To declare a major in Management Information Systems, a student must meet the following requirements:
- Completion of 28.0 hours at DePaul University
- The following courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher: ACC 101, ACC 102, BLW 201, ECO 105, ECO 106, MAT 135, MAT 136, and MAT 137
- A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 2.000
- A minimum Management Information Systems (MIS) grade point average of 2.000
- No grade of IN, R, or lower than C- in any Management Information Systems (MIS) course or course used toward the Management Information Systems major
- Completion of IT 130 with a minimum grade of C-
A student is not allowed to major in both Management Information Systems and E-Business.
In addition to MIS 140, a student majoring in Management Information Systems is required to complete the following courses totaling at least 24.0 hours:
- Five required courses:
- One elective course to be chosen from:
MIS 350 is to be taken only by MIS minors; MIS 360 is to be taken only by MIS majors.
Open elective credit (22.0 hours) is needed to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.
Degree Conferral Requirements
All Management Information Systems (MIS) courses and any courses used toward the Management Information Systems major must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher.
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Management Information Systems addresses how information technology is used to support business operations and management, especially the use of spreadsheets in business applications to insure that students can analyze and present business data. Topics include strategic uses of IT, databases, data warehouse, decision support and artificial intelligence, e-commerce, systems development, IT infrastructure, security, emerging trends, social, ethical and legal considerations. Formerly MIS 340.
THE INTERNET AND THE WEB
APPLIED NETWORKS AND SECURITY
This course introduces the networking and security technologies required to build and maintain a home or small-office network. Networking topics will include client/server application software configuration, network connectivity (cabling, switch and router configuration), basic IP addressing, network address translation and options for public Internet access services. Security topics will include typical threats and responses, firewalls, host hardening, password management and virtual private network (VPNs). The course has a lab component where students apply wired and wireless technologies to design and administer a small network with various applications. PREREQUISITE(S): none
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
This is a course in object-oriented systems analysis and design using UML. Students cover activity, use-case, class, sequence, state chart, and other UML diagrams. They also cover requirements analysis, GUI and infrastructure design along with project size and complexity estimating using Function Point Analysis.
IT 130 and an intended or declared MIS, IT, IS or E-Business major are a prerequisite for this class.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROJECT MANAGEMENT
The course covers IS project management concepts, techniques, tools, issues, roles and responsibilities of project leaders. Topics include, but not limited to, resource allocation, scheduling, budgeting, monitoring, controlling, use of Gantt charts, precedence analysis, PERT, and CPM. Students are exposed to Microsoft Project.
(An MIS major or E-Business Major and MIS 360) or (an MIS minor and MIS 350) are a prerequisite for this class.
DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
The course covers topics such as entity relationship modeling, normalization, Structured Query Language, database design principles, data warehousing, transaction management, and database administration. Students will complete assignments and a group term project using Microsoft SQL Server 05.
PROGRAMMING IN JAVA I
Introduction to programming in Java and problem solving. Variables, data types, input/output, using objects and methods from the standard classes (such as String and Scanner), control structures, writing methods, arrays. Solving problems with algorithms and implementing algorithms in Java.
INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES IN BUSINESS
The course will be an introduction to internet technologies with particular focus on World Wide Web and e-business applications. Topics include internet technology application framework, attributes of e-business applications, client and server side processing, web servers, Java, J2EE and Microsoft's .NET, accessing enterprise data, HTTP security, certificates and CA, XML and e-business integration, latency and workload management, and wireless access. Students will work in groups and will be required to do one design proposal and make one presentation using Visio.
IT 130 is a prerequisite for this class.
INTRODUCTION TO LOCAL AREA NETWORKS
Principles of computer networks using LANs as an example. Issues in communications protocols and compatibility. Client-server versus peer-peer software applications. Network operating system services and management of local networks. PREREQUISITE(S): IT 263 OR TDC 261.
BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
The focus of this course is on the early phases of information systems development, specifically: planning, analysis, and requirements specification. In general, the course covers business modeling, process management, requirements gathering and other topics deemed important to business by systems analysts and consultants. Typical topics include planning techniques, analysis techniques, the system development life cycle, data flow diagrams, data gathering, network diagrams, Gantt charts, business process reengineering, joint application design, use case diagrams, flow charts, decision trees, decision tables, structured English, and more. Offered every fall.
MIS 140 or MIS 340 is a prerequisite for this class.