Master of Business Information Systems

MBIS Course Descriptions

CORE COURSES

INFR 512 Information Systems Value Management (3 credits) 
Learn how to align information systems with business strategy. Explore the many facets of delivering business value while understanding how information systems pose both opportunities and threats. You will discover the importance of creativity and innovation, as well as recognize the need for discipline and structure as you research and recommend frameworks and tools. 

INFR 513 Intelligent Systems (3 credits)
Explore the current and growing impact of cognitive technologies - artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, the Internet of Things – on the strategies, products, services, and work of an organization.

INFR 516 Enterprise Architecture (3 credits) 
Gain understanding and develop skills to think both critically and holistically as you explore the use of enterprise architecture as an analytical methodology and tool to align information system solutions to an organization’s strategies. You will research and study high-level approaches and techniques for developing and implementing enterprise architecture. 

INFR 517 Data in the Enterprise (3 credits) 
Learn how the role of data is evolving in the 21st century. From monitoring and managing work to analyzing and driving decision-making to understanding how “Big Data” is shifting how data is used to provide value, you will gain understanding of how to strategically use data to remain competitive. 

INFR 518 Management of Information Security (3 credits) 
Computer systems are susceptible to unauthorized use, misuse, modification, or denial of use of knowledge, data or capabilities. Responsible deployment and management of systems require that system administrators protect data from malicious attacks as well as inadvertent loss or natural disasters. This course will examine current security threats and best practices in managing security on networked computer systems.

INFR 521 Team Problem Solving & Collaboration (3 credits)
You will be introduced to MBIS’s distinctive project-based learning approach while addressing authentic 21st-century challenges that bridge business and technology. Gain knowledge and learn techniques to strengthen your collaboration, persuasive communication, presentation, and critical thinking skills.

INFR 617 Foundations of Business Information Systems (3 credits)
Your journey begins by exploring MBIS’s innovative learning design. Focusing on leadership, financial analysis, technology, and emotional intelligence, you will gain the fundamental knowledge, skills and perspectives that you will develop and use throughout the program, equipping you to be an effective self-directed learner and an influential leader in the 21st century.

INFR 618 Information Technology Fundamentals (3 credits) 
Under the direction of a faculty member, you will deliver a project in which you will develop and demonstrate understanding of information technology issues with respect to computer networks or cyber security.

CONCENTRATIONS

Management

INFR 514 Business Strategy (3 credits) 
Learn about the critical role strategy plays in creating business value. Through a case study, you will apply learning as you analyze an industry, explore the relationship between strategy and leadership, conduct a SWOT analysis, identify dimensions of competition, and propose a strategy for creating new business value.  

INFR 515 Business Agility (3 credits) 
Understanding that agility – the ability to effectively respond and adapt in a dynamic environment – is key to success in the 21st century, you will learn and gain a deeper understanding of the agile principles used by organizations to improve processes. A retrospective look at principles first created in the software development industry are explored and you will be challenged to apply these principles, in your own context, to improve performance. 

INFR 625 Project Management (3 credits)
This course examines large-scale Information Systems projects that have been successful and ones that have failed. An important component of this course will be the review of case studies. In this course, you will be expected to design a mock project for a company.

Healthcare

INFR 640 Healthcare Supply Chain Management (3 Credits)
This course provides an overview of the components that make up the supply chain flow in healthcare, from managing equipment and materials to patient flow. The challenges in each of these areas will be explored along with the ways that the proper application of IS supply chain methods can meet those challenges while serving to enable strategic growth.

INFR 641 Healthcare Economics (3 Credits)
This course provides an introduction to the economics of the healthcare industry with a focus on the differences between non-profits, for-profits, and government-funded programs.

INFR 642 Healthcare Management Information Systems (3 Credits)
This course focuses on using data and information technology effectively to improve performance in healthcare organizations, including information systems, databases, and analytical tools to structure, analyze, and present information, as well as the legal and ethical issues affecting the management of healthcare information.

Cyber Security

INFR 650 Cyber Crime and Society (3 Credits)

This course provides insight into the ways a growing dependance on technology has created a whole new avenue for criminal activity and how that impacts society. The course covers topics such as hacking, cyber intelligence, cyber stalking, human trafficking, cyber terrorism and many more. 

INFR 651 Cyber Warfare and Espionage (3 Credits)
This course provides an opportunity for you to conduct an analysis of international cyber incidents and conflicts, study the political-social causes of those incidents, and discuss how your organization can avoid falling victim to these incidents.

INFR 652 Threat Assessment (3 Credits)
This course enables you to develop the tactical, operational, and strategic intelligence skills needed to strengthen security teams within your organization, to ensure more accurate threat hunting and more effective managerial incident responses in an ever-evolving threat landscape.

CAPSTONE

INFR 630 Capstone: Applied Information Strategy, Systems, and Technology (3 credits) 
You are ready to apply your MBIS learning to an authentic workplace problem involving information strategy, systems, and technology as your capstone project. Working jointly with a faculty member, you will present your proposal along with assessment guidelines for approval to begin your final project. 

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