Auburn University requires a minimum 3.0 major GPA & a minimum 3.0 AU cumulative GPA to satisfy graduation requirements.
The MSIS degree is an open degree that has only three required courses. ISMN 7830/6 and ISMN 7660/6 are database and systems respectively and contain material necessary for successful completion of the final project course (ISMN 7980/6). The project course is conducted as an individual course in conjunction with the student’s committee chair and members.
Several concentrations are possible within the degree program. For example, students can take courses in Oracle database, risk and information assurance, or security. In addition, there are a number of business analytics courses (BUAL) that count toward the MSIS degree. Among them are courses in Big Data and Predictive Modeling.
Please note that during the registration process the courses below are offered twice – once with the last digit as 0 and once with the last digit as 6. For example, BUAL 6650 and BUAL 6656 are the same course. On campus students must register for courses ending in 0 while distance students must register for courses ending in 6.
PREDICTIVE MODELING I
LEC. 3. Pr. MNGT 2600 and MNGT 3600. or equivalent.Introduction to linear models including multiple linear regression and model building in business decision making and applications.
PREDICTIVE MODELING II
LEC. 3. Pr. MNGT 2600 and MNGT 3600 and (BUAL 5600or BUAL 6600 or BUAL 6606). Basic data mining techniques including neural networks, decision trees, clustering algorithms, linear programs, text and web mining in business setting.
BIG DATA I
LEC. 3. Pr. MNGT 2600 and MNGT 3600. Managing, governing, extracting, merging, and preparing large data sets for analysis using real data. May count either BUAL 5650 or BUAL 6650/6656.
BIG DATA II
LEC. 3. Pr. (BUAL 5650 or BUAL 6650 or BUAL 6656). Advanced topics in big data management, with emphasis on loading and cleansing the data for analysis. May count either BUAL 5660 or BUAL 6660/6666.
COMMUNICATING QUANTITATIVE RESULTS IN BUSINESS
LEC. 3. Pr. BUAL 2600 and MNGT 3600 and (BUAL 5650 or BUAL 6650 or BUAL 6656) and (BUAL 5610 or BUAL 6610 or BUAL 6616). A case-based, project-oriented approach to business decision making based on company's mission and strategic objectives.
ADVANCED BUSINESS DATA COMMUNICATIONS
LEC. 3. Pr. (MNGT 7120 or ISMN 7120) or (MNGT 3140 or ISMN 3140). Experienced-based class building on domain knowledge of prerequisites; gives personal and team experience in data communications technology and networks.
CURRENT ISSUES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS
LEC. 3. This course covers current issues in Information Systems Management and Technology. As such, topics may differ from semester to semester. The objective of the course is to allow students to become familiar with issues such as emerging technologies, information systems and their role in vertical portals, and the role of information systems in industry. Course is designed to enable students to take it twice with subject change. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
ADVANCED PROGRAMMING APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
LEC. 3. Department approval. Programming languages and skills, with emphasis on designing and implementing computer-based business solutions.
LEC. 3. Tools and techniques of information technology project management including leading project management software.
SOCIAL MEDIA AS A TOOL FOR BUSINESS STRATEGY
LEC. 3. Learn how to use social media as an tool to integrate business processes and enhance business performance. May count either ISMN 5380/5383 or ISMN 6380/6386.
INTEGRATING BUSINESS PROCESSES WITH ERP
LEC. 3. Examination of how integrating business processes in ERP environment promotes strategic alignment and performance gains for an organization. May count either ISMN 5390/5393 or ISMN 6390/6396.
CLIENTSIDE INTERNET PROGRAMMING
SERVERSIDE INTERNET PGM
LEC. 3. Fundamentals of server-side Internet programming using technologies such as PHP, MySQL, and XML.
ADVANCED OBJECT-ORIENTED AND INTERNET PROGRAMMING
LEC. 3. Pr. MNGT 3070. Fundamentals of developing object-oriented, component-based and Internet business applications.
Security and Information Assurance
LEC. 3. This course covers the fundamentals of computer security and information assurance from a management perspective. The student will be exposed to security and information assurance topics such as security policies, confidentiality and ethics. Organizational issues of security and methodologies for information assurance will be discussed from a managerial perspective.
ADVANCED DATA BASE ADMINISTRATION AND DEVELOPMENT
LEC. 3. Pr. (MNGT 3830 or ISMN 3830) or (MNGT 7830 or ISMN 7830). Key tasks and functions required of a database administrator in a business environment.
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING
LEC. 3. Introduction to knowledge management and its role in organizational decision-making and learning. Studies of issues related to management, creation, and use of knowledge as well as issues related to system design and implementation.
INFORMATION RISK ANALYSIS
LEC. 3. Departmental approval. In depth instruction on the range of skills required of persons engaged in the performance of risk analysis functions.
LEC. 3. A managerial and interdisciplinary investigation into the many different business activities done on the Internet including buying and selling products and services, servicing customers, collaborating with stakeholders inside and outside the organization, social networking, and learning, among others. Students will come away with a broad knowledge of electronic commerce and its implications to modern business life and social life. Credit will not be given for bothISMN 5720/5723 and ISMN 6720/6726.
INFOMATION SYSTEMS ETHICS
LEC. 3. Pr. (PHIL 1020 or PHIL 1040) and ISMN 3140. Information systems ethics, including: fundamentals; professional and user standards; and issues related to privacy, freedom of expression, intellectual property, and software development.
IND. SU. Departmental approval. Independent study on current topics in management. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.
IND. Departmental approval. General management theories, practices, and functions in industry and business. Individual work with a designated faculty member. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
BUSINESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKS
LEC. 3. Provides an understanding of voice and data communications, e.g., networks (LAN, internet), protocols standards, legislation and project development, so that managers, might utilize telecommunications effectively.
MANAGING END USER COMPUTING
LEC. 3. Studies MIS from user's perspective, and compares it with the roles of the professional department. Course covers support of desktop applications, data usage, and communications.
INTEGRATING THEORY AND PRACTICE FOR TECHNOLOGY MANAGERS
LEC. 3. A study of the technical and non-technical forces that influence the decision-making process in companies by the use of innovative instructional material.
INTEGRATING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES TO PROVIDE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
LEC. 3. How to integrate effectively information technologies in formulating and implementing competitive strategies for companies.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
LEC. 3. General systems theory, information systems logical and physical analysis, structured and object-oriented methodologies and prototyping, system documentation, general design and use of CASE tools.
LEC. 3. The tools, skills, technologies, and business and social implications of the emergence of electronic commerce in cyberspace.
MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION
LEC. 3. Pr. BUSI 7220. The process of product and service innovation on two levels: managing product design and general strategies for managing multiple innovation streams.
QUANT METHODS IN OPS MGT
STRUCTURED DECISION MAKING
LEC. 3. Introduction to business decision structuring and aiding, including multiple criteria and group-decision making methodology.
ADVANCED DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS PROJECTS
LEC. 3. Database management systems using database methodologies to support business applications, including requirements for distributed databases.
EXPERT SYSTEMS IN BUSINESS
LEC. 3. Pr. BUSI 7220. Study of expert systems and other knowledge-based systems in the organization, including relevant concepts, methodologies, architectures, strategies, and issues.
ADVANCED MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
LEC. 3. In-depth inquiry and analysis of advanced information technologies in organizations.
INFORMATION RESOURCE MGT
LEC. 3. Pr. BUSI 7220. Management of information systems resources, unique management problems in a computer information systems environment. Strategic and competitive analysis of information technology.
IND. SU. Departmental approval. Independent exploration of an approved topic/problem that allows the student to demonstrate the application of knowledge and capabilities gained during the program. Approval of the project and assessment of its deliverables by the student's advisory committee is required. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit hours.