Overview: The online MBA in the Management of Information Systems is intended for those who are looking to lead IT departments, not for those looking for a technical degree or certificate with a computer science emphasis. The Management Information Systems MBA concentration provides you with hands-on experience managing complex databases and decision support systems in regards to a well functioning organization. Our expert faculty show you how to provide excellent service to employees by teaching marketable, in-demand abilities. As you develop your new skill set, enjoy access to powerful management software, such as Oracle, a data management tool. Take a front-row seat in an environment that produces highly skilled and competitive MBA graduates through the convenience of modern technology. The Concordia University Online School of Business does not require graduate students to take the GMAT or GRE, or write a thesis as part of their admission process. Instead, a Capstone course is required at the end of your program to prove your skill level. Area of Study Business Next Start Date Start Anytime Credits39 Cost/Credit$662 Total Cost$25,818 Also offered at: » Ann Arbor Center » Dearborn Center » Frankenmuth Center “ … CUW gave me the tools to not only succeed in my career, but also in life.” CUW Online student Goals / Objectives In-depth knowledge of database modeling, design, and implementation Ability to analyze complex business scenarios and create a data model Experience in implementing a database design by creating a physical database using the Oracle Application Express tool and SQL, the industry-standard database programming language; ability to sit for the Oracle Database SQL Expert exam Working knowledge of decision support systems (DSS) on the topics of data mining, data warehousing architectures, expert systems, artificial intelligence systems, and executive information systems Ability to design and implement projects within a corporation, and apply insight gained from studying proven management tools and techniques Career Outlook Information Technology Manager Information Technology Director Project Manager (IT) Business Analyst Manager (IT) Senior Business Analyst Want to see salary averages for your career? 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Fundamental concepts of information systems and their underlying technology are presented in the framework of tools for personal and managerial problem solving. Foundational information systems concepts, along with terminology, ethical issues, application and hands-on system use are explored. Additional topics include system capabilities, system abilities, and the role of intelligence in information systems. Coursework combines assignments that directly apply concepts from the textbook reading along with projects that allow students to extend their learning and apply it to practical applications. Information Systems Theory and Practice (MBA 821) - Credits: 3 Course Description Information Systems Theory and Practice provides an understanding of organizational information systems, planning and decision processes, and how information is used for decision support in organizations . This course covers quality and decision theory, information theory, and practice essential for providing viable information to the organization. Information Systems Theory and Practice outlines the concepts of informational technology for competitive advantage, data as a resource, information systems and informational technology planning, total quality management and reengineering, project management and development of systems, and end-user computing. Business Data Communication (MBA 822) - Credits: 3 Course Description Business Data Communication presents the fundamentals of data communications including communication media and equipment, protocols, network architectures, network hardware, and network software . The Internet is discussed in detail and used extensively in the course as a source of a variety of information pertinent to the content of the course. Network management objectives and techniques are presented and network security is discussed. Oracle Java Fundamentals and Programming (MBA 823) - Credits: 3 No course description at this time. Systems Analysis and Design (MBA 824) - Credits: 3 Course Description Systems Analysis and Design presents a short overview of information systems followed by a comprehensive treatment of modern techniques of systems analysis and design. Each of the five steps in the Systems Design Life Cycle (SDLC) is discussed in detail. A variety of case studies are considered and tools for systems analysis and design are presented. Extensive use is made of pertinent web sites. Decision Support Systems (MBA 826) - Credits: 3 Course Description Decision Support Systems covers the processes used in making creative decisions and effectively solving problems . An extensive coverage of decision-making theory is presented. A strong emphasis is placed on application and use of decision support systems (DSS). Several mini-cases are treated in detail. Topics covered include data mining, data warehousing architectures and technologies, expert systems, artificial intelligence systems, and executive information systems. Project Management (MBA 827) - Credits: 3 Course Description Project Management presents project management from a practical point of view . The course focuses on the technical aspects of project management that are directly related to practice. Numerous case studies are considered to help explain how to apply proven project management tools and techniques at each stage in a projects life-cycle. Software tools for project design and management are also presented and used. Information Systems Management (MBA 828) - Credits: 3 Course Description Information Systems Management deals with the management of information technology (IT) as it is being practiced in organizations today. Topics covered include leadership issues as they apply to information systems (IS) management, the managing of the technologies currently in use, and managing systems development and implementation. The important topic of management of the systems that support people in performing information-handling activities to ascertain goals, pursue objectives, and solve problems is also covered. Extensive use is made of specific review questions. Database Management (MBA 829) - Credits: 3 Course Description Database Management covers the processes used in making creative decisions and effectively solving problems . An extensive coverage of decision-making theory is presented. A strong emphasis is placed on application and use of decision support systems (DSS). Several mini-cases are treated in detail. Topics covered include data mining, data warehousing architectures and technologies, expert systems, artificial intelligence systems, and executive information systems. MBA Core Curriculum Managerial Economics (MBA 800) - Credits: 3 Course Description Managerial Economics provides a clear and balanced presentation of relevant economic theories and instruments. The focus of this course will be on the application of these relevant theories and the tools of analysis of decision-making science to examine how a firm makes optimal managerial decisions in the face of the constraints it faces. It will teach students how to deal with the nature of the firm, and how and why it is organized the way it is, in order to make students better, more efficient and more highly rewarded executives. The course should be thought of as applied economics, emphasizing those topics of the greatest interest and importance to managers. These topics include demand, production, cost, pricing, market structure and government regulations. A strong grasp of the principles that govern economic behavior is an important managerial asset. Students will learn how to apply these principles in appropriate situations. Undergraduate economics prerequisite required. Applied Statistical Methods (MBA 815) - Credits: 3 Course Description Applied Statistical Methods studies statistical methods used in business decision-making, including the use of both descriptive and inferential techniques, probability, regression, and research study designs . Application and integration of statistical methods in business-related fields is emphasized along with the use of computer analysis. Undergraduate statistics prerequisite required. Corporate Finance (MBA 830) - Credits: 3 Course Description Corporate Finance studies the function of finance and the flow of funds within the corporation. This course emphasizes financial analysis, decision-making, planning and controlling, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning. Prerequisite: undergraduate finance or equivalent. Undergraduate finance prerequisite required. Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making (MBA 840) - Credits: 3 Course Description Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making is the study of the interpretation and use of Accounting reports in decision making. Topics covered include financial statements, forecasting of financial performance/budgeting, cost-profit relationships, break-even analysis, and management planning and control. Undergraduate accounting prerequisite required. Business Ethics (MBA 875) - Credits: 3 Course Description Business Ethics studies contemporary business issues facing managers . Emphasis will be on developing theoretical skills for analyzing ethical issues and competing claims, and formulating sound well-grounded policies. Also covered will be development of an understanding of how society develops and changes ethical norms. Leadership and Organizational Behavior (MBA 880) - Credits: 3 No course description at this time. Human Resources Management (MBA 910) - Credits: 3 Course Description Human Resources Management is a study of the management and administrative issues related to group and individual performances and their effective contribution to the organizational objectives . Strategies for successful self-management, team building and delegation will be emphasized. Strategic Management (MBA 890) - Credits: 3 Course Description Capstone: Taken Last. Strategic Management incorporates utilization of a textbook, Capstone Foundation simulation, and other resources such as Internet and workplace materials. Undergraduate marketing prerequisite required. Applying for "Management Information Systems (MBA Concentration)" at Concordia Online is quick and easy. Apply Online Now!