Marketing & Business Information Systems
Minor in Management Information Systems
The Minor in Management Information Systems parallels the undergraduate major program with many of the same required courses. The objective of the Minor in MIS is to provide a tool set and methodology for analyzing processes in business (or other organizational types). Students completing this minor would better understand how information systems impact their major field, and would be well qualified to work on IS project teams as the business representative.
- The goal of the minor in MIS is to give students a strong understanding of information systems in business without requiring them to learn how to program and actually develop the systems.
The minor in MIS aims to prepare students who:
- Understand the use of technology within the business environment;
- Understand what is involved in the analysis and design of information systems;
- Understand database management systems and are able to design a well-structured database; and
- Are able to develop a simple website.
Depending on each student's choice of the final two courses in the minor, students will also achieve two of the following objectives:
- Become proficient users of database management system~: and have experience designing database solutions (Advanced Database Management);
- Understand project management and have experience using project management software (Project Management);
- Understand computer networking concepts (Network Management);
- Understand e-business concepts (E-Business: I.S. Perspective).
All courses required for this minor can be taken in the junior and/or senior year of a student's career at Rowan. The only course in this minor with a prerequisite other than being accepted into the minor is Advanced Database Management, which is an optional course, and if chosen, has Design of Database Systems as a prerequisite.
A total of 18 credits is required to earn this minor, with four courses specified and the remaining two courses chosen from a short list.
Students must take the following four courses (12 semester hours):
- MIS02.334 Management Information Systems 3 semester hours
- MIS02.330 Business Systems 3 semester hours
- MIS02.338 Design of Database Systems 3 semester hours
- MIS02.322 Principles of Systems Design 3 semester hours
Students must choose two courses from the following five (6 semester hours):
- MIS02.325 Project Management 3 semester hours
- MIS02.336 Advanced Database Management 3 semester hours
- MIS02.327 Network Management 3 semester hours
- MIS02.332 E-Business: I.S. Perspective or
- MIS02.333 E-Business: I.S. Perspective WI 3 semester hours
- CS 04.140 Enterprise Computing I 3 semester hours
Total Semester Hours for Minor in MIS 18 Semester Hours
Admission to the program:
A total of 12 completed or in-process semester hours and GPA or 2.5 are required prior to admission. Applications for the minor can be completed in the office of the Department of Marketing and Business Information Systems, Bunce Hall 208.