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J. Whitney Bunting College of Business

Milledgeville, Georgia, United States
Information Systems

Summary

From its founding as a women’s educational center in 1889, our institution has consistently been a destination for students looking to make a difference in the world. We are Georgia’s designated public liberal arts university and offer 37 undergraduate degrees and more than 25 graduate programs. More importantly, we teach every student how to learn and we strive to instill a lifelong passion for learning that serves our students well regardless of the career paths they choose. The main Georgia College campus is located in Milledgeville, a charming, traditional southern town less than a two-hour drive from Atlanta. There are additional campus locations in Macon and at Robins Air Force Base. 

Value Statements Georgia College is committed to providing:
 

An Expansive Undergraduate Educational Experience. Georgia College is committed to providing a residential liberal arts educational environment that invests in its students the extensive knowledge and strategic skills for them to thrive as productive citizens of a globally engaged democracy. Georgia College students experience multidiscipline intellectual encounters with both enduring and contemporary questions, intensive study in the major, and capstone experiences that integrate and apply learning.

Excellence in Graduate Education. Georgia College is committed to providing post-baccalaureate education that successfully prepares graduates for professional advancement, life-long intellectual pursuits, and informed participation in today’s complex society. In graduate and professional studies the rigor, quality, and relevance of our programs intentionally bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Challenging, Innovative Teaching. Georgia College is committed to teaching excellence in and beyond the classroom. Using a balance of evidence-based, innovative teaching, high-impact pedagogies along with meaningful student-faculty interaction, Georgia College develops students equipped to clearly, critically, and creatively address societal challenges.

Opportunities for Community Engagement. Georgia College values collaboration with community partners to address mutually identified needs and to promote public well-being through teaching, learning, scholarship, and outreach. Community engagement advances Georgia College students’ academic and civic learning. It also helps them become more informed citizen leaders ready to serve the public good, locally and globally.

 

Preparation for Leadership. Georgia College is committed to promoting “Reason, Respect, and Responsibility” by deepening students’ individual, group, and community values through greater understanding of self, promotion of reasoned and respectful discourse, and the development of engaged citizenship. Georgia College prepares responsible leaders capable of affecting positive social change in a pluralistic world.

Bachelor Programs

The Management Information Systems (MIS) program at Georgia College develops in-depth hands-on knowledge and skills in the application of information technology to problems and opportunities in business and society.

The program is particularly well suited for students who enjoy solving problems while working with computer networks, software, database management systems, ERP systems, and e-commerce systems.

Our students get hands-on experience with technologies such as SAP, VB.NET, PHP, SQL Server and LabSim. Combining this with theory in analysis, design, project management, business intelligence, and data analysis produces graduates who are ready for today's business environment.

MIS graduates typically work as project managers, information systems analysts, web development specialists, network administrators, database administrators, information systems security managers, and more.

Master Programs

100% Online (Asynchronous/Synchronous Format)

The online hybrid format of the Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS) program blends asynchronous online learning with required synchronous online sessions scheduled from 5:30 to 8:15 pm EST approximately one night every other week of the semester.

The Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS) program at Georgia College has been awarding quality degrees since 1989. Georgia College offers the only graduate management information systems program in middle Georgia. The MMIS degree is designed to prepare students for a position in designing, implementing and managing corporate information resources or serving as a liaison between a functional area and a centralized IT office. The curriculum aligns with the required knowledge for the Certified Information Systems Auditor exam, making the MMIS degree a smart choice for individuals interested in a career in IT auditing as well. This 30-semester hour degree program offers courses in an online asynchronous/synchronous format so students get face-to-face class time through WebEx along with the flexibility of online sessions.

As a student in the program, you’ll take courses such as IT Project Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Research with Business Analytics, and Emerging Trends in Management Information Systems. Our students have undergraduate degrees from all majors and work in different functional areas. The MMIS program blends technology skills in such areas as SAP and SQL with soft skills in analysis, project management, and strategic planning. You do not need an undergraduate degree in a technology field to select the MMIS degree.

Courses

B.B.A. in Management Information Systems

Course

Prerequisite: CSCI 1000 or CBIS 1000 or CBIS 2215. The course covers the principles of the management of

information systems and technology to improve business processes, improve decision making, and gain

competitive advantage. Topics include the study, design, development, implementation, management,

support of computer based systems, data communications, and information security.

The field of Information Systems (IS) is an exciting discipline that is integral to all business activities. This

course is designed to introduce students to IS and examine how these powerful systems have

fundamentally reshaped modern organizations, as well as our society.

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Course

Prerequisite: CBIS 2220. This course introduces students to enterprise systems (also called Enterprise Resource Planning or ERP systems) and provides an overview of the managerial and technical issues in planning, designing, implementing, and extending enterprise systems and technologies. The focus of the course is managerial with some technical content and hands-on exercises using ERP software from industry-leaders such as SAP, MicroSoft, IBM and others.

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Course

Prerequisite: CBIS 3120 & CBIS 3214. This course introduces the concepts, practices, technologies and systems of business intelligence and analytics. Business analytics supports enterprise level data management, analysis, reporting, decision making and leads to predictive analytics. This course focuses on helping students understand how best to leverage business intelligence and analytics to become more effective decision makers, making smarter decisions and generating better results for their organizations. Students have an opportunity to apply the concepts, principles, and methods associated with many areas of analytics (text, descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive) to real problems in an application domain. 

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Course

Prerequisite: CBIS 4120. This courses introduces the implementation and design practices for enterprise performance management (EPM) systems with a focus on dashboards, balanced scorecard, and value-based management. EPM is a management field of Business Performance Management which considers the visibility of operations in a closed-loop model across all facets of the enterprise. Based on the mission and vision of an organization, different strategic needs may drive how EPM domains are leveraged and promoted within an organization. Students will explore the four disciplines that define and cover an EPM process model: strategy formulation, business planning and forecasting, financial management, and supply chain effectiveness.

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Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS)

Course

Prerequisite: Application Software Usage. MMIS 6198 is an Enterprise Systems course that will serve as an overview of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) using SAP and an introduction to other enterprise system tools used to integrate systems together. Students should gain an understanding of the impact of ERP systems on organizations, using SAP and other systems as a working example. Students will also get hands on experience with the SAP system both Hosted and in the cloud and take a look at the alternative systems as well.

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Course

Prerequisite: None. - This course in Information Analysis and Process Innovation examines how information can be used to substantially improve business process performance. Students learn how to recognize business processes and assess their information-related pathologies. They learn how to develop organizational agility through business process innovations enabled by IS. Students will be introduced to Information Systems analysis, design, architectures, and outsourcing. Students will apply modern enterprise information systems techniques in a process innovation project.

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As a Senior, Georgia College Management Information Systems major my future is looking bright, and I am ready to accomplish all of my goals. Becoming a mother at an early age required me to take on many responsibilities such as leadership, discipline, staying focused, etc. Having made many sacrifices, one being moving to another town to further my education and leaving my daughter behind, has taught me that 'No matter how many lemons the enemy throws at you, just continue to make lemonade". One thing I know for sure is that it will all be well worth it, in the end!
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As a Senior, Georgia College Management Information Systems major my future is looking bright, and I am ready to accomplish all of my goals. Becoming a mother at an early age required me to take on many responsibilities such as leadership, discipline, staying focused, etc. Having made many sacrifices, one being moving to another town to further my education and leaving my daughter behind, has taught me that 'No matter how many lemons the enemy throws at you, just continue to make lemonade". One thing I know for sure is that it will all be well worth it, in the end!
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