Master of Science in Management Information Systems Online

Designed to give you a competitive edge in technology innovation, this STEM-certified program provides access to and experience working with the most popular enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.


Start Date:

9/22/20
10/13/20

Program Overview

$11,850*
Total Program Cost
as few as 12 months
Program Duration
30
Credit Hours

Our unique Master of Science in Management Information Systems online program uses a hands-on approach to develop enterprise system skills so you can apply technology-based solutions to a variety of business needs.

Lamar University is a member of the SAP University Alliance.

In this program, you will learn how to analyze, design and maintain information systems in order to support business activities and improve performance across an organization. You will also gain a working knowledge of commercial, in-demand software such as Oracle, Primavera P6, Tableau, Advanced Excel, MS Access, SAS Visual Analytics and Salesforce—which are highly sought in the global market. Our SAP-enabled MIS courses increase your marketability and earning potential, as well as prepare you for SAP TS410 – Integrated Business Processes in SAP S/4HANA certification.

Our 100% online MS in MIS curriculum concentrates on these areas:

  • ERP Overview
  • ERP E-Commerce
  • Business Intelligence
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Enterprise Systems/CRM
  • Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
  • IT Project Management
  • Information Assurance and Security
  • Database Management Systems
  • Intro to Programming for Business Solutions
  • Healthcare Information Systems
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Managerial Decision-Making

This degree program teaches you to use software compatible with the Microsoft Windows operating system only and is not compatible with Mac OS.

Career opportunities

Prepare for roles as an MIS professional, including:

  • ERP/SAP Consultant
  • System/Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst

Career opportunities

Prepare for roles as an MIS professional, including:

  • ERP/SAP Consultant
  • System/Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst
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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing Master of Science in Management Information Systems. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.

$11,850* Total program cost.

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.

In addition to the textbook, some courses may require ancillary course materials that may range up to $150 each. Use of additional resources are at the discretion of each professor.

Financial Aid

Ready to get started on your degree program online but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.

Calendar

Our Master of Science in Management Information Systems online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Apply by:9/22/20
Start Class:10/13/20

8 week courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Fall 1 08/18/2020 07/28/2020 08/04/2020 08/11/2020 10/12/2020
Fall 2 10/13/2020 09/22/2020 09/29/2020 10/06/2020 12/07/2020

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Admissions

The Master of Science in Management Information Systems online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.

Bachelor's Degree

Undergraduate degree from an accredited university with an overall 2.5 GPA, or a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.

Official Transcripts

Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended.

GMAT/GRE Waiver

The Graduate Management Admissions Test may be waived for applicants having a 3.0 cumulative or higher GPA. The GMAT/GRE requirement may also be waived for applicants with 3 or more years of professional experience.

Applicants must meet at least one of the following standards:

  • A total of at least 1,000 points based on the formula: (200 x GPA) + GMAT (or GRE equivalent) score = 1,000 or higher

    -or-
  • A total of at least 1,000 points based on the formula: (200 x the GPA of the last 60 hours of undergraduate work) + GMAT(or GRE equivalent) score = 1,000 or higher

If applicants qualify for the GMAT/GRE waiver, please complete the GMAT/GRE Waiver Form.

*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Lamar University Office of Admissions will no longer require or college community college transcripts for graduate applicants. Official transcripts from all other institutions will be required. However, if a department or program wishes to review a community college transcript for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official community college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing.

Send all required documents to:

Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710

OR

Submit electronically to [email protected]

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Courses

The M.S. in MIS online program consists of 30 credit hours, 15 hours of which are core courses. Students must also complete 15 credit hours of electives (selected from the list below).

Complete the five following required courses:
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the concepts of business analytics. Business Analytics helps professionals make informed decisions based on data. Students will use data visualization and data mining techniques such as clustering, classification, association, forecasting, and sequencing to discover hidden trends and data sets. Students will also use predictive analysis to anticipate future behavior to help make decisions that lead to desired goals. Students will gain hands-on experience with the latest predictive analytical tools from SAP.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide students an overview of the fundamental business processes and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems used to run organizations. The course will begin with an overview of business processes across the supply chain, and then will show how integrated processes create value, and finally the last third of the semester will be spent to demonstrate how these integrated processes fit into ERP systems by assigning students to participate in an ERP simulation system (ERPsim) strategy game.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course describes what Electronic Commerce is and how it is being conducted and managed. The course also accesses the major opportunities, limitations, issues and risks associated with E-Commerce. Organizations find the need to develop custom "front end" web-based applications to add functionality to and to make their ERP systems more user friendly. This course will provide students with the conceptual foundation as well as hands on experience at developing these web-based applications.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will expose students to business intelligence which is defined as the user-centered process of exploring data, data relationships and trends - thereby helping to improve overall decision making. This involves an iterative process of accessing data (ideally stored in the data warehouse) and analyzing it- thereby deriving insights, drawing conclusions and communicating findings - to effect change positively within the enterprise. BI is comprised of four major product segments: interactive query tools, reporting tools, advanced Decision Support Systems, and Executive Support Systems. In this course, we will use SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW), a major enterprise software applications for Business Intelligence, analytical, reporting and Data Warehousing (DW) solution. We will also use reporting with SAP Business Objects Enterprise and SAP Crystal Reports. Additionally, Data Visualization software, such as SAS Visual Analytics and Tableau will be used for this course.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will expose students to the concepts, capabilities and the benefits of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), how CRM can be used by companies for customer acquisition, retention and development, and how to implement CRM using the recent-most technologies. The course will cover various aspects of Operational, Strategic and Analytic CRM. In this course, we will use SAP's CRM Web client UI and Cloud4Customer, both major SAP Customer Relationship Management software solutions, to enact Marketing, Sales and Service transactions related to CRM processes. We will also review CRM transactions performed using FIORI Launchpad. Additionally, we will use SalesForce, the technology designed to help sell, service, market, analyze and connect with the customers. The salesforce technology allows users to customize and personalize the experience for the customers, partners and employees and easily extend beyond out of the box functionality.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The primary objective of this course is to provide students with an integrative view of the purchasing and logistic functions and the role they play in the overall operations of the organization. The use and applications of information systems (SAP ECC) in the purchasing and logistic functions is included in the course. The information system will provide a foundation for the understanding of the integrative nature of the business organization today.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
With today's technology, companies are able to collect tremendous amounts of data with relative ease. However, the data are usually meaningless until they are analyzed for trends, patterns, relationships and other useful information. The course will provide you with a variety of methods to help you analyze data sets and uncover important information. But data analysis is often only the first step in solving a problem. Acting on the analysis to make good decisions is the critical next step. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and approval of advisor.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Using an outside organization or one of the learning institutes within the College, the student must submit a paper with an analysis of their experiential learning, prepare an industry bibliography and write a paper summarizing the tasks and accomplishments encountered within the organization.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The global enrichment program allows students to increase their interest in other cultures, become less ethnocentric as they become aware of cultural differences, develop language skills within a cultural context and become more culturally sensitive and accepting. Students can make professional contacts, gain a sense of direction for their future career and gain a sense of responsibility in working on a project.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers design, implementation and management of database systems. First, the students will learn the database design concepts which are vital to building an error-free database. Then, the students will learn the physical implementation of a database design with software such as MS access, Oracle 12g and SQL (Structured Query Language). Lastly, students will learn DBMS functions, database administrations, and database management approaches.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers the genesis of project management and its importance in improving the success of information technology projects. Students will acquire knowledge of project management terms and techniques such as: the triple constraint of project management, project management knowledge areas and process groups, project life cycle, tools and techniques of project management (for example: project selection methods, work breakdown structures, network diagrams and critical path analysis, cost estimates, and earned value analysis). Students will learn to use the current version of Primavera P6 Professional Project Management software to help plan and manage an IT project.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to programming logic and syntax as well as computational thinking and problem solving. Students will be able to apply elementary programming concepts including the use of variables, loops, decision logic, functions, data types, and simple object-oriented concepts. The course deals with introductory concepts in object-oriented/event driven computer programming by developing Windows applications using Visual Basic within the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The course also introduces students to the development platform within SAP, Advanced Business Application Programming (ABAP) and its built-in IDE- the ABAP Workbench. Students will develop solutions and create programs to solve business problems. No prior programming experience is required for this class.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In this course, students will learn about the elements that constitute Information Assurance and Security. Information Assurance and Security is a topic of increasing importance for many organizations as threats to computer and network systems continue to increase and evolve. It is imperative that the information organizations store in their systems be protected from unauthorized disclosure, modification, or destruction. This course provides an in-depth presentation of information assurance concepts, terminologies, models and practices. The topics covered in this course include but are not limited to: Organizational Security Management, Cryptography, Physical Security, Infrastructure Security, Intrusion Detection Systems, Network Security and Risk Management. Various software tools will be introduced to enhance students’ hands-on capabilities. This course can effectively help the students prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certificate exam.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In this course, students will examine the security functions in a system and describe relevant strengths and weaknesses. They will acquire knowledge necessary to define and implement a security program for the protection of an organization’s systems and data, assess the effectiveness of a security program, and analyze potential security risks. Students will be exposed to business cases from the healthcare industry that discuss security vulnerabilities emanating from outside as well as from within healthcare organizations such as hospitals, physician networks, pharmaceutical firms, and insurance companies. Students will learn to use SAS security analytics programs to conduct data-driven analysis of metrics associated with security risks and prediction of future risk events.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course addresses issues in the development, integration, and management of health care information systems. Specifically, topics in patient care systems, health care delivery applications, advances in health informatics and telematics, and health information resources management will be discussed.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to cover new technologies and current trends in the design, development and implementation of Information Systems in a business environment. Offered: Summer

*Price does not include leveling courses (if required). Distance learning fee is included in the tuition listed.

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