The Information Science and Systems Department is one of the departments in the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management. All programs at all levels in the Graves School are AACSB accredited. The School is housed in a state-of-the-art building with ultra modern classrooms that have the latest multimedia presentation facilities. The Department offers courses at the Undergraduate level, Graduate level and the Ph.D. level.
- Undergraduate–B.S. in Information Systems
- Undergraduate-B.S. in Services & Supply Chain Management
- Supply Chain Management Elective Courses in the MBA Program
- Graduate Program in Project Management
- Master of Science in Project Management
- Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Project Management (online and on-campus)
- Ph.D. in Business Administration- Major in Information Systems
|I. Technological Concepts:
Computer ApplicationsComputational Thinking-AlgorithmsProgramming LanguagesNetworking & SecurityDatabasesHTMLDynamic Web Technologies
|II. Organizational Concepts:
General Organization TheoryInformation Systems ManagementOrganizational BehaviorManaging the Process of ChangeLegal and Ethical Interpersonal Skills
|III. Developmental Concepts:Approaches to Systems DevelopmentSystems Development Concepts and MethodologiesSystems Development Tools and TechniquesEnterprise Information SystemEnterprise Resource PlanningSecurity & Risk ManagementProject ManagementInformation and Business AnalysisInformation Systems DesignSystems Implementation and Testing StrategiesSystems Integration, Operation, and MaintenanceSystems Development for Specific Types of Information Systems.|
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS:
INSS 141, INSS 360, INSS 250, INSS 370, INSS 380, INSS 390, INSS 391, INSS 496 and two of the following courses: INSS 450, INSS 460, INSS 480, INSS 491, INSS 492, INSS 494, INSS 495, INSS 497, SSCM 330. In addition to the above requirements students must satisfy all Graves School of Business and Management requirements as well as the General Education requirements. In addition to two INSS courses as electives, students select one course from SBM as an elective. Please note: INSS 141 is a General Education requirement and INSS 360 is a School of Business and Management requirement.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE GRAVES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT: INSS 250, INSS 370, INSS 380 and one of the following courses: INSS 390, INSS 391, INSS 460, INSS 494, INSS 496.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR STUDENTS IN MSU DEPARTMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE GRAVES SCHOOL: INSS 141, MATH 113, INSS 360, INSS 250, INSS 370, INSS 380 and one of the following courses: INSS 390, INSS 391, INSS 460, INSS 494, INSS 496.
NOTE: It is recommended that non-business majors who are seeking a minor in information systems take their electives from the Graves School courses if possible. Students are encouraged to declare the INSS minor as early as possible and should consult with the INSS Department advisors to ensure that courses are taken in the proper sequence.
HONORS PROGRAM: In addition to benefiting from a comprehensive IS curriculum, Honors students must satisfy the Honors requirement by taking two specially designated courses. They must successfully complete the assigned projects developed specifically for the Honors students. The following two courses and have the Honors components: INSS 380 and INSS 390 or its substitute.
TRANSFER POLICY: Students may receive transfer credits for the following:
Digital Literacy and Application Software. (spreadsheets coverage is heavily emphasized, database, presentation graphics) and general computing concepts. Topics include: basic components of Information Technology infrastructure including hardware, software, networking and telecommunications, database management, enterprise systems, systems development and others.
Object-Oriented Programming. (by validation).
Business Statistics. Coverage of topics in descriptive and inferential statistics. (with C or better grade)
IS 2014-2015 Curriculum Sequence
Undergraduate Program in Services & Supply Chain Management
MBA- Supply Chain Management Electives
INSS 687: Management of Information Technology (3.0 cr.)
This course examines contemporary information systems technology (IT) management. It provides a perspective on organizational issues in the application of IT. The course examines the radical changes in information technology that help managers harness the power of new technologies to enable them to make better decisions and more effectively manage their organizations and businesses, thereby enabling them to compete more effectively. Prerequisites: BUAD 521 and INSS 587
IT Elective Courses in MBA Program
INSS 630- Supply Chain Management and Strategic Sourcing
This course introduces students to tools, techniques and strategies for effective sourcing and for managing supply chains. Students learn to use software tools for managing supply chain resources. This course uses case studies and articles to enhance student learning.
INSS 632- Logistics Management
This course introduces students to analytical tools and frameworks related to logistics and distribution channels management. Students learn to use software tools in designing and managing a logistics network. This course uses case studies to augment student learning.
INSS 634- Information Systems for Supply Chain Management
This course introduces students to managerial and technical issues related to adoption and strategic use of information systems for effectively managing supply chains. Students learn to use software tools and techniques to manage enterprise resources. This course uses case studies to augment student learning.
INSS 636- Current Issues in Supply Chain Management
This capstone course introduces students to current issues in supply chain management. Students discuss case studies and review latest academic & practitioner articles. Students work on a project where they deal with a real company's supply chain management issues.