The mission of the Management Information Systems (MIS) Program is to educate students in the principles and practices of computing with focus on business knowledge and applications. Our program prepares students for careers and graduate studies in Business or IT related fields.
Program Educational Objectives
- 1.To provide MIS graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective professional contributors or leaders in the design, administration and management of computer based information systems;
- 2.To prepare MIS graduates for professional careers in roles including, but not limited to: directors of information systems functions, project managers, systems analysts, and data management;
- 3.To provide MIS graduates with the knowledge and skills to conduct advanced studies and research in disciplines for business administration, knowledge management, decision support systems and related fields;
- 4.To equip MIS graduates with the communication skills to function effectively in diverse groups and operate in an increasingly connected world;
- 5.To prepare MIS graduates to identify and analyze legal, ethical and social concerns associated with the computing and business fields.
Program Learning Outcomes
All graduating MIS majors shall:
- 1.Demonstrate a competence in the analysis and design of information systems and understand what is involved in systems implementation;
- 2.Apply project management methods, techniques and tools to help organizations meet their objectives;
- 3.Work in multidisciplinary teams to design, develop, and manage complex IS projects from initial information gathering through final project implementation;
- 4.Demonstrate good programming skills in a modern programming language, which will enable students to develop business programs and prototypes such as e-business and dynamic web site;
- 5.Demonstrate good knowledge of the role and management of telecommunications networks in organizations;
- 6.Demonstrate practical knowledge of modern database management system and show experience building database solutions;
- 7.Exhibit good business communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrate an ability to professionally communicate with a range of audiences;
- 8.Recognize the need for, and demonstrate an ability to engage in, continuing professional development;
- 9.Demonstrate their understanding of professional, ethical, legal and security issues and responsibilities;
- 10.Apply for graduate programs in Business or IT-related fields.
To receive the degree of B.S. from the FNAS, a student must fulfill all requirements of the degree program, complete all required courses with a cumulative overall GPA of at least 2.0/4.0 and a minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0 in both the core and major requirements, and clear all accounts with the University. Candidates for degrees are reminded that grades of “I” assigned during the last semester to courses required for graduation will result in delaying their graduation.