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Information Systems

Introduction

The Master of Information Systems degree is designed to meet the educational needs of managerial and technical employee who have IT budgetary, management, or decision-making responsibilities.

The program aims to enable students to understand the following Information Systems domains: technology architectures, project assurance & failure avoidance, enterprise systems, technology strategies, and business continuity & disaster recovery, information ethics & security.

Admission

1. Preferred applicants should have three years of work experience in the field of information systems, information technology, computer science, or a related field which extensively utilizes information systems.

2. Those who currently hold or are on track to assume senior professional responsibility in the field of information systems will be given preference.

3. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree and satisfy the minimum requirements to obtain graduate status (see: http://www.wright.edu/academics/gradcatalog/admissions/).

4. Three professional letters of reference are required.

Degree Requirements

The IS degree program is a one-year, 48-credit hour, lockstep, cohort-based program. The program blends five intensive weekends in-residence with four e-learning segments. The in-residence modules are scheduled between e-learning segments and include case studies, leadership lectures, breakout sessions, and simulation assignments. E-learning segments add learning activities such as interactive cases, pedagogical discussions, and proprietary teaching material built by subject matter experts.

Course of Study

The program consists of ten courses (4 credit hours each) and one capstone project (8 credit hours). The course descriptions are given below.

MIS 788 INFORMATION SYSTEMS STRATEGY (Credits: 4)
Concepts and practices of management information systems for using information in the management of business enterprises are investigated to determine their deployment in achieving organization objectives.

MIS 790 TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED BUSINESS AND ORGANIZATIONS (Credits: 4)
This course provides a broad overview of the strategies used in technology enabled businesses.The emphasis is on the business applications and characteristics of the technologies that can bring enhanced revenues, cost savings, and broader market reach to organizations.

MIS 791 BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT (Credits: 4)
This course provides a comprehensive approach for transforming business processes of an organization. It will demonstrate how to keep the renewed processes working at their optimum level through process ownership and performance management.

MIS 792 CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MGT AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE (Credits: 4)
An in-depth study of customer relationship management (CRM) technologies and data warehouse applications.The special focus is on the application of CRM and data warehouse technologies for managing the customer and data lifecycle.

MIS 793 ENTERPRISE APPLICATION INTEGRATION (Credits: 4)
This course provides a background in the fundamental principles of Enterprise Application Integration (EAI). Different types of Integration projects are explained, including intra-organization Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Web integration and B2B integration.

MIS 794 ADVANCED DATA MANAGEMENT FOR THE SUPPLY CHAIN (Credits: 4)
The subject surveys concepts of advanced data management for Supply Chain Management.It will address a number of technology enablers of supply chain management including ERP and SCM applications, Web-centric marketplaces, and auction technologies.

MIS 795 IS PROJECT MANAGEMENT
This course is designed to provide the student with the necessary skills to effectively examine the process of managing and developing and implementing information systems projects. This course discusses creating a plan for project development, using effective estimation of size and effort, and executing that plan with attention to productivity and quality. Topics such as risk management, alternative life-cycle models, development team organization, and management of technical people are also discussed.

MIS 796 INFORMATION ASSURANCE (Credits: 4)
This survey course will provide an understanding of communications and IT infrastructures, including their vulnerability as well as the size and complexity of security threats faced by enterprises.

MIS 797 MANAGEMENT OF TECHNICAL SERVICES (Credits: 4)
The objectives of this course are to provide an understanding of the unique challenges inherent in profit delivering service excellence and providing an introduction to state of the art service management thinking.

MIS 798 IT OUTSOURCING AND PARTNERSHIPS (Credits: 4)
This course examines the dynamics of IT partnerships. To manage a global project, project managers need to be experts in defining requirements, managing change, communications, cultural sensitivity, planning and conducting project reviews, and negotiations.

MIS 799 IS MANAGEMENT RESEARCH PROJECT (Credits: 8)
The Capstone IT Project provides students the opportunity to individually explore a problem or issue within the IT field.


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