M.S. Management Information Systems Degree Requirements 2012-2013
Students must meet all university requirements and the collegial graduation requirements.
Students must show proficiency in intermediate algebra and written communication by either:
- successfully passing proficiency examinations in intermediate algebra and written communications;
- completing appropriate courses in algebra and/or written communication; or
- scoring at an acceptable level on the GMAT (if applicable).
Information on these alternatives can be obtained from the Academic Advising Office at 708.534.4391.
Required Preparation – grade “B” or higher required
Applicants should have completed coursework in the following areas:
- Programming Course
- Statistics Course (MGMT 6700 or STAT 2700 and STAT 3700)
- Calculus (MATH 2281)
- MIS Competency exam with a score of 80 or higher (prior to second semester)
- Management Course (MGMT 6100 or MGMT 3100 and MKT 3100)
- Accounting Course (ACCT 601 or ACCT 2110 and ACCT 2111 and FIN 3110)
- Organization Behavior Course (MGMT 4500)
- Operations Management Course (MGMT 3400)
*Prerequisite courses may be waived on a course-by course basis for students with appropriate academic or professional preparation.
Generally, students with an undergraduate degree in business or MIS completed within the five years prior to application from a regionally accredited school, with grades of “B” or higher have satisfied most of these requirements. Applicable work experience may be demonstrated by submitting a portfolio documenting work. Each portfolio will be evaluated by the MIS faculty.
I. MIS Core Courses (15 Hours)
MIS 7201 Systems Analysis and Design (3)
MIS 7401 Database Development and Implementation (3)
MIS 7700 ERP Systems (3)
MIS 7601 IT Infrastructure (3)
MIS 6580 Information Security (3)
II. Business Courses (9 Hours)
MIS 7101 Information Systems and Technology (3)
Select two of the following:
ACCT 7101 Strategic Management Accounting (3)
ECON 7500 Managerial Economics and Forecasting (3)
FIN 7101 Financial Management (3)
MGMT 7500 Organizational Behavior in the Global Context (3)
MGMT 7400 Operations Management: Strategies and Techniques (3)
MKTG 7100 Strategic Marketing (3)
III. Career Sequence [Select one area] (9 Hours)*
The career sequence component is based on individual career goals. Students select 9 elective graduate credit hours from their career area, to be approved by their advisor.
Students may choose any 9 hours of approved electives The following courses have been approved. Courses not listed require approval of the MIS faculty:
a. Information Security
MIS 6801/ CPSC 6581 Information Security Policy and Management (3)
CPSC 6582 Cryptography and Network Security (3)
CPSC 6583 Laboratory in Information Security (3)
CPSC 6584 Special Topics in Information Security (3)
b. Logistics and Supply Chain Management
MGMT 8400 Global Supply Chain Management (3)
MGMT 8410 Logistics, Transportation and Warehouse Management (3)
MGMT 8420 Decision Models in Supply Chain Management (3)
MGMT 8440 Project Management (3)
7000 or higher-level courses in MGMT, MKTG, ACCT, ECON, FIN, MIS from the College of Business and Public Administration are acceptable if the student has met the necessary prerequisites for the course.
IV. Master’s Final Project (3-6 Hours)
*Three credit-hours may be waived in the Career Sequence if the graduate research thesis (MIS 8999) is the Master’s Final Project.
Select one of the following:
MIS 8979 Advanced Management Information Systems (3)
MIS 8989 Graduate Project (3)
MIS 8999 MIS Graduate Research Thesis (6)
Total - 36 Graduate Hours