2005-2007 Academic Catalog
Management Information Systems (Weekend College only)
Department: Business Administration
Department Chair: Craig Roger
Program Options: B.A., B.S.
The Management Information Systems (MIS) major is an undergraduate degree program for working women blending business and organizational concepts, leadership and team building, and technology. The program is designed for women who work full-time in an information technology or business-related area, as well as for women who are seeking a career change into the technology field.
The management information systems major focuses on providing the tools and knowledge you need to work as a systems analyst. You will graduate prepared to evaluate your employers’ needs, find solutions, work with hardware and software vendors, and train colleagues in computer applications. St. Kate’s MIS program is application based and concentrates heavily on business analysis and project management. The MIS major is available only in the Weekend College format.
Common Aspects of All Business Majors
When it comes to your career, you mean business. And so does the College of St. Catherine. As a management information systems major at St. Kate’s, you’ll benefit from a comprehensive business education that draws on exceptional faculty from academia and business, attracts outstanding students from around the country and world, weaves a focus on ethics into every course, provides introductions to leading corporations, potential employers and women role models and mentors, uses cutting-edge technology to enrich your studies and prepare you for the workforce and prepares you to succeed in the private, government or nonprofit sectors.
At St. Kate’s, you’ll have the opportunity to learn, work and study with business faculty who have real-world experience that enriches their theoretical expertise. There’s no dearth of women role models or creative ways to help you master the curriculum and reach your career goals. Other full-time professors, adjunct and international faculty provide just the right balance of the theoretical and the applied. You’ll not only become familiar with business theory and practice, but you’ll also begin to learn the art of being a successful businesswoman.
Faculty will work with you during your four years at St. Kate’s to develop your business portfolio, a requirement of graduation for students in the business administration department. Presenting a portfolio at a job interview is a powerful way to get the attention of potential employers and prove that you are the right woman for the job. Technology is fully integrated into the curriculum, and faculty will work with you as you learn to perform online research and prepare computer-based presentations. You will learn to integrate technology into your solutions for business problems.
St. Kate’s students frequently receive statewide recognition and scholarships through such organizations as Delta Mu Delta, an international business honor society, and Financial Executives International. St. Kate’s also has an active chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon, the national business fraternity, which offers practical business experience and connections with business executives to members along with opportunities to network with students from other colleges and universities.
St. Kate’s Professional Partnership program will match you up with successful alumnae in your field of interest who will provide links with other professionals and career advice. Most students also participate in internships during their junior and senior years. Internships will allow you to refine your skills, broaden your perspectives and make valuable professional connections. The Entrepreneur Internship program matches business majors with women-owned businesses.
More than 60 companies visit campus to meet students, share information about their companies and recruit potential interns and employees at the annual St. Catherine’s Business Career Fair. Workshops prepare students on résumé writing, researching companies and interviewing. Many St. Kate’s students also attend the Minnesota Private College Job Fair — another excellent opportunity to connect with potential employers.
See also: Information Management, Marketing and Management, Accounting, Small Business/Entrepreneurship.
ACCT 2110 Financial Accounting
ACCT 2130 Managerial Accounting
ISYS 2150 Information Systems & Technology in Organizations
ISYS 2510 Applications Development I (2 credits)
ISYS 2520 Applications Development II (2 credits)
ISYS 2530 Applications Development III
ISYS 4150 Management of Information Systems & Projects
INFM 3200 Research and Needs Analysis
INFM 3800 Information Architecture and Database Management
INFM 4000 Systems Analysis and Design
INFM 4550 Systems Design and Implementation
MGMT 2400 Principles of Management
MGMT 3400 Advanced Management
Required supporting courses for the MIS major:
ECON 2250 Statistical Analysis for Economics and Business
ECON 2610 Principles of Microeconomics
MATH 1070 Finite Math Analysis
NOTE: Management information systems majors can complete an economics minor with just three additional courses. ECON 2620 Principles of Macroeconomics, ECON 3350 Money and Banking, and ECON 3500 Managerial Economics are recommended.
All majors are required to complete a business portfolio. The portfolio is the vehicle that enables you to integrate the life skills and knowledge you bring with you and the knowledge, skills and values learned within the courses and field experiences throughout the program. This portfolio allows you to validate your experiences at the College of St. Catherine.
The portfolio is cumulative in nature; most aspects are completed as part of course work. You must present your portfolio to your advisor no later than September 30 if you will be a December graduate, or February 15 if you will be a May graduate.
For specific portfolio requirements, please refer to the Professional Portfolio Handbook.
See also Information Technology Programs of Study section in this catalog.
Management information systems majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing INFM 3200. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000 and CORE 3990, and any other writing-intensive course in this or another department).
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