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Management Information Systems Minor

Information & Decision Sciences
Curtis L. Carlson School of Management
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 15
See the major for a detailed description.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
This minor is only available to students who are pursuing a BSB degree from the Carlson School of Management.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Information Systems
IDSC 3001 - Introduction to Information Technology in Business (3.0 cr)
or IDSC 3001H - Honors: Information Systems for Business Processes and Management (3.0 cr)
Minor Requirements
Minor Requirements
IDSC 3202 - Analysis and Modeling of Business Systems (4.0 cr)
Electives
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· IDSC 3101 - Introduction to Programming (2.0 cr)
· IDSC 3102 - Intermediate Programming (2.0 cr)
· IDSC 3103 - Data Modeling and Databases (2.0 cr)
· IDSC 3104 - Enterprise Systems (2.0 cr)
· IDSC 4204W - Strategic Information Technology Management [WI] (4.0 cr)
· IDSC 4301 - MIS in Action: A Capstone Course (2.0 cr)
· IDSC 4104 - Aligning Enterprise Systems (SAP) to Business Processes (2.0 cr)
· IDSC 4401 - Information Security (2.0 cr)
· IDSC 4411 - Information Technology Governance and Assurance (2.0 cr)
· IDSC 4431 - Advanced Database Design (2.0 cr)
· IDSC 4441 - Electronic Commerce (2.0 cr)
· IDSC 4444 - Descriptive and Predictive Analytics (2.0 cr)
· IDSC 4455 - Web 2.0: The Business of Social Media (2.0 cr)
· IDSC 4490 - Information Systems Special Topics (2.0 cr)
· IDSC 4491 - Independent Study in Information Systems (1.0-4.0 cr)
· IBUS 4471 - Information Systems and Innovation (4.0 cr)
 
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IDSC 3001 - Introduction to Information Technology in Business
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Developing/using IS to support business processes, managerial decision making, and organizational strategy. Technology components of IS. Impact on organizations. Creation/change processes. Managerial issues. Techniques for designing, developing, and implementing IS. Databases and user interfaces. Computer/communications network platforms. Internet, e-business, and e-commerce applications.
IDSC 3001H - Honors: Information Systems for Business Processes and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01683
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
IS technology components. Creation/change processes. Managerial issues. Designing, developing, and implementing IS. Databases, user interfaces. Computer/communications network platforms. Internet, e-business, e-commerce applications.
IDSC 3202 - Analysis and Modeling of Business Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Improving/automating key business processes in manufacturing and service industries. Roles of business management and MIS. Selecting business process opportunities, business process analysis, process modeling of work/data flow, decomposition, software tools. Traditional/object analysis methods. prereq: 3001
IDSC 3101 - Introduction to Programming
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Computer programmings used by companies to build sophisticated information systems. Variables, control structures. Data structures such as arrays/collections. Programming style, graphical user interfaces (GUIs).
IDSC 3102 - Intermediate Programming
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Programming concepts to develop large, full-featured applications. Object-oriented programming, database applications, Web applications. Style, performance, UI design.
IDSC 3103 - Data Modeling and Databases
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts for designing, using, and implementing database systems. Normalization techniques. Structured Query Language (SQL). Analyzing a business situation. Building a database application.
IDSC 3104 - Enterprise Systems
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Management aspects of Enterprise Systems. Vendor/vendor management options. Technologies, organizational readiness. Hands-on access to software solutions from ERP software provider. End-to-end processes. Measurement of key performance indicators. Analytics, workflow. prereq: 3001
IDSC 4204W - Strategic Information Technology Management (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Information services as service function. Investing resources to support strategy. Managing IS resources. Project Management, Human Capital Management, Infrastructure Management. Emphasis on cloud/big data infrastructures, outsourcing.
IDSC 4301 - MIS in Action: A Capstone Course
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The course is designed for students to integrate a large number of concepts they have studied in previous course work within the department and school. The class uses a live-case/project-based design that requires students to identify and develop a detailed managerial analysis of an information technology and/or management information system (IT, MIS) project for a local corporation.
IDSC 4104 - Aligning Enterprise Systems (SAP) to Business Processes
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course covers how firms automate and integrate their proprietary, value-adding business processes using commodity enterprise systems. Students configure and test several end-to-end business processes in SAP, a leading enterprise system. Enterprise System (ES) configuration skills are critical for firms implementing an ES and also for consultants supporting those firms. In the real world, configuration is done prior to ‘go live,’ but more importantly every time a firm does an acquisition, divestiture, or changes their business processes.
IDSC 4401 - Information Security
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts/issues of security and data integrity threats that undermine utility, robustness, and confidence in electronic technologies in facilitating business transactions. prereq: 3001
IDSC 4411 - Information Technology Governance and Assurance
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Information technology audit function, internal control, audit process, smart operations, network security, systems development life cycle, enterprise resource planning risk, compliance issues. IT governance, business continuity, frameworks/methodologies. Lectures, case studies, real-world examples. prereq: 3001
IDSC 4431 - Advanced Database Design
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reviews ER/relational modeling and normalization, then focuses on fact modeling (ORM) to produce advanced richer business data models. "Flipped" class, fully online, including all lectures & final exam. Weekly in-class review session is recorded and online for questions, discussion, and results of assignments & quizzes. prereq: 3103 or CSCI 4707 or CSCI 5707 or instr consent
IDSC 4441 - Electronic Commerce
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Issues/trends in applying e-commerce initiatives. Technological infrastructure, revenue models, web marketing, business-to-business strategies, online auctions, legal and ethical aspects, hardware/software, payment systems, security. Conceiving, planning, building, and managing e-commerce initiatives. prereq: 3001
IDSC 4444 - Descriptive and Predictive Analytics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Data mining/personalization techniques. Exploratory/ predictive data mining techniques. Data preparation, data visualization, online analytical processing (OLAP), recommender systems. How business analytics techniques are applied in variety of business applications/organizational settings. prereq: 3001
IDSC 4455 - Web 2.0: The Business of Social Media
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Business use of social media technologies. Blogs, wikis, online social networks. Readings, forum discussion, case analyses. How technologies engage consumers, market products or services, benefit from open innovation, foster collaboration among employees. prereq: 3001
IDSC 4490 - Information Systems Special Topics
Credits: 2.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Discussion and analysis of current topics and developments in information systems.
IDSC 4491 - Independent Study in Information Systems
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study in informations systems. prereq: instr consent
IBUS 4471 - Information Systems and Innovation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Role of Information Systems in developing new and innovative processes, services and products to support growth strategies for organizations in a global context.