Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Management Information Systems

 

Faculty

M. J. D’Onofrio, Chair (phone: 860-832-3297); M. Gendron, A. Jarmoszko, J. Lee-Partridge, L. Leong, O. Petkova, J. Snyder (Dept. phone: 860-832-3290)


Department Overview

The management information systems (MIS) program prepares graduates for advanced graduate study and careers in organizations as information systems specialists focusing in the areas of application programming, data base administration, information systems management, and systems analysis and design.

The program emphasizes the importance of information as an organizational resource to be managed for the generation of timely, quality information for business decision making. The use of information to make decisions in the areas of accounting, finance, management, and marketing of an enterprise is stressed.

 

Programs

Major in Management Information Systems, BS

Students must complete the 27-credit common business core requirements plus the following 30 credits:

Management Information Systems Core (30 credits)

MIS 220 Contemporary Business Applications Development I 3
MIS 305 E-Business 3
MIS 315 Database Management Systems 3
MIS 361 Systems Analysis and Design for Business 3
MIS 400 Business Decision Analysis Using Knowledge Bases 3
MIS 410 Business-Driven Network Design 3
MIS 450  Enterprise Strategies and Transformations  3
MIS 462  Systems Implementation and Project Management
3
Directed electives (see below) 6


Directed Management Information Systems Electives (6 credits)

The management information systems (MIS) program requires completion of 6 credits selected from the following list of courses. Consultation with an advisor is recommended if the student wishes to pursue a specific specialization and career goal.

MIS 210  Application Program Development I 3
MIS 312  Contemporary Business Applications Development II
3
MIS 460  Emerging Technologies for Business  3
MIS 494  Independent Study in MIS  3
MIS 496  Practicum in Management Information Systems 3
MIS 498  Information and Decision Sciences Seminar 3

No minor is required for this major.


Minor in Management Information Systems (for business majors and non-business majors)

The minor in management information systems complements the student’s major area of study with a focused professional component in the field of management information systems.  The minor may be completed by any university student.

18 credits as follows:

MIS 201 Introduction to Management Information Systems 3
MIS 220 Contemporary Business Applications Development I 3
MIS 305 E-Business 3
MIS 312 Contemporary Business Applications Development II 3
MIS 315 Database Management Systems 3
MIS 361 Systems Analysis and Design for Business 3
MIS 400 Business Decision Analysis Using Knowledge Bases 3
MIS 410 Business-Driven Network Design 3
MIS 450 Enterprise Strategies and Transformations 3
MIS 460 Emerging Technologies for Business 3
MIS 462 Systems Implementation & Project Management 3

Selection of courses is made in consultation with the Department of Management Information Systems chair before enrolling in any courses. A student must maintain a GPA of at least 2.50 in the courses in the minor and must receive a grade of C- or higher in each minor course.

 

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