Management Information Systems Minor

Pursue  a minor in Management Information Systems and prepare for a successful career in one of the fastest growing fastest-growing job markets

The Management Information Systems minor includes coursework in computing and information technology fundamentals, programming, networking and databases. Graduates pairing this minor with any of our business majors can be employed in many different supportive computing fields including; network analysts, system engineers, database administrators, system administrators,  systems analysts and many more.

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Student Experience

Hundreds of alums have graduated with a related information technology major or minor over the past years. Loras College alums are important contributors to their communities, states and country. Many continue a life of service starting during their college days and lasting throughout their professional lives.

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GETTING INVOLVED – STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY
What is ACM?

The Loras College ACM organization is a student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. Its purpose is to enhance the appreciation for computer science in both students and faculty, to encourage further study in computer science and to provide opportunities to explore new developments and careers in the field of computer science.

What does the ACM do?

The Loras ACM Club has many events throughout the year, ranging from the informative to the fun. The club takes trips to places of interest, including IBM in Rochester, MN. In addition, the club sponsors talks by faculty from Loras and other colleges. Each year, several social gatherings are held to allow students to mingle with faculty along with their peers. Traditionally, the club enjoys Christmas caroling and the Year-End Picnic with the Loras College Mathematics Club. The club is also involved in a service project each year.

MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Mathematics and Computer Information Technology annually offer several awards and scholarships to students taking related courses.

    DUHAWK DISTINCTION: ONCE A DUHAWK – ALWAYS A DUHAWK
    Computing alums have gone on to successful careers in organizations such as:

    • Allstate Insurance: Northbrook, IL
    • Cottingham and Butler: Dubuque, IA
    • CUNA Mutual Group: Madison, WI
    • IBM Corporation: Rochester, MN
    • John Deere & Company: Moline, IL
    • McGladrey & Pullen: Dubuque, Davenport, IA
    • Principal Financial Group: Des Moines, IA
    • Rockwell Collins: Cedar Rapids, IA
    • Walgreens: Chicago, IL
    • Wells Fargo: Des Moines, IA

    Student Learning Outcomes

     

    Student Learning Outcomes – Management Information Systems
    1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
    2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
    3. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
    4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
    5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
    6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
    7. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
    8. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
    9. An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment

     

    Curriculum

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    Web Publishing
    This course is designed to introduce you to the tools, techniques, and skills needed to publish and manage materials posted on a web site. It introduces basic HTML coding and the skills needed to publish simple web pages on an internet server. It then continues to build on authoring techniques, and introduces programming with JavaScript, a popular web programming language. It also covers topics on web design, web project management, and web maintenance from the management, technical, and user perspectives, culminating with a comprehensive web site application.

    Visual Basic Programming
    This course focuses on continued development of computer applications, focusing on programming software in an object-oriented/event-driven environment by taking full advantage of the Microsoft Visual Basic programming language. The course integrates hands-on real-world scenarios with in-depth discussions of programming concepts and techniques. The course will have a lab component requiring student laptop computers equipped with the Microsoft Visual Basic programming software.

    Network Management
    This course focuses on LAN management issues associated with evaluating, installing, and administrating computer networks. This course will integrate current technology and internetworking issues within the context of network operating systems and hardware. The course will have a lab component requiring dedicated desktop and server computers, and network hardware.

    Systems Engineering
    This course uses modeling techniques that aid in the analysis of computer information systems. Students will study, create, and analyze various models and utilize them in designing these systems. Students will also analyze how these systems fit into an organization’s overall structure and strategic plan.

    Database Management
    Database Management is a study of the database models, the design, development, and implementation of a database, E-R and UML diagrams, SQL query language, normalization, database selection, distributed databases, ethical use of databases, and database security and control.

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    Minor Requirements

    Students will complete the following requirements in order to achieve a minor in Management Information Systems [MIS]. 

    Degree Requirements

    Requirements for the minor in Management Information Systems:

    Select one from Req 1
    1 Principles of Computing & IT 3
    2 Managerial Accounting 3
    3 Principles of Management 3
    Select at least 9 credits from Req 4
    4 Introduction to Programming 4
    4 Network Management 3
    4 Database Management 3
    4 Human Computer Interaction 3
    4 Data Analysis 3
    4 Web Publishing 1
    4 Visual Basic Programming 3
    4 Structured COBOL Programming 3
    4 Web Programming 3
    4 Systems Engineering 3
    18 total required credits

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    Career Opportunities

    “What can you do with a Management Information Systems minor?”

    The education and experiences offered in our Management Information Systems minor can be paired with most majors to help prepare students for successful careers in technology or business as well as the pursuit of graduate degreeses.

    • Analyst/Programmer
    • Internet Marketing Analyst
    • Internet Developer
    • Network Administrator
    • Online Services Manager
    • Systems Engineers
    • Systems Operations
    • Product Forecaster/Estimator
    • Webmaster
    • Technical Sales Representative
    • Software Tester
    • Systems Consulting

    Supporting Your Investment

    Loras takes great pride in supporting your investment – both through providing an exceptional learning experience and in sharing the cost of your degree. 100% of Loras students receive financial aid. We have scholarships, grants and special awards for all students based on their achievements and financial need.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long will it take me to earn my Loras degree?

    Most students earn their undergraduate degree in four years or less. If you have questions about transferring any previously earned credits or degrees, please see our Transfer Student Information.

    How much is tuition?

    At Loras College, financial access to education is one of our defining values. We are committed to helping all of our students make their degree affordable. We partner with every student and family to understand their unique financial needs ensuring 100% of Loras students receive financial aid. We offer Scholarships, grants and special awards for all students based on their achievements and financial need. Loras is consistently ranked as one of the best universities for return on investment.  View our Tuition and Fees page.

    How do I apply for financial aid?

    Submit your federal FAFSA, apply to Loras College and visit loras.edu/financial-aid for information, scholarship opportunities and much more.