MBA with an Information Systems Management Concentration
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MBA in Information Systems Management
In the rapidly expanding world of information systems management, strategic professionals need to demonstrate both leadership ability and technical competencies. Our MBA in Information Systems Management allows you to develop the credentials you need to succeed in this exciting field. As just one of the 17 concentrations offered at Keller, our MBA in Information Systems Management provides extensive course offerings so you can better shape the direction of the degree program to reflect and guide your vision for your career.
Our MBA in Information Systems Management focuses on competencies directly relevant to the workplace. You may choose to explore such topics as implementing computer networks, upgrading information systems, maintaining networks and acquiring and deploying new technologies and software.
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Learn on campus, online or a mix of both
At Keller, we've integrated on campus and online learning so you can attend any of our 90+ campus locations, take your graduate classes online or do a combination of both.
Study at Keller on campus, online or a mix of both
We give you the flexibility to attend classes at any of our 90+ campus locations, take all of your graduate courses online or even do a combination of both.
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At Keller, we offer online graduate classes taught with the same focus on personal attention and academic rigor as classes taught on campus. And because courses are offered online, you can schedule working on your education around working on your career not the other way around.
On campus and online
For those students who need the flexibility of studying online to balance work, school and life, but also want a classroom experience, we offer a mix of both on campus and online learning. Take some courses online and some at a location convenient for you, whichever best fits your schedule.
Tuition, fees and expenses†
MBA with an Information Systems Management Concentration1
- Total Required Credit Hours: 48
- Number of Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Courses: 16
- Tuition per Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Course: $2,298
- Textbook and Materials Expense2: $2,800
- Total Program Cost3: $39,608
Note: Tuition for Canadian residents enrolled in U.S.-based programs delivered online is charged in Canadian dollars at rates shown.
† Effective beginning July 2012.
1 Availability varies by location.
2 At average estimated per-course expense for textbooks and materials of $175; average estimated per-course expense does not apply to exam-prep courses, the per-credit-hour cost for which includes textbook and materials expense.
3 At current tuition rates and credit hours shown; includes $40 application fee ($30 for applicants at locations in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee), and average estimated textbook and materials expense.
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Not only will you be learning skills that could help you rise to the top of your field, you'll also be gaining a valuable credential that may affect your entire career. A graduate education could change your earning potential, ability to be promoted and more.
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MBA in Information Systems Management Graduation Requirements
Total program length varies based on the number of courses taken per 8-week session. That means that if you take 1 class per session, you could complete your degree program in as few as 32 months.
- Total credit hours: 48
- Required program: 30
- Information Systems Management concentration: 12
- Elective: 6
MBA in Information Systems Management Coursework
Required program courses (30 credit hours)
We've designed the core program courses in our MBA to provide you with the fundamentals to make an impact in the business world. See MBA Required Program Courses for a list of required coursework.
Information Systems Management concentration courses (12 credit hours)
The concentration coursework is designed to further focus your MBA curriculum to better prepare you for success in a specific field or industry. To add a concentration to your MBA degree program, you may choose courses totaling 12 credit hours from the following list:
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- 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. Prerequisite: MIS582
- 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. Prerequisite: MIS582
- 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. Prerequisite: MIS582
- 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. Prerequisite: MIS582
- Healthcare Security, Privacy and Compliance (MIS565) - 3 credit hours
- This course introduces information systems practitioners to principles and strategies needed to manage the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other compliance requirements in the IS environment. The influence on electronic health records as well as other components of health information systems is outlined. Management strategies for accessing, storing, maintaining and transmitting patient-identifiable information are examined. Prerequisite: SEC571
- 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. Prerequisite: MIS535
- 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. Prerequisite: MIS535
- Global IT Outsourcing (MIS568) - 3 credit hours
- This course introduces issues, trends, and economic and geopolitical factors driving the offshore outsourcing paradigm. Coursework helps students identify core competencies that should not be outsourced, and examines strategies and business models for aligning outsourcing with corporate strategy in support of near- and long-term profitability. Also explored are key outsourcing players and countries, as well as aspects of offshore software development. Case studies illustrate successful offshore outsourcing strategies. In addition, students work on course projects using virtual team concepts. Prerequisite: MIS535
- Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Global Outsourcing (MIS569) - 3 credit hours
- This course addresses the need for risk management and mitigation in offshore projects. Coursework helps students identify inherent risks of global outsourcing, as well as examines risk areas such as technology, organizational assets, business continuity planning and global business. Students are introduced to risk analysis techniques and mitigation strategies, and then apply these to an offshore case study project. Prerequisites: ACCT504 and MIS568
- 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. Prerequisite: one year's programming experience, prior programming coursework MIS505 or MIS525
- 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. Prerequisite: MIS574
- Internet-Oriented Programming (MIS577) - 3 credit hours
- 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. Prerequisite: one year's programming experience, prior programming coursework, MIS505 or MIS525
- 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. Prerequisite(s): one year's programming experience; prior programming coursework; MIS577 and either MIS505 or MIS525
- 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. No prerequisite
- 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. No prerequisite
- Database Applications for Electronic Commerce (MIS583) - 3 credit hours
- This course examines database systems that emphasize web-based development and implementation technologies. The course covers general models of web-based e-commerce as well as application development using a variety of commercial middleware tools. Students create a web-based e-commerce application as part of a course project. Prerequisites: MIS577 and MIS582
- Decision Support and Expert Systems (MIS585) - 3 credit hours
- This course focuses on design, development and implementation of effective systems for meeting information needs of management decision-makers. The course explains both model-based and data-based decision support systems and their use by managers in functional areas. Spreadsheets and applied artificial intelligence models, such as artificial neural network, and/or rule-based expert systems software may be used to introduce the decision-support process. No prerequisite
- 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. No prerequisite
Elective courses (6 credit hours)
You can take your electives in a variety of career fields. Students may choose any electives for which they meet the prerequisites. Download the Academic Catalog and view "Course Offerings" for a complete list of courses that could satisfy your elective requirements.
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