Management Information SystemsMBA Concentration
Management Information Systems
Management Information Systems is intended for those who are looking to manage IT departments, not for the person looking for a technical degree in a computer science emphasis.
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Are you considering furthering your education but are concerned with the pressures of juggling work, school, and family? At Concordia University Wisconsin – an accredited online university, we understand the life of a busy, working adult and have tailored our 100% online Master of Business Administration program specifically to meet your needs. Our online mba offers flexible classes that are taught by experienced business leaders and practitioners who are currently active in their field. Each class is specifically designed to move you closer to your career goals while still allowing you to maintain a work/life balance.
Program Features and Benefits
- Capstone Course Required (No GMAT or GRE or Thesis required)
- Worldwide practitioner instructors
- Choose from eleven different concentrations ranging from environmental
- studies to risk management.
- Start anytime in an individualized program.
- Become part of a diverse MBA student body. 40% of our students are international and 60% are female.
- Concordia University Wisconsin has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
Management Information Systems
Choose 15 Credits
|MBA 820||Management Information Systems||Management Information Systems concerns managing the use of technology, emphasizing computer systems, in providing the information systems that effectively support organizations and allow them to meet their goals . 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.||3|
|MBA 821||Information Systems Theory and Practice||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.||3|
|MBA 822||Business Data Communication||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.||3|
|MBA 824||Systems Analysis and Design||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.||3|
|MBA 826||Decision Support Systems||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.||3|
|MBA 827||Project Management||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.||3|
|MBA 828||Information Systems Management||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.||3|
|MBA 829||Database Management||Database Management provides the basis for a practical approach to database creation and administration . The course presents the various steps required to created data models (relational, network, hierarchical). This course focuses on various competencies within the MBA program: programming, manipulating data, communication, and management of technology. Prerequisite: a basic knowledge of Microsoft Access.||3|
MBA Core Curriculum
|MBA 800||Managerial Economics||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.||3|
|MBA 815||Applied Statistical Methods||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.||3|
|MBA 830||Corporate Finance||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.||3|
|MBA 840||Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making||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.||3|
|MBA 875||Business Ethics||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.||3|
|MBA 880||Leadership and Organizational Behavior||Leadership and Organizational Behavior is designed to increase one's effectiveness and skill in analyzing and understanding organizations and their attendant processes. Behavioral science concepts and theories are studied. Individual, group, and structural behavior and concepts are presented. A special emphasis on leadership is provided. Undergraduate management prerequisite required.||3|
|MBA 910||Human Resources Management||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.||3|
|MBA 890||Strategic Management||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.||3|