MS Degree Program
Area of Concentration in Management Information Systems

Knowledge Systems Institute offers coursework and research in the Management Information Systems (MIS) concentration, which is designed for individuals seeking executive positions with responsibilities for achieving competitive advantage through the effective integration of information technology into organizations. Strategic advantages in the Internet age have been developed in adoption of a new paradigm for organizing businesses. In this new paradigm, core competencies of information technology, IT management and knowledge management capabilities could determine winners and losers in global electronic markets, which results in a growing need for managers at all levels in all functional areas of an organization to be conversant with strategies and tactics for managing the use of information technology. This MIS concentration is designed to fulfill this pressing need and expose students to IT management concepts and theory. The courses use an interdisciplinary approach, are project and case based and lay a solid foundation in systems analysis and design, IT project management, enterprise information architecture planning and design, evaluation of IT value, identification and assessment of opportunities for IT-enabled business process reengineering and information systems construction. Most MIS graduates will find managerial positions in the information systems departments in organizations and in consulting.

Degree Requirements

The MIS concentration requires 30 credit hours of coursework, a nine-credit-hour individual research project, and successful completion of a comprehensive exam. Click on a course number below for a full description of the course from KSI's online course listings.

Required Core Courses:
BA501 Management Information Systems
BA503 Decision Support Systems
BA531 Data Mining
CIS501 Information System Design
CIS502 Database Management Systems
CIS510 Software Project Management
Area Courses:
BA504 Business Management
BA511 Statistics
BA533 Fundamentals of Knowledge Management
CIS507 Principles of Computer Networks
CIS509 Knowledge Engineering
MS Research Project (9 credits):

CIS599 A, B, C — Research Project

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