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.

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