Master of Science in Information Systems

Program Director: Martha Grabowski

M.S. Information Systems

The M.S., Information Systems program is 30-credit, part-time or full-time program designed to develop highly educated information and computer systems professionals, particularly those responsible for information systems development and management. The program serves a diverse student body, including people with previous degrees in business and information systems, people with degrees in related fields and professional experience, and people who seek to enter the field without previous knowledge about information systems.

Master of Science in Information Systems

Prerequisites: MIS 501 and MIS 601

Major RequirementsHours
MIS 701 Database Management Systems 3
MIS 703 Systems Analysis and Design 3
MIS 707 Risk Mgmt in Large Scale Systems 3
MIS 711 Managing Systems Project 3
MIS 712 Financial Telecommunications and Cybersecurity 3
MIS 715 Mobile Applications & Business Strategies or MIS 716 Business Intelligence3
MIS 717 Managing the Technological Enterprise 3
Three of the following: 9
MIS 550 Accounting Information Systems3
MIS 535 Intro to Government Systems3
MIS 710 Health Information Systems3
MIS 790 Specl Topics in Mgmt Info Syst3
MIS 799 Master's Thesis Research Project1-6
BUS 790-798 Special Topics in Management3

Graduate Health Information Systems Certificate

Health information systems professionals are responsible for managing health information systems, people and organizations, ensuring the quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security of electronic health information, in line with federal requirements for patient information, privacy, security, insurance reimbursement, and financial reporting. Le Moyne College’s graduate Health Information Systems Certificate Program is designed to prepare students to manage this complex system and setting, address challenging health care issues throughout their careers. People with advanced knowledge in health information systems are a scarce resource. It is the objective of the graduate Health IS certificate program to fill this gap by providing needed education and certification for those managing information technology, people and organizations in the health care field.

Graduate Health Information Systems

Major RequirementsHours
MIS 710 Health Information Systems 3
MIS 711 Managing Systems Project 3
MIS 701 Database Management Systems *3
MIS 703 Systems Analysis and Design *3
*Students who choose to take only one of these courses must also select one of the following classes: 3
MIS 535 Intro to Government Systems3
MIS 716 Business Intelligence3
MIS 717 Managing the Technological Enterprise3
MIS 704 Comm,Networks,Teleconferencing3
MIS 712 Financial Telecommunications and Cybersecurity3


MIS 550 (MIS 350/ACT 350/ACT 550). Accounting Information Systems (3).

This course will examine the design, control and operation of accounting information systems with a strong emphasis on integration. The course will present a thorough introduction to basic information systems theory, provide a working knowledge of systems analysis and design techniques, databases and enterprise systems. Understanding and appreciation of accounting information systems is critical to successfully managing, auditing and developing systems to support today's evolving business environment. This course offers a focused look at accounting information systems as part of enterprise resource planning systems, with a focus on SAP and other comparable enterprise systems to demonstrate concepts. Prerequisite: MIS 201, MIS 501 or permission of the instructor.

MIS 701 . Database Management Systems (3).

This course develops the framework for database systems analysis and design. Course topics focus on database design, data modeling, data integrity, security, database management approaches and techniques and distributed databases. Students are expected to complete a database project using commercially available software packages. Prerequisite: MIS 501

MIS 703 . Systems Analysis and Design (3).

This course provides the building blocks for analysis and design of management information systems. The systems development life cycle, information gathering techniques, data and process modeling techniques and management of the systems analysis and design processes are covered. Students apply the concepts introduced using computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tools. Prerequisite: MIS 501

MIS 704 . Comm,Networks,Teleconferencing (3).

An introduction to the management challenges of communications systems, signals and noise. This course considers the problems and limitations associated with interconnecting computers by communications networks. Topics include protocols, interface design, queuing, multiplexing, coding and network configurations. Prerequisite: MIS 501

MIS 706 . Electronic Commerce (3).

Electronic commerce offers exciting and innovative ways of doing business that can enhance organizational performance and restructure corporations. This course is intended to help students understand the fundamentals of electronic commerce and addresses both technical and operational topics. Technical topics covered include back-end database connectivity and information storage and processing. Operational topics include electronic commerce business models, marketing, transactions, security and legal and ethical issues. Through lectures and project exercises, students are expected to develop new frameworks of thinking and practice, tailored to their professional interests. Prerequisite: MIS 501

MIS 707 . Risk Mgmt in Large Scale Systems (3).

This course focuses on the challenges associated with risk management in large-scale systems. It considers the nature of social, organizational and technological risk and discusses the role of risk analytic, risk management and risk communications. It also discusses several analytic approaches to risk management and mitigation and analyzes case studies of risk in several large-scale systems: aerospace, biomedical, global networks, healthcare, transportation and safety-critical domains such as firefighting and oil spill response. Using several strategic models, students discuss the importance of tactical and strategic risk management and employ several of the models in case analyses. Prerequisite: MIS 501.

MIS 710 (NSG 697/NSG 387/MIS 450). Health Information Systems (3).

This course provides students with the knowledge of the design, use, and evaluation issues of health informatics applications. The topics include: (1) health informatics as a discipline; (2) career options for health informatics; (3) major health applications and commercial vendors; (4) strategic information systems planning; and (5) new opportunities and emerging trends.

MIS 711 (MIS 460/CSC 460/MGT 460/NSG 611). Managing Systems Project (3).

This course focuses on introductory project management processes, technology and tools, utilizing the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI's) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) processes and nomenclature. Students examine the processes and theory of project management as well as industry case studies, and will utilize project management software in support of their management activities. Guest speakers and field research provide students with access and information from industry and academia. Students are engaged in a semester-long project. Initially, they are required to identify the project scope and team charter for their project; subsequent assignments require them to prepare a business case, work breakdown structure, cost estimate, and final project documentation for their project. Students document their projects as described above, and present the results of their analysis and management activities to their peers and the Project Management Advisory Board.

MIS 712 (MIS 478/FIN 478). Financial Telecommunications and Cybersecurity (3).

This course provides an overview of the concepts and principles of telecommunications systems and networks, blending technical with managerial topics. Students will focus on the challenges inherent in securing financial telecommunications networks, particularly the challenges of insider threats. Students will local area networks, wide area networks, wireless networks, value-added networks, as well as other networks. Students will complete a series of network installation and test projects, and will analyze network design cases throughout the semester. Guest speakers from industry and case studies from on-going research will provide a real-world contect for the topics discussed in class. Students may sit for network certification following completion of the course. Prerequisites: MIS 201, or permission of the instructor.

MIS 715 (MKT 715/MKT 445/MIS 445). Mobile Applications & Business Strategies (3).

The course explores the important challenges and needs of today's organizations to go mobile to connect with their stakeholders. Students will learn the technical, managerial and marketing aspects of mobile applications. Technically, they will learn the development process and technical infrastructure of mobile applications. Mangerially, students will learn how to develop business strategies to exploit mobile applications for the advancing and repositioning of organizations. For marketing, students will learn to market the newly developed mobile applications and at the same time to use mobile applications to market and promote the organizations and their products or services.

MIS 716 (MIS 415/MKT 415). Business Intelligence (3).

This course provides an introduction to Business Intelligence, including the processes, methodologies, infrastructure, and current practices used to transform business data into useful information and support business decision-making. Business Intelligence requires foundation knowledge in data storage and retrieval, thus this course will review logical data models for both database management systems and data warehouses. Students will learn to extract and manipulate data from these systems and assess security-related issues. Data mining, visualization, and statisical analysis along with reporting options such as management dashboards and balanced scorecards will be covered. Technologies utilized in the course included SAP Business Warehouse, SAP Business Objects, Crystal Reports, and RapidMiner. Prerequisite: MIS 201 or permission of the instructor.

MIS 717 (MIS 455). Managing the Technological Enterprise (3).

This course covers the requirements, management and performance of enterprises engaged in the use of technology. Requirements determination, analysis, design and cost management activities for technological enterprises are covered; a focus on the management of life cycle costs is emphasized. The management of third party organizations, outsourcing and project management activities are also covered. The legal, environmental and ethical issues associated with the management and performance of technological enterprises are important components of this course. Guest speakers and case studies from local, national and international technological enterprises, agencies and regulatory organizations are employed in this course. Prerequisites: MIS 201 or MIS 501 or permission of instructor.

MIS 785 (MIS 385/CSC 252). Developing Decision Support Applications With Visual Basic (3).

This class covers the basics of structured programming using Visual Basic to develop decision support systems or management science applications. The theory and practice of structured programming, logic, systems development are covered in a series of iterative hands-on assignments, which are designed based on practical decision support systems or management science applications. Students can expect to learn how to create and program advanced Excel applications or other equivalent applications. A term project involving the development and documentation of a Visual basic program is required. Prerequisite: MIS 201, MIS 501, or permission of the instructor.

MIS 790 . Specl Topics in Mgmt Info Syst (3).

Courses in this series offer an in-depth exploration of specific issues within the field of management information systems, as well as topics of current interest to students and instructors.

MIS 796 . Information Systems Internship (1-6).

Participation in a real-world learning experience is provided in internship opportunities. The intern reports as required to a faculty member, and both student and faculty member assess the internship as it relates to the student's academic program and desired organizational experiences. Six hours of approved work experience is required to generate one credit. Prerequisite: permission of the program director.

MIS 799 . Master's Thesis Research Project (1-6).

This course provides an opportunity for graduate students to conduct independent research under the direction of a faculty member. Since the study of Information Systems is interdisciplinary, research linking business, technology and social and organizational science in explorations of how systems that convey information work can be studied in a student's master's thesis--whether those systems are human, technological, natural, economic, social or other. Research in Information Systems thus explores technical and business topics, along with ethical questions that arise in business applications of technology in organizations.

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