Management Information Systems Concentration
A specialization in Management Information Systems provides students with a knowledge of aligning information and communication technologies and systems with business activities: launching and managing web-based businesses, managing Information Technology (IT) projects and information security efforts, coordinating and servicing other business functions as well as understanding IT infrastructure and applications and working with IT service providers and processes.
Students who choose a Management Information Systems specialization select courses from the list below, or other approved Special Topics courses to fulfill the 12 credit (4 course) elective requirement. Elective course offerings vary by semester. Courses may be offered online or on-campus.
*Certain specializations may vary in cost and schedule from the enrolled program (e.g. some specializations may be only available online or require class attendance outside of the regularly scheduled program times, such as on the weekends).
Web-Based Business Development (ISM 6508)
Develops skills for launching and managing web-based businesses. Students complete a business plan for starting an online business of their choice. Additional topics include evaluating current web-based business opportunities, online entrepreneurship, web-based venture financing and e-business operations.
Information Technology Project and Change Management (ISM 6316)
Addresses key issues in managing information technology projects through a study of the project life cycle. Topics include planning and control, risk management, change management, portfolio management, and the use of project management software.
Management of Information Assurance and Security (ISM 6328)
Introduces students to the various technical and administrative aspects of information security. Emphasis is on the management of information security efforts.
Enterprise Information Technology Service Management (ISM 6368)
Focuses on the information technology manager's role in coordinating with and providing service to other business functions. Discussion on internationally recognized best practices in delivering true value at the lowest total cost of ownership.
Information Technology Sourcing Management (ISM 6509)
Assists students in developing the knowledge and skills needed to work with IT service providers and processes. IT focuses on the concepts and methods associated with designing, planning, and contracting for IT infrastructure and applications.