Degrees and Requirements

Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems, a program in the Business Group, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized acceditation association for business education.

The major is designed to provide students with the knowledge, abilities and attitudes needed to function effectively as business and organizational programmers and analysts. Further, it provides students with the educational background for lifelong professional, cultural, educational and personal development. The MIS major will receive in-depth education and training in at least three different career-related areas:

  • In systems development methodologies, which provide the fundamental problem-solving approaches used in the profession
  • In technical computer skills, which provide the tools for implementing those problem solutions
  • In business theory, which provides an understanding of the context within which the systems are implemented.

To complete the Management Information Systems major successfully, the following course work is required.

  • 48 Business Core Requirements credits
  • 9 Skills Component credits
  • 27 MIS major credits
  • 3 MIS major elective credits
  • 34 credits of Core Requirements
  • A minimum of 120 credits are required for degree, the last 30 of which must be completed at La Roche College.

Summary of Requirements

Business Core Requirements: 48 credits

  • ACCT2003
    ACCOUNTING I |

    ACCT2003
    ACCOUNTING I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The first of a two-course introductory financial accounting sequence that examines financial accounting from the viewpoint of preparers and users of financial statements. This course focuses on a basic introduction to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles along with the principles and concepts of recording, processing, and reporting accounting information. Topics include the accounting cycle, including financial statement preparation; merchandising operations, including inventory systems and cost flow assumptions; special journals; internal control systems; cash and bank reconciliations; and receivables and uncollectible accounts. |

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  • ACCT2004
    ACCOUNTING II |

    ACCT2004
    ACCOUNTING II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The second of a two-course introductory financial accounting sequence that examines financial accounting from the viewpoint of preparers and users of financial statements. This course focuses on a continuation of basic Generally Accepted Accounting Principles along with the principles and concepts of recording, processing, reporting, using, and analyzing accounting information. Topics include long-lived assets, current and long-term liabilities, partnership and corporate equity transactions, the statement of cash flows, and ratio analysis. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    ACCT2003

  • ACCT2013
    MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING |

    ACCT2013
    MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An examination of the internal uses of accounting information, this course focuses on the relationship between accounting data and management’s information needs in support of planning, controlling, motivating, and decision making. Topics include costing systems and behaviors; product costs, period costs, and overhead application methods; cost-volume-profit analysis; budgeting; standards and variance analysis; and managerial decision making. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    ACCT2003

  • ADMG1005
    MACROECONOMICS |

    ADMG1005
    MACROECONOMICS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introductory economics course focusing on the field of macroeconomics, including government spending, money, inflation, unemployment and taxes. Also included are brief sections on microeconomic and economic systems.|

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  • ADMG1006
    MICROECONOMICS |

    ADMG1006
    MICROECONOMICS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introductory economics course focusing on the field of microeconomics. Price, cost and production theory are covered in relation to competitive, monopolistic and oligopolistic industry structure. The field of labor economics is treated in some detail. Some advanced macroeconomics topics are also covered.|

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  • ADMG1018
    FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT |

    ADMG1018
    FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introduction to the three major schools of management thought: the classical, the behavioral and the management science schools. The major emphasis is on the fundamentals of each school of thought and also on the integrative approach to management, drawing on the systems and contingency approaches.|

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  • ADMG2009
    BUSINESS LAW I |

    ADMG2009
    BUSINESS LAW I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is an introduction to law and legal procedure. Contracts, their nature and requisites formation, operations, interpretation, discharge and remedies are discussed.|

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  • ADMG2018
    ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR |

    ADMG2018
    ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides an in-depth examination of organizational behavior from a macro-perspective. This course includes a review of the research on organizational structure, technology and the environment, as well as their relationship and the implications for effective organizational design. Also included in the course are discussions of organizational goals and effectiveness, organizational culture, organizational conflict and politics, and alternative organizational structure in the U.S. and abroad.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ADMG1018

  • ADMG2025
    HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION |

    ADMG2025
    HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the basics of human resources management including planning, recruitment selection, motivation and performance appraisal. Also treated are salary benefits systems and an introduction to EEOC and OSHA law.|

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  • ADMG4020
    OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT |

    ADMG4020
    OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Study is given to the basic operations, functions and procedures. An analytical approach is utilized with emphasis on problem solving. Modern management science techniques such as linear programming, PERT and inventory control models are presented.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Reserved for JR/SR Only

  • ADMG4055
    SEMINAR-BUSINESS POLICY |

    ADMG4055
    SEMINAR-BUSINESS POLICY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An intensive culmination and synthesization of the study of administration and management consisting of readings, case study and class discussion. The primary emphasis is on the development of the skills of strategic analysis from the viewpoint of the general manager.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Reserved for Senior Only

  • FINC3032
    FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT |

    FINC3032
    FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An analytical study of external sources and processes of financing. Financial analysis tools, short-and long-term financing, dividend policy and capital budgeting are examined.fTÃvTJ3|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ACCT2004

  • FINC3036
    FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS |

    FINC3036
    FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will provide for an understanding of the various types of financial institutions that exist and operate in the American economy. Their relationship and activities in the international environment will also be addressed.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ADMG1018

  • INMT3039
    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MGMT |

    INMT3039
    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MGMT |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introduction to international business management with particular emphasis on the field of international finance and economics. In addition, the course deals with problems in the area of finance, marketing, production and organization, both from the perspective of the multinational corporation and the domestic corporation trading in international markets.|

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  • ISTC1005
    PRACTICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS |

    ISTC1005
    PRACTICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides the student with hands-on use of personal computers and Microsoft Office. Email etiquette and management as well as effective and efficient access and evaluation of information from the Internet are also introduced. Emphasis is on learning the concepts and skills necessary to complete the task at hand using the computer, related software, and the Internet. While learning the keystrokes is important, equally important is using the right tool for the right job. Word processing, electronic spreadsheets, graphic presentations, and the Windows Operating environments including file and folder management are presented in this course.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • MRKT2021
    MARKETING MANAGEMENT(ADMG2021) |

    MRKT2021
    MARKETING MANAGEMENT(ADMG2021) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A basic study of marketing systems in the American economy. This course includes, identifying the activities involved in the flow of goods among manufacturers, brokers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers. The nature of demand, buyer behavior, costs and pricing, sales strategies, promotions and techniques are presented.Cross-listed with ADMG2021|

    PREREQUISITES:

MIS Major Electives: 3 credits

  • ACCT2025
    ACCOUNTING WITH COMPUTERS |

    ACCT2025
    ACCOUNTING WITH COMPUTERS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A hands-on experience of the integration of technology into the accounting field. This course enables students to work through a complete accounting cycle using a commercial accounting software package. Topics include the preparation of accounting information and its subsequent uses, as well as the instruction of advanced skills needed to use spreadsheet software to prepare schedules commonly found in an accounting environment.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ACCT2004

  • ISTC2025
    DISTANCE LEARNING & IT SUPPORT |

    ISTC2025
    DISTANCE LEARNING & IT SUPPORT |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of distance learning systems and technology related technology support. An introduction to instructional design theory as it relates to distance learning will be included. Additionally, this course will include development of training materials and examination of technology tools needed to support eLearning. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005 & ISTC2008 & ENGL2030

  • ISTC2030
    NETWORKING |

    ISTC2030
    NETWORKING |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides students with an introductory examination of computer-based networked environments. Of particular interest in this course is providing students with both a conceptual as well as an applied understanding of networks and networking. Students will be introduced to the organizational framework in which networking exists. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to explore networking on practical and applied levels so that issues such as hardware and software solutions and applications, as they relate to networked environments, will be examined.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005

  • ISTC3015
    HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION |

    ISTC3015
    HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of human-computer interaction (HCI). The study of HCI focuses on the interaction between users and their computer systems. The course also examines the implications and effects of human-computer interaction in and for society; conversely, the course explores ways that society influences human-computer interactions. Analysis of interface design will be included, in the context of evaluation and evolution of usability.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005 & ISTC1021

  • ISTC3020
    COMPUTER PROGRAMMING:COBOL |

    ISTC3020
    COMPUTER PROGRAMMING:COBOL |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course introduces the student to computer programming using the COBOL (Common Business Oriented Language) programming language. The conventions of the language, its applications and applications-related advantages and disadvantages are presented. The course develops the student's proficiency in understanding and applying the problem-solving logic, methods and procedures of programming in this language, and of programming in general. This course is appropriate for all potential users of computers in business-related fields of study.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC3034

  • ISTC3030
    LINUX |

    ISTC3030
    LINUX |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides a hands-on, step-by-step, progressive examination of the Linux/UNIX operating system. The student will explore Linux/UNIX commands, the various shells used in Linux/UNIX, and some of the applications available in Linux/UNIX, including X Windows and a variety of productivity applications (word processing, spreadsheet program(s), data base management system program(s) et al). Throughout the course, OS-related problems presented for solution are typical of personal and business-world applications of the OS, providing excellent experience for the students.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • ISTC3046
    ADV DATA BASE MGMT SYSTEMS |

    ISTC3046
    ADV DATA BASE MGMT SYSTEMS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course focuses on an investigation and application of advanced data base concepts including data administration, data base technology and selection and acquisition of data base management systems (DBMS). It includes an in-depth practicum in data modeling and system development in a data base environment.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005 & ISTC1021 & ISTC2045

  • ISTC4051

    ISTC4051

    Credits (Min/Max): /

    PREREQUISITES:

    JR/SR Status Only

MIS Major Requirements: 27 credits

  • ISTC1021
    PROBLEM SOLVING |

    ISTC1021
    PROBLEM SOLVING |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides step-by-step progression, with detailed explanations and many illustrations, from the basic of mathematical functions and operations to the design and use of such techniques as codes, indicators, control-breaks, arrays, pointers, file updates, report handling, data structures, and object-oriented programming. The tools of problem solving, including decision tables and trees, structure charts, IPO charts, algorithms, and flow-charts are demonstrated and explained. Throughout the course, typical business problems are presented for solutions, providing excellent experience for the students.|

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  • ISTC1025
    COMPUTER HARDWARE |

    ISTC1025
    COMPUTER HARDWARE |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides both a theoretical and a hands-on, detailed, progressive examination of personal (PC) computer system hardware, both stand alone personal computers and distributed-data/networking hardware. Throughout the course, the concepts discussed, and the hardware-related problems presented for discussion and solution, are typical of the knowledge required to work with personal and business-world computer hardware applications, providing excellent experience for the students.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • ISTC2008
    INTRO TO CYBERSPACE |

    ISTC2008
    INTRO TO CYBERSPACE |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course introduces the student to the world of the Internet. The course will focus on the effective and efficient use of the Internet to find and evaluate quality resources, communicate and collaborate using appropriate tools, create HTML files, and examine issues such as privacy, security and safety. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005

  • ISTC2021
    MGMT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS |

    ISTC2021
    MGMT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides discussion and analysis of current issues related to the management of information systems. The components of an information system; hardware, software, data, connectivity, procedures and people are discussed in relationship to a variety of information systems including collaboration information systems, social media information systems, and enterprise wide systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management and Supply Chain Management. Other major areas of analysis include cloud computing, business intelligence, and the Systems Development Life Cycle. The focus of the analysis is using Information Systems to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

    PREREQUISITES:

  • ISTC2045
    DATA BASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS |

    ISTC2045
    DATA BASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides the basic knowledge required to operate and use a computer to perform the practical tasks of data file creation, retrieval of data and maintenance of data files. DBMS's are used for all types of applications involving medium-to-large scale data files. Major focus is on the acquisition of a working knowledge of the theories, principles and operating procedures of data base management systems using a representative DBMS. This course is appropriate for all potential users of computers in all fields of study.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005

  • ISTC2050
    DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS |

    ISTC2050
    DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    In this course, the features and operations of centralized, decentralized and distributed systems are examined. Implications of hardware, software and communications are discussed in relationship to the design, development and implementation of communication systems. Industry-wide standards, protocols and architectures are discussed within the context of enterprise wide systems. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005

  • ISTC3034
    PROGRAMMING IN JAVA |

    ISTC3034
    PROGRAMMING IN JAVA |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course introduces the student to computer programming using the cross-platform Java programming language. The conventions of the language, its applications and applications-related advantages and disadvantages are presented. Students will be introduced to the concepts and techniques of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP).|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1021

  • ISTC4042
    SYSTEMS ANALYSIS & DESIGN |

    ISTC4042
    SYSTEMS ANALYSIS & DESIGN |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is an overview of the systems development life cycle and its use in analyzing and designing systems. It includes concepts of project roles, cost estimates, documentation (deliverables), tools and techniques for management of processes and communications.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    JR/SR Only

  • ISTC4055
    IT-SENIOR SEMINAR |

    ISTC4055
    IT-SENIOR SEMINAR |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This comprehensive capstone course provides students with an opportunity to develop an individual and group project demonstrating their Information Technology and project management skills. Students will examine emerging technologies and their implications for IT, refine their presentation skills and research Information Technology related issues.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC4042 & SR status

Skills Component: 9 credits (select MATH1030 or MATH1070)

  • ADMG3024
    PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION |

    ADMG3024
    PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to provide students in the professional areas with training in preparing and giving professional presentations. Students will develop skills in audience/client assessment, research, presentation design and development, using presentation tools and presentation evaluation.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Reserved for JR/SR Only

  • MATH1030
    CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS, ECONOMICS& MGMT SCIENCES |

    MATH1030
    CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS, ECONOMICS& MGMT SCIENCES |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A one-semester course in the differential and integral calculus of functions of a single variable. Emphasis on concepts and the skills of differentiation and integration with applications from Administration, Economics and Managerial Sciences.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1010

  • MATH1040
    PROBABILITY & STATISTICS |

    MATH1040
    PROBABILITY & STATISTICS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The study of the fundamentals of probability theory with applications to natural and social sciences as well as to mathematics. Discrete and continuous distributions, sampling theory, linear correlation, regression, statistical inference, estimation and analysis of variance are included.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1010

  • MATH1070
    FINITE MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS |

    MATH1070
    FINITE MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course introduces MIST students to the non-statistical and non-calculus topics in mathematics that are most relevant to their majors. The major topics to be studied include some or all of the following: logic; set theory; relations, with applications to relational algebra and relational calculus; sequences, geometric series, and mathematics of finance; systems of linear equations and matrices; linear programming; probability; and game theory. Excel enhanced by Visual Basic for Applications is used throughout the course.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1010