Master of Science in
Management Information Systems
Learn. Grow. Lead. The graduate programs at Benedictine University.
nformation technology professionals face the challenge of management and organizational and societal impacts of information
providing reliable, accurate and timely information to meet technology by combining information technology coursework with
the demands of society’s growing dependence on information coursework in one of several concentrations.
technology. The Master of Science (M.S.) in Management
Information Systems program is designed for professionals who The program emphasizes practical application of various business
understand the strategic value of information resources and the management theories and technical tools to a variety of hypothetical
importance of managing these resources throughout an organization. and real-life problems. Students gain an appreciation of the complex
challenges associated with the management of information technology
The Benedictine M.S. in Management Information Systems program through group interaction, comprehensive projects, case analysis,
is centered on an interdisciplinary approach that meets the needs research and active participation in the sharing of individual experience.
of organizations seeking an alignment between business goals and It is through these varied teaching methods that students are prepared to
information technology. Students become technically proficient and be leaders well into the 21st century.
able to address issues such as the creative application, effective
s Program Overview
t Program Concentrations
Accounting and Financial Systems Information Systems Security Professional Internship
The Accounting and Financial Systems Businesses and consumers increasingly rely The full-time internship program is developed
concentration addresses the needs of on Internet and Web services. Needs are specifically for recent college graduates and
organizations that expect meaningful, growing for system security professionals offers a professional internship experience as
timely and accessible financial information. who can help design, configure, implement, the M.S. in Management Information Systems
These organizations expect appropriate manage, support and secure computer systems. concentration. Students complete 64 credits
responses to privacy, security, regulatory This concentration is designed to explore in M.S. in Management Information Systems
and legal requirements. This concentration the challenges and possible solutions to courses including 12 credits in internship
is most appropriate for students who currently information systems security. courses. The goal of the internship experience
hold or expect to hold accounting or financial is to prepare students without significant
management positions or for students in Integrated Marketing professional career experience for their future
information systems areas who have significant Communications roles and responsibilities in the workplace.
interaction with the financial functions of Integrated marketing communications (IMC)
their organizations. It is also appropriate for is a customer-centric, data-driven approach to Project Management
students who are considering a Master of planning and communicating with consumers. Project management is one of the world’s most
Science in Accountancy as a dual degree. IMC is the management of all organizational in-demand skill sets spanning all industries
communications to build positive relationships and sectors of business. Project management
Business Administration with customers and other stakeholders, leadership is a highly sought-after skill as
The Business Administration concentration stressing marketing to the individual by intense global competition demands that
provides a broad business background with understanding their needs, motivations, new projects and business development
exposure to major business functions such as attitudes and behaviors. IMC emphasizes be completed on time and within budget.
accounting, finance, marketing, operations Internet-based marketing communication tools Courses offer the student an understanding
and organizational behavior. It is most along with the traditional communication of organizational behavior as it relates to the
appropriate for students who have or expect to tools used by marketing professionals. individual, effective team building skills,
have significant interaction with all functions conflict management and resolution, as well as
within an organization. It is also appropriate Management and skills to effectively manage the financial side
for those students who are considering a Organizational Behavior of projects.
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) The Management and Organizational Behavior
as a dual degree. concentration emphasizes organizational
behavior, organization development and
Health Administration human resource skills critical in creating high-
The concentration in Health Administration performance work teams to design, construct
lays a foundation for managing information and implement information technology
technology in the administration of health projects successfully. It is most appropriate
care services. It is important for information for students who wish to emphasize people-
systems and health care professionals to related skills. It is also appropriate for students
effectively manage and apply information who are considering a Master of Science in
technologies specific to health care. This Management and Organizational Behavior
concentration is appropriate for students as a dual degree.
considering a Master of Public Health
(M.P.H.) as a dual degree.
The M.S. in Management Information Systems program
requires 64 quarter-hour credits integrating management
information systems core courses with courses in one of Dual Degree Options
several concentrations: Accounting and Financial Systems, Business Students who earn the M.S. degree in Management
Administration, Health Administration, Information Systems Security,
Information Systems may wish to consider completing
Integrated Marketing Communications, Management and Organizational
Behavior, Professional Internship or Project Management. a second graduate degree by taking an additional
32 hours in Accountancy, Business Administration,
The curriculum is offered in a structured yet flexible format with required
and elective courses offered annually. By completing two courses (eight Management and Organizational Behavior or Public
credit hours) per term as a full-time course of study, professionals may
Health. Application and admission are required to each
earn their M.S. degree in Management Information Systems in two years.
Program advisors can help students matriculate into the program at each of graduate program and students must complete all
four quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer). An advisor may also devise
requirements for the selected dual degree.
a part-time program of study.
s t Curriculum s t Program Options
Typical Fall Quarter Course Offerings 4+1 M.S. in Management Information
MIS 546 Systems Analysis and Design (4) Systems Program
MIS 557 Web 2.0 Tools in Business (2) Well-qualified Benedictine University students who
MIS 642 Financial Information Systems (2) complete an undergraduate degree in business
administration, business and economics, computer
MIS 652 Introduction to Data Mining (2)
science or computer information systems are eligible to
MIS 677 Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence (4)
complete the M.S. degree in Management Information
MIS 683 Project Management (4)
Systems with one additional year of full-time graduate
study. The full-time 4+1 M.S. in Management
Typical Winter Quarter Course Offerings
Information Systems program is developed specifically
MIS 609 Computer Fraud (4)
for recent college graduates. Admission to the program
MIS 654 Enterprise-Wide Information Systems (4)
is not automatic and an application must be completed
MIS 656 Information Systems Security (4) during the student’s senior year of undergraduate
MIS 657 Electronic Commerce (4) coursework. Classes are conducted evenings and
MIS 681 Network Planning (2) weekends to meet the needs of students.
MIS 682 Network Design (2)
MIS 683 Project Management (4) International Management Information
Typical Spring Quarter Course Offerings M.S. in Management Information Systems students can
MIS 545 Computer Organization and Architecture (4) prepare to enter today’s dynamic global workplace
MIS 616 Information Systems Auditing (4) with the assurance of superior personal and intellectual
MIS 648 Information Management in Health Care (2) development, along with important understanding
of today’s multi-cultural environment by taking the
MIS 649 Advanced Topics in Health Information
opportunity to complete one or more courses at one of
Systems Management (2)
our partner universities in China and Vietnam.
MIS 674 Database Management Systems (4)
MIS 683 Project Management (4) Certificates
MIS 689 Strategic Information Technology Management (4) Certificate programs are designed for concentrated
focus beyond the core M.S. in Management Information
Typical Summer Quarter Course Offerings Systems curriculum. Certificates are offered in:
MIS 655 Computer and Network Systems Security (4) • Business Analyst
MIS 658 Managing IT Facilities (2) • Electronic Commerce
MIS 683 Project Management (4) • Health Information Systems Management
• Information Systems Management
Please see www.ben.edu/GradCatalog for more program information, • Information Systems Security
including course descriptions; please see www.ben.edu/benulive • Project Management
for the online schedule of M.S. in Management Information Systems,
M.B.A., M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior and
M.P.H. courses available each quarter.
Full-Time Faculty Lecturers
M.S. in Management
Barbara T. Ozog, Ph.D. Daniel E. Nohl, Ph.D. George Chakrabarty, M.B.A., M.C.P.M.
Program Director and Professor, Program Director and Professor, Computer
Ruth Chen, Ph.D.
Master of Science in Science and Information Systems (1987)
Ph.D., 1990, Illinois Institute Tsun Chow, Ph.D.
Systems (1992) of Technology Robert A. Dengler, Ph.D.
Ph.D., 1985, M.S., 1979, M.S., 1977, B.S., 1973, Bryan J. Eckert, M.B.A.
Northwestern University University of Illinois Chris Fernandez, Ph.D.
B.S., 1977, Loyola Peter F. Sorensen Jr., Ph.D., R.O.D.C. Ann H. Fulmer, M.S.
University Chicago Chair and Professor, Department of Edwin J. Kocinski, M.B.A.
Sharon Borowicz, Ph.D., E.A. Management and Organizational
William H. Kuglich, M.S.
Associate Professor and Department Behavior (1985)
Chair, Department of Business Ph.D., 1971, Illinois Institute Chen Lu, Ph.D.
Administration (2005) of Technology Kao Lu, Ph.D.
Ph.D., 2003, Benedictine University M.A., 1966, B.A., 1961, Lee-Hsing Lu, Ph.D.
M.B.A., 1992, Roosevelt University Roosevelt University
John Malec, M.A.
B.S., 1982, Elmhurst College Therese F. Yaeger, Ph.D. Chang Miao, Ph.D.
s Eileen G. Clark, M.S. Associate Professor, Department of
Sam Russo, M.S., M.B.A.
Associate Professor, Computer Management and Organizational
s Science (1971) Behavior (2007) Greg Sellers, Ph.D.
M.S., 1971, Purdue University Ph.D., 2001, M.S., B.A., Bernard Silverman, Ph.D.
s B.S., 1969, State University of Benedictine University Martin Mark Sowa, M.A., M.B.A.
New York (Albany) Thomas Yu, Ph.D. Andy Sze, M.B.A., M.S.
J. Kevin Doyle, Ph.D. Instructor, Department of Business Christopher Yu, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Business Administration (2008)
Administration (2001) Ph.D., 1978, Texas A&M University The individuals listed above have been
Ph.D., 1976, Syracuse University M.S., 1973, Arizona State University employed on an as-needed basis, to
M.S., 1976, M.A., 1972, B.S., 1969, B.S., 1971, Montana State University teach courses at Benedictine University
(within the last several years). Instructors
University of Notre Dame Lu Zhang, Ph.D. listed may not currently be employed by
John C. Draut, M.B.A. Instructor, Department of Business Benedictine University. The University
Assistant Professor, Department of Administration (2008) is fortunate to be able to provide our
Business Administration (2008) Ph.D., 1993, M.S., 1985, students with part-time faculty whose
experience, credentials and commitment
M.B.A., 1981, DePaul University Iowa State University
to education add to the high quality of
B.S., 1970, University of Illinois B.E., 1982, Jiao-Tong University our resident faculty.
Ralph D. Meeker, Ph.D. James C. Zoda, Ph.D.
Professor, Physics and Computer Assistant Professor, Department of
Science (1970) Business Administration (2001)
Ph.D., 1970, Iowa State University Ph.D., 1979, M.A., 1970, B.S.E., 1965,
B.S., 1967, Benedictine University Northern Illinois University
Date in parenthesis indicates the year person
joined Benedictine University faculty.
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of St. Procopius Abbey, the University offers 50 traditional undergraduate majors, seven adult accelerated undergraduate majors,
13 graduate programs, 33 graduate certi cate programs and four doctorate programs. Benedictine has consistently been named
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