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MBA in Information Systems Management Courses & Tuition
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Master of Business Administration

Information Systems Management Concentration

MBA in Information Systems Management Coursework

Required program courses (30 credit hours)

We've designed the core program courses in our Information Systems Management 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 Information Systems Management 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:

Click on a course name below for its full description.

Database Administration and Management

Database Programming and Applications

Business Intelligence Systems

Enterprise Data Management and Administration

Healthcare Security, Privacy and Compliance

Informatics and Application Systems in Healthcare

Healthcare Information Administration and Management

Visual Basic

Advanced Visual Basic

Internet-Oriented Programming

C++ Programming

Java Programming

Systems Analysis, Planning and Control

Database Concepts

Database Applications for Electronic Commerce

Decision Support and Expert Systems

Networking Concepts and Applications

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
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
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.
Prerequisite: one year's programming experience, prior programming coursework, /content/sites/dvu/www_keller_edu/courses/MIS505, or, /content/sites/dvu/www_keller_edu/courses/MIS525
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, /content/sites/dvu/www_keller_edu/courses/MIS505, or, /content/sites/dvu/www_keller_edu/courses/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: 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.
Prerequisite: None
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.
Prerequisite: None
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.
Prerequisite: 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.
Prerequisite: None
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.
Prerequisite: None

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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