Bachelors of Business Administration-Management Information Systems Concentration
The Management Information Systems (MIS) concentration prepares our students to maximize the utilization of systems in the business world. As the world business community goes more cyber, updated systems skills are needed to maximize the profitability of the business. College of Business students in the Management Information Systems concentration at Texas A&M University-Texarkana learn foundational information systems skills that employers will capitalize upon to improve their business operations. Students learn project management skills that are demanded of the skilled MIS professional in the business community. Students learn the fundamentals of designing security in web based business systems. Students explore the foundations of data mining and analysis, providing optimal information to management teams. In addition, College of Business MIS students learn how to use this information to enhance their critical thinking skills, to communicate findings to stakeholders, and to draw sound conclusions from the data extracted. MIS graduates from the College of Business find opportunities for employment in many areas including banking and financial institutions, industrial companies, and service companies. The skills gained by A&M-Texarkana business graduates provide a sustained competitive advantage for companies, both locally and in the global marketplace.
Students should refer to their DegreeWorks degree audit in their Web for Students account for more information regarding their degree requirements.
|General Education Requirements||42|
|Business Administration Core Courses|
|FIN 354||Financial Management||3|
|GBUS 310||Business Communications||3|
|GBUS 440||International Business||3|
|GBUS 450||Business Ethics||3|
|or GBUS 452||Business Ethics for Non-Accounting Majors|
|MGT 395||Principles of Management||3|
|MGT 439||Business Strategy and Policy||3|
|MGT 465||Production and Operations Management||3|
|MIS 360||Essentials of Management Information Systems||3|
|SCM 325||Business Statistics (EL)||3|
|Management Information Systems Concentration||12|
|Systems Analysis and Design|
|Principles of Management Information Security|
|Mobile Application Development|
|Database Systems and Design|
|Other Requirements-Business Introductory courses|
|ACCT 2301||Principles of Accounting I 1||3|
|ACCT 2302||Principles of Accounting II 1||3|
|BUSI 2301||Business Law||3|
|ECON 2301||Principles of Macroeconomics 2||3|
|ECON 2302||Principles of Microeconomics 2||3|
|MATH 1342||Elementary Statistical Methods||3|
|BBA Secondary Core|
|18sch upper division Business Electives 3||18|
|Minimum Hours for Degree||120|
minimum grade of C or higher is required
Satisfies Core Curriculum
Upper Division Business Electives include 300 & 400 level courses from Accounting, General Business, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing & Supply Chain Management
Note: A minimum of 54 upper division hours (300 and 400 level courses) are required for this degree. Resident credit totaling 25% of the hours is required for the degree. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in three areas for graduation: Overall GPA, Institutional GPA, and Major GPA.
Undergraduate Courses in Management Information Systems
MIS 302. Enterprise Resource Planning. 3 Hours.
This course provides an overview of enterprise systems and supply chain business processes, and introduces students to how enterprise systems are used to manage supply chains and make effective business decisions.
MIS 305. Electronic Commerce. 3 Hours.
This course is a study of the practices and methods used in implementing electronic commerce business solutions. Topics will include logistics and support activities, electronic data interchange, electronic supply chain management, and implementation issues. The auction process and web auction strategies will be discussed. Prerequisite: MIS 360.
MIS 308. Project Management. 3 Hours.
This class is a study of the practices and methods used in managing projects. Project elements such as scheduling, organizing, implementing, control, and assessment will be discussed. The course focuses on using project management techniques appropriate for information systems projects.
MIS 310. Mobile Application Development. 3 Hours.
This course will introduce students to application development for mobile devices. Students will learn about implementation, software design, and user-interaction design on the mobile computing platform. Students will also learn about concepts at the core of modern mobile computing, such as software and data distribution models and location awareness. The course focuses on using the iPhone OS as the development platform, but the concepts covered in the course apply to all mobile computing platforms. Students will be introduced to the swift programming language, the XCode programming environment, and the iPhone SDK and APIs.
MIS 360. Essentials of Management Information Systems. 3 Hours.
This course explores concepts of information systems management. Emphasis is placed on the theory and practice related to the development and operation of information systems in organizations. The course should be taken during the first year of enrollment.
MIS 361. Database Systems and Design. 3 Hours.
This course provides the basic concepts of management of database systems. The course emphasizes understanding the various database management functions and providing database support for the organization. Topics include types of database models, database design, entity relationship diagrams, normalization, database-management systems, administration of database security, error recovery, concurrency control, and distributed-database systems. This course focuses on the design of a database starting from the conceptual design to the implementation of a database schema and user interfaces to the database. Students will design databases using a database management system and development tools. Students will learn the database query language SQL. Cross-listed with CS 361. Credit for both MIS 361 and CS 361 cannot be awarded.Prerequisite: CS 332.
MIS 362. Systems Analysis and Design. 3 Hours.
This is the study of the methodology for analysis and design of a business information system. Emphasis will be on critical analysis of existing systems and design of computer based systems. An actual systems analysis is required. Cross-listed with CS 362. Credit for both CS 362 and MIS 362 cannot be awarded.
MIS 430. Website Development. 3 Hours.
Students utilize coding and Web development tools to create inter-linked Web pages.
MIS 450. Principles of Management Information Security. 3 Hours.
This course addresses aspects of information security. Topics include implications of databases, telecommunication systems, risk assessment, security policies, remote connections, authentication and prevention systems, foundations of cryptography, physical security issues, and appropriate counter measures. Reading and cases are used to increase depth of content and analytical perspective concerning law and ethics. Prerequisite: MIS 360.
MIS 489. Individual Study. 3 Hours.
This course provides individual instruction. Students may repeat the course when topics vary.