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.

Management Information Systems Concentration 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
ACCT 325Managerial Accounting3
FIN 354Financial Management3
GBUS 325Business Law3
GBUS 450Business Ethics3
MGT 395Principles of Management3
MGT 439Business Strategy and Policy3
MGT 465Production and Operations Management3
MIS 360Essentials of Management Information Systems3
MKT 363Marketing3
SCM 325Business Statistics3
Management Information Systems Concentration18
Electronic Commerce
Project Management
Systems Analysis and Design
Principles of Management Information Security
Management Science
3 semester credit hour Upper Division Business Elective
Other Requirements-Business Introductory courses
ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I3
ACCT 2302Principles of Accounting II3
BCIS 1305Business Computer Applications3
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics 63
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics 63
MATH 1342Elementary Statistical Methods3
BBA Secondary Core
FIN 325Money, Banking, and Financial Markets3
GBUS 440International Business3
MGT 321Organizational Behaviors3
MGT 366Topics in Organizational Leadership3
or MGT 446 Entrepreneurship
Minimum Hours for Degree120
6

 Satisfies Core Curriculum

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.

Management Information Systems Minor

MIS 302Enterprise Resource Planning3
MIS 310Mobile Application Development3
MIS 360Essentials of Management Information Systems3
MIS 430Website Development3
Select 2 of the courses below:6
Electronic Commerce
Project Management
Principles of Management Information Security
Total Hours for Minor18

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. Prerequisite: MIS 360.

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 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. Prerequisite: BCIS 1305.

MIS 430. Website Development. 3 Hours.

Students utilize coding and Web development tools to create inter-linked Web pages. Prerequisite: BCIS 1305.

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. Charles L. McDonald

Professor

Email: charles.mcdonald@tamut.edu

Dr. David Reavis

Associate Professor

Email: david.reavis@tamut.edu