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Online BS in Management Information Systems Curriculum

Curriculum Details

120 total credits required

The BS in Management Information Systems program prepares students to implement an overlapping of business knowledge, skills and values as well as demonstrate critical thinking, professional writing skills and oral presentation skills. The 40 required courses will prepare students for careers in a variety of industries.

Students will also learn to utilize local area networking (LAN) and wide area networking (WAN) technology to address the communication needs of organizations.

Required Lower Level Courses

An introduction to the nature and scope of economics. Emphasis is placed upon macroeconomic aspects of the study of economics. Topics include: supply and demand analysis, inflation, unemployment, aggregate output, economic growth and money and banking. Monetary and fiscal policy options are emphasized.

An introduction to economics with primary emphasis on microeconomic aspects of the United States economy, such as: supply and demand, profit maximization, market structure, factor markets, public policies toward business and some current economic problems.

An introduction to the Windows-based applications used for solving business and non-business problems. Emphasis is placed on spreadsheets using Excel, word processing using Word, presentation design using PowerPoint and database design using Access. Substantial Windows lab work will be required. Ethical issues in computer applications are addressed.

A study of accounting principles and concepts related to the preparation of financial statements and communication of economic information to management and other interested parties.

A continuation of the study of financial accounting emphasizing corporate accounting. Payroll accounting, cash flow management and financial statement analysis will be covered for all forms of the business organization. In addition, management accounting and management’s use of accounting data will be studied. Prerequisite ACC 201.

An analysis of organizing and summarizing data, probability concepts, probability distributions, statistical inference (estimation and hypothesis testing), Chisquare analysis, regression and non-parametric analysis. Prerequisite: MTH 111 and CIS 115.
An introduction to a broad range of topics in the field of management science including: decision theory, linear programming, non-linear and dynamic programming, transportation and assignment models, network models (PERT-CPM), Markov chains, game theory, inventory models, queuing theory and simulation models. Prerequisite: BUS 263.

MTH 111. Precalculus with Trigonometry (3) Analytic geometry; the concept of function with analysis of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, their properties, graphs, and use in applied problems. This course is intended for students planning to take MTH 121 or MTH 140. Prerequisite: MTH 010, satisfaction of placement criteria (based on high school mathematics background and College Board test scores), or equivalent demonstrated proficiency. A grade of C- or above is required to pass the course; otherwise, a NC (no credit) is assigned. Subsequent retakes will result in the student receiving a letter grade of (A-F).

MTH 121. Calculus I (4) Analytic geometry, functions, limits, continuity, the derivative and its applications, the integral and its applications. Prerequisite: MTH 111, satisfaction of placement criteria (based on high school mathematics background and College Board test scores), or equivalent demonstrated proficiency.

This course will develop and enhance written and oral communication skills with particular attention to the skills required for successful communication in the business firm. The course is designed to assist students in developing their skills in interpersonal communication, public speaking, and effective business writing. (Bibliographic instruction course. Writing enhanced course.) Prerequisites: ENG 123 and at least one sophomore-level English course.

Required Upper Level Courses

This course will give an introduction into many areas of the law, including contracts, torts, criminal law, civil procedure, corporate law, property, the court system and all areas of employment law. Practical application of such law will be heavily emphasized.

A study of the nature and principles of management. An integrated approach to the study of principles is taken through consideration of the functional, behavioral and management science schools of thought. Prerequisites: ECO 101 and ACC 201, or permission of instructor.

A basic study of principles and policy for marketing decisions concerning the distribution of goods and services in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors. Special attention is given to formulation of policies and strategies as they relate to products, price, promotion, and distribution channels within the internal and external environment of the business. Prerequisites: ECO 101 and ACC 201, or permission of instructor.

 Introduction to the concepts and techniques of financial management within a business organization. Topics include the financial marketplace in which business decisions are made, valuation, forecasting, capital budgeting, financing decisions, and working capital management. Prerequisites: ECO 101, ACC 202, or permission of instructor.

An intensive study of the effective application of database design, development and management functions in businesses. Database projects in Access database software and investigation of e-commerce techniques will be covered. Ethical and policy issues related to database development and e-commerce (data mining, data retrieval, World Wide Web, privacy issues, etc.) will be discussed. Prerequisites: CIS 115 and junior standing.

An examination of major ethical theories and their application to the professional problems and conduct of persons engaged in business and management.

A capstone course in top management strategy and policy formulation. Actual cases are used as a basis for discussions and preparation of reports which call for executive decision-making. The course builds upon and integrates the core subjects in the business curriculum, including the topic of sustainability. This is the comprehensive experience for all business majors and must be taken in the senior year of study. (Writing enhanced course.)

Required MIS Courses

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An introduction to the design and implementation of algorithmic solutions to problems using an object-oriented programming language such as JAVA. Problem solving methods include: modularity, reliability, testing strategies, documentation standards, encapsulation and abstraction. Prerequisite: MTH 111 or equivalent.

The course introduces the student to programming and complex data structures in an object-oriented paradigm. Topics include event-driven programming, advanced data structures and problem-solving techniques using an object-oriented approach in a language such as JAVA or C++. Prerequisites: MTH 111 or equivalent and CIS 221.

An intensive study of the effective application of database design, development and management functions in businesses. Database projects in Access database software and investigation of e-commerce techniques will be covered. Ethical and policy issues related to database development and e-commerce (data mining, data retrieval, World Wide Web, privacy issues, etc.) will be discussed. Prerequisites: CIS 115 and junior standing.

Structure, management and design of databases including hierarchical, network and relational database models. Students will utilize Microsoft Access to develop a complex and complete database application. Prerequisite: CIS 381 or consent of the instructor.

This course is an introduction to Enterprise Information Systems (ERP) used within manufacturing, logistics, and supply chain management operations. The integration of most of an organization’s information systems needs into one system that connects suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers is the focus of the course. The courses will also cover other specialized information systems.

An introduction to computer architecture concepts and an in-depth study of the fundamentals of operating systems. Topics include memory management, CPU scheduling, concurrency, and security issues. Students will be required to demonstrate mastery of operating systems concepts by researching and presenting how the topics studied are implemented in a specific operating system. Prerequisite: CIS 221.

Designated as the senior integrating course within the CIS concentration. Students will be expected to have completed most of their CIS requirements prior to taking this course. The course will involve a study of the methods of analysis, design and implementation of computer-based information systems. Design of files, user interface, database operation and the organizational structure of a system will be emphasized. A major project involving all the primary components of CIS will be a significant portion of the course. Prerequisites: CIS 381 and senior standing.

Design of communication systems and components, including modems, multiplexers, switching and routing equipment, transmission protocols and network topologies. Students will consider different networking technologies from the vantage point of business policy and technical implications. Prerequisite: CIS 381.

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