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Upon completion, graduates with a B.S. Degree in Management Information Systems should be able to:
- Explain complex software within the context of business user needs through training presentations and written documentation.
- Distinguish relationships between programming languages and information systems.
- Analyze existing systems and design technology solutions appropriate to the goals of an organization.
- Determine factors influencing the strengths and weaknesses of the most common computer operating systems and determine how one would be preferred over others.
- Effectively utilize database and database management systems to organize, store and retrieve data.
- Support and defend an original proposal for the operation and maintenance of an enterprise level database system, to include policies for audits, security, backup, repair and replication.
- Perform basic and moderate system configuration and server administration tasks to a network operating system.
- Identify current and emerging technologies and apply them to today's organizations.
- Identify fundamental processes and functional business units in contemporary and emerging business technology models.
- Explain the various roles management information systems have toward advancing strategic goals and the operational success of an organization.
- Map information system interfaces among organizational units to integrate business functions across an enterprise.
- Use mathematical and statistical analyses in business problem-solving models.
- Apply project management methods in complex systems development environments.
- Evaluate the integration of Internet technologies into business at every level, from manufacturing, supply chain, and inventory management to customer relationships.
- Interpret financial statements of business entities using financial Management Information Systems concepts.
- Plan and control the operation of business organizations through the use of Management Information Systems information.
- Understand the legal environment that exists for U.S. businesses and the obligations of parties under contractual agreements.
- Research information to create context for informed organizational decision-making.
- Apply professional ethical codes of conduct as appropriate to industry and organizational environments.
- Work effectively in project teams to implement information technology-based solutions.