Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi is located on its own 240-acre island, the University features modern classroom buildings, support facilities, and student apartments and residence halls. Surrounded by the waters of Corpus Christi and Oso Bays, the campus is approximately ten miles from downtown Corpus Christi. Plazas, landscaping, and sculptures enhance the island campus. The University is also developing an additional 137 acres located off of Ennis Joslin Road.
The College of Business supports the mission of the University by focusing on higher education programs in business. The College impacts student opportunity, the community, and the business disciplines through engagement and innovation. Engagement with academic colleagues and external stakeholders drives innovation in academic programs, community development, and applied business knowledge. Academic programs help students advance their education in business, understand the importance of ethical behavior in business, meet the expectations of employers, and prepare for a changing global environment. Community programs and service provided by the College of Business benefits the region through support for economic development and the generation of solutions to business issues. Faculty research extends knowledge in key business disciplines and enhances approaches to teaching and learning in general business and management education.
Impact outcomes for the College of Business are:
- Student learning, engagement, and opportunity
- Faculty intellectual contributions emphasizing applied scholarship and teaching and learning scholarship
- Professional engagement with the community
- Economic development in South Texas
- Entrepreneurship and business innovation in the Texas Coastal Bend
The Management Information Systems (MIS) program supports students and professionals in their applied use of computers. Information systems supports a variety of business activities using computer systems; it is not intended to prepare software developers.
Student Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding of how computer systems support a variety of business activities.
This course provides an understanding of the Visual Basic programming environment in the context of business application design and development. This course will place emphasis on performance characteristics and user interface design considerations.
Characteristics of contemporary business data communication components, their configurations, and their impact on management information systems design. Topics include designing, managing, securing, and implementing business data communication networks, and their integration into management information systems. Exercises and assignments use various data communication facilities.
Students will be exposed to both the technological and managerial aspects of data communication systems. The instructor will rely on the textbook for the technical concepts. Managerial aspects as well as material on emerging technologies and services will be explored though outside reading, case studies etc.
Overview of important concepts of business intelligence, and the use of analytics, technologies, applications and processes used by organizations to gain data-driven insights. These insights and predictions can be used to aid decision-making and performance management across functional areas, including marketing, operations, and finance. Students will learn to extract and manipulate data, and create reports, scorecards and dashboards, including mobile apps.
In the information age, organizations can and do collect massive amounts of data. Yet organizations are often “data rich” but “information and knowledge poor”. This course is designed to prepare business professionals who, by using analytical methods and data mining and data visualization tools such as XLMiner, SAP Lumira and SAP Hanna, will be able to harness the potential of data by extracting business intelligence that can be used to improve decisions and operations at various points in the value chain.
Concepts and methodology of data base planning, design, development, and management of the computerized data base of a management information system. The emphasis is on logical data base design and a study of hierarchical, network, and relational implementations. Normalization exercises are completed relative to the logical design of relational data bases. Exercises and assignments use a relational DBMS package.
This course covers issues related to managing projects in organizations. The course focuses on the management of projects and working as a team. Students are expected to draw on materials from other management information system courses, especially the System Analysis and Design, and Database Management courses.
Develops ability to analyze an existing information system within an organization, to identify information requirements, and to specify the functions of a new information system. Includes cost/benefit analysis of proposed information systems. Exercises and assignments use a Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tool.
This course provides an understanding of the principles and techniques for client-side web development using HTML, XHTML and CSS. Text editors and the software tools such as Dreamweaver will be used. This course includes designing for web standard, accessibility, usability, and workflow for web design.