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Available to students outside the Driehaus College of Business, the Management Information Systems minor presents both the business and technological foundations of information systems designed to complement the primary course of study.

Declaration Requirements

To declare a minor in Management Information Systems, a non-Driehaus student must meet the following requirements:
  • A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 2.000
  • A minimum Management Information Systems grade point average of 2.000
  • No grade of IN, R, or lower than C- in any Management Information Systems course
A student is not allowed to minor in Management Information Systems and major in E-Business.

Course Requirements

A non-Driehaus student minoring in Management Information Systems is required to complete the following courses totaling at least 20.0 hours:
MIS 350 Business Systems Analysis is to be taken only by MIS minors; MIS 360 Systems Analysis and Design is to be taken only by MIS majors.

Degree Conferral Requirements

All MIS courses and any courses used toward the Management Information Systems minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher.

MIS 140


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.

MIS 350


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.

MIS 370


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.
MIS 340

IT 130


An introduction to the Internet, the World Wide Web, and web development for students with a strong interest in technology. Students will create interactive web pages by writing HTML and CSS and by programming in JavaScript. Topics include the origins of the web, the roles and operations of web browsers and web servers, interacting with web applications through forms, and using style sheets to separate document structure and document formatting. PREREQUISITE(S): NONE.

IT 263


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

MIS 362


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.

MIS 366


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.

MIS 360


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. PREREQUISITE(S): IT 130 and either MIS or EBUS major intended or declared status
IT 130 and an intended or declared MIS, IT, IS or E-Business major are a prerequisite for this class.

IT 211


Introduction to application development and problem solving. Basic programming constructs including control structures, I/O functions and object-based programming. Projects include small-scale applications using web-services, file processing, databases and application software. PREREQUISITE(S): IT 130

IT 231


Introduction to framework-based web development. Students create interactive, dynamic web sites using a common web architecture and object-based database access. Programming for web development includes control structures, objects, functions, and use of composite data types. Prerequisite: IT 130