WCSU Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 : Ancell School of Business

Management Information Systems

Richard Montague, Chair
montaguer@wcsu.edu
Westside Classroom Building 204, Westside Campus
(203) 837-9343
(203) 837- 8955 (fax)

Judy McGee, Department Secretary
mcgeej@wcsu.edu
Westside Classroom Building 249, Westside Campus
(203) 837-8342
(203) 837-8955 (fax)

 

Faculty

R. Montague, Chair E. Collar J. Flynn
P. Nugent  T. Yoon


Overview
The management information systems (MIS) department curriculum is designed to: educate its students in the use and importance of information as an essential and valuable resource in business decision making processes for all organizations; develop the critical analytical, quantitative and computer skills necessary to address complex business problems; and prepare its students for responsible MIS roles in the public and private sectors.

To accomplish this, this program includes courses in three areas: (1) general education, in order to obtain an appreciation of the arts and sciences; (2) the business core, in order to obtain a sound knowledge of management and administration, as well as the social, economic, legal, and political environments of organizations; and (3) the major, in order to provide in-depth study of management information systems.

 

Mission
Meet the needs of students and organizations by providing state-of-the-art quality in undergraduate and graduate courses.

 

Learning Outcomes – Management Information Systems

A graduate of the MIS department should be able to:

  • Use analytical, quantitative, and systems skills to solve complex business problems
  • Work in teams to develop solutions to complex business problems
  • Demonstrate  effective and persuasive written and oral communication skills

Learning Outcomes – Management Information Systems: Cybersecurity

The program will enable students to attain, by the time of graduation, to:

  1. Develop solutions for networking and security problems, balancing business concerns, technical issues and security.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the core concepts, tools and methods used to secure computer systems.
  3. Explain the concepts of confidentiality, availability and integrity in Cybersecurity including physical, software, devices, policies and people.
  4. Plan, implement and evaluate penetration testing and ethical hacking of computer systems.
  5. Identify, analyze and mitigate threats to internal computer systems.

 

Degree Programs in Management Information Systems

Bachelor of Business Administration
B.B.A. Management Information Systems
B.B.A. Management Information Systems: Info Security Management
B.B.A. Management Information Systems: Cybersecurity

Minor
Management Information Systems


Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems (B.B.A.)

Description: The management information systems (MIS) curriculum is designed to: educate its students in the use and importance of information as an essential and valuable resource in business decision making processes for all organizations; develop the critical analytical, quantitative and computer skills necessary to address complex business problems; and prepare its students for responsible MIS roles in the public and private sectors. 

Degree Requirements
All degrees at WCSU require 120 semester hours (SH). This includes major requirements, general education requirements, cognates (where applicable), and free electives. This structure provides room for minors, internships, and study abroad.   

Required Courses in the Major: 58-59 SH.  

BBA CORE   
MKT 101 Orientation to Ancell Undergraduate Programs  1 SH 
ACC 201 Financial Accounting  3 SH 
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting  3 SH 
FIN 230 Business Statistics  3 SH 
FIN 310 Principles of Finance  3 SH 
MGT 250 Organizational Behavior (CT)  3 SH 
MGT 320 Operations Management  3 SH 
MIS 260 Information Systems Concepts (IL)  3 SH 
MKT 200 Principles of Marketing  3 SH 
MKT 305 Global Environment of Business (IC)  3 SH 
JLA 240 Commercial Law OR ACC 340 Business Law I  3 SH 
MGT 415 Strategic Management (CE, W3)  3 SH 
MIS CORE 
MIS 280 COBOL I  3 SH 
MIS 481 Management Information Systems  3 SH 
MIS 495 Seminar in Management Information Systems  3 SH 
MIS Electives Choose Five (5) from the list below.  15-16 SH 
CS 143 Visual Basic, MIS 281 COBOL II, MIS 300 Data Analysis & Integrated Software, MIS 301 Database Apps in Bus, MIS 307 Social Media in Bus, MIS 320 Sys. Simulation, MIS 321 Digital Forensics, MIS325 Info. Sys. Security, MIS 345 Selected Topics in Bus., MIS 361 Info. Assurance, MIS 385 Fund. Of Data Comm., MIS 386 Decision Support Syst., MIS 389 Info. Sys. Hardware, MIS 405 Bus. Apps Using Microcomputers, MIS 475 MIS and Info. Tech. 
COGNATES 
WRT 210 Managerial Writing (W2)  3 SH 
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology  3 SH 
ECO 211 Principles of Macroeconomics (CT) pre-req MAT 118 or higher  3 SH 
ECO 213 Principles of Microeconomics (CT) pre-req MAT 118 or higher  3 SH 
MAT 118 Elem. App. Math; MAT 133 Pre-calc; MAT 135 Diff Bus Calc & Apps; or MAT 181 Calculus I   3 SH 
Minimum GPA for the BBA in MIS = 2.3. 


General Education
: All students must complete the General Education curriculum. General Education Requirements include both competency and breadth requirements. In some cases, major courses will satisfy competencies. These are indicated in the parentheses after the course title. For a complete description of the General Education program, follow this link. https://catalogs.wcsu.edu/ugrad/academic-programs-degrees/ 

Cognates: In some programs there are courses outside of the major that are required as pre-requisites or enhancements to the major course work. These courses may satisfy competencies and they will count toward the general education breadth requirement. If cognate courses are required, they are included in the list of courses required in the major.  

Electives: All degrees require 120 semester hours.  Elective credits are opportunities for minors, internships, study abroad, and just following general interests. We encourage all students to speak with their advisors about great opportunities for their elective courses.  


Sample Four Year Plan: BBA Management Information Systems:
Four-year plans are suggestions. Plans change. Consult your advisor to adjust your plan.  

Semester 1  SH  Semester 2  SH 
MKT 101 Orientation to Ancell (FY)  1  WRT 101 Composition I (W1)  3 
MIS 260 Info. Sys. Concepts (IL)  3  Gen Ed: Health and Wellness (HW)  2 
Gen Ed: Creative Process (CP)  3  Gen Ed: Oral Communication (OC)  3 
MAT 100(P) Intermediate Math OR MAT 118/MAT133/MAT135/MAT181 (QR)  3-4  MAT 118/MAT133/MAT135/MAT181 (QR) OR Free Elective  3-4 
Gen Ed: Intercultural Comp. (IC)  3  PSY 100 Intro to Psychology  3 
Gen Ed: Breadth  3     
       
Semester 3  SH  Semester 4  SH 
ACC 201 Financial Accounting  3  ACC 202 Managerial Accounting  3 
MGT 250 Org. Behavior (CT)  3  FIN 230 Business Stats. (QR, Rp.t 1)  3 
WRT 210 Managerial Writing (W2)  3  MIS Elective I  3 
MKT 200 Principles of Marketing  3  JLA 240 Comm. Law OR ACC 341 Business Law  3 
ECO 211 Principles of Microeconomics (CT, Rpt. 2)  3  ECO 213 Principles of Macroeconomics (CT)  3 
       
Semester 5    Semester 6   
MIS Elective 2  3  MIS Elective 3  3 
MIS COBOL I  3  Gen Ed Scientific Inquiry (SI)  4 
MGT 320 Operations Management  3  MKT 305 Global Env. Bus (IC, Rpt. 3)  3 
FIN 310 Principles of Finance  3  Gen Ed: Breadth   6 
Gen Ed: Breadth  3     
       
Semester 7    Semester 8   
MIS Elective 4  3  MIS 495 MIS Seminar in MIS  3 
MIS 481 Management Information Systems  3  MGT 415 Strategic Mgt. (CE, W3)  3 
Free electives  9  MIS Elective 5  3 
    Free electives  6 
Total Credits Required for the BBA in MIS = 120; Minimum GPA 2.3. 

 

 

BBA Management Information Systems: Info Security Management 

Description: The management information systems (MIS) curriculum is designed to: educate its students in the use and importance of information as an essential and valuable resource in business decision making processes for all organizations; develop the critical analytical, quantitative and computer skills necessary to address complex business problems; and prepare its students for responsible MIS roles in the public and private sectors. Students may choose to add the Information Security Management Option for additional specialization. 

Degree Requirements
All degrees at WCSU require 120 semester hours (SH). This includes major requirements, general education requirements, cognates (where applicable), and free electives. This structure provides room for minors, internships, and study abroad.   

Required Courses in the Major: 58-59 SH.  

BBA CORE   
MKT 101 Orientation to Ancell Undergraduate Programs  1 SH 
ACC 201 Financial Accounting  3 SH 
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting  3 SH 
FIN 230 Business Statistics  3 SH 
FIN 310 Principles of Finance  3 SH 
MGT 250 Organizational Behavior (CT)  3 SH 
MGT 320 Operations Management  3 SH 
MIS 260 Information Systems Concepts (IL)  3 SH 
MKT 200 Principles of Marketing  3 SH 
MKT 305 Global Environment of Business (IC)  3 SH 
JLA 240 Commercial Law OR ACC 340 Business Law I  3 SH 
MGT 415 Strategic Management (CE, W3)  3 SH 
MIS CORE 
MIS 280 COBOL I  3 SH 
MIS 481 Management Information Systems  3 SH 
MIS 495 Seminar in Management Information Systems  3 SH 
Information Security Management Option  
MIS 301 Database Applications in Business  3 SH 
MIS/JLA 341 Info Systems Security  3 SH 
MIS 361 Information Assurance  3 SH 
MIS 385 Fundamentals of Data Communications  3 SH 
Choose One: CS 143 Visual Basic, CS 166 Intro to UNIX, CS 170 Language C++; JLA 225 Prin. of Security, JLA/SOC 366 White Collar Crime, JLA 347 Just. Issues in Domestic. & Intl Terrorism, MIS 307 Social Media in Bus, MIS 321 Digital Forensics, MIS 325 Digital Forensics Software, MIS 389 Info. Syst. Hardware, MAT 127 Intro to Cryptology  3-4 SH 
COGNATES 
WRT 210 Managerial Writing (W2)  3 SH 
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology  3 SH 
ECO 211 Principles of Macroeconomics (CT) pre-req MAT 118 or higher  3 SH 
ECO 213 Principles of Microeconomics (CT) pre-req MAT 118 or higher  3 SH 
MAT 118 Elem. App. Math; MAT 133 Pre-calc; MAT 135 Diff Bus Calc & Apps; or MAT 181 Calc I   3 SH 
Minimum GPA for the BBA in MIS = 2.3. 


General Education
: All students must complete the General Education curriculum. General Education Requirements include both competency and breadth requirements. In some cases, major courses will satisfy competencies. These are indicated in the parentheses after the course title. For a complete description of the General Education program, follow this link. https://catalogs.wcsu.edu/ugrad/academic-programs-degrees/ 

Cognates: In some programs there are courses outside of the major that are required as pre-requisites or enhancements to the major course work. These courses may satisfy competencies and they will count toward the general education breadth requirement. If cognate courses are required, they are included in the list of courses required in the major.  

Electives: All degrees require 120 semester hours.  Elective credits are opportunities for minors, internships, study abroad, and just following general interests. We encourage all students to speak with their advisors about great opportunities for their elective courses.  


Sample Four Year Plan: BBA Management Information Systems:

Four-year plans are suggestions. Plans change. Consult your advisor to adjust your plan.  

Semester 1  SH  Semester 2  SH 
MKT 101 Orientation to Ancell (FY)  1  WRT 101 Composition I (W1)  3 
MIS 260 Infor. Sys. Concepts (IL)  3  Gen Ed: Health and Wellness (HW)  2 
Gen Ed: Creative Process (CP)  3  Gen Ed: Oral Communication (OC)  3 
MAT 100/MAT100(P) Inter. Math OR MAT 118/MAT133/MAT135/MAT181 (QR)  3-4  MAT 118/MAT133/MAT135/MAT181 (QR) OR Free Elective  3-4 
Gen Ed: Intercultural Comp. (IC)  3  PSY 100 Intro to Psychology  3 
Gen Ed: Breadth  3     
       
Semester 3  SH  Semester 4  SH 
ACC 201 Financial Accounting  3  ACC 202 Managerial Accounting  3 
MGT 250 Org. Behavior (CT)  3  FIN 230 Business Stats. (QR, Rp.t 1)  3 
WRT 210 Managerial Writing (W2)  3  Gen Ed Scientific Inquiry (SI)  4 
MKT 200 Principles of Marketing  3  JLA 240 Comm. Law OR ACC 341 Business Law  3 
ECO 211 Principles of Microeconomics (CT, Rpt. 2)  3  ECO 213 Principles of Macroeconomics (CT)  3 
       
Semester 5    Semester 6   
MIS 280 COBOL I  3  MIS 301 Database Apps in Bus  3 
MIS/JLA 341 Info Systems Security  3  MIS 361 Information Assurance  3 
MGT 320 Operations Management  3  MKT 305 Global Env. Bus (IC, Rpt. 3)  3 
FIN 310 Principles of Finance  3  Gen Ed: Breadth  6 
MIS 385 Fund. of Data Comm.  3     
       
Semester 7    Semester 8   
MIS Elective   3  MIS 495 MIS Seminar in MIS  3 
MIS 481 Management Information Systems  3  MGT 415 Strategic Mgt. (CE, W3)  3 
Free electives  9  Free electives  6 
Total Credits Required for the BBA in MIS = 120; Minimum GPA 2.3. 

 

 

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems: Cybersecurity (B.B.A.) 

Description: The Cybersecurity degree is designed to provide students with an understanding of the technical and managerial areas of Cybersecurity; prepare students for a wide range of positions in Cybersecurity; provide a learning environment in which students can experience real-world organizational security scenarios. 

Degree Requirements
All degrees at WCSU require 120 semester hours (SH). This includes major requirements, general education requirements, cognates (where applicable), and free electives. This structure provides room for minors, internships, and study abroad.   

Required Courses in the Major: 67 SH.  

BBA CORE   
MKT 101 Orientation to Ancell Undergraduate Programs  1 SH 
ACC 201 Financial Accounting  3 SH 
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting  3 SH 
FIN 230 Business Statistics  3 SH 
FIN 310 Principles of Finance  3 SH 
MGT 250 Organizational Behavior (CT)  3 SH 
MGT 320 Operations Management  3 SH 
MIS 260 Information Systems Concepts (IL)  3 SH 
MKT 200 Principles of Marketing  3 SH 
MKT 305 Global Environment of Business (IC)  3 SH 
JLA 240 Commercial Law OR ACC 340 Business Law I  3 SH 
MGT 415 Strategic Management (CE, W3)  3 SH 
Cybersecurity Requirements 
Select one (1) MIS/CS Programming Language Course: MIS 280 Cobol, CS 140 Intro to Programming, CS 143 Visual Basic, CS 170 Language C++, CS 265 Computer Security Implementation with Java  3 SH 
MIS 301 Database Applications in Business  3 SH 
MIS/JLA 341 Info Systems Security  3 SH 
MIS 361 Information Assurance  3 SH 
MIS 385 Fundamentals of Data Communications  3 SH 
MIS 389 Information Systems Hardware  3 SH 
MIS 440 Network Security and Defense  3 SH 
MIS 450 Penetration Testing  3 SH 
Cybersecurity Electives: Choose three (3) from the list below: 
Choose One: MIS 307 Social Media in Bus, MIS 325 Digital Forensics Software, MIS 495 Seminar in MIS, CS 110 Website Prod., CS 166 Intro to UNIX, JLA 201 Criminology, JLA 225 Prin of Security, JLA 260 Princ or Emergency Mgt & Homeland Security, JLA 336 White Collar Crime, JLA 457 Just. Issues in Domestic & Intl Terrorism, JLA 360 Adv Issues in Homeland Security, MAT 127 Intro to Cryptology, PSY 207 Social Psych, PSY 207 Organizational Psych.  9 SH 
COGNATES 
WRT 210 Managerial Writing (W2)  3 SH 
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology  3 SH 
ECO 211 Principles of Macroeconomics (CT) pre-req MAT 118 or higher  3 SH 
ECO 213 Principles. of Microeconomics (CT) pre-req MAT 118 or higher  3 SH 
MAT 118 Elem. App. Math; MAT 133 Pre-calc; MAT 135 Diff Bus Calc & Apps; or MAT 181 Calculus I   3 SH 
Minimum GPA for the BBA in Cybersecurity = 2.3. 


General Education
: All students must complete the General Education curriculum. General Education Requirements include both competency and breadth requirements. In some cases, major courses will satisfy competencies. These are indicated in the parentheses after the course title. For a complete description of the General Education program, follow this link. https://catalogs.wcsu.edu/ugrad/academic-programs-degrees/ 

Cognates: In some programs there are courses outside of the major that are required as pre-requisites or enhancements to the major course work. These courses may satisfy competencies and they will count toward the general education breadth requirement. If cognate courses are required, they are included in the list of courses required in the major.  

Electives: All degrees require 120 semester hours.  Elective credits are opportunities for minors, internships, study abroad, and just following general interests. We encourage all students to speak with their advisors about great opportunities for their elective courses.  


Sample Four Year Plan: BBA Cybersecurity:
Four-year plans are suggestions. Plans change. Consult your advisor to adjust your plan.  

Semester 1  SH  Semester 2  SH 
MKT 101 Orientation to Ancell (FY)  1  WRT 101 Composition I (W1)  3 
MIS 260 Information Sys. Concepts (IL)  3  Gen Ed: Health and Wellness (HW)  2 
Gen Ed: Creative Process (CP)  3  Gen Ed: Oral Communication (OC)  3 
MAT 100(P) Intermediate Math OR MAT 118/MAT133/MAT135/MAT181 (QR)  3-4  MAT 118/MAT133/MAT135/MAT181 (QR) OR Free Elective  3-4 
Gen Ed: Intercultural Competency (IC)  3  PSY 101 Intro to Psychology  3 
Gen Ed: Breadth  3     
       
Semester 3  SH  Semester 4  SH 
ACC 201 Financial Accounting  3  ACC 202 Managerial Accounting  3 
MGT 250 Organizational Behavior (CT)  3  FIN 230 Business Stats. (QR, Rp.t 1)  3 
WRT 210 Managerial Writing (W2)  3  Gen Ed Scientific Inquiry (SI)  4 
MKT 200 Principles of Marketing  3  JLA 240 Comm. Law OR ACC 341 Business Law  3 
ECO 211 Principles of Microeconomics (CT, Rpt. 2)  3  ECO 213 Principles of Macroeconomics (CT)  3 
       
Semester 5    Semester 6   
MIS/JLA 341 Info Sys Security  3  MIS 385 Fund. of Data Communications  3 
MIS/CS Programming Lang. Course  3  MIS389 Info. Systems Hardware  3 
MGT 320 Operations Management  3  Cybersecurity Elective 2  3 
FIN 310 Principles of Finance  3  MIS 301 Database Apps in business  3 
Cybersecurity Elective I  3  Gen Ed: Breadth (Electives)  3 
       
Semester 7    Semester 8   
MIS 440 Network Security & Defense  3  MIS 450 Penetration Testing  3 
MIS 361 Information Assurance  3  MGT 415 Strategic Mgt. (CE, W3)  3 
MKT 305 Global Env. Bus (IC, Rpt. 3)  3  Free electives  3 
Free Electives  6  Cybersecurity Elective 3  3 
Total Credits Required for the BBA in Cybersecurity = 120; Minimum GPA 2.3. 

 

Minor in Management Information Systems

Eighteen semester hours are required in order to obtain a minor in management information systems. The minor requires the combination of six of the following courses:

MIS 300 Data Analysis and Integration Software
MIS 301 Database Applications in Business
MIS 311 Business Models
MIS 320 Systems Simulation
MIS/JLA 341 Information Systems Security
MIS 345 Selected Topics in Business
MIS 361 Information Assurance
MIS 385 Fundamentals of Data Communications
MIS 386 Decision Support Systems
MIS 389 Information Systems Hardware
MIS 405 Business Applications Using Microcomputers
MIS 475 Management of Information Systems and Information Technology
MIS 481 Management Information Systems
MIS 495 Seminar in Management Information Systems