Management Information Systems Minor

Main Campus - Melbourne
Minor Code: 6467 Degree Awarded: none
Age Restriction: N Admission Status: undergraduate
Delivery Mode/s: classroom only Location/s: main campus

Minor not available to Nathan M. Bisk College of Business students. At least nine (9) credit hours used in a minor must be earned in the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business. No credit by exam may be used.

Curriculum (18 credit hours)
  • BUS 3501 Management Principles
    Credit Hours: 3
    Helps students acquire management knowledge and develop management skills. Enables the student to understand management as it relates to both the employer and employee, and acquaints the student with the various schools of management and the philosophy of management.
  • BUS 3504 Management Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines information systems used in business organizations. Includes discussions of system design, implementation and control of computer-based systems for managerial planning, decision-making and control of an enterprise.
  • BUS 3511 Systems Analysis and Design
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces and applies concepts, methods and tools for systems development life-cycle (SDLC) phases, planning, analysis, design, implementation and maintenance during the development of an information system. Emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving as an applied approach to developing information systems.
Three electives from the following:
  • BUS 3500 Human-Computer Interaction
    Credit Hours: 3
    Gives theoretical and practical experience with human-computer interaction concepts. Addresses empirical, cognitive, predictive and anthropomorphic approaches to HCI. Includes computer task analysis, HCI design guidelines, usability engineering, and testing and enhancing Web design interaction.
  • BUS 3514 Introduction to Operating Systems and Networks for Business
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides understanding of computer operating systems and networks while avoiding technical discussions covered in traditional operating systems and networking courses. Focus is on practical aspects of evaluating operating system and network alternatives for business.
  • BUS 3521 Introduction to Database Systems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces concepts, models and technologies for the design, implementation and management of database systems. Applies database technologies for real-world experience in designing and implementing database systems.
  • BUS 4502 Organizational Behavior and Theory
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews classical and contemporary approaches to organizational behavior and theory. Focus progresses from the micro (individual behavior) to macro (organizational processes, effectiveness and change). Special attention is given to group behavior.
  • BUS 4511 Project Management for Information Technology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Teaches the nine project management knowledge areas (project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk and procurement management) and the five process groups (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling) as they relate to information technology projects. Requires development of project plan.
  • BUS 4516 Global Strategic Management of Technology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Emphasizes technology, strategy and global competitive advantage. Develops the practical tools of strategy, planning and implementation at business and corporate levels. Investigates the strategies of technology-intensive international companies. Requires student teams to develop a five-year strategic plan for a global company or business unit.