Department of Information Systems and Analysis
Location: 237 Galloway Business Bldg., Phone: (409) 880-8635
Chair: Kakoli Bandyopadhyay, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Information Systems and Analysis offers both a Bachelor of Business Administration major and a minor program in Management Information Systems (MIS). MIS courses are integrated with SAP education through the SAP-University Alliance Program. The following requirements are effective for all students entering or transferring into the MIS program. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required to enter and remain in this program. A minimum GPA of 2.5 in MIS courses is required to successfully complete the major in MIS. A student can obtain a minor in MIS by completing 18 credit hours of approved courses listed in the Lamar University catalog.
Management Information Systems is the application of technology to solve business problems. An MIS professional will apply technology to integrate and support business functions such as accounting, finance, marketing, and management. MIS students learn to analyze, design, develop, and maintain information systems to support business activities across the organization. MIS students are taught a variety of software such as Oracle, many different SAP modules, Adobe CS5, Tableau, Visible Analyst (CASE tool), Visual Basic, MS Project, MS Office, etc.
Graduates of the MIS program are highly sought after as a result of their training in analysis and problem solving. They contribute to performance improvement of the organizations through planning and implementation of information systems. They are prepared to meet the challenges of a global environment characterized by rapid technological change because they have mastered many professional skills.
The program prepares graduates to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. It requires students to develop interpersonal skills and to apply both qualitative and quantitative techniques to solve business problems in group and team settings.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor projections, jobs in MIS and related areas will grow at a faster rate than most other areas. Careers awaiting the graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) include: Systems Analyst, SAP Consultant, IT Project Manager, Database & Data Warehousing Administrator, SAP Business Analyst, Computer Support Specialist, Electronic Commerce Manager, Web Designer, and Customer Support Specialist.
To receive a minor in MIS, the student must to complete four required courses and two elective courses:
Four required courses (12 hours):
MISY 3310: Principles of Management Information Systems (SAP)
MISY 3340: IS Infrastructure
MISY 3370: IS Analysis and Design
MISY 4370: ERP Overview (SAP)
Two elective courses (6 hours) should be taken from the list below:
MISY 3350/3360: Java Development/Visual Basic Programming
MISY 3395: E-Commerce Design and Development (SAP)
(with MKTG 3350 E-Marketing as a course substitution)
MISY4350: Project Management and Practice
(with MGMT 3340 Project Management as a course substitution)
MISY 4380: IS Development
MISY 4390: Spec Topics in MISY (SAP)
The department offers three graduate-level courses as part of the graduate online certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and toward an ERP concentration in the MBA program. The courses are: MISY 5340 ERP Overview, MISY 5350 ERP E-Commerce, and MISY 5360 Business Intelligence.