Degrees/Programs

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. 

Programs

  1. Undergraduate–B.S. in Information Systems
  2. Undergraduate-B.S. in Services & Supply Chain Management
  3. Supply Chain Management Elective Courses in the MBA Program
  4. Graduate Program in Project Management
  5. Master of Science in Project Management
  6. Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Project Management (online and on-campus)
  7. Ph.D. in Business Administration- Major in Information Systems

B.S. IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The B.S. in Information Systems program covers the basic concepts proposed by the ACM/AIS/AITP modular curriculum, including:

I. Technological Concepts:
Computer Applications
Computational Thinking-Algorithms
Programming Languages
Networking & Security
Databases
HTML
Dynamic Web Technologies
 
II. Organizational Concepts:
General Organization Theory
Information Systems Management
Organizational Behavior
Managing the Process of Change
Legal and Ethical 
Interpersonal Skills
III. Developmental Concepts:

Systems Concepts

Approaches to Systems Development
Systems Development Concepts and Methodologies
Systems Development Tools and Techniques
Enterprise Information System
Enterprise Resource Planning
Security & Risk Management
Project Management
Information and Business Analysis
Information Systems Design
Systems Implementation and Testing Strategies
Systems Integration, Operation, and Maintenance
Systems Development for Specific Types of Information Systems.
 

The mission of the department of Information Science and Systems is to offer high quality programs in information systems at the undergraduate and doctoral level, services and supply chain management at the undergraduate level, and project management at the graduate level.  The department seeks to provide opportunities for students to study and apply various technical and organizational knowledge and skills. The department’s regularly updated curricula are taught by a team of highly qualified faculty that engages in research and brings corporate and government technical IT work experience to the classroom. The programs are suitable for students who are planning (1) to work in a corporate environment, (2) to operate their own business, (3) to obtain a strong systems background for pursuing graduate studies. The program enables the student to develop solid foundations in key technologies, methodologies, processes, and in organizational skills

  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

IS 2014-2015 Curriculum Sequence-Honors

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Undergraduate Program in Services & Supply Chain Management

Study of Services and Supply Chain Management (SSCM) provides solid understanding of supply chain processes and systems. This program provides the necessary skills to plan and manage a firm’s production /service processes including supply management, operations, quality, logistics, material handling, distribution and customer services.

Services and Supply Chain Management deal with fundamental business processes with larger roles than ever before, as businesses operate on lean management schedules utilizing just-in-time inventory management.

Graduates of this program are expected to start their careers as entry-level supply chain analysts; retail managers; buyers; transportation managers; inventory specialists; facilities managers; customer service specialists; warehouse managers; material planners; fleet managers; procurement specialists; schedulers; account managers; client managers to name a few

The SSCM Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is comprised of the following areas:

  • Supply Chain Management and Sustainability
  • Strategic Procurement and Logistics Management
  • Lean, Six Sigma, and Quality Management
  • Services Operations Management
  • Services Marketing Management
  • Services Management in Government and Public Sector Agencies
  • Enterprise Information Systems

SSCM minor consists of a select number of courses that form a cohesive set of knowledge that supports the student’s major field of study. The interdisciplinary approach adopted in SSCM courses embellishes the students’ understanding of other functional areas.

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.