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Management Information Systems Curriculum

Effective Fall 2012 to Summer 2013

Management Information Systems Major

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Business core courses will be offered every term. Major courses listed below may not be offered every term. This information is provided for planning purposes and is subject to revision each term prior to registration.

To meet other students in your major, get to know the faculty better, and gain valuable career information, join the MIS student club, AIS (Association for Information Systems). Information is available in the ISOM department, 251 Rike Hall, (937) 775-2895.

Required Courses

21 Hours

Course Title Qtr(s) Offered Prerequisite(s)
CS 1160 Intro to Computer Programming F, S MTH 1280
MIS 2150 IS Applications Development F, S CS 1160
MIS 3150 Data and Information Management F, S CS 1160, MIS 3000
MIS 3250 Analysis and Design of Information Systems F, S MIS 3000
MIS 4250 Information Technology Infrastructures F, S MIS 3000
MIS 4500 Business Processes & Enterprise Systems* F, S MIS 3250
MIS 4950 IS Project Management and Development** F, S MIS 3150, 3250


Elective Courses

6 Hours (Choose two of the following)

Course Title Qtr(s) Offered Prerequisite(s)
MIS 3450 Web Application Development S MIS 3000
MIS 3650 Automating Business Processes with RFID S  
MIS 4300 Business Intelligence S MIS 3000
MIS 4400 IS Strategy, Management & Acquisition TBA MIS 3000
MIS 4800 Special Topics in MIS TBA MIS 3000
MIS 4810 Internship in MIS*** F, S MIS 3000

F = Fall
S = Spring
R = Summer

* MIS 4500 is Integrated Writing.
** MIS 4950 must be taken at the end of the MIS program. Department permission is required and prerequisites will be checked. Contact the ISOM department, 251 Rike Hall, (937)775-2895, one year prior to the semester you will graduate to put your name on the list for that semester.
*** Contact the ISOM department, 251 Rike Hall, (937)775-2895, for information regarding internships.

The Program Objectives of the Management Information Systems (MIS) major are to:

  1. Prepare individuals to plan, architect, and deploy information technology solutions in support of organizations.
  2. Prepare individuals to understand, undertake, and manage information systems development and integration to enable business processes in dynamic environments.
  3. Prepare individuals for leadership positions in information technology or for a graduate school program.
  4. Prepare individuals with skills to adapt and innovate in dynamic environments through lifelong learning.

The Learning Outcomes for the MIS major are that graduating students will have:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics to solve business problems.
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary to meet organizational IS needs and opportunities.
  10. An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within today's business organization.

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