Management Information Systems

Richard Montague, Chair
   montaguer@wcsu.edu
   Westside Classroom Building 204, Westside Campus
   (203) 837-9343
   (203) 837- 8527 (fax)

Lorraine DiLeo, Department Secretary
    dileol@wcsu.edu
    Westside Classroom Building 385, Westside Campus
    (203) 837-8341
    (203) 837-8527 (fax)

Faculty

R. Montague, Chair E. Collar J. Flynn
L. Immohr M. Wright T. Yoon

Overview

The management information systems (MIS) department curriculum is designed to: educate its students in the use and importance of information as an essential and valuable resource in business decision making processes for all organizations; develop the critical analytical, quantitative and computer skills necessary to address complex business problems; and prepare its students for responsible MIS roles in the public and private sectors.

To accomplish this, this program includes courses in three areas: (1) general education, in order to obtain an appreciation of the arts and sciences; (2) the business core, in order to obtain a sound knowledge of management and administration, as well as the social, economic, legal, and political environments of organizations; and (3) the major, in order to provide in-depth study of management information systems.

Mission

Meet the needs of students and organizations by providing state-of-the-art quality in undergraduate and graduate courses.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems (B.B.A.)

Requirements:

  • Completion of all general education requirements (see departmental program sheet for specific requirements in several areas).
  • Completion of the business core courses.*
  • Completion of a major in management information systems as listed below.
  • Completion of 26 semester hours of free electives; at least 13 of these free electives must be in non-business courses.

*Business Core Courses:

FIN 230 Business Statistics
ACC 201 Financial Accounting
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting
MGT 250 Organizational Behavior
MGT 320 Operations Management
MIS 260 Information Systems Concepts
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing
FIN 310 Principles of Finance
JLA 240 Commercial Law or ACC 340 Business Law I (for accounting majors)
MGT 415 Strategic Management
FIN 310 Principles of Finance

Course Restrictions
For a complete list of prerequisites, corequisites and other restrictions for all courses, please consult the Course Description section of this catalog.

Required Courses (24 SH):

    MIS 280 COBOL I
    MIS 481 Management Information Systems
    MIS 495 Seminar in Management Information Systems

Select five courses from those listed below:

    CS 143 Visual Basic
    MIS 281 Cobol II
    MIS 300 Data Analysis and Integration Software
    MIS 301 Database Applications in Business
    MIS 311 Business Models
    MIS 320 Systems Simulation
    MIS/JLA 341 Information Systems Security
    MIS 345 Selected Topics in Business
    MIS 361 Information Assurance
    MIS 385 Fundamentals of Data Communications
    MIS 386 Decision Support Systems
    MIS 389 Information Systems Hardware
    MIS 405 Business Applications Using Microcomputers
    MIS 475 Management of Information Systems and Information Technology

Information Security Management Option

The information security management option provides undergraduate students majoring in management information systems an enhancement to their understanding of information systems security practices.

The option incorporates both behavioral and technical aspects of security and is intended to offer a broad perspective. It consists of 15 semester hours of courses drawn from management information systems, computer science and JLA.

The purpose of this option is to elevate the importance of the behavioral aspects of security while continuing to recognize the importance of technological security controls.

As specified below, the 15 semester hours forming the information security management option should be selected in place of the 15 semester hours of electives within the management information systems major.

    MIS 301 Database Applications in Business
    MIS/JLA 341 Information Systems Security
    MIS 361 Information Assurance
    MIS 385 Fundamentals of Data Communications

Choose one of the following:

    CS 143 Visual Basic
    CS 166 Introduction to UNIX
    CS 170 Computer Science I: Language
    CS 270 Computers in Society
    JLA 225 Principles of Security
    JLA/SOC 336 White Collar Crime
    JLA 347 Justice Issues in Domestic and International Terrorism
    MAT 127 Introduction to Cryptology
    MIS 389 Information Systems Hardware

Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the MIS department should be able to:

  • Use  analytical, quantitative, and systems skills to solve complex  business problems
  • Work in teams to develop solutions to complex business problems
  • Demonstrate  effective and persuasive written and oral communication skills

Minor in Management Information Systems

Eighteen semester hours are required in order to obtain a minor in management information systems. The minor requires the combination of six of the following courses:

    MIS 300 Data Analysis and Integration Software
    MIS 301 Database Applications in Business
    MIS 311 Business Models
    MIS 320 Systems Simulation
    MIS/JLA 341 Information Systems Security
    MIS 345 Selected Topics in Business
    MIS 361 Information Assurance
    MIS 385 Fundamentals of Data Communications
    MIS 386 Decision Support Systems
    MIS 389 Information Systems Hardware
    MIS 405 Business Applications Using Microcomputers
    MIS 475 Management of Information Systems and Information Technology
    MIS 481 Management Information Systems
    MIS 495 Seminar in Management Information Systems

 

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