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Management Information Systems Degree - Bachelor of Science

Degree Information

Management Information Systems (MIS) combines the fast paced world of technology with the organization and structure of business management. The MIS program allows information technology (IT) professionals the opportunity to strengthen their current IT business and management skills as well as broaden their understanding of industry trends. The MIS curriculum stresses business knowledge and real world application of knowledge and skills introduced in the classroom. Courses cover the key concepts of information technology, information systems management, interpersonal and organizational communications, and project management.

Curriculum

Major Requirements (40 credit hours)

(Click a course name below to view course details). Unless noted, all courses are 4 credit hours.

  • LA 300 Foundations for Professional Success

    This course prepares students for success in their academic and professional careers. The foundation for learning is established for professional skill development through practical experience with the University’s four essential learning outcomes - communication, problem solving, collaboration, and citizenship. Learner strengths are assessed and analytical, relational, and resilience skills are developed.
    University Syllabus

  • MISC 303 Strategic Management

    This course will cover the most current strategic management theories and practices using world-class organizations and case studies allowing first-hand knowledge of business and IT practices. This course emphasizes areas such as analytical concepts of strategic management including competitive advantage, SWOT, and business strategies. Case studies will allow meaningful analysis in the importance of how strategic management integrates into the technology industry. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Management Information Systems (MIS) accelerated degree program.
    University Syllabus

  • MISC 313 Business Communications and Research

    This course covers forms, styles and methods used in business communication. It includes practice of oral communication and listening skills, as well as written correspondence. The course addresses project proposals, status updates, meeting dynamics, contract negotiations, communicating change, and the presentation of technical and quantitative information. This course will address the communications requirements in effective project management. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Management Information Systems (MIS) accelerated degree program.
    University Syllabus

  • MISC 323 Negotiating in Business

    This course explains how to establish a solid pre-negotiation foundation, subtly guide the negotiation, and consistently set and achieve satisfactory targets. The course analyzes transferring existing strengths to the negotiating table to avoiding common negotiating errors. The course also covers battle-proven steps for reaching personal and organizational objectives in every negotiation. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Management Information Systems (MIS) accelerated degree program.
    University Syllabus

  • MISC 334 Management of Information Systems

    This course provides an introduction to Management Information Systems (MIS) and examines the role of information systems in supporting a wide range of organizational functions. Capstone projects, which progress throughout the program, begin in this course with a project proposal and a scope definition. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Management Information Systems (MIS) accelerated degree program.
    University Syllabus

  • MISC 344 Budget and Finance Decisions in IT

    This course provides an exploration of the key elements of finance used by managers to support long and short-term decisions in business projects. Capstone projects will be evaluated for cost/benefit analysis adding net present value, return on investment and payback periods. This course will also evaluate projects for their profitability and cost/benefit factor. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Management Information Systems (MIS) accelerated degree program.
    University Syllabus

  • MISC 404 Information Security Management

    This course provides an introduction to information security. Coverage includes developing strategies to manage information security issues and protect an organization’s IT assets. Case studies will be used to explore various applications of information security. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Management Information Systems (MIS) accelerated degree program.
    University Syllabus

  • MISC 414 Project Management

    This course introduces project management plans using techniques based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide (PMBOK® Guide). Topics include initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects. Scenario based case studies will be utilized to emphasize course material. Capstone projects will continue to be updated to include Gantt charts, time schedules, work break down tasks, and resources identified. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Management Information Systems (MIS) accelerated degree program.
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  • MISC 424 Managing Innovations in Information Systems

    This course examines the process of developing and implementing information systems plans both at the strategic and tactical levels. Topics include strategic issues, project management, alternative approaches for building systems, risk management, and emerging technologies in a global marketplace. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Management Information Systems (MIS) accelerated degree program.
    University Syllabus

  • MISC 434 Future Trends in MIS

    This course is designed to identify issues in current business markets that affect how Management Information Systems can blend technology with business and impact future directions of IS. Capstone projects are completed in this course. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Management Information Systems (MIS) accelerated degree program.
    University Syllabus

Kirkpatrick Signature Series Requirements (9 credit hours)

(In addition to the Major Requirements, all Bellevue University students must complete the Kirkpatrick Signature Series)

  • LA 400 American Vision and Values

    This course focuses on the political and philosophical traditions of the Western world, especially as they are found in the American vision and are embedded in the values, traditions, documents, and institutions of the United States. Prerequisite: 60 Credit Hours
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  • LA 410 Tradition and Change

    This course examines the theories of moral absolutism and moral relativism, in light of their relationship to citizen freedoms and responsibilities. The course compares several modern economic systems, accessing their impact on citizen freedom and responsibility. It also examines the importance of fulfilling citizens’ responsibilities for the well-being of society and for the freedoms they enjoy. Prerequisite: 60 Credit Hours
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  • LA 420 Freedom and Responsibility

    This course examines the theories of moral absolutism and moral relativism, in light of their relationship to citizen freedoms and responsibilities. The course compares several modern economic systems, accessing their impact on citizen freedom and responsibility. It also examines the importance of fulfilling citizens’ responsibilities for the well-being of society and for the freedoms they enjoy. Prerequisite: 60 Credit Hours
    University Syllabus

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