Operations & Information Technology Management
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Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems minors
Certificate in Management Information Systems minors
Overview: MIS involves using information technology to serve organizational and individual purposes and, with the growing pervasiveness of information technology, MIS students will be prepared for the ever-changing business world. Students will study the basics of programming; using and developing information technologies; and the role of information technologies in organizations..
Curriculum: Our program is designed to prepare students for business-oriented, technically proficient information system professions. The program focuses on educating students about the development and use of information systems as decision-making and problem-solving tools. Students develop technical skills and organizational insight required to analyze, design, implement, and manage information systems in a networked world with an emphasis on the application of web-based and object-oriented information technology. Our program is a member of the Oracle Academic Initiative, the Microsoft Academic Alliance, and the IBM Scholars Program. Our graduates have been extremely successful as systems designers, web developers, network administrators, and systems analysts.
Students pursuing a certificate in MIS must be enrolled in a major outside the school of business. The MIS certificate requires 15 hours of coursework in MIS including a required course in Management Information Systems (MISB 200). MIS courses require extensive hands-on projects, teamwork, and the use of high-end computer technology. Course topics may include database management, systems analysis and design, data networking, object-oriented programming, graphical user interface and web site design, and computer security. Extensive coursework in computer programming is not required for the MIS certificate.
Curriculum: The department supports the MIS Club, which offers students assistance in the recruitment process, exposure to current issues facing business, and networking opportunities with professionals from the industry. Possible career paths: business application developer, intranet developer, web site designer/administrator, database manager, information systems analyst/manager.
Faculty: The faculty is at the center of our efforts to provide a high quality and challenging educational experience, with one of the major strengths being that the faculty members are academically prepared in their special field of information systems and have professional experience in a variety of work settings. Therefore, many classes include the application of theory to real world situations.
Internship Opportunities: Our urban location provides many internship opportunities, which allow students to gain practical, career-related work experience while applying classroom experiences to practice. In addition to internships with firms such as Monsanto, SBC and Anheuser-Busch, students may participate in TechInterns, a university program providing on-campus tech support.