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Management Information Systems Degree - Bachelor of Science

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.
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  • MISC 303 Strategic Management

    Students will be introduced to the most current strategic management theories and practices. The course will cover world-class organizations, the guerrilla view of competitive advantage, online communities, data mining, real options theory, and several others. Students will analyze the concepts of strategic management such as competitive advantage, SWOT, corporate growth, and strategy implementation. The course will include several case studies that will allow the student to better evaluate the importance of how strategic management integrates in the technology industry.
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  • MISC 313 Business Communications and Research

    This course covers forms, styles and methods used in business communication. The course includes practice of oral communication and listening skills, as well as written correspondence. The course addresses project proposals and status updates, meeting dynamics, contract negotiations, communicating change, systems demonstrations, and the presentation of technical and quantitative information. This course will address the communications requirements in effective project management.
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  • MISC 323 Negotiating in Business

    Virtually everything in business is negotiated, and the ability to negotiate strong agreements and understandings is among today’s most valuable talents. The skill to negotiate effectively is essential in today’s give-and-take management environment. This course explains how to establish a solid pre-negotiation foundation, subtly guide the negotiation, and consistently set and achieve satisfactory targets. From transferring one’s existing strengths to the negotiating table to avoiding common negotiating errors, it reveals battle-proven steps for reaching personal and organizational objectives in every negotiation.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • MISC 424 Managing Innovations in Information Systems

    This course provides an examination of 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.
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  • 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.
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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

    Focuses on the political and philosophical traditions of the western world, especially as they are found in the American vision and embedded in the values, traditions, documents, and institutions of the United States.
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  • LA 410 Tradition and Change

    Begins with world traditions and investigates how social, economic, intellectual, and moral forces of change act against them. The course focuses on the tensions between tradition and change in the production of intellectual, social, and cultural progress. The course emphasizes intense student involvement in a comprehensive learning experience, culminating in a formal written thesis that confronts the values of limited government, popular rule, entrepreneurial processes, and reflective inquiry.
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  • LA 420 Freedom and Responsibility

    Focuses on the institutions and traditions of Western civilization that are found at the core of American democracy. Central focus is on the balanced relationship between freedom and the responsibilities involved in the ongoing maintenance of freedom in a just and productive society.
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