Management Information Systems, Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in management information systems (BIS) degree will provide students with the educational background for pursuing an exciting career in applying computers in business and government to process data and solve a wide variety of business problems. The computer is an important tool, which processes information for management decision making.

Managers can be more effective and efficient when assisted by computer-based information systems. Students pursuing a degree in management information systems (MIS) will learn how the computer can be applied to produce information both for controlling the day-to-day operations of a business and for planning for the future of that business. The study of information systems and quantitative analysis provides the educational background appropriate for pursuing career opportunities in business data management, management information systems, systems analysis, systems design, decision support, information security, electronic commerce, and other related areas.

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MIS Student Organization (MISSO)

The Management Information Systems Student Organization (MISSO) was founded in 1999 and has been an active part of UNO ever since.

Requirements

A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Science degree in management information systems (BIS). Thirty of the last 36 hours must be University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) courses. Registering for courses without having taken the stated prerequisites could result in administrative withdrawal.

To obtain a BIS, a student must fulfill the university, college and departmental requirements. Some courses may satisfy requirements in more than one area, but credit is awarded only once, thereby reducing the total number of credit hours for the degree to 120. (This total does not include prerequisites; students are accountable for all prerequisite courses.)

46 hours of University General Education courses (21 hours of which can be satisfied by courses in the required areas below)25
21 hours of College of IS&T Core courses for MIS majors21
21 hours of MIS Core courses21
6 hours of Mathematics courses6
15 hours of co-requisite Business courses15
12 hours of upper-level Specialization courses12
20 hours of optional concentration or elective/prerequisite courses20
Total Credits120

College of IS&T Core Courses for MIS Majors (21 hours)

The College of IS&T has developed a series of courses that are required for students wishing to obtain a degree from the college. The development and implementation of this core curriculum is unique and serves as a basis for preparing students to enter more advanced courses. The core curriculum is as follows:

CYBR 1100INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SECURITY 13
CIST 1300INTRODUCTION TO WEB DEVELOPMENT3
CIST 1400INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE I3
CSCI 1620INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE II3
CIST 2100ORGANIZATIONS, APPLICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY 23
CIST 2500INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS FOR IS&T3
CIST 3110INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ETHICS 33
Total Credits21

MIS Core Courses (21 hours)

ISQA 3310MANAGING THE DATABASE ENVIRONMENT3
ISQA 3400INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE3
ISQA 3420MANAGING IN A DIGITAL WORLD 13
ISQA 3900WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT3
ISQA 3910INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT3
ISQA 4110INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS3
ISQA 4120SYSTEM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION3

Math Courses (6 hours)

MATH 1930CALCULUS FOR THE MANAGERIAL, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 13
CSCI 2030MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE3
or MATH 2030 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS

Co-Requisite Courses from the College of Business Administration (15 hours)

The management information systems degree is cross-disciplinary in nature; students therefore need to have an understanding of economics, accounting, and business functions. These areas are covered by required co-requisite courses offered through the College of Business Administration (CBA). All CBA courses require a grade of C or better.

ACCT 2010PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I3
ACCT 2020PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II3
ECON 2200PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MICRO) 13
ECON 2220PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MACRO) 13

Upper-Level Business Courses: Select three credit hours from the following:

FNBK 3250PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT3
MKT 3310PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
MGMT 3510HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT3
ACCT 3080ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
ECON 3200ECONOMIC THEORY: MICRO3
ECON 3220ECONOMIC THEORY: MACRO3
ENTR 3710ENTREPRENEURIAL FOUNDATIONS3
MGMT/ITIN 4090PRINCIPLES OF COLLABORATION3

Upper-Level Specialization Courses: Select 12 credit hours from the following:

CYBR 3350SECURITY ADMINISTRATION - LINUX3
CYBR 3370SECURITY ADMINISTRATION - WINDOWS3
CYBR 3600INFORMATION SECURITY, POLICY AND AWARENESS3
CYBR 4360FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATION ASSURANCE3
CYBR/CIST 4540COMPUTER SECURITY MANAGEMENT3
ISQA 3520GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE DESIGN3
ISQA 4000SPECIAL TOPICS: INFORMATION SYSTEMS & QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS 11-5
ISQA 4010BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE3
ISQA 4100INFORMATION SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE AND ORGANIZATION3
ISQA 4130INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT3
ISQA 4150ADVANCED STATISTICAL METHODS FOR IS&T3
ISQA 4160INTRODUCTION TO ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING3
ISQA 4180ELECTRONIC COMMERCE3
ISQA 4190PROCESS REENGINEERING WITH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY3
ISQA 4200INFORMATION AND DATA QUALITY MANAGEMENT3
ISQA 4300DATABASE ADMINISTRATION3
ISQA 4380DISTRIBUTED TECHNOLOGIES AND SYSTEMS3
ISQA 4500SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN INFOMATION SYSTEMS AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS2-3
ISQA 4510INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERNSHIP1-3
ISQA 4590I.T. AUDIT AND CONTROL3
ISQA 4730DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS3
ISQA 4880SYSTEMS SIMULATION AND MODELING3
ISQA 4890DATA WAREHOUSING AND DATA MINING3
ISQA 4900INTERNET SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT3

Optional Concentration or Elective/Prerequisite Courses (20 hours)

Internet Technologies Concentration for MIS Majors (18 Hours)

The Internet Technologies (IT) concentration supplements the Management Information Systems (MIS) curriculum by focusing on the expertise needed to implement solutions that involve contemporary internet technologies and software applications. The concentration is designed to accommodate the differing backgrounds of MIS majors, while providing the necessary knowledge to pursue the IT concentration. The IT concentration provides extensive hands-on, project-based experience for students.

Core Courses
CSCI 2850PROGRAMMING ON THE INTERNET3
CSCI 3830ADVANCED JAVA PROGRAMMING3
Elective Courses
Select 9 hours from the following:9
MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS
MANAGING THE DATABASE ENVIRONMENT
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE
GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE DESIGN
SPECIAL TOPICS: INFORMATION SYSTEMS & QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS 1
ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
DATABASE ADMINISTRATION
DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
SYSTEMS SIMULATION AND MODELING
DATA WAREHOUSING AND DATA MINING
Capstone Course
ISQA 4900INTERNET SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT3
Total Credits18

Global IT Leadership and Management (18 Hours)

The education and training of globally savvy professionals in science, engineering and information technology (IT) are important for the long-term viability of many American firms today. Future business leaders must:

  • appreciate the challenges and opportunities of IT management in the context of 21st century global organizations.
  • understand the international aspects of IT leadership and management as a basis for integrating a global and multi-cultural view.
  • learn about the various roles, responsibilities, skills, and concepts essential to being a successful IT manager in the context of a dynamic technological environment, a diverse workforce, a global economy, and a concern for ethics and social responsibility in the development and deployment of systems.

The College of Information Science and Technology (CIST) and UNO’s International Studies (INST) have collaborated to offer an interdisciplinary Global IT Leadership and Management (GITLM) specialization in both the International Studies (INST) undergraduate program and the CIST undergraduate program in Management Information Systems. The GITLM specialization fosters the integration of technology and internationalization through an interdisciplinary program offered through inter-campus collaboration with UNO’s sister universities in Norway, India, Germany, Austria, and China. GITLM brings a global perspective to the Information Technology (IT) curriculum and adds a technology component to the International Studies (INST) major.

Prerequisite Courses1
CIST 1400INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE I3
CIST 2100ORGANIZATIONS, APPLICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY3
CIST 3110INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ETHICS3
ENGL 1150/1154ENGLISH COMPOSITION I3
GEOG 1020INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY3
INST 2130GLOBAL CHALLENGES3
PSCI 2210INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS3
ECON 2200PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MICRO)3
ECON 2220PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MACRO)3
Total Credits27
Requirements
Core Courses
ISQA 3310MANAGING THE DATABASE ENVIRONMENT3
ISQA 3420MANAGING IN A DIGITAL WORLD3
ISQA 3910INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT3
ISQA 4380DISTRIBUTED TECHNOLOGIES AND SYSTEMS3
INST 3000PERSPECTIVES IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 11-3
Capstone Course
ISQA 4500SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN INFOMATION SYSTEMS AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS2-3
Total Credits15-18

i-Business Application Development and Management

The i-Business Application Development and Management concentration is available only to MIS majors and provides students with the technical, organizational, and managerial background to plan, develop, and manage internet-based applications. The concentration includes courses that give students an understanding of the issues, concepts, and technologies involved in establishing and implementing a corporate strategy for electronic businesses. These courses address issues of organizational strategy, process re-engineering, and information systems architecture support. Students will also learn and apply technical skills needed to develop internet-based distributed applications.

Students are responsible for completing the prerequisites for all courses taken for the I-Business Application Development and Management concentration.

Prerequisite Courses
CIST 2100ORGANIZATIONS, APPLICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY3
ISQA 3310MANAGING THE DATABASE ENVIRONMENT3
ISQA 4110INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS3
ISQA 4120SYSTEM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION3
Total Credits12
Requirements
Core Courses
ISQA 3910INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT3
ISQA 4180ELECTRONIC COMMERCE3
Elective Courses
Select 9 hours from the following:9
GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE DESIGN
SPECIAL TOPICS: INFORMATION SYSTEMS & QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS 1
INFORMATION SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE AND ORGANIZATION
PROCESS REENGINEERING WITH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
INFORMATION SECURITY, POLICY AND AWARENESS
Capstone Course
ISQA 4380DISTRIBUTED TECHNOLOGIES AND SYSTEMS3
Total Credits18

Information Assurance Concentration for MIS Majors (18 Hours)

The Information Assurance concentration supplements and extends the Management Information Systems (MIS) curriculum by focusing on the foundational principles, worked examples, theory, and skills necessary to analyze, design, and construct secure information systems. The courses in the concentration address the fundamental technologies, policies, assurance and ethics involved in the protection of information systems. Hands-on experience is gained through laboratory exercises associated with courses.

Students are responsible for completing the prerequisites for all courses taken for the Information Assurance concentration.

Prerequisite Courses
CIST 1400INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE I3
CSCI 1620INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE II3
CSCI 2240INTRODUCTION TO C PROGRAMMING3
CSCI 2030MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE3
or MATH 2030 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
CIST 2100ORGANIZATIONS, APPLICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY3
MATH 1930CALCULUS FOR THE MANAGERIAL, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES3
Total Credits18
Requirements
Core Courses
CIST 3110INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ETHICS3
ISQA 3400INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE3
CYBR 3350SECURITY ADMINISTRATION - LINUX3
or CYBR 3370 SECURITY ADMINISTRATION - WINDOWS
CYBR/CIST 3600INFORMATION SECURITY, POLICY AND AWARENESS3
CYBR 4360FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATION ASSURANCE3
CYBR/CIST 4540COMPUTER SECURITY MANAGEMENT3
Total Credits18

IT Audit and Control (18 Hours)

The IT Audit and Control concentration is only available to Management Information Science (MIS) majors. It provides students with the technical, organizational, accounting/auditing, and managerial background to plan and conduct IT audit and control activities. The concentration covers the following conceptual areas: business risks and the management of business risk, IT risk as a component of business risk, the need to manage IT risks, basic types of controls required in a business system to control IT risks, controls associated with top management, system development, quality assurance, boundary controls, and communications. Issues associated with new system control risks created by the use of the internet for business applications and electronic business will also be covered in one or more courses. Students learn to apply and integrate technical, managerial and conceptual skills needed to plan and conduct IT audits and establish appropriate controls.

Students are responsible for completing the prerequisites for all courses taken for the IT Audit and Control concentration.

Prerequisite Courses
ACCT 2010PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I3
ACCT 2020PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II3
ACCT 3030INTERMEDIATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I3
CIST 2100ORGANIZATIONS, APPLICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY3
or MGMT 3100 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Total Credits12
Requirements
Core Courses
CIST 3110INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ETHICS3
CYBR/CIST 3600INFORMATION SECURITY, POLICY AND AWARENESS3
ACCT 4080PRINCIPLES OF AUDITING3
Elective Courses 1
Select 9 hours from the following:9
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ACCOUNTING 2
ADVANCED MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDITING
SPECIAL TOPICS: INFORMATION SYSTEMS & QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS 2
PROCESS REENGINEERING WITH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN INFOMATION SYSTEMS AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS 2
INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERNSHIP 2
Total Credits18