MIS courses (noted by *) and one MIS elective.

REQUIRED COURSES

Description: Explores a problem solving methodology that employs programming. Emphasis upon identifying capabilities and limitations of the programming approach. Learn skills and techniques to define business problems, design solution processes, develop program specifications, code, debug, and document and defend solutions.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 2006 and VSB 2020 (concurrency) and (VSB 2009 (concurrency) or VSB 2010 or VSB 2030 (concurrency) and VSB 2040 (concurrency))
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Theoretic and practical issues related to the management of a data base in a business environment including: the role of databases and database applications in contemporary organizations; data modeling using entity-relationship models; fundamentals of the relational data model and its implementation with SQL; characteristics of distributed databases and Client/Server data base technologies.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 2006 and VSB 2020 (concurrency) and (VSB 2009 (concurrency) or VSB 2010 or VSB 2030 (concurrency) and VSB 2040 (concurrency))
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Concepts, tools and techniques in the analysis and design of computer-based information systems; major issues and decision making in each phase of the development life cycle, application of creativity and innovation to the practice of systems analysis and design, skills necessary for modeling the data and processing requirements of an information system using an automated development tool, a systems development team project approach.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 2006 and VSB 2020 (concurrency) and (VSB 2009 (concurrency) or VSB 2010 or VSB 2030 (concurrency) and VSB 2040 (concurrency))
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: VSB 2006 and VSB 2020 (concurrency) and (VSB 2009 (concurrency) or VSB 2010 or VSB 2030 (concurrency) and VSB 2040 (concurrency))
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

 

NOTE

  • One MIS elective can also include MIS 2020, MIS 2030, or MIS 2040.  
  • In addition, CSC 1052 may fulfill the MIS 2020 requirement only if it is not fulfilling the core Arts and Sciences requirements - such as CSCNATSCI or CSCNATSOC.
  • ACC 2340 - Accounting Information Systems may also fulfill an MIS major elective only if this course is not also fulfilling an ACC major requirement.


 

ELECTIVE COURSES

Description: This course offers both a conceptual overview and hands-on experience with a variety of AIS related material. Topics covered include: Semantic modeling and event driven accounting information systems (AIS); development, documentation, control and audit of AIS, with particular reference to the COBIT framework; an overview of XBRL and its role in financial reporting; the use of database management software and accounting software in developing modern AIS.

  • Prerequisites: ACC 2310
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Concepts, tools and techniques in the analysis and design of computer-based information systems; major issues and decision making in each phase of the development life cycle, application of creativity and innovation to the practice of systems analysis and design, skills necessary for modeling the data and processing requirements of an information system using an automated development tool, a systems development team project approach.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 2006 and VSB 2020 (concurrency) and (VSB 2009 (concurrency) or VSB 2010 or VSB 2030 (concurrency) and VSB 2040 (concurrency))
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: VSB 2006 and VSB 2020 (concurrency) and (VSB 2009 (concurrency) or VSB 2010 or VSB 2030 (concurrency) and VSB 2040 (concurrency))
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Management and development enterprise computing concepts and applications in today's organization; integration of information systems in real time for support of internal functions; integration of different E-Commerce front ends with the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for extension of their functionality.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 2006 and VSB 2020 and (VSB 2009 or VSB 2010 or VSB 2030 and VSB 2040)
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Introduces theory, techniques, and tools needed to build sucessful E-business applications. It includes a survey of business web applications and their underlining technologies. Students learn to use client-side and server-side techniques, such as JavaScript, CGI, and Active Server Page, to building web applications. As a part of the course, students will be required to construct a functional database-driven web application by utilizing the technologies covered in class.

  • Prerequisites: MIS 2020 or MIS 2030 or MIS 2040
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Examination of the tactical, operational and strategic relationships between information technology and business models and processes and the impact on business effectiveness, MIS organization and MIS careers; considerations of integration of technology with business for a more efficient and profitable organization; connection of the pieces and processes of MIS such as communication, data application, system analysis and design, decision science.

  • Prerequisites: MIS 2020 or MIS 2030 or MIS 2040
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Spring 2007, Spring 2006, Spring 2005, Fall 2004
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Fundamental issues associated with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Data Analytics, theoretical and practical, such as designing and building a data warehouse, building and populating info-cubes, report generation with SAP BW, data mining, business intelligence technologies, and extension of CRM to the Internet.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 2006 and VSB 2020 and (VSB 2009 or VSB 2010 or VSB 2030 and VSB 2040)
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Examines concepts, processes, and tools related to business intelligence and performance management; learn systematic approaches for identifying business metrics and key performance indicators (GPI); apply data visualization techniques to develop interactive business intelligence applications that transform data into information and insights.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 2006 and VSB 2020 and (VSB 2009 or VSB 2010 or VSB 2030 and VSB 2040)
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: This course focuses on the emerging and disruptive business technologies - like augmented reality, intelligent systems, Internet-of-Things and location-based services - likely to impact current and future business models and processes the most.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 2006
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Study of selected topics in MIS. Topics to be announced each semester when the special topics course is offered.

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

NOTE
  • One MIS elective can also include MIS 2020, MIS 2030, or MIS 2040.
  • In addition, CSC 1052 may fulfill the MIS 2020 requirement only if it is not fulfilling the core Arts and Sciences requirements—such as NATSCI or SOCNAT.
  • ACC 2340 - Accounting Information Systems may also fulfill an MIS major elective only if this course is not also fulfilling an ACC major requirement.

     

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