Undergraduate Degree Programs

The Department of Management Science and Information Systems offers an undergraduate major in management information systems (MIS) with possible options of management science and computer systems (MSCS) and information assurance (IA).

Management Information Systems (MIS)

The MIS degree focuses on the business applications of information technology. This includes emphasizing necessary skills required in the analysis, development, evaluation and implementation of various information and communication technologies critical for today’s internet-enabled organizations. The integration of information technology throughout all aspects of business coupled with the critical need for responsive information systems has created a strong demand for graduates with expertise in both information systems and business administration.

Once MIS students satisfy the first two tier requirements mentioned above, they will focus on specialized courses in areas such as systems analysis and design, business programming, database design and management, expert and decision support systems, data mining applications, data communications and network security, management science methods, enterprise resource planning systems and electronic commerce.

Management Science and Computer Systems (MSCS) Option

The MSCS option places additional emphasis on developing aptitudes in quantitative tools that are especially critical in today’s data-driven organization. Additional course work in statistics, operations research, decision analysis and quantitative analysis is possible with an MSCS option.

Information Assurance (IA) Option

The Information Assurance option uses the expertise in the department that led OSU to be named a National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the NSA. This option provides students with in-depth study and hands-on analysis of critical organizational issues in information assurance and security.