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:

5/11/21
6/1/21

Program Overview

Lamar Online Degree Tuition Cost
$11,850*
Total Program Cost
Lamar Program Duration
as few as 12 months
Program Duration
Degree Credit Hours Required
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.

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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:5/11/21
Start Class:6/1/21

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring II03/16/202102/23/202103/02/202103/08/202105/11/2021
Summer I06/01/202105/11/202105/18/202105/24/202108/09/2021

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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 to help professionals make informed decisions based on data. Besides learning Excel functions, students will use data visualization and data mining techniques to discover hidden trends in data sets. Students will also use the latest predictive analytical tools from SAP to anticipate future behavior that will help make better managerial decisions.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with an understanding of fundamental business processes and enterprise systems. Students will learn how to integrate these business processes into an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, specifically SAP. Students gain hands-on experience using SAP for the fulfillment, procurement, production, financial accounting and management of business processes. the course includes an ERP simulation (ERPsim) strategy game.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the principles of electronic commerce from a business perspective, including technology innovations, business models, virtual value chains and marketing strategies. In addition, as a potential disruptive technology, blockchain and its possible applications are explored. The course provides students with the conceptual foundations as well as hands-on experience in utilizing some of the SAP HANA modules.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to business intelligence (BI), which is the user-centered process of exploring data, data relationships and trends - thereby helping to improve overall decision-making. Students will use a major enterprise software application for business intelligence, analytical reporting and Data Warehousing solutions. Application of data visualization software is also included.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the concepts, capabilities and benefits of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), the use of CRM by companies for customer acquisition, retention and development, and the implementation of CRM using concurrent technologies. The course covers various aspects of operational, strategic and analytical CRM. Students access CRM platforms such as SAP and SalesForce to learn how to enable marketing, sales and service transactions related to the CRM processes.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with an interactive view of the supply chain function and the role played by the supply chain manager in the overall organization. The use and applications of information in the supply chain functions are included. the course also explores the different processes that are associated with supply chain management.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course promotes tools for effective decision-making using a variety of techniques. Students learn to apply analytical methods to the processes of data collection, presentation, assessment and interpretation. The course emphasizes quantitative and statistical methods and includes topics such as correlation, regression analysis, data mining and model optimization.
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. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
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. Offered: Summer
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers design, implementation and management of database systems. Students will learn: 1. Database design concepts 2. The physical implementation of a database design with software such as MS Access, Oracle and Structured Query Language (SQL) 3. DBMS functions, database administration and database management approaches.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The student who successfully completes this course should understand the genesis of project management and its importance to improving the success of information technology projects. Students must demonstrate 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 would 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 is an introduction to programming fundamentals, computational thinking and problem solving. Students will apply elementary programming concepts including the use of variables, loops, decision logic, functions, data types and simple object-oriented concepts. Students will learn th use a high-level computing language to create programs to solve business problems.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide the student the opportunity to learn about the element comprising Information Assurance and Security. Information Assurance and Security is a topic of increasing importance for many organizations as threats to computer and network systems continues to increase and evolve. It is imperative that the information organization 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 not limited to: Organizational Security Management, Cryptography, Physical Security, Infrastructure Security, Intrusion Detection Systems, Network Security and Risk.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will acquire knowledge necessary to implement cybersecurity programs and policies to protect an organization's systems and data. This course covers topics such as cybersecurity policy and governance, policy organization, format and style, cybersecurity frameworks, asset management and data loss prevention, cybersecurity incident response and business continuity management.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course prepares students to understand and apply the concepts related to the emerging trends in IT-enabled healthcare and to understand the role of analytics in healthcare and clinical decision-making. Students will learn to evaluate the effectiveness of various healthcare information systems.
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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