Management Information Systems (MIS)
Applied Analytics for Business
MIN-807: Disciple Making in the Leadership Context
This course introduces the role and value of data analytics in meeting the business needs of contemporary organizations. Students are introduced to central issues related to data storage and handling and the stages in the analytics process. Students also study the role of ethics and security in information management and learn skills for managing analytics projects.
MIS-602: Innovation in Information 4 credits Technology and Data Management
This course introduces key issues in managing information technology and data within contemporary organizations. Students examine the role of leveraging IT and data analytics to drive innovation and add value to organizations through addressing business and market needs. Challenges regarding technology adoption and best practices for utilizing data for organizational decision making are also addressed.
MIS-605: Introduction to Databases 4 credits
This course introduces the basic role and uses of databases within business enterprises. Students examine database design types, development, staging, production environments, and maintenance of a database structure. Emphasis is on appropriate application and implementation of database functions in relation to performing data analytics.
MIS-610: Intermediate Database 4 credits Applications
This course covers complex characteristics of databases and their practical application in a business environment. The course examines the main principles and relative advantages of object- oriented and object-relational databases. Students gain working knowledge of object-relational features as implemented in standard SQL database management systems within a practice environment. Prerequisite: MIS-605.
MIS-640: Financial Decision Making 4 credits
This course introduces financial management principles relevant to information technology departments. Emphasis is on budgeting for the development and execution of IT projects and ongoing IT processes. Students consider the concept of capitalization and the role of transparency, return on investment, and aligning IT efforts with an organization’s strategic financial objectives within the IT budgeting process. Prerequisites: BUS-600 and MIS-602. Prerequisites: BUS-600 and MIS-602.
MIS-650: Performing Analytics Using a 4 credits Statistical Language
In this course students perform analytics using a statistical language. Key topics include working with data, charting data, and building statistical models within a business environment. Prerequisites: MIS-610, and SYM-506 or equivalent.
MIS-652: Business Process Analysis 4 credits
This course introduces the fundamentals of business process analysis and its role in driving efficient and innovative organizations. Students examine business process mapping, workflow, change initiatives, process improvements with particular emphasis on effective change initiatives, and adoption of IT solutions that solve specific business needs. Prerequisite: MIS-602. Prerequisite: MIS-602.
MIS-655: Data Mining 4 credits
This course introduces techniques for extracting patterns and knowledge from large data sets. Students utilize intelligent inferential techniques to interpret patterns in the collected information and translate them into actionable items intended to solve specific business problems. Prerequisite: MIS-650.
MIS-657: Information Security and Risk 4 credits Management
This course examines core issues related to information security within the framework of effective IT governance. Students evaluate security mechanisms, operational issues, and policies and plans related to cybersecurity within organizations. There is also emphasis on threat analysis, assessing system vulnerabilities, forensics, and recovery. Prerequisite: MIS-602. Prerequisite: MIS-602.
Descriptive and Predictive Analytics
This course examines foundational analytics concepts with an emphasis on descriptive and predictive analytics. Students work with selected industry tools and methods for describing, summarizing, and presenting data and make predictions using statistical analysis. There is also emphasis on interpreting business requirements in the design of analytical models and effective communication of findings through data visualization. Prerequisite: MIS-655.
Prescriptive Analytics and Advanced Topics
In this course students perform prescriptive analytics and other advanced analytics techniques to extract meaning from organizational data for the purpose of identifying and recommending solutions for specific business needs. Effective and persuasive communication of data and decision options to drive organizational change is also covered. Prerequisite: MIS- 660.
MIS-690Ω: Applied Capstone Project 4 credits
This course builds upon the techniques and tools presented in prior courses in the program. Students undertake an applied project focused on a specific area of analytics within an organization. Students use critical thinking skills to frame analytics problems, build and apply appropriate analytics models, and communicate relevant findings within a business setting. Prerequisite: MIS-665.