Management Information Systems Concentration (Online Only)

In today's organization, IT personnel and management must work together effectively to achieve goals. Offering the best of both worlds, this concentration provides you comprehensive business curriculum along with cutting-edge knowledge of computer hardware, software and data support.

  • MIS 602: Information Systems Design and Development (3 hours)
    This course provides a detailed analysis of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).  Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques that a project leader or systems analyst would use to analyze, design and document an information system.  The course will also emphasize the importance of various skills which the systems analyst should possess including:  communication, problem solving, and project management.
     
  • MIS 625: Business Intelligence Technology (3 hours)
    This course provides an introduction to Business Intelligence including the processes, methodologies, infrastructure, and current practices used to transform business data into useful information and support business decision-making.  Business Intelligence requires foundation knowledge in data storage and retrieval, thus this course will review logical data models for both database management systems and data warehouses.  Students will learn to extract and manipulate data from these systems and assess security-related issues.  Data mining, visualization, and statistical analysis along with reporting options such as management dashboards and balanced scorecards will be covered.
     
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  •  INT 658: Law of Cyberspace
    This course is an in-depth examination of key legal issues central to the internet. This course examines internet operational issues such as copyright and fair use of images, text, video, and audio, domain name registration, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, and ISP liability. It examines regulation of the internet and key criminal and civil rights issues such as email access, pornography, and hacking. It also examines important e-commerce concepts such as digital signatures, on-line contracts, and shrink-wrap contracts. 
     
  •  An MIS or INT elective as approved (3 hours)
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