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2014-2015 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management Information Systems, B.S.


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Bachelor of Science Management Information Systems


Program Director

Dr. Jeffrey Blessing
Office: R-305
Phone: (414) 277-7194
Email: blessing@msoe.edu

The Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS) program provides students with a combination of business, management and information technology preparation needed to succeed in today’s dynamic business environment. The program offers a comprehensive view that takes students through many of the core technologies and languages of computing. The student will learn by doing the very things that industry demands of its information technology professionals. Our notebook computer program for full-time students makes the resources that they need available on a 24-hour basis. Our commitment to using open source software ensures that part-time students will also have ready access to the tools they need to be successful.

The program provides the opportunity for students to focus their studies by selecting specialty course work in areas such as:

Computer Systems and Networking - networking, systems analysis, systems design, operating systems and security; and

Software Systems Development - advanced computer programming, mobile and web applications, business process analysis, software integration and implementation, database development and information technology product management.

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Upon completing the program, graduates:

  • are prepared to excel in positions of responsibility and leadership in the computer-oriented, information and technology-based organizations of the future.
  • have a solid grounding in humanistic studies, an appreciation for cultural diversity and skills to work effectively with people.
  • possess the skills to achieve competitive advantage for business and service organizations through making effective and efficient use of information technology.
  • have a propensity to be lifelong learners, to track new information technology and assist in incorporating it into an organization’s strategic, planning and operational practices.

Upon completion of an integrated array of courses and application of technologies, students in the program:

  • understand and can apply the methodology and tools of quantitative analysis, and a systems approach to the application of knowledge and decision-making.
  • are prepared to lead business and industry in a global information and communication-dominated economy.
  • possess technical and managerial skills and capabilities in the gathering, analysis and communication of critical business information.
  • are able to integrate technology to maintain and improve productivity, enhance the quality of work life, and advance technically oriented products, services and information.

The degree is available to traditional full-time undergraduate students, and flexible plans of study are also available for working professionals. For those with an associate degree, the transfer plan grants junior standing to qualified individuals. Courses in the program can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. Classes may be taken during the day or evening, with several options for blended-Internet study available each academic term.

View Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

MIS Traditional Full-time Track - V2.6


Year One


Total: 15 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 16 credits

Winter


Total: 16 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 17 credits

Total: 15 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 16 credits

Year Two


Total: 15 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 15 credits

Winter


Total: 15 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 16 credits

Spring


Total: 17 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 18 credits

Year Three


Fall


Total: 16 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 16 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 13 lecture hours - 10 lab hours - 16 credits

Year Four


Total: 16 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 16 credits

Winter


Total: 15 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 15 credits

Spring


Total: 15 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 15 credits

Note


1 Students must complete a minimum of eight natural science credits. The specific course selection MUST be approved by the curriculum advisor. At least one course chosen must have a lab.

2 MIS students must complete at least nine credits of social science (SS) electives. Electives are chosen in consultation with an advisor.

3 MIS students must complete at least 12 credits of humanities electives in addition to the prescribed requirements of HU 100  and HU 432  . Electives are chosen in consultation with an advisor.

4 MIS students must complete at least 24 elective credits. At least SIX courses must be from the specialty course list. Courses are chosen in consultation with an advisor.

5 Management Internship Experience is not required for students who can show evidence of an internship experience appropriate to their professional development related to the MIS program. One MS elective will be substituted with consent of advisor.

6 MIS students must complete one course featuring Microsoft Operating Systems and Networking.

Transfer students who have completed 36 quarter or 24 semester credits or more are expected to complete OR 301  Transfer Student Orientation or OR 307S  Transfer Orientation Seminar.

MIS 2 + 2 Degree Completion Option Full-time Track - V2.1 (see note 1)


Year One


Total: 14 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 13 credits

Total: 13 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 13 credits

Total: 12 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 13 credits

Total: 13 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 13 credits

Year Two


Total: 13 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 13 credits

Winter


Total: 14 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 14 credits

Spring


Total: 12 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 12 credits

Total: 12 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 12 credits

Note:


1 The BSMIS+2 is a degree completion program and requires an associate degree in computer or information systems or 60 semester/90 quarter credits of computer or information course work for admission. Previous study must include specific courses in: computer methods, microeconomics, macroeconomics, business law, college mathematics, two courses in natural sciences (one with lab), English composition, technical composition, speech, and two courses in humanistic studies. Additional time for completion will be added to the BSMIS+2 if any of these requirements are missing.

2 BSMIS+2 students must complete at least six concentration elective CREDITS. Concentration electives are chosen in consultation with an advisor. See the prescribed concentration course list for options.

3 BSMIS+2 students must complete least 9 credits of humanities and social science (HU/SS) electives. Combined with previous study, students must demonstrate a balance in the number of HU and SS designated courses completed. The specific number of HU or SS credits will be determined upon admission.

The two-year model track for degree completion provides for a schedule whereby students can attend classes two nights per week and occasionally on Saturdays. At least one “on-track” course is offered via blended Internet delivery each quarter. Blended Internet classes meet face-to-face three to four times per quarter, with additional instruction done via the Internet as electronic lectures, interactive discussion forums, and on-line case studies. On-track courses, offered as traditional face-to-face meetings, are offered so three courses can be scheduled by meeting two nights per week, generally Monday and Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday. The number of weeks classes meet during the Summer Quarter may vary.

Transfer students who have completed 36 quarter or 24 semester credits or more are expected to complete OR 301  Transfer Student Orientation or OR 307S  Transfer Orientation Seminar.

2 + 2 Degree Completion Option Part-Time Track - V2.1 (see note 1)


Year One


Year Two


Year Three


Summer


Year Three Total: 26 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 27 credits


Year Four


Winter


Spring


  • Elective (Concentration)2 3 credits
  • Elective (HU/SS)3 3 credits

Year Four Total: 24 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 24 credits


Note:


1 The BSMIS+2 is a degree completion program and requires an associate degree in computer or information systems or 60 semester/90 quarter credits of computer or information course work for admission. Previous study must include specific courses in: computer methods, microeconomics, macroeconomics, business law, college mathematics, two courses in natural sciences (one with lab), English composition, technical composition, speech, and two courses in humanistic studies. Additional time for completion will be added to the BSMIS+2 if any of these requirements are missing.

2 BSMIS+2 students must complete at least six concentration elective CREDITS. Concentration electives are chosen in consultation with an advisor. See the prescribed concentration course list for options.

3 BSMIS+2 students must complete 9 credits of humanities or social science (HU/SS) electives. Combined with previous study, students must demonstrate a balance in the number of HU and SS designated courses completed. The specific number of HU or SS credits will be determined upon admission.

The four-year model track for degree completion provides for a schedule whereby students can attend classes two nights per week and occasionally on Saturdays. At lest one “on-track” course is offered via blended Internet delivery each quarter. Blended Internet classes meet face-to-face three to four times per quarter, with additional instruction done via the Internet as electronic lectures, interactive discussion forums, and on-line case studies. On-track courses, offered as traditional face-to-face meetings, are offered so three courses can be scheduled by meeting two nights per week, generally Monday and Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday. The number of weeks classes meet during the Summer Quarter may vary.

Transfer students who have completed 36 quarter or 24 semester credits or more are expected to complete OR 301  Transfer Student Orientation or OR 307S  Transfer Orientation Seminar.

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