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.
For more information, please see the Academic Catalog. A program brochure and program map, which provides a guide for students to plan their course of study, are available for download in the Courses tab below.
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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 Telecommunications 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+, and Security+ certifications. More information is available on-line using the tabs above. A printable program brochure is also available for download.
Method of Delivery
The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
The Richards College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB-I).
Credit and transfer
Total semester hours required: 120
This program may be earned more than 50% online but not entirely online - multiple campus visits are required (varying by course).
UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited university of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen. In addition, online courses and programs can mean a cost-savings in many non-evident ways: No more high gas charges. No childcare needed. The flexibility can allow one to maintain a job while attending school. Regardless of state residency, out-of-state non-resident students are not charged non-resident tuition for online course credit hours.
- Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
- The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
- Face-to-Face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
- Fully or entirely online courses are charged at the general tuition rate plus an eTuition rate BUT with less fees and no extra charges to non-Residents.
- Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
- One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, they will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
- For the cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website
There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
- CISM 3335
- CISM 3340
- CISM 3350
- CISM 4310
- MGNT 4660
Major Select Courses (choose three courses from the following:
- CISM 4330 *
- CISM 4350 *
- CISM 4355
- CISM 4382
- CISM 4386
- CISM 4390
More information about this is available here in the online course catalog.
CISM-3335 - Business Programming and Web Design
This course teaches students how to develop a business application using Visual Basic 2005. Specifically discussed will be graphic user interface (GUI) design; structured programming; object-oriented programming; reading from, and writing to, sequential access computer files; access database files; developing user defined subroutines, functions, and modules; development of single document interface; and data validation.
CISM-3340 - Data Resource Management and Design
Application of development tools and languages (e.g., DBMS, Visual Basic, etc.) for business problem solving in a database environment.
CISM-3350 - Networking Research and Certification
This course introduces students to basic research concepts. Additionally, students demonstrate their ability to recognize and understand emerging MIS-related technology.
CISM-4310 - Business Systems Analysis and Design
Develop knowledge for business systems analysis and design processes including familiarization with tools and techniques of SA/D and development of problem solving skills.
MGNT-4660 - Strategic Management
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.
CISM-4330 - Enterprise Architecture
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.
CISM-4350 - Enterprise and Decision Support Systems
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.
CISM-4355 - Cyber Security
Business and government are facing a rapidly expanding need for information security professionals. This course surveys important skills in information security program design, networking and application security, the development of information security safeguards and information security auditing, disaster recovery, policy development, identity management, and effective threat assessment. This course is only for MIS majors.
CISM-4382 - Special Problems in Management Information Systems
In-depth, supervised, individual study of one or more current problems of a business organization.
CISM-4386 - Business Internship (Management Information Systems)
Practical internship experience with a commercial firm or organization for selected junior or senior students. (Students will be given a written agreement specifying course credit hours and grading system to be used).
CISM-4390 - Business Intelligence and Data Mining
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.
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
Program Specific Admittance Guidelines
Undergraduate Priority Deadlines
Fall Semester - June 1
Spring Semester - November 15
Summer Semester - May 15
Contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.
Admission Process Checklist
Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate only), Financial Aid, Fee Payments, Registration, Start/End of term, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.
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.