Management Information Systems

Bachelor of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information System degree program will prepare graduates to meet the challenges of a career in management information systems. Career areas include computer programming, systems analysis, design, database administration, and end-user computing support. Careers in MIS are found in business, industry, and government.

Area A: Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
Choose one MATH: *
MATH 1101Intro to Mathematical Modeling3
or MATH 1111 College Algebra
or MATH 1113 Precalculus Mathematics
Area B: Institutional Options
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech *3
One of the following electives:1
Argumentation and Advocacy
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Political and Social Rhetoric
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Health & Wellness Concepts
Race and Ethnicity in America
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Choose one to two ENGL course(s):3-6
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Intro to Film as Literature
If only one ENGL course chosen, add one of the following:0-3
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology
Eight Credit Hours of Lab Science Electives:8
Astronomy of the Solar System
and Astronomy of Solar Sys. Lab
Stellar and Galactic Astronomy
and Stellar & Galac. Astronomy Lab
Environmental Studies
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Botany
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
One of the following electives:3-4
Grade of C or better required.
Applied Calculus
Calculus and Analytic Geom I
Calculus and Analytic Geom II
Area E: Social Sciences
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
ECON 2105Principles of Macroeconomics **3
One of the following electives:3
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
World Civilization to 1500 CE
World Civilization since 1500
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Logic and Critical Thinking
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology of Adjustment
Human Development
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Area F: Major Related
(Grades of C or better in all courses and Area F 2.25 GPA required.)
ACCT 2101Principles of Accounting I3
ACCT 2102Principles of Accounting II3
BUSA 2106The Environment of Business3
BUSA 2201Fundamentals of Computer Appli3
BUSA 2850Business Statistics3
ECON 2106Principles of Microeconomics3
Business Core
BUSA 3055Quantitative Analysis Bus Prob3
BUSA 3060Business Law3
BUSA 3070Business Ethics3
BUSA 3301Business Communications3
BUSA 3351International Business3
BUSA 3701Prof Development Seminar1
FINC 3056Principles of Finance3
LSCM 3251Principles of Supply Chain Mng3
MARK 3010Principles of Marketing3
MGIS 3351Principles Mgmt Info Systems3
MNGT 3051Principles of Management3
Management Information Systems Core
MGIS 3352Management Application Prog I3
MGIS 3353Management Applications Programming II3
MGIS 3354Telecommunications Management3
MGIS 3356Database Management Systems3
MGIS 4701Systems Analysis & Design3
MNGT 4380Project Management3
Upper Division MGIS Elective
Select any 3000-4000 level MGIS course not already required or taken toward degree program.3
Upper Division Business Electives
Select any 3000-4000 level Business course not already required or taken toward degree program.6
MATH 4502 is allowed for all business students as an upper division elective.
Senior Requirement +
MNGT 4701Strategic Management3
Physical Education
PHED Activity Elective1
Total Hours122-123

 Grade of C or higher required.


Course must be taken at Dalton State College during graduation term. If student is graduating in summer semester the course should be taken in the spring term.


MGIS 3351. Principles Mgmt Info Systems. 3-0-3 Units.

Covers essential business aspects of information systems such as networks, databases, the Internet, management reporting, software development, computer hardware, and information ethics. The course also examines the use of information systems for managerial decision-making and for gaining strategic advantage. Students will utilize basic programming concepts to develop a small application.(F,S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, BUSA 2201.

MGIS 3352. Management Application Prog I. 3-0-3 Units.

Develops a knowledge of language and file structures for computer-based business applications using a major business procedural-oriented programming language. Students will write computer programs on individual and/or team projects.(F)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, BUSA 2201.

MGIS 3353. Management Applications Programming II. 3-0-3 Units.

Emphasizes top-down design, structured techniques, testing and modularity. Emphasis placed on development of correct efficient programs that are easy to maintain. Includes problem analysis, problem design, documentation, testing and debugging. Introduces application development using an object-oriented language.(S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, BUSA 2201 and MGIS 3352.

MGIS 3354. Telecommunications Management. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an understanding of telecommunications and data communications technologies, voice communications and data networks, protocols, standards and management. Topics include transmission media, data communications, and voice and data technology.(F)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 3351 or concurrent.

MGIS 3356. Database Management Systems. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on the use of database systems in business to support information systems and decision-making. Topics include database concepts, data modeling, database design and development, administration of database systems, and database technologies. Students will have hands-on experience developing a database application.(F)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 3351.

MGIS 3357. Application Development w/RPG. 3-0-3 Units.

Design, coding, and testing of programs using the Report Program Generator (RPG IV) language. Topics include report editing, mathematical operations, use of subroutines to support structured programming, Ifs and case structures, and external and logical files.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 2201.

MGIS 3390. Management of IS Security. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides a managerial overview of IS security and basic IS security principles while examing operational, technical, and administrative aspects of the topic. This course enables students to improve their IS security management skills and software proficiencies through a thorough investigation of the major concepts and techniques used in enterprise architecture and IS security. It also covers much of the common Body of Knowledge of the CISSP Exam.
Prerequisites: Upper Division Eligibility, ACCT 2101, MGIS 3351.

MGIS 4355. Information Resource Mgmt. 3-0-3 Units.

Covers current issues in information systems management. Topics include the strategic use of information resources, organizational impacts of information systems use, ethical use of information, management of the IT function, project management, and IT funding.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 3351.

MGIS 4358. Web-based MIS. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the process of developing business information systems with a significant web component. Topics include organizational considerations involved in developing and maintaining a web-enhanced MIS, and system considerations such as usability and other human-computer-interaction (HCI) issues, general and database web-design principles, and programming of web-enhanced systems. Students will develop a web site for a real or hypothetical organization.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 3356 (formerly MGIS 4356) or concurrent.

MGIS 4360. Databases:Big Data & Analytics. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an overview of database management systems for big data and analytics. Topics include an overview of analytics and related data requirements, data modeling, data management and an introduction to prominent types of database systems designed to support big data and analytics. Students will have hands-on experience with various database technologies. Prerequisites: Upper Division Eligibility and MGIS 3356

MGIS 4580. Supply Chain Management System. 3-0-3 Units.

Covers the major components of supply chain management systems that support major supply chain activities such as planning, sourcing, production, material flow, inventory management, and delivery. Students will have hands-on experience with a commercial-grade supply chain management system.
Prerequisites: Upper Division Eligibility, BUSA 3055, LSCM 3251, MARK 3010, and MGIS 3351.

MGIS 4700. Independent Study MGIS. 0-0-3 Units.

Supervised, in-depth individual research and study of one or more current topics in MIS in conjunction with an associated major project. Students will be required to prepare a formal report and presentation of the topic research and project.
Prerequisites: MGIS 3351.

MGIS 4701. Systems Analysis & Design. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the process of developing business information systems. Topics include requirements analysis and specification, systems modeling, and systems design techniques. Structured and object-oriented tools and techniques are introduced. A major component of the course is the analysis, design and development of a business system as a term project.(S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 3352, and MGIS 3356 (formerly MGIS 4356).

MGIS 4800. Special Topics in MIS. 3-0-3 Units.

This special topics course for Spring 2017 provides an overview of database management systems for big data and analytics. Topics include an overview of analytics and related data requirements, data modeling, data management and an introduction to prominent types of database systems designed to support big data and analytics. Students with have hands-on experience with various database technologies.. (F,S,M) Optional additional pre-requisites depending on topic.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility, MGIS 3351.

MGIS 4900. Mgmt Info System Internships. 0-0-3 Units.

Provides students with on-site work experience in Management Information Systems through a coordinated academic internship with a pre-approved employer. A portfolio chronicling the work experience, a project relating relevant academic literature to the Information Systems internship experience, and a final presentation encompassing the entire internship experience are required to receive academic credit.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: MGIS 3351 (Grade of B or Better), plus an additional 3 credit hours of upper division MGIS, and 3 credit hours of any upper division business course.