Management Information Systems

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The B.B.A. program in Management Information Systems provides students with a high-quality liberal arts based educational foundation so they can secure entry-level junior/staff positions in local, regional, or national organizations or continue studies at the master's level.  More information is available on-line using the tabs below. A printable program brochure is also available for download.

Program Description

The department has supported numerous initiatives for the Management Information Systems degree.  We have recently established partnerships with SAP and Greenway to bring industry's top Enterprise Systems into the classroom for hands-on use and development.  Our MIS lab houses networking equipment used for the Telecommnications Management courses as well as state-of-the-art Linux server for the Information Systems Projects course.  Our curriculum offers courses designed to prepare students for SQL, Enterprise, CompTIA A+, Network+. amd Security+ certifications.  More information is available on-line using the tabs above. A printable program brochure is also available for download.

Method of Delivery

Partially online (approx 50%); students may be required to take exams on the Carrollton campus.

Accreditation

The University of West Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACCSCOC).

The Richards College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB-I). The accounting program is one of only five institutions in the state of Georgia to have accounting accreditation from the AACSB.

This program accredited by AACSB.

Credit & Transfer

Total semester hours required to earn a degree: 120
Maximum Hours Transferable into program:

Tuition & Fees

The Value of Online Learning:

Save money.

Online courses and programs can mean a huge cost-savings in many ways. No more high gas charges. No childcare needed. The flexibility can allow one to maintain a job while attending school. Out-of-state students are not charged non-resident tuition rates.

Earn more.

The completion of an accredited online degree also increases your earning potential.

The bottom line - value.

Our online courses are as affordable as you will find among accredited schools.

Fall 2015 to Summer 2016 Tuition, Fees, and Charges (pdf)

For the most up-to-date and accurate cost information, see the Bursar's Office website at http://www.westga.edu/bursar/. (Fully online courses appear as NET charges on the bottom of the Bursar's spreadsheets.)

Financial Information and Assistance

For the most up-to-date and accurate cost information, see the Bursar's Office. (Fully online courses appear as NET charges on the bottom of the Bursar's spreadsheets.)

There are a variety of financial assistance options for undergraduate students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the links below for more information.  
Office of Financial Aid
Richards College of Business Scholarships
Financial Information for Veterans and Families

Coursework

Major Courses:

  • CISM 2335
  • CISM 3340
  • CISM 3350
  • CISM 4310
  • CISM 4330
  • CISM 4350 or CISM 4355
  • CISM 4390
  • MGNT 4660

 

Addtional information about this program is available in the program brochure. Please refer to the program checklist for a complete summary all course requirements including core curriculum, electives, required and elective major courses. More information about this is available here in the Course Catalogs.

Major Required:

Business Programming and Web Design - CISM-2335

Description: This course introduces students to basic programming and web page design. Specific emphasis will be placed on introducing students to web development applications, content management systems, and programming languages.

Data Resource Management and Design - CISM-3340

Description: Application of development tools and languages (e.g., DBMS, Visual Basic, etc.) for business problem solving in a database environment.

Information Systems Research - CISM-3350

Description: This course introduces students to basic research concepts. Additionally, students demonstrate their ability to recognize and understand emerging MIS-related technology.

Business Systems Analysis and Design - CISM-4310

Description: Develop knowledge for business systems analysis and design processes including familiarization with tools and techniques of SA/D and development of problem solving skills.

Enterprise Architecture - CISM-4330

Description: An introduction to the theoretical and practical issues related to Enterprise Architecture (EA). EA is the organizing structure for business processes and IT infrastructure. Top performing organizations know how to design their business processes and IT infrastructure for success of their current operations, and the most successful companies know how to expand their EA to enable innovation and to seize a competitive advantage for the future. This course will introduce students to EA concepts and will equip students with design thinking tools and knowledge needed to extend an organization’s EA. Specific emphasis will be placed on using SAP enterprise systems design tools. Same as MGNT 4330.

Enterprise and Decision Support Systems - CISM-4350

Description: An introduction to the theoretical and practical issues related to enterprise and decision support systems. Will introduce students to the technologies involved in these systems and will examine the need to share, communicate, and manage organizational information for integration and decision making. Specific emphasis will be placed on using enterprise systems such as Greenway's PrimeSuite or SAP's enterprise system. Same as MGNT 4350.

Electronic Commerce Development and Management - CISM-4355

Description: Students are expected to have a working knowledge of the current Windows operating systems platform, and the current Windows document and presentation software available during the term of the course within the College student labs. All students are required to have a UWG email account and access to a web browser for WebCT access. Students will be required to participate within an assigned student group. This course will teach students the fundamental steps and procedures to transform a traditional brick and mortar organization into a digital on-line business. Traditional business planning methodologies are examined and modified for web- based applications. Specifically, the topics of Transaction Processing Systems, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), order fulfillment, and product logistics are covered during the course.

Business Intelligence and Data Mining - CISM-4390

Description: This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of business intelligence and several data mining software tools that enable organizations to strive for business intelligence.

Strategic Management - MGNT-4660

Description: An integrative approach to the study of the total enterprise from the executive management's point of view--the environment in which it operates, the direction management intends to head, management's strategic plan and the task of implementing and executing the chosen strategy. Must be taken no earlier than one semester before graduation and provided completion of Core Area F business courses and MGNT 3600, MKTG 3803, FINC 3511 and ECON 3402. Must have senior standing.

Faculty

This describes the general information about faculty for this program.

Guidelines for Admittance

Specific requirements associated with the following areas: Freshman   Adult Learners   Transfer   International   Home School   Joint / Dual Enrollment   Transient    Auditor    Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Seeking   Readmission

Application Deadlines

Undergraduate Priority Deadlines

Fall Semester - June 1
Spring Semester - November 15
Summer Semester - May 15

Admission Process Checklist

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Contact

Contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.

Dates

Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate only), Financial Aid, Fee Payments, Registration, Start/End of term, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.

Learning Objectives

MIS 1: MIS majors will demonstrate a more comprehensive knowledge of MIS concepts and principles as compared to non-mis BBA majors as a whole.

MIS 2: MIS majors will be able to develop a working, dynamic website.

MIS 3: MIS majors will be able to design a relational database that is at least in Third Nominal Form (3NF).

MIS 4: MIS majors will utilize data flow diagrams to accurately depict the movement of data within systems.