Course Requirements 

To complete this concentration, students must take three graduate-level MIS courses.  The following three courses are designed for students with no previous course work and experience in information systems.
 
Students may combine the MIS concentration with the three courses in IT Service Management concentration in preparation for a leadership role in information systems.

MIS 673

DATA MANAGEMENT

Data has been recognized as an important corporate resource and databases have evolved into a central component of business information systems. Topics include semantic data modeling using entity-relationship and object models; data structuring with normalization; relational database design, implementation and manipulation with SQL (Structured query language); and some evolving technologies such as data warehousing, on-line analytical processing, object-oriented databases, and data visualization. Hands-on exercises include the use of a relational database system with SQL and data modeling CASE (computer-aided software engineering) tools.

MIS 674

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

The focus of this course is on the early phases of information systems development starting with requirements analysis and specification. Alternative systems development methodologies including conventional structured approaches are reviewed but the emphasis is on distributed processing together with object-oriented analysis and design, rapid application development and prototyping, the use of CASE (computer aided software engineering) tools and GUI (graphical user interface) design with event-driven computing.

A&S 491

ADMINISTRATIVE THEORY AND BEHAVIOR

This course concerns theoretical concepts and empirical research relating to administrative behavior in organizations with special reference to educational organizations. Concepts are examined within the typical decisional framework of supervisors, chief school business officers, principles, and superintendents, and similar positions in the helping professions. Assignments are individualized.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.

TDC 425

VOICE/DATA NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS

This course provides an introduction to voice and data networking technologies, including public and private voice services, Ethernet and Internet data technologies, network security, business applications and network management. The structure, regulation and history of the telecom and data network industry will be discussed as well. PREREQUISITE(S): Graduate Standing. Students majoring in MS Telecom or MS CINS programs wil not receive credit for this course.
Prerequisites:
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.

TDC 405

VOICE AND DATA NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS

This course provides an introduction to voice and data networking technologies, including public and private voice services, Ethernet and Internet data technologies, network security, business applications and network management. The structure, regulation, and history of the telecom and data network industry will be discussed as well. PREREQUISITE(S): None
Prerequisites:
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.