With the growth in Internet-based companies and the digitization of processes and data in traditional companies, the demand for business analysts, data analysts, and information systems professionals is growing in most economies. The MIS minor offers Business and other Mason undergraduate students a focused set of courses that provide them foundational knowledge and skills in management information systems. The focus is on applying information systems solutions to business problems. The minor is not intended for MIS/IT/CS majors. It is intended for students who could benefit from a deeper understanding of MIS as it relates to their major. The benefit of being able to apply information systems solutions in their chosen career would make the students more marketable/attractive to employers in an increasingly digital economy. The MIS minor offers a useful and attractive option for both business and non-business students.
At least eight credits must be unique to the minor and not applied toward any other major, minor, or concentration. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each course that is applied toward the minor.
For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors. The School of Business residency requirement for this minor supersedes the university requirement: at least nine credits must be earned at Mason.
Total credits: 15
|MIS 303||Introduction to Business Information Systems||3|
|MIS 310||Database Management Systems||3|
|or IT 214||Database Fundamentals|
|MIS 320||Networks and Security||3|
|MIS 330||Systems Analysis and Design||3|
|Choose one course from the following:||3|
|CS 112||Introduction to Computer Programming|
|IT 106||Introduction to IT Problem Solving Using Computer Programming|
|IT 109||Introduction to Computer Programming|
|IT 322||Health Data Challenges|
|IT 324||Health Information Technology Fundamentals|
|MIS 350||Introduction to Programming for Business Applications|
|MIS 410||Advanced Database Systems|
|MIS 412||E-Business Systems Development|
|MIS 415||Information Systems Audit and Control|
|MIS 420||Information Security and Assurance|
|MIS 430||Data Warehousing|
|MIS 431||Data Mining for Business Applications|
|MIS 491||Seminar in Management Information Systems|