Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with major in Management Information Systems:
The undergraduate (BBA) degree with a major in MIS has as its goal to produce graduates
who are able to function in entry-level information systems positions and who have
the basis for continued career growth. Specific MIS courses included in the undergraduate
program cover topics such as programming languages, technology involved in computer
hardware and system software, methods of analyzing and developing business systems,
data management techniques, networking and telecommunications technology, and the
management of an entire organization’s information resources.
Master of Science in Business Administration (MSBA) with concentration in Management
The MSBA degree with a concentration in MIS provides its students with courses that
contain the core content of all information systems programs, with the content directed
toward managerial-level activities. Courses often use team activities, case studies,
and real-world projects to focus on the types of knowledge and skills needed for effective
management of an organization’s computer and communications technologies and its information
resources. Specific MIS courses used as a basis for this program include topics such
as business database systems, systems analysis and design, data communications and
networks, computer hardware and system software, and information systems management
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration with concentration in Management
The Ph.D. degree with a concentration in MIS focuses primarily on the preparation
of new college/university-level faculty, specifically targeting the teaching and research
expectations of faculty. Students review the core topics in information systems, with
an emphasis on current research related to those topics. Their basic MIS courses typically
contain components in which students review the related research and/or conduct related
research and make presentations of results. Specific MIS courses used as a basis for
this program include topics such as business database systems, systems analysis and
design, data communications and networks, computer hardware and system software, and
information systems management and planning. Students in this program also take four
courses specifically related to research methodology, as well as two courses in research
specifically related to the field of information systems.
In addition to the above the MIS department also offers the following certificate
programs to qualified students.
Business Information Assurance Certificate Program:
The Business Information Assurance (BIA) certificate program prepares students to
perform critical activities needed to properly manage an organization’s assets related
to a wide range of information security / privacy threats. Training related to effective
managerial methodologies has become increasingly important in planning for possible
breaches of security and handling resulting problems.
Graduate Certificate Program in Software Testing:
The graduate certificate program in Software testing prepares students for challenges
in software testing. They develop the skills to be able to manage and participate
in testing at all stages of software development process.
Graduate Certificate Program in Business Project Management:
The graduate certificate program in Business Project Management prepares individuals
for project management team work and to be project managers with specific emphasis
on the integration of information systems and business processes.