Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
38 Hours

Major

9 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
MIS 5310
Database Design and Management
3

Prepares students to be able to manage, within organizational settings, the major concepts and frame work, design and implementation of databases. It examines the theories, concepts, and application issues associated with the design and implementation of database management systems. Topics include requirements analysis, user specifications, design strategies, implementation, testing, growth, maturity, and obsolescence. Other topics include relational and distributed databases, business implications of database design, data integrity, and security.

Prerequisite(s):
MIS 5110

MIS 6010
Information Security
3

Focuses on tools necessary for quantifying risk as well as costs and benefits of mitigation methods and technologies. Topics covered include software, access control systems and methodology, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, legal issues in information system security, ethics, computer operations security, physical security and security architecture. The course seeks to provide a balance between the managerial role and the technical role.

Prerequisite(s):
CGS 5010

MIS 6210
Systems Architectures
3

Addresses the relationships and tradeoffs associated with computer hardware and software. Emphasis will be placed on system architecture including data and file structures, data storage, data communications, systems analysis and design, the operator-machine interface, input/output devices and operating systems. Other topics include system architectures for single-user, centralized, and networked computing systems and single-user and multi-user operating systems. Primarily, however, this course will focus on software system architectures.

Prerequisite(s):
MIS 5210, MIS 5310, MIS 6110

Management Information Systems Requirements

17 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
CGS 5010
Graduate Seminar
2

Orients graduate students to the standards and expectations of the College, including topics such as policies and procedures, the online learning environment and expectations, academic integrity, APA writing requirements, library resources, and professional standards.

MIS 5110
Management Information Systems
3

Provides an overview for students of Information System, and prepares them to be successful in their professional roles as well as for future academic studies in the field. An emphasis is placed on how management can use information and information technology to gain competitive advantage, increase productivity, and make better and timelier decisions particularly when formulating business strategy and policy.

Prerequisite(s):
CGS 5010

MIS 5210
Information Systems Project Management
3

Guides an IS project manager through the what, when, and how of the work necessary to take a project from its fledgling idea to successful deployment in an efficient and effective manner. This course will provide the tools, skills and knowledge for successful planning, organization, and implementation of information systems and emphasizes the use of real-world examples and applications. Common mistakes and pitfalls in project management when used in designing information systems will be discussed. Topics covered include project scoping, estimating, budgeting, scheduling, tracking and controlling.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6780 or CGS 5010

MIS 6110
System Analysis and Design
3

Helps students understand what constitutes a system, how to describe and analyze a system through requirement elicitation, and how to concretely analyze and design a system.

Prerequisite(s):
MIS 5110

MIS 6710
Information Systems Integration Project I
3

Helps students integrate the knowledge and skills acquired during class work in the MSIS program. MIS6710 is the first of two capstone courses (the other being MIS6720). For most students, these courses will be undertaken with industry sponsorship, often their own employers, which will involve the development of an information systems project of appropriate scope. MIS6710 focuses on project initiation, system analysis, and system design.

Prerequisite(s):
Business Intelligence and Information Systems majors: MIS 5210 and MIS 6110.
Cyber Security Risk Management major: MIS 5210.

Corequisite(s):
Business Intelligence major: BUS 6150, BUS 6300, BUS 6400, BUS 6780, MIS 5260, MIS 5310.
Information Systems major: BUS 6150, BUS 6300, BUS 6400, BUS 6780, MIS 5310.
Cyber Security Risk Management major: BUS 6210, BUS 6230, BUS 6150, BUS 6300, BUS 6400, BUS 6780.

MIS 6720
Information Systems Integration Project II
3

Focuses on finishing the design, implementation, and documentation of their system designed in MIS6710, followed by a presentation to their industry sponsor and the instructor. The project is considered to be successfully completed when the system meets the requirements as specified AND the project sponsor is satisfied with the results. MIS6720 can be repeated up to 3 times until project completion.

Prerequisite(s):
MIS 6710

Corequisite(s):
Business Intelligence major: MIS 6240;
Information Systems major: MIS 6010, MIS 6210;
Cyber Security Risk Management major: BUS 6240.

Business Requirements

12 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
BUS 6150
Human Behavior Management of Organizations
3

Provides students with an understanding of individuals, groups, and organizations as a whole. This course considers such topics as alignment of people within an organization, as well as techniques for these individuals to manage and lead more effectively. This course will also discuss how technology, the Internet, globalism, and virtual teaming are impacting the work environment today.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6780

BUS 6300
Accounting for the Contemporary Manager
3

Focuses on the use of financial and managerial accounting information for decision-making purposes. Topics include accounting concepts, accounting systems, preparing financial statements, product costing and overhead allocation, variance analysis, budgeting, and responsibility accounting. How these topics should be applied in information based decision making is emphasized. Case analysis is used to enhance student learning of key accounting concepts.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6780

BUS 6400
The Financial Environment
3

Provides a general understanding of corporate financial management and financial accounting, including the introduction of key concepts in the field of finance and the environment in which they are applied. Students learn how to gauge the financial health of their company and to measure and understand financial return in relation to risk. Capital budgeting and management of working capital are also discussed. The course emphasis is on the familiarization of the student with the financial impact of decision making in the corporate environment.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6780

BUS 6780
Research and Statistics for Managers
3

Emphasizes the use of data collection and analysis in business environments to facilitate decision making. Research designs will be addressed so that students can ask and answer specific questions. Students will learn to properly use basic descriptive and inferential statistics. This course will offer an applications-oriented perspective to conducting and critically evaluating primary research.

Prerequisite(s):
CGS 5010

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