Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MMIS)
Concentrations in Information Systems, Business Intelligence/Analytics, Web Management, Information Security Management, Enterprise Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, and Learning Technology.
The Master of Science in Management Information Systems is a 36 credit-hour degree program. Offered online and on-campus in South Florida, the program focuses on the application of information technology to the collection, retention, and dissemination of information for management planning and decision making. The MMIS degree concentrates on areas such as project management, decision support systems, computer languages, client-server and distributed computing, database systems and data warehousing, telecommunications, system analysis and design, human-computer interaction, electronic commerce, information security, computer graphics, and multimedia.
The management information systems degree program blends theory and practice into a learning experience that develops skills applicable to complex real-world problems. It is designed to give students a thorough knowledge of the field and to provide an enduring foundation for future professional growth.
This security program is recognized by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As a result of this recognition federal agencies may sponsor civilian and military personnel to take the school’s certified graduate courses, and the school is authorized to issue certificates to students who complete such courses. Individuals may apply to take one or more certified information security courses as non-degree students.
Graduates with a master’s in management information systems will be able to: (1) communicate management information systems concepts, designs, and solutions effectively and professionally; (2) apply knowledge of management information systems to produce effective designs and solutions for specific problems; (3) identify, analyze, and synthesize scholarly literature relating to the field of management information systems; (4) evaluate software development tools, software systems, and modern computing platforms.
Core Courses (required)
Choose one additional required core course from below:
Concentration Options (choose one of the following concentrations)
Open Electives and/or Thesis.
Students choose from any courses prefixed MMIS, RESD, or MITE to complete their 36-credit hour curriculum. Students who elect a thesis replace six open elective credits with six thesis credits.
Option for Early Admission into the Ph.D. Program
This option provides the opportunity for master’s students in management information systems to earn the Ph.D. in information systems in a shorter time. In addition to the requirements specified in the section Early Admission into the Ph.D. Program, the student must have completed MMIS 620 Management Information Systems; MMIS 627 Enterprise Information Systems, Technologies, and Infrastructures; MMIS 630 Database Systems; and MMIS 660 Systems Analysis and Design.
These programs are designed for students with undergraduate majors in management information systems, computer information systems, information technology, business administration, or a related field, and having knowledge and significant experience in computer applications.
Students who cannot demonstrate competence in programming in a high-level language such as C, C++, or Java must take MMIS 501 Introduction to Java Programming.
This course is in addition to the required 36 credit hours at the 600 level. MMIS 501 must be completed prior to taking courses at the 600 level; however, some exceptions may be permitted by the program director.
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