Management Information Systems

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

Lorraine DiLeo , Department Secretary
dileol@wcsu.edu

WS 385, Westside Campus
(203) 837-8341
(203) 837-8527 (fax)

Faculty

R. Montague, Chr. R. Bassett E. Collar
G. Jin M. Wright  

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.

Required Courses (24 SH):

MIS 280 COBOL I (Prereq: MIS 260)
MIS 481 Management Information Systems (Prereq: MIS 260, MIS 280, and GPA > 2.3)
MIS 495 Seminar in Management Information Systems (Prereq: MIS 481, senior standing and GPA > 2.3)

Select five courses from those listed below:

CS 143 Visual Basic (Prereq: Knowledge of Windows applications, MAT 100
or appropriate math placement test score)
MIS 281 Cobol II (Prereq: MIS 280)
MIS 300 Data Analysis and Integration Software (Prereq: MIS 260)
MIS 301 Database Applications in Business (Prereq: MIS 260 or permission of the instructor)
MIS 311 Business Models (Prereq: FIN 230 and MIS 260)
MIS 320 Systems Simulation (Prereq: FIN 230 and MIS 260)
MIS/JLA 341 Information Systems Security (Prereq: CS 140 or CS 143 or CS 170 or MIS 260)
MIS 345 Selected Topics in Business (Prereq: permission of instructor)
MIS 361 Information Assurance (Prereq: MIS/JLA 341)
MIS 385 Fundamentals of Data Communication (Prereq: MIS 260)
MIS 386 Decision Support Systems (Prereq: MIS 260)
MIS 389 Information Systems Hardware (Prereq: MIS 260)
MIS 405 Business Applications Using Microcomputers (Prereq: ACC 201, MIS 260 and senior standing)
MIS 475 Management of Information Systems and Information Tech. (Prereq: MIS 260, one MIS elective and senior standing)

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 fifteen (15) semester hours of courses drawn from management information systems, computer science, and justice & law administration. 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 fifteen (15) semester hours forming the information security management option should be selected in place of the fifteen (15) semester hours of electives within the management information systems major:

MIS 301 Database Applications in Business (Prereq: MIS 260 or permission of instructor)
MIS/JLA 341 Information Systems Security (Prereq: CS 140 or CS 143 or CS 170 or MIS 260)
MIS 361 Information Assurance (Prereq: MIS/JLA 341)
MIS 385 Fundamentals of Data Communications (Prereq: MIS 260)

Choose one of the following:

CS 143 Visual Basic (Prereq: Knowledge of Windows applications, MAT 100
or appropriate math placement test score)
CS 166 Introduction to UNIX (Prereq: MAT 100 or appropriate math placement score)
CS 170 Computer Science I: Language (Prereq: MAT 100 or appropriate math placement test score)
CS 270 Computers in Society (Prereq: CS 144 or CS 170 or CS 250)
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 (Prereq: MAT 100 or appropriate math placement test score)

MIS 389 Information Systems Hardware (Prereq: MIS 260)

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 (Prereq: MIS 260)
MIS 301 Database Applications in Business (Prereq: MIS 260 or permission of instructor)
MIS 311 Business Models (Prereq: FIN 230 and MIS 260)
MIS 320 Systems Simulation (Prereq: FIN 230 and MIS 260)
MIS/JLA 341 Information Systems Security (Prereq: CS 140 or CS 143 or CS 170 or MIS 260)
MIS 345 Selected Topics in Business (Prereq: permission of instructor)
MIS 361 Information Assurance (Prereq: MIS/JLA 341)
MIS 385 Fundamentals of Data Communication (Prereq: MIS 260)
MIS 386 Decision Support Systems (Prereq: MIS 260)
MIS 389 Information Systems Hardware (Prereq: MIS 260)
MIS 405 Business Applications Using Microcomputers (Prereq: MIS 260, ACC 201 and senior standing)
MIS 475 Management of Information Systems and Information Technology (Prereq: MIS 260, one MIS elective and senior standing)
MIS 481 Management Information Systems (Prereq: MIS 260, MIS 280 or equivalent and GPA > 2.3)
MIS 495 Seminar in Management Information Systems (Prereq: MIS 481, senior standing, GPA > 2.3)


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