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Management Information Systems 1
The 15 credits must include MIS 301 Management Information Systems.
Students with declared majors have priority over students with declared
minors in courses with space constraints.
Management Information Systems, B.S.
For undergraduate curriculum in business, major in management
information systems.
The Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems offers a
major in management information systems. Students will complete the
BUSAD 102 (or 103)
1 BUSAD 250
general education requirements (including business foundation courses),
COM S 113
3 MATH 151
ECON 101
3 ECON 102
ENGL 150
Management Information Systems is the analysis and use of information
MATH 150
3 International Perspective
systems and technologies to support problem solving and decision
LIB 160
3 business core requirements for the bachelor of science (BS) degree, and
18 additional credits in the major.
making within and across organizations. Organizations and companies
use data, most often in digital form, to conduct nearly every part of their
businesses and functions. The program provides students with the
17 15
core knowledge related to every dimension of information systems and
technologies, including the creation and implementation of software and
databases, to information security, analytics, and the user interface. The
1 Core Business Courses
program takes a balanced approach to the management information
ACCT 284
3 SP CM 212
systems major, with both technical and managerial coursework.
ENGL 250
3 ACCT 215
The study of Management Information Systems prepares students for
STAT 226
3 PHIL 230
professional careers with a wide variety of firms and roles, ranging from
3 small start-up firms to large multinational corporations. Common job
MIS 207
3 titles include business analyst and systems analyst. Students are also
pursuing careers in Information Technology consulting.
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The MIS major requires students to take 18 credit hours in the
management information systems area, including 12 credit hours of
Core Business Courses
6 Core Business Courses
required core courses and 6 credit hours of electives. The required core
Natural Science
3 Major Courses
courses are:
3 3
Major Course
MIS 310
Information Systems Analysis
MIS 320
Database Management Systems
MIS 340
Project Management
The remaining 6 credits can be taken from the department approved
electives, preferably with the specified clusters that focus on specific
IT job related knowledge and skills (application development, IT
infrastructure and security, business analytics, and supply chain
3 U.S. Diversity or Elective
Intermediate Business Programming
ENGL 302
MIS 307
Total Credits
15 15
Major Courses
6 MGMT 478
Core Business Course
3 Major Course
General Elective
3 General Electives
3 Perspective
technology). Students are encouraged to take electives that cover
multiple clusters to enhance marketability and career flexibility.
Total Credits: 122
The department also offers a minor for non-Management information
@ Courses in these requirements may also be used as Global
Systems majors in the College of Business. The minor requires 15 credits
from an approved list of courses, of which 9 credits must stand alone.
15 Perspective.
2 Management Information Systems
US Diversity courses may be used to satisfy HUM/SOC SCI.
areas—core, specialization, minor, and research methods—and
All core classes must be completed prior to taking MGMT 478 in the
the dissertation. The Management of Information Systems (MIS)
graduating semester.
specialization examines issues related to the development, building,
management, and use of information and knowledge-based technologies.
Students must be admitted to the professional program in business to
Such technologies enable users to collect organizational data, provide a
major in management information systems. The requirements to enter
platform for organizing and disseminating the data, and offer operational,
the professional program are:
decision support, and knowledge management tools through which
1. Completion of 30 credits, Foundation Courses, ENGL 150, and all ENGL
101/99 courses if required.
users can leverage data and information for making better organizational
decisions. Students in the MIS specialization will study areas such
as information technology analysis and development, database and
2. A minimum GPA of 2.50 either cumulative or in the Foundation
knowledge management systems, decision support and data mining,
human computer interaction, system security and integrity, and project
Graduation Requirements:
1. Grade of “C” or higher in at least 30 credits of Core and Major
2. 42 credits of 300+ level courses.
3. 50% of required Business courses must be earned at ISU.
4. At least 32 credits and the LAST 32 credits must be earned at ISU.
management and collaborative teamwork.
Courses primarily for undergraduates:
MIS 207: Fundamentals of Computer Programming
(Cross-listed with COM S). (3-1) Cr. 3. F.S.
Prereq: MATH 150 or placement into MATH 140/MATH 141/MATH 142 or
An introduction to computer programming using an object-oriented
programming language. Emphasis on the basics of good programming
5. 122 Credits minimum and a Cumulative GPA of at least 2.00
techniques and style. Extensive practice in designing, implementing,
6. Grade of “C” or higher in 2 of the 3 required ENGL courses.
and file I/O. Exceptions/error-handling. This course is not designed for
Graduate Study
computer science, software engineering, and computer engineering
The Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems participates
MIS 207 and Com S 227.
and debugging small programs. Use of abstract data types. Interactive
majors. Credit may not be applied toward graduation for both Com S 207/
in the MS in Information Systems (MSIS), the full-time and part-time
Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the PhD in Business
MIS 301: Management Information Systems
and Technology programs. The department also participates in an
(3-0) Cr. 3.
interdepartmental MS in Information Assurance as well as in a master’s
Prereq: COM S 113 or BUSAD 150
and PhD program in Human Computer Interaction.
The role of information technology in organizations. Overview of
methodologies for design and development of systems including
The MBA is a 48-credit, non-thesis, non-creative component curriculum.
decision support systems, expert systems, data bases, end-user
Thirty of the 48 credits are core business courses and the remaining 18
computing, etc. Computer applications relate concepts to practice.
credits are graduate electives. Students may obtain a specialization in
Lecture and laboratory work emphasizes the enabling role of IT in
technology and innovation management within the MBA program.
contemporary organizations.
The MSIS is a 30-credit (minimum) curriculum designed around three
MIS 307: Intermediate Business Programming
interrelated areas – business foundation, IS core, and electives. All
(3-0) Cr. 3.
students are expected to be familiar with basic computing skills before
Prereq: MIS 207/COM S 207 or COM S 227; credit or enrollment in MIS 301
entering the program. The MSIS program will educate students on
Introduction to the concepts and use of data structures, file accesses and
applying IS theory and concepts to modern IS development through
object oriented programming methodologies in contemporary business
classes that enable them to learn and use the latest software in
environments. Application development environments will be covered.
application projects. Students graduating from the program will have
advanced technical and managerial skills to develop and manage
information systems projects.
The PhD in Business and Technology is a 56-credit curriculum (minimum)
which includes a 12-credit dissertation designed around four interrelated
Management Information Systems 3
MIS 310: Information Systems Analysis
MIS 435: Information Systems Infrastructure
(3-0) Cr. 3.
(3-0) Cr. 3.
Prereq: credit or enrollment in MIS 301
Prereq: MIS 301
Critical analysis of business processes, data and process modeling,
Overview of Internet and telecommunications technology used in
feasibility studies, CASE tools, and developing system design
business applications. Understand Internet and network protocols,
network and application architectures, design, and implementation.
MIS 320: Database Management Systems
MIS 436: Introduction to Business Analytics
(3-0) Cr. 3.
(3-0) Cr. 3.
Prereq: Credit or enrollment in MIS 301
Prereq: MIS 320
Database design, development, and implementation. Focus on data
Introduction to the field of business analytics (BA). Students will examine
models, both classical and object oriented. Uses relational and/or object
BA processes and techniques used in transforming data to knowledge
oriented database management systems.
and creating value for organizations. Business cases, presentations by
MIS 340: Project Management
(Cross-listed with SCM). (3-0) Cr. 3.
business professionals, class lectures and discussions on data analysis,
design and modeling, and extensive hands-on analytical exercises.
Prereq: credit or enrollment in MIS 301
MIS 439: Topics in Management of Information Systems
Equips students to support team activities in the general project
(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable.
management environment and better manage their careers. Practical
Prereq: MIS 301, permission of instructor
experience using project management techniques and tools. Course
A variety of topics will be covered and topics may vary between
topics include project initiation and execution, risk assessment,
semesters. Some of the topics are information resources management,
estimating and contracts, planning, human factors, and standard
electronic commerce, decision support systems, and expert systems.
MIS 440: Supply Chain Information Systems
MIS 368: Spreadsheet-based Marketing Analytics
(Cross-listed with SCM). (3-0) Cr. 3.
(Cross-listed with MKT). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.
Prereq: MIS 301, SCM 301
Prereq: MKT 340
Internal and inter-organizational information systems necessary for
Use of spreadsheets to conduct various analyses to support marketing
a supply chain to achieve competitive advantage. Topics include:
strategies. Topics include data visualization and exploration, marketing
design, development, implementation, and maintenance of supply chain
models and consultative problem-solving skills. Development of skills
information systems; enterprise resource planning; advanced planning
such as formulating problems, structuring and prioritizing problems,
and scheduling, manufacturing execution systems; and the interface
synthesizing results and communicating intuition from quantitative
between manufacturing planning and control processes, logistics
processes, and the information system.
MIS 407: Advanced Business Programming
MIS 445: Enterprise Systems and Architecture
(3-0) Cr. 3.
(3-0) Cr. 3.
Prereq: MIS 307
Prereq: MIS 301
Advanced software development and topics in contemporary
Contemporary theories, concepts, and practices in network infrastructure,
programming languages. Topics include basic syntax, advanced
network design, and information security. Design, install, and administer
programming techniques, file structures and management, database
a complex network infrastructure. Study security threats and attacks
access, algorithm design, web forms and graphical user interfaces.
and countermeasures. Investigate exposure to attacks, firewalls, and
MIS 434: Electronic Commerce Strategy
(3-0) Cr. 3.
Prereq: MIS 301, MKT 340, SCM 301
Overview of business strategies and technologies used for electronic
commerce. Emphasis is on the strategic, operational, and technical
issues associated with global electronic commerce using class lecture/
discussion and case studies.
development of intrusion detection systems. Other security topics
such as risk management, IT audit, and security regulations will also be
4 Management Information Systems
MIS 446: Advanced Business Analytics
MIS 501: Management Information Systems
(3-0) Cr. 3.
(3-0) Cr. 3.
Prereq: MIS 320
Prereq: Enrollment in MBA program or departmental permission.
Projects-based course which provides an in-depth understanding of
This course exposes the student to current theories and practices
BA methods of visualization, data mining, text mining, web-mining, and
appropriate for understanding the role and application of information
predictions through the use of specific BA tools. For students who are
systems for individuals, organizations, and society within a globally
interested in understanding advanced techniques and applications
competitive context. The course focuses on information technology and
of data analytics and acquiring hands-on skills for making intelligent
its uses in improving work practices, products, and tools for individuals
business decisions in data-rich organizations.
and organizations. The course also addresses issues pertaining to
MIS 447: Information Systems Development
(3-0) Cr. 3.
Prereq: MIS 301
Design of business systems using contemporary tools and methods such
as SQL, CASE tools, OOD tools, etc. Focuses on synthesizing concepts
from earlier MIS courses.
MIS 450: Enterprise Resource Planning Systems in Supply Chain
(Cross-listed with SCM). (3-0) Cr. 3.
Prereq: SCM 301, MIS 301 or I E 148, I E 341
Examination of the role of enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) in
the supply chain. Hands-on experience with a major software application
current and emerging topics in the development and use of technology,
the role of technology in and its alignment with organizational strategy
and sustainable business practices, information system planning and
the development of enterprise architectures, and human interface and
personal characteristics in the design and use of technology.
MIS 532: Advanced Business Software Development
(3-0) Cr. 3.
Prereq: MIS 531 or equivalent
A survey of business-oriented programming languages with emphasis on
state-of-the-art development techniques for business software. Topics
include object-oriented and Internet programming issues and methods.
in use by many corporations to manage and improve the efficiency of
MIS 533: Data Management for Decision Makers
their supply chains and operations. Students will develop a more process-
(3-0) Cr. 3.
centric perspective about how a supply chain operates and how ERP
Prereq: MIS 501
enables and supports such operations.
Addresses data needs of functions such as marketing, finance, and
MIS 490: Independent Study
Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.
Prereq: MIS 301, senior classification, permission of instructor
MIS 495: Case Practicum
(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 2 times. F.S.
Prereq: MIS 301
Students explore different practical scenarios related information
systems projects and cases. Students acquire necessary skills and
knowledge to solve practical issues associated with presented cases and
problems. Students compete at different venues around the country.
Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified
production. Advanced skills needed to design, develop and use database,
data warehousing and data mining systems for effective decision
support. Emphasis on importance of contemporary technologies.
MIS 534: Electronic Commerce
(3-0) Cr. 3.
Prereq: MIS 501
Overview of how modern communication technologies including the
internet and world wide web have revolutionized the way we do business.
Provides an understanding of various internet technologies and how
companies are using the internet for commercial purposes. Explores
future scenarios on the use of these technologies and their impact on
various industries and the society.
MIS 535: Telecommunications Management
(3-0) Cr. 3.
Prereq: MIS 501
Issues involved in the management of telecommunications function.
Overview of communications technology used in various business
applications, local area network, wide area network, broad band network,
wireless and voice networks. Internet technologies and protocols.
Analyzing the strategic impact of these technologies on organizations.
Strategic planning for telecommunications, including network planning
and analysis.
Management Information Systems 5
MIS 536: Business Analytics Foundation
MIS 598: Research Seminar in Management Information Systems
(3-0) Cr. 3.
(3-0) Cr. 3.
Introduction to Business Analytics (BA) concepts and tools. Hands-
Prereq: Graduate classification
on lab exercises and business case studies in data preparation, data
Examines issues such as the nature and content of information systems
querying and data visualization. Also covers various modeling techniques
research; aspects of starting and pursuing research topics in information
in predictive and prescriptive analytics.
systems; exploring and understanding relevant research methods and
MIS 537: Project Management
tools. Develop preliminary research proposals.
(3-0) Cr. 3.
MIS 599: Creative Component
Prereq: MIS 501
Cr. 3.
Prepares students to support team activities in the general project
Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of supervisory committee chair
management environment and provides them with a working
Preparation and writing of creative component.
understanding of the full scope of project management activities.
Students will also have practical experience using project management
Courses for graduate students:
techniques and tools. Course topics include project initiation and
MIS 601: Behavioral Issues in IS Research
execution, risk assessment, estimating and contracts, planning, human
(3-0) Cr. 3.
factors, and standard methods. The course follows the recommended
Prereq: MIS 501 or equivalent, enrollment in PhD program
content areas of the Project Management Institute, and provides
The state of behavioral research in the IS function. MIS activities in
students with a recognized foundational training in project management.
an organization span the following three major areas: design and
MIS 538: Business Process Systems
(3-0) Cr. 3.
Prereq: MIS 501
Examine current and historical perspectives on business process
management. Topics include process identification, mapping, and
improvement. Additional topics will address business process
automation and integration, business process outsourcing. Investigate
implementation of the MIS, use of the MIS, and management of the
MIS function. Each of these processes is carried out at several levels:
individual, group, organizational and inter-organizational. Identify
behavioral issues of relevance for the cells defined by the process and
level dimensions. Reading and discussion of the research literature
surrounding the development, use, and implications of information
current and potential tools and methods for business process
MIS 602: Current Issues in IS Research
management. Include process management projects.
(3-0) Cr. 3.
MIS 539: Topics in Management of Information Systems
(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable.
Prereq: MIS 501
A variety of topics may be offered in different semesters. Topics may
include electronic commerce, information resources management,
decision support systems, and expert systems.
MIS 546: Advanced Business Analytics
(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.
An in-depth discussion of various advanced topics in Business Analytics
(BA) such as Big Data Analytics, Text Analytics, and Web Analytics.
Extensive hands-on exercises of using BA tools to solve real-world
problems. Preparation for students’ capstone projects.
Prereq: MIS 501 or equivalent, enrollment in PhD program
Three fundamental areas of Information Systems, namely, infrastructure,
management, and processes. Infrastructure studies examine the IT
architecture including computing, communication, data, and application.
Management focuses on addressing the value added notion of IT. Finally
processing addresses topics related to enabling role of IT in myriad of
MIS 603: Seminar on IT Strategy and Structure
(3-0) Cr. 3.
Prereq: MIS 601
Strategic issues in IT management. Address issues such as aligning IT
strategy with corporate strategy and functional strategies, IT structure,
valuation, governance and control, and related topics. Provide students
MIS 590: Special Topics
with research skills related to the boundary between IT and the firm's
Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.
external environment.
Prereq: Permission of instructor
For students wishing to do individual research in a particular area of MIS.
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MIS 604: Collaboration, Knowledge, and Intelligence in Organizations
(3-0) Cr. 3.
Prereq: MIS 601
Research issues in the emerging areas of collaboration, knowledge
management, and enterprise intelligence. Topics will include emerging
and contemporary technologies of Data Mining, Knowledge Discovery
from Databases, Web Mining, organizational memory, and knowledge
MIS 650: Research Practicum I
(1-0) Cr. 1.
Prereq: enrollment in the PhD program
Preparation of a research manuscript to be submitted to a peer-reviewed
academic journal. Students will work with a faculty mentor on a research
MIS 651: Research Practicum II
(1-0) Cr. 1.
Prereq: enrollment in the PhD program
Preparation of a second research manuscript to be submitted to a
peer-reviewed academic journal. Although students work under the
supervision of a faculty mentor, the students will take independent
responsibility for the research project.
MIS 655: Organizational and Social Implications of Human Computer
(Cross-listed with HCI). (3-0) Cr. 3.
Prereq: Graduate classification
Examine opportunities and implications of information technologies
and human computer interaction on social and organizational systems.
Explore ethical and social issues appurtenant to human computer
interaction, both from a proscriptive and prescriptive perspective.
Develop informed perspective on human computer interaction.
Implications on research and development programs.
MIS 699: Research
Cr. 3-6. Repeatable.
Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of dissertation supervisor

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