MBA in Management Information Systems

AWARD-WINNING MBAS WITH 15 DIFFERENT CONCENTRATIONS TO FOCUS YOUR SKILLS.

 

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
Credits

39

Cost/Credit

$682

Total Cost

$26,598

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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

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Management Information Systems

Choose 15 Credits

Management Information Systems (MBA 820) - Credits: 3

Course Description

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.
Oracle Academy Database Design & Programming (MBA 821) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Oracle Academy Database Design and Programming: this course is designed to provide students with an in-depth learning experience around database modeling, design, and implementation. It is divided into two major sections. In the first section, Database Design, students learn to analyze complex business scenarios and create a data model, a conceptual representation of an organization’s information. In the second section, Database Programming with SQL, students implement their database design by creating a physical database using the Oracle Application Express tool and SQL, the industry-standard database programming language. Students will gain extensive hands-on experience with databases. Upon completion of this course, students will have been prepared to sit for the Oracle Database SQL Expert exam if they wish to take it.
Data Communications and Network Security (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.
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.
Oracle Business Applications (MBA 528/828) - Credits: 3

Course Description

ORACLE BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 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 credits.
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.
Oracle Java Fundamentals and Programming (MBA 823) - Credits: 3
No course description at this time.
Internship (MBA 545/845) - Credits: 3

Course Description

The Internship experience is meant to give students a real world perspective in a business related area, while working toward completion of the MBA degree. An Internship can be taken by any student in any concentration. Curricular emphasis is placed on student use of learned skills and exposure to hands-on business techniques. Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of clock time at their internship site. This is a 3 credit course.

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.
Ethics and Organizational Leadership (MBA 503/803) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course studies contemporary business issues facing managers. Emphasis will be on developing theoretical skills for analyzing ethical issues and competing claims, and formulating well–grounded policies. A special emphasis on organizations and their attendant process is designed to increase ones leadership skills and effectiveness.
Applied Statistical Methods (MBA 510/810) - Credits: 3
No course description at this time.
Business Applications in Health Care Professions (MBA 513/813) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course provides the integration of management, marketing, statistics, economics, finance, and accounting concepts essential to the management and administration of healthcare organizations. Students will synthesize knowledge of theories and application that will serve as a basis for developing effective roles as health care administrators.
Corporate Finance (MBA 530/830) - 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 540/840) - 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.
Management Science and Analytics (MBA 569/869) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Management Science and Analytics introduces techniques and methods used in business management to analyze and solve business problems. The course will also explore the reasoning behind the use of management science techniques. We will explore various practices from the field of management science that can be applied in spreadsheet models to help in the decision-analysis and decision making process. The course will also present techniques to assist managers with planning, organizing, leading and controlling projects.
Issues in Human Resources Management (MBA 610/910) - 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 590/890) - 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.

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