Jun 16, 2024  
2009-2011 Graduate Catalog 

Management Information Systems

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Peffers, Ken
  (2003), Professor; Ph.D. Purdue University.

Graduate Faculty

Chang, Jerry
  (2000), Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.
Deng, Honghui
  (2003), Assistant Professor; Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin.
Hardin, Andrew
  (2007), Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Washington State University.
Hong, Weiyin
  (2001), Associate Professor, Ph.D., Hong Kong University of Sciences.
Moores, Trevor
  (2000), Associate Professor, Ph.D., Aston University, UK.
Rothenberger, Marcus
  (2004), Associate Professor; Ph.D. Arizona State University.
Torkzadeh, Reza
  (1999), Professor, Ph.D., University of Lancaster, UK.

This program prepares graduates for professional and managerial careers in IT or for doctoral studies leading to research and teaching careers in IS. This objective is achieved through a balanced emphasis on theory and practice. The program prepares graduates with a broad-based knowledge of information systems design, development, implementation, evaluation, and maintenance. The graduates will understand IT’s dynamic nature and will be able to use and manage IT for problem solving, decision-making, competitive advantage, and innovation. Courses in the program include projects that allow students to organize team activities, analyze problems and propose solutions, explain project-related decisions, document and communicate progress, collect and analyze data, and present solutions. Students develop written and spoken communication skills. Students in this program have the option to write an MS thesis, a substantial original work that contributes to the body of knowledge in IS and business.

Students work closely with research faculty on the thesis with the objective of producing publishable quality research outcomes. The thesis prepares students for professional careers by giving them unique skills or knowledge with professional value. It prepares research oriented students with research skills that will be invaluable in pursuing the Ph.D. Students in the program take pride in using the thesis to learn something truly unique.

This degree program will prepare the graduate with:

  • A deep understanding of systems thinking and ways that IT can be used to enhance effectiveness of the individual and organizations.
  • The ability to analyze business problems, to develop system solutions, and apply information technology to obtain business solutions.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the theoretical basis of management information systems and current research questions.
  • The ability to learn on a continuing basis to stay current with rapidly changing technologies.
  • The ability to effectively communicate the technology and its application to business executives and users of information systems.
  • The knowledge and skills to function as an information technology professional in public or private organization.
  • Excellent preparation to enter a doctoral program in MIS.


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