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.

Degree Requirements

Students should refer to their DegreeWorks degree audit in their Web for Students account for more information regarding their degree requirements.

Major Requirements
General Education Requirements42
Business Administration Core Courses
FIN 354Financial Management3
GBUS 310Business Communications3
GBUS 440International Business (EL)3
GBUS 450Business Ethics3
or GBUS 452 Business Ethics for Non-Accounting Majors
MGT 395Principles of Management3
MGT 439Business Strategy and Policy3
MGT 465Production and Operations Management3
MIS 360Essentials of Management Information Systems3
MKT 363Marketing3
SCM 324Business Data Analytics I3
or MGT 324 Business Data Analytics I
Management Information Systems Concentration18
Mobile Application Development
Database Systems and Design
Systems Analysis and Design
Principles of Management Information Security
Enterprise Resource Planning
Other Requirements-Business Introductory courses
ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I3
ACCT 2302Principles of Accounting II3
BUSI 2301Business Law3
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics 23
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics 23
MATH 1342Elementary Statistical Methods3
BBA Secondary Core
12sch upper division Business Electives 312
Minimum Hours for Degree120
2

Satisfies Core Curriculum

3

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.

Four Year Plan

Students should refer to their DegreeWorks degree audit in their Web for Students account for more information regarding their degree requirements.

First Year

FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301Composition I requires minimum grade of 'C', Satisfies Core Curriculum3
HIST 1301United States History I Satisfies Core Curriculum3
MATH 1342Elementary Statistical Methods Satisfies Core Curriculum3
Creative Arts Core Curriculum Requirement
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics Satisfies Core Curriculum3
IS 1100University Foundations mandatory for FTIC students only1
Fall Total Semester Credit Hours16
SpringSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1302Composition II Satisfies Core Curriculum3
or ENGL 2311 Technical Writing & Communication
HIST 1302United States History II Satisfies Core Curriculum3
Language, Philosophy and Culture Core Curriculum Requirement3
SPCH 1315Public Speaking Satisfies Core Curriculum3
or COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication
or COMM 1311 Introduction to Communication Studies
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics3
Spring Total Semester Credit Hours15
Total First Year Semester Credit Hours31

Second Year

FallSemester Credit Hours
Life and Physical Sciences Core Curriculum Requirement3-4
PSCI 2301American Government I: Federal & Texas Constitutions Satisfies Core Curriculum3
ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I requires minimum grade of 'C' 3
Component Area Option B of the Core Curriculum3
MIS 360Essentials of Management Information Systems3
Fall Total Semester Credit Hours15-16
SpringSemester Credit Hours
Life and Physical Sciences Core Curriculum Requirement3-4
PSCI 2302American Government II: Federal & Texas Political Behavior Satisfies Core Curriculum3
ACCT 2302Principles of Accounting II requires minimum grade of 'C' 3
GBUS 310Business Communications3
Elective - Upper or Lower Division as needed to meet upper division and overall requirement3
Spring Total Semester Credit Hours15-16
Total Second Year Semester Credit Hours30-32

Third Year

FallSemester Credit Hours
BUSI 2301Business Law3
MIS 310Mobile Application Development3
MIS 362Systems Analysis and Design3
MGT 395Principles of Management3
Upper Division Business Elective (300-400 level from: ACCT, FIN, GBUS, MGT, MIS, MKT, SCM)3
Fall Total Semester Credit Hours15
SpringSemester Credit Hours
FIN 354Financial Management3
MIS 361Database Systems and Design3
MKT 363Marketing3
SCM 324Business Data Analytics I3
or MGT 324 Business Data Analytics I
Upper Division Business Elective (300-400 level from: ACCT, FIN, GBUS, MGT, MIS, MKT, SCM)3
Elective - Upper or Lower Division as needed to meet upper division and overall requirement3
Spring Total Semester Credit Hours15
Total Third Year Semester Credit Hours30

Fourth Year

FallSemester Credit Hours
GBUS 440International Business (EL)3
MIS 450Principles of Management Information Security3
MGT 465Production and Operations Management3
Upper Division Business Elective (300-400 level from: ACCT, FIN, GBUS, MGT, MIS, MKT, SCM)3
Elective - Upper or Lower Division as needed to meet upper division and overall requirement3
Fall Total Semester Credit Hours15
SpringSemester Credit Hours
GBUS 452Business Ethics for Non-Accounting Majors3
or GBUS 450 Business Ethics
MGT 439Business Strategy and Policy3
MIS 302Enterprise Resource Planning3
Upper Division Business Elective (300-400 level from: ACCT, FIN, GBUS, MGT, MIS, MKT, SCM)3
Elective - Upper or Lower Division as needed to meet upper division and overall requirement3
Spring Total Semester Credit Hours15
Total Fourth Year Semester Credit Hours30
Minimum Semester Credit Hours for Degree120

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. Cross-listed with SCM 302. Credit cannot be awarded for both SCM 302 and MIS 302.

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.

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.

Faculty

Dr. Vikram Bhadauria

Associate Professor

Email: vbhadauria@tamut.edu

Dr. Yusun Jung

Assistant Professor

Email: yusun.jung@tamut.edu

Dr. David Reavis

Professor

Email: david.reavis@tamut.edu