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Master's Information Systems Management Courses & Tuition
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Information Systems Management

Master of Information Systems Management Coursework

Our Master of Information Systems Management degree program allows you to choose one of 7 concentrations to focus on the Information Systems Management coursework that can help you reach your goals. After completing the required program courses for your MISM, you can take courses within the concentration of your choice, or take your electives in a variety of different programs.

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Required program courses (33 credit hours)

Accounting and Finance: Managerial Use and Analysis

Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Managing Organizational Change

Managerial Applications of Information Technology

Project Management Systems

Strategic Management of Technology

Systems Analysis, Planning and Control

Database Concepts

Networking Concepts and Applications

Principles of Information Security and Privacy

Information Systems Capstone

Accounting and Finance: Managerial Use and Analysis
ACCT504 – 3 credit hours
This course introduces core accounting and finance concepts, as well as tools used to summarize the accounting of business transactions into statements. Students use these tools to diagnose and document an organization's fiscal health, as well as examine financial analyses and statements for management control, decision-making and reporting.
Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MGMT591 – 3 credit hours
This course examines inter- and intrapersonal dynamics as they affect achievement of corporate goals. Topics include theories of organizational behavior concepts and applications, including motivation, group dynamics, organizational communication processes, leadership, power, authority, team building and organizational development. Managing change in a complex domestic and international environment is also emphasized. Students are provided with a solid foundation for examining organizational behavior in a systematic manner.
Managing Organizational Change
HRM587 – 3 credit hours
This course addresses concepts and techniques required to successfully implement change across an organization. Coursework focuses on identifying an organization's vision as well as opportunities that can align the vision with the organization's structures, processes, culture and orientation to the environment. Also addressed are opportunities for, and problems in, managing human dynamics in organizations, including intervention techniques, models, principles and values that indicate how to take charge of planned change efforts in order to achieve success.
Managerial Applications of Information Technology
MIS535 – 3 credit hours
This course introduces structures, applications and management of corporate information systems. Coursework investigates how technology is changing the way we conduct communication, make decisions, manage people and improve business processes, as well as how it adds value to business. Students access the Internet to gather and use information, and analyze business decisions using decision support tools.
Project Management Systems
PROJ586 – 3 credit hours
With an emphasis on planning, this course introduces project management fundamentals and principles from the standpoint of the manager who must organize, plan, implement and control nonroutine activities to achieve schedule, budget and performance objectives. Topics include project life cycles, organization and charters; work breakdown structures; responsibility matrixes; as well as planning, budgeting and scheduling systems. Planning and control methods such as PERT/CPM, Gantt charts, earned value systems, project management software applications and project audits are introduced.
Strategic Management of Technology
NETW583 – 3 credit hours
This course addresses the need for managers to understand and manage technology needed to successfully compete in an increasingly sophisticated business environment. Topics include identifying technological competencies, the evolution of technology, designing and managing systems for technological innovation, integrating technology into the organization, sourcing technology and managing new product development.
Systems Analysis, Planning and Control
MIS581 – 3 credit hours
This course introduces concepts and tools of systems development and implementation, and emphasizes using the life-cycle approach to effectively manage business information. The course provides practice in each major phase of the life-cycle approach: planning, analysis, design, implementation and operation/support. Business reengineering techniques and project management models are used. Students apply concepts and tools learned in a term project.
Database Concepts
MIS582 – 3 credit hours
Database Concepts provides a detailed introduction to database concepts, components and management issues. The course covers data definition and modeling, database access and command languages, and design and implementation in the context of the relational model. Relative advantages and disadvantages of other database models are considered from a management standpoint. Coursework examines basic managerial issues for database publishing on the web, and for multi-user and enterprise database processing. The course requires a term project involving a commercial data-modeling package.
Networking Concepts and Applications
MIS589 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on design, development and operation of a data communications system and computer network, and emphasizes managing data distribution and access. The course includes essential elements of networks including hardware, software and interfaces. Students use a networking software tool to build and analyze network models.
Principles of Information Security and Privacy
SEC571 – 3 credit hours
This course provides a broad overview of security in information systems. Covered are various aspects of security in computing, including security threats and controls; basic cryptography and its applications; network intrusion detection and prevention; security administration and planning; anonymity and privacy; legal issues; protection; and ethics. Coursework also examines controls in information systems, and addresses security issues surrounding information systems and computer-generated data.
Information Systems Capstone
MIS600 – 3 credit hours
In this culminating course, MISM students integrate knowledge and skills learned throughout the program. Students develop, design and present projects based on real-world situations. They plan and justify the project; meet performance, schedule and budget requirements; adjust for unplanned occurrences; and provide project reports.

Capstone Course: Information Systems Capstone

The Capstone Course is a culmination of your prior coursework and is often taken toward the end of your program. It gives you the opportunity to utilize the hard-earned knowledge and skills you've developed as a Keller student in a real-world setting, whether that's at your current workplace or by developing and implementing a business plan. Each year, the most outstanding and successful Capstone Project in its category is recognized with an achievement award.

Elective courses (12 credit hours)

Choose any four courses listed in the concentration areas below if you do not wish to pursue a specific concentration. Students may choose any electives for which they meet the prerequisites.

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Concentration (12 credit hours)

Choose one concentration from the list below:

Information Security

Elective courses include four of the following (12 credits hours):

Network Security

E-Business Security

Database Security

Information Security Law and Ethics

Risk Mitigation and Contingency Planning

Cryptography and Security Mechanisms

Practices for Administration of Physical and Operations Security

Security in Systems Architecture and Applications

Disaster Recovery/Forensics and Security

IT Governance

Network Security
SEC572 – 3 credit hours
This course addresses concepts and industry standards of computer networking, including the OSI Reference Model, TCP/IP and network routing concepts, and inherent risks in their use. Also addressed are digital cryptography principles and practices; major electronic email security standards; and methods by which networks may be attacked. Students use a networking software tool to build a secure network, as well as prepare to assist in incident response and management activities in the event of a network breach.
E-Business Security
SEC573 – 3 credit hours
This course covers issues involved in protecting an e-business from external threats while safeguarding customer privacy. Students examine external threats to a company's systems and learn how to react if systems and business goals conflict.
Database Security
SEC574 – 3 credit hours
This course provides an overview of security issues in database systems and shows how current and future commercial systems may be designed to ensure secrecy and confidentiality. Security models, basic security mechanisms and software, database security, intrusion detection and security models for next generation databases are covered.
Information Security Law and Ethics
SEC575 – 3 credit hours
Coursework addresses the effects of cyber business regulation on information security, conducting business on the Internet, privacy laws, taxation, protection of intellectual property, electronic privacy, wiretapping and cybersquatting. In addition, students examine ethical issues, forensics and evidence of cyber crime.
Risk Mitigation and Contingency Planning
SEC576 – 3 credit hours
This course identifies vulnerabilities and inherent risks of computer systems. It also introduces cost-effective risk analysis techniques for identifying and quantifying accidental and malicious threats to computer systems, and developing contingency and recovery plans. The qualitative risk analysis process, using techniques such as the practical application of risk analysis (PARA) and the facilitated risk analysis process (FRAP), is covered.
Cryptography and Security Mechanisms
SEC577 – 3 credit hours
This course introduces cryptography, focusing on information systems security issues, and mechanisms and devices to address these issues. Also examined are cryptosystems, algorithms and certificates. Students gain applications-oriented experience in developing and implementing several cryptography applications or algorithms. Access controls are presented as a collection of security mechanisms that work together to protect information system assets. Students complete lab assignments and a term project.
Practices for Administration of Physical and Operations Security
SEC578 – 3 credit hours
This course examines security management, management tools, and physical and operations security in an organization's environment. Security management addresses identifying information assets and developing, documenting and implementing policies, standards, procedures and guidelines for asset protection. Management tools such as data classification and risk assessment/analysis are used to identify system vulnerabilities and implement controls. Physical and operations security addresses control mechanisms and protection techniques for facility, resource and overall system operation.
Security in Systems Architecture and Applications
SEC579 – 3 credit hours
This course addresses concepts, principles, structures and standards used to design, monitor and secure operating systems, equipment, networks, databases, applications and controls that enforce various levels of availability, integrity and confidentiality. Coursework also focuses on security concepts that apply to application software development, addressing the software design and development environment and explaining software's critical role in providing information system security.
Disaster Recovery/Forensics and Security
SEC591 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on preserving and recovering business operations in the event of outages, disasters or work force interruptions. Measures and technologies used for forensics, as well as computer crime and security investigation, are addressed.
IT Governance
SEC592 – 3 credit hours
This course introduces principles of information technology governance, focusing on IT control objectives (COBIT) and related internal controls. Coursework explores best practices for managing IT processes; meeting multiple needs of enterprise management by bridging gaps between business risks; technical issues; control needs; and performance measurement requirements. Students explore IT industry standards, and develop governance skills relating to creating and maintaining corporate information systems policy.

Data Administration and Management

Elective courses (12 credit hours)

Database Administration and Management

Database Programming and Applications

Business Intelligence Systems

Enterprise Data Management and Administration

Database Administration and Management
MIS561 – 3 credit hours
This course covers database administration as a managerial discipline, addressing database administrative practices and procedures common for various types of businesses and technology. Important issues in daily operation and long-term planning of database administration are examined in-depth. Administration of Oracle database management systems is also introduced to enhance students' understanding of database administrators' tasks and responsibilities.
Database Programming and Applications
MIS562 – 3 credit hours
This course reviews the industry standard ANSI Structured Query Language (SQL), the core of the relational database and associated applications. Students examine the features and programming of SQL extensions supported by leading relational databases widely used in industry, such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. They also learn to develop reports, forms and other types of database application components essential to carry out transactional and analytical operations that support modern business. Applications-oriented projects and cases enhance the learning experience.
Business Intelligence Systems
MIS563 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on concepts needed for analyzing, designing and applying effective systems for meeting management's information needs for tactical short-term, and strategic long-term, planning and decision-making. The course covers various models of business intelligence and decision support systems, based largely on database design in support of data warehousing and data mining concepts. Topics include data modeling for the data warehouse and data mart, and application of OLAP and artificial intelligence concepts as applied to data mining.
Enterprise Data Management and Administration
MIS564 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on data storage, security and reporting needs of an enterprise-level management information system. Also examined are management and administration of very large and/or distributed database architectures with large geographic topographies. Security issues surrounding management and administration of large distributed enterprise-level databases are presented, as are network and integration issues associated with such systems.

Health Information Systems Management

Elective courses include four of the following (12 credits hours):

Health Service Systems

Health Services Finance

Informatics and Application Systems in Healthcare

Healthcare Information Administration and Management

Health Service Systems
HSM541 – 3 credit hours
This course surveys the major components and organizational interrelationships of the U.S. health care delivery system across the continuum of care. Coursework emphasizes personnel, institutions, delivery systems, policy and payment mechanisms. Variables of access, cost and quality are introduced, and delivery of health care within those variables is outlined.
Health Services Finance
HSM543 – 3 credit hours
This course provides an understanding of the unique features of health care finance, including payment sources and reimbursement arrangements, as well as of emerging trends within the health care industry that impact the financial decision-making process of various health care industries. Covered are financial planning, operating revenue, working capital, resource allocation, financial analysis and the future of health care. Special emphasis is given to managing inpatient and outpatient costs and ratios, capitated payment systems, the resource-based relative value system (RBRVS), the prospective payment system (PPS) the impact of mergers, compliance issues and joint venture activities.
Informatics and Application Systems in Healthcare
MIS566 – 3 credit hours
This course addresses using computer technology to solve problems in the healthcare industry, as well as technology's effect on the quality and cost efficiency of healthcare delivery. Students explore strategies for blending clinical applications with financial and administrative practices. Current and emerging healthcare standards, technologies, applications and management practices are covered, including integrated electronic health record systems, major information systems and service providers.
Healthcare Information Administration and Management
MIS567 – 3 credit hours
This course examines contemporary concepts, principles and practices of health information management. Strategies to ensure that health data are accurate, accessible, confidential and secure in healthcare settings are outlined. In addition, use of such data by other health-related industries is examined. Health records and their computerized implementation in terms of electronic health records/computer-based patient records, payment and reimbursement processes are covered.

Project Management

Elective courses include four of the following (12 credits hours):

Managing Quality

Managing Software Development Projects

Advanced Program Management

Project Cost and Schedule Control

Project Risk Management

Contract and Procurement Management

Advanced Project Management Practices and Professional Exam Preparation

Managing Quality
GSCM588 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on implementation, cost and management of the quality function in manufacturing as well as service industries. Coursework addresses quality concepts and tools, as well as knowledge required for their application in quality planning, improvement and control in both parent organizations and supplier relationships.
Managing Software Development Projects
PROJ584 – 3 credit hours
This course examines knowledge, strategies and techniques needed to manage software product development. The course helps students develop skills managers need to create - and successfully execute - plans for software development. Topics include software project development processes; software development standards; project planning, scheduling and control strategies; risk assessment and mitigation; team building and managing technical personnel.
Advanced Program Management
PROJ587 – 3 credit hours
This course examines how managers plan, budget, schedule and control multi-project programs within an organizational context. The importance of project teams and human resource management in the process is addressed. Topics include the role of projects in organizations; alternative organizational systems; program planning, budgeting, monitoring, control and management methodologies; team management and leadership; legal and ethical issues; conflict identification and resolution; and advanced applications of project management software.
Project Cost and Schedule Control
PROJ592 – 3 credit hours
This course stresses the need for project managers to understand and apply advanced tools and techniques to developing and managing project financial plans. Topics include cost and benefit estimation; project financial analysis; budgeting; resource allocation; sensitivity analysis; project metrics; and project cost and schedule control using earned value management systems.
Project Risk Management
PROJ595 – 3 credit hours
This course explores various ways to identify, analyze and mitigate the full range of project risks. Coursework also explores the six risk management processes outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide: risk management planning, risk identification, qualitative risk analysis, quantitative risk analysis, risk response planning, and risk monitoring and control. Using a practitioner approach, students learn risk management techniques by applying them to problems in case studies.
Contract and Procurement Management
PROJ598 – 3 credit hours
This course examines processes through which goods and services are acquired in the project management environment. Topics include contract and procurement strategies; legal issues; contract pricing alternatives; technical, management and commercial requirements; RFP development; source selection; invitations to bid; bid evaluation; risk assessment; and contract negotiation and administration.
Advanced Project Management Practices and Professional Exam Preparation
PROJ605 – 3 credit hours
This course examines current topics in the project management field and provides a comprehensive review of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Topics include global project management, leadership, virtual teams and project information systems. In addition, the PMBOK knowledge areas and process groups are covered in preparation for the Project Management Professional certification exam, administered by the Project Management Institute.

Our Project Management Master's degree program is accredited by the Project Management Institute's Global Accreditation Center.

Information Systems Tools

Elective courses include four of the following (12 credits hours):

Visual Basic

Advanced Visual Basic

Internet-Oriented Programming

C++ Programming

Java Programming

Visual Basic
MIS574 – 3 credit hours
This course teaches programming fundamentals as applied to the Visual Basic.NET programming language. Topics include the .NET framework, event-driven programming, graphical user interface design, and using object-linking and embedding to manipulate Windows applications. Students also learn object-oriented programming fundamentals, and web-based and Windows application design.
Advanced Visual Basic
MIS575 – 3 credit hours
Advanced Visual Basic, a continuation of Visual Basic (MIS574), focuses on advanced application design and development using the object-oriented features of Visual Basic.NET. Topics include the .NET framework, object-oriented programming, .NET database programming, .NET web programming, .NET web database programming, add-ins, collections and user controls.
Internet-Oriented Programming
MIS577 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on Internet and web programming, one of the fastest growing areas of system development. Students apply Internet programming languages such as HTML, Dynamic HTML and JavaScript to develop their own websites. The course also examines Internet application tools and commercial Web servers.
C++ Programming
MIS578 – 3 credit hours
C++ Programming introduces object-oriented programming concepts using the C++ language. Topics include the object-oriented paradigm, class hierarchies and inheritance, I/O functions, object arrays and string processing. Students complete a number of programming projects to gain applications-oriented experience with object-oriented technology.
Java Programming
MIS579 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on using Java for business applications. Students apply Java programming tools to develop applications and applets that take advantage of web and Internet capabilities. The course examines object-oriented design and modeling, Java applications, applets, control structures, methods, user interfaces, graphics and e-commerce applications.

Information Systems Applications

Elective courses include four of the following (12 credits hours):

Wireless Devices and Applications

Wireless Communication Systems

IP Telephony/VoIP

Wireless Devices and Applications
NETW562 – 3 credit hours
This course introduces an array of wireless devices, including laptops, PDAs, cellular telephones and "all-in-one" devices. Current applications of these devices, as well as potential future uses, are examined. Using such devices in both standalone and integrated network arenas is addressed, with specific focus on interoperability. Ways in which wireless devices are driving the evolution of business practices are also examined.
Wireless Communication Systems
NETW589 – 3 credit hours
This course provides an essential foundation in core wireless technologies. Topics provide managers with required knowledge of voice and data systems. The current wireless industry, its recent past and emerging systems are explored through real-world projects and practitioner-based case studies.
IP Telephony/VoIP
NETW590 – 3 credit hours
This course examines technologies that carry voice communications over an IP network, including digitization and packetization of voice streams. Coursework addresses VoIP standards and protocols such as SIP and H.323 that support creation of telephony systems using advanced VoIP technology applications. Fundamentals of VoIP such as QoS, traffic aggregation issues, bandwidth management and network assessment are also investigated.

Network Management

Elective courses include four of the following (12 credits hours):

Network Security

Disaster Recovery/Forensics and Security

IP Telephony/VoIP

IT Governance

Wireless Networks

Network Design and Management

Network Security
SEC572 – 3 credit hours
This course addresses concepts and industry standards of computer networking, including the OSI Reference Model, TCP/IP and network routing concepts, and inherent risks in their use. Also addressed are digital cryptography principles and practices; major electronic email security standards; and methods by which networks may be attacked. Students use a networking software tool to build a secure network, as well as prepare to assist in incident response and management activities in the event of a network breach.
Disaster Recovery/Forensics and Security
SEC591 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on preserving and recovering business operations in the event of outages, disasters or work force interruptions. Measures and technologies used for forensics, as well as computer crime and security investigation, are addressed.
IP Telephony/VoIP
NETW590 – 3 credit hours
This course examines technologies that carry voice communications over an IP network, including digitization and packetization of voice streams. Coursework addresses VoIP standards and protocols such as SIP and H.323 that support creation of telephony systems using advanced VoIP technology applications. Fundamentals of VoIP such as QoS, traffic aggregation issues, bandwidth management and network assessment are also investigated.
IT Governance
SEC592 – 3 credit hours
This course introduces principles of information technology governance, focusing on IT control objectives (COBIT) and related internal controls. Coursework explores best practices for managing IT processes; meeting multiple needs of enterprise management by bridging gaps between business risks; technical issues; control needs; and performance measurement requirements. Students explore IT industry standards, and develop governance skills relating to creating and maintaining corporate information systems policy.
Wireless Networks
NETW563 – 3 credit hours
This course introduces tools needed to understand and implement wireless networks. Topics include installation and configuration of wireless hardware and software, radio frequency (RF) fundamentals, 802.11 network architecture, capacity planning, use of wireless broadcast and cellular systems, antennas and accessories, power management, wireless local area network security, wireless device network integration and troubleshooting.
Network Design and Management
NETW585 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on technologies and processes used to design, optimize and manage networks. Topics include functions of network standards, protocols and architecture; network design and optimization processes; and network management. Topics also include network design requirements for support of high bandwidth multimedia applications, wireless local area connections and security strategies. Students use a networking software tool to build and simulate network models.

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