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Bachelor of Arts in Management Information Systems

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This major integrates business and computing. You will develop the technical and organizational skills needed to analyze, design, implement, and administer information systems. Learn both the technical and organizational factors that aid a company, non-profit or governmental organization in defining and achieving its goals using information systems.

Modes of instruction include case studies, projects and business simulations to build effective technical, analytical, oral communication, and writing skills, as well as the ability to work independently or in teams.

Career Opportunities Include

  • Business analyst
  • Business application developer
  • Business intelligence
  • Database analyst
  • Project manager
  • IT auditor 
  • IT consultant
  • Systems analyst
  • Management consultant

Foundation Courses

  • ACCOUNTING FOR BUSINESS OPERATIONS
  • MACROECONOMICS
  • MICROECONOMICS
  • COLLEGE ALGEBRA

OR

  • DISCRETE MATHEMATICS

OR

  • BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
  • BUSINESS STATISTICS

OR

  • INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS
  • BUSINESS ETHICS

MAT 20043 is recommended to fulfill foundation requirement. 

 

Management of Information Systems Major Courses

Organizational Communication |  
Theory and practice of communication within organizations including interpersonal factors, motivation, change and conflict resolution and communication audit practices and procedures.
Participate in communication audit of a local organization.

Foundations of Information Technology |  
Provides understanding of organizational systems, planning and decision processes and how information is used for decision support in organizations. Quality and decision theory, information theory, and practice essential for providing viable information to the organization. Concepts of IS for competitive advantage, data as a resource, IS and IT planning and implementation, Total Quality Management (TQM) and reengineering, project management and development of systems, and end-user computing.

Database Management |  
Examines design, development and administration of large-scale database applications on a scale appropriate to needs of business organizations.

Enterprise Architecture |  
Explores the design, selection, implementation and management of enterprise IT solutions, focusing on
applications and infrastructure and their fit within business organizations. Covers frameworks and
strategies for infrastructure management, system administration, data/information architecture, content
management, distributed computing, middleware, legacy system integration, system consolidation, software selection, total cost of ownership calculation, IT investment analysis, and emerging technologies.

Project Management |  
Provides theory and application in project planning, implementation, control and completion. Includes
network planning, project evaluation and review techniques (PERT), critical path methods (CPM),
management by objectives, management by exception, cost analysis and resource allocation/leveling.

Information Technology Infrastructure |  
Provides an introduction to IT Infrastructure Issues and covers topics related to both computer and
systems architecture and communication networks. Includes an overall emphasis on the services and
capabilities that IT infrastructure solutions enable in an organizational context. The course also focuses
on Internet-based solutions, computer and network security, business continuity, and the role of infrastructure in regulatory compliance.

Systems Analysis and Design |  
In-depth study of systems development life cycle. Utilizes blend of traditional development and current techniques. Systems Analyst Toolkit includes cross-phase coverage of communications, economic
analysis and project management.

Methodologies of Project Development |  
Capstone course that guides student to emphasize various methodological approaches to software acquisition, development, testing, and implementation, and understand relevance of methodologies to Capability Model Theory, interdependence of phase deliverables, quality control techniques and methods, and tools for testing.

Behavior in Organizations |  
Study of human behavior in work organizations. Focuses on individual satisfaction and motivation
as related to organizational structure, nature of task and focus of power. Topics include small group
formation, maintenance, organizational conflict, communications, and leadership.

Management |  
Discusses process for managing organizations including planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating. Examines administrative role in organizations and concepts relevant to its function and historical development of administrative thought.

Informatics |  
Introduction to the fundamental topics in informatics including a basic understanding of information theory.  Topics include human-computer interaction, ownership of information and information sources, information representation, information life cycle, and the transformation of data to information.

 

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