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                                                                                          Management Information Systems Research Team
                                                                                                                                                                                  Master of Science in Business Administration
                                                                                                                                                                                  with a Concentration in
                                                                                          Lloyd Brooks (EdD. University of Tennessee)
More Information                                                                            • IT training/education for new technologies
                                                                                            • database design and implementation
                                                                                          Tom Burks (EdD. Vanderbilt University)
                                                                                            • IT and organizational culture
                                                                                                                                                                                  Management Information Systems
   The MSBA degree program advisor, Dr. Lloyd Brooks, will assist with inquiries            • IT leadership and management facets
   from students who are interested in joining the program with a concentration in        Charles Campbell (PhD. University of Texas at Austin)
                                                                                            • simulation/games for IT training
   Management Information Systems. His e-mail address and phone number are                  • Java programming
   listed below.                                                                            • optimization
                                                                                          Jasbir Dhaliwal (PhD. University of British Columbia)
                                                                                            • measuring innovation in corporate IS units
   E-Mail:                                                              • information systems accounting and taxation
   Phone: (901) 678-4651                                                                    • managing IS personnel – skills and competencies
                                                                                            • systems validation methodologies for business intelligence
                                                                                            • Asia Pacific technology strategies
                                                                                          Mark Gillenson (PhD. Ohio State University)
MIS Department Faculty and Programs                                                         • database design and data administration
                                                                                            • data streaming
                                                                                            • wireless and RFID applications
                                                                                            • medical and healthcare information systems
                                                                                          Wade Jackson (PhD. Texas A&M University)
   The Department of Management Information Systems is an academically diverse,             • technology-based statistical analysis
   professionally active group of 17 full-time faculty members. The Department offers       • interactive data analysis methods
                                                                                            • small business computing
   bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. The B.B.A. program is one of the largest
                                                                                          Radhika Jain (PhD. Georgia State University)
   undergraduate majors in the College. The specific focus of the Department is on the      • business process management
   “behavioral, technical, and organizational impacts of emerging technology.” Topics       • cognitive and organization theories in software development
                                                                                            • information systems in the medical and healthcare domains
   related to this focus are included in course content where appropriate and in many       • mobile ubiquitous computing environments
   research projects. Faculty research projects are wide ranging and extensive, as are    Brian Janz (PhD. University of Minnesota)
   their community outreach activities. For further information about the Department,       • knowledge management and collaborative methods in systems development
                                                                                              and requirements determination
   contact Dr. Jasbir Dhaliwal, department chair, at, or visit the     • business process improvement in cross-functional and inter-organizational designs
   web site at                                                     • innovation management/new product development
                                                                                            • technology in supply chains/RFID applications
                                                                                          Ted Lee (PhD. University of Nebraska – Lincoln)
                                                                                            • data warehousing and data mining
                                                                                            • knowledge management
                                                                                            • data and information security
                                                                                          Jarvis Moore II (PhD. Florida State University)
                                                                                            • IT/IS adoption and diffusion
                                                                                            • post-adoption implementation behaviors
                                                                                          Robin Poston (PhD. Michigan State University)
                                                                                            • source credibility in decision support systems
                                                                                            • Web-based knowledge management applications
                                                                                            • recommended systems design and adoption
                                                                                            • Internet based information dissemination
                                                                                          Sandi Richardson (PhD. University of Central Florida)
                                                                                            • decision support systems
                                                                                            • ethics, IT & decision making
                                                                                            • medical and healthcare information systems
                                                                                            • nonverbal communication & technology mediated learning
                                                                                          Judith Simon (EdD. Oklahoma State University)
                                                                                            • human factors related to IT
                                                                                            • software testing management
                                                                                            • IT requirements determination
                                                                                            • technology implementation/acceptance in various industries
                                                                                            • information security
                                                                                           Tom Stafford (PhD. University of Georgia & University of Texas at Arlington)
                                                                                            • global information management
                                                                                            • uses and gratification theory for information systems
                                                                                            • human computer interaction and user perceptions of computing
                                                                                            • source credibility adoption issues
                                                                                            • information management in civilian and corporate settings
                                                                                          Ronnie Wilkes (PhD. University of Minnesota)
                                                                                            • human factors related to IT
                                                                                            • IT architecture
                                                                                            • project management - contingency perspectives
                                                                                            • assessment of the IS organization                                                   Fogelman College
                                                                                            • strategic/competitive use of the IS resource
                                                                                            • management of IT                                                                    of Business and Economics
  From The Chairman                                                                                                 The University of Memphis                                                                                The MIS Degree Program

   Industry requirements for specialized master degree qualifications that combine business management                                                              The University of Memphis, founded in 1912, is a            The degree program is a specialized program designed to provide students with academic preparation
   and information systems have increased with the rebound in technology spending in the economy.                                                                   state, tax-assisted institution with an enrollment of       needed for advancement in current careers in the information technology area or to equip students
   Our MSBA in Management Information Systems degree is designed to meet these requirements and                                                                     approximately 20,000 students. The University, one          with academic preparation needed to enter an information technology career field. Students who
   is a much sought-after qualification. Our dedicated faculty bring cutting-edge theoretical and applied                                                           of two comprehensive doctoral-granting public               have completed study in other academic areas may also consider this degree program. Thirty-three
   ideas informed by research into the program to ensure an educational experience of high quality. Our                                                             institutions in Tennessee, offers a broad array of          semester hours (plus prerequisites, if any) are required to complete the degree program. Courses
   advisory board comprising regional chief information officers and technology leaders provide strategic                                                           degree programs at all levels. The University’s             required for the degree are listed below.
   input into the design and development of the program.                                                                                                            modern and beautifully land-scaped campus is
         The program also has a strong international flavor and student body that reflects the global                                                               centrally located in an attractive residential area of      Required Courses
   orientation of modern information architectures and applications. Technology innovation,                                                                         east Memphis.
   strategic technology planning, technical systems competency and project management skills are                                                                                                                                  MIS 7465 - Information Systems in Organizations
   emphasized in the curriculum. Options for internships are available and students generally secure                                                                                                                            MKTG 7213 - Research Methodology
   industry placements quickly after graduation. The program is also designed to support both full-time                                                                                                                         MKTG 7170 - Choice of one of six international courses or MIS 7650
   study and part-time completion of the degree.                                                                                                                                                                                  MIS 7160 - Computer Hardware and Software
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MIS 7605 - Business Database Systems
        We look forward to helping you acquire the leadership skills requisite for success in the fast-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MIS 7610 - Systems Analysis and Design
   growing technological sector.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MIS 7615 - Data Communications Systems and Networking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MIS 7640 - Information Systems Management and Planning
   Sincerely                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Plus Three elective courses approved by departmental advisor
   Jasbir Dhaliwal, PhD.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Requirements:
   Chairman and Professor, Department of Management Information Systems                                                                                                                                                         Elective Courses                                                       - 33 semester hours of approved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         graduate studies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MIS 7118 - Data Mining                                                 - 21 or more of these hours must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MIS 7190 - Programming for Business                                      be in the MIS concentration
Admission Requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MIS 7435 - Web Site Development                                        * MIS 7060 and MIS 7070 may
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         be required prerequisites
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MIS 7620 - Decision Support Systems and Expert Systems
   Students who have a proven ability to perform academic work should be successful in the MSBA                                                                                                                                 MIS 7630 - Information Systems Projects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MIS 7650 - Global Information Systems
   degree program. The following requirements must be met in order to be considered for enrollment
   in the program. Applicants are admitted in January, June, and August each year. Application
                                                                                                                Community                                                                                                       MIS 7655 - Advanced Systems Analysis and Design
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MIS 7660 - Advanced Networking and Database Management
   procedures should be completed approximately two months (three months for international students)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MIS 7665 - Advanced Business Computing Environments
   prior to the date of anticipated enrollment. All application materials should be submitted to the Graduate     Memphis is one of the South’s largest and most at-                                                            MIS 7670 - Cryptography and Data Security
   Admissions Office at the University of Memphis.                                                                tractive cities. An urban center with a metropolitan                                                          MIS 7671 - Project/Change Management
                                                                                                                  area of over one million, is the largest in the Mid-
   • Requirement 1: Students submit an application to the University of Memphis Graduate School.                  South region. As a primary medical, education, com-
   An application form is available on the web. The web site is:               munication, and transportation center, Memphis
   Admissions/Applications/                                                                                       offers a full range of research opportunities and                                                          Fogelman College of Business and Economics
                                                                                                                  cultural experiences. The city, known worldwide
   • Requirement 2: Students must submit scores on the GMAT exam. Additional information about this               for its musical heritage, has many fine restaurants,
   exam is available on the web. The web site is:                                                                                                                                                           The Fogelman College of Business and Economics has become a leading business school in the South-
                                                                                                                  theaters, and museums as well as one of the nation’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                east. Degree programs offered include the B.B.A., M.A., (Economics), M.B.A., Executive M.B.A.,
                                                                                                                  largest urban park systems. Memphis has one of
   • Requirement 3: Students must submit undergraduate transcripts. Transcripts for graduates from                                                                                                                              International M.B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. The academic programs of the College are fully accredited at
                                                                                                                  the lowest costs of living among metropolitan cit-
   colleges and universities in other countries must have the transcripts evaluated on a course basis by                                                                                                                        the undergraduate and graduate levels by the AACSB. Globalization and technology are two major
                                                                                                                  ies with 600,000 or more population and enjoys a
   WES. The web site for WES is:                                                                                                                                                                             strategic emphases that characterize the direction of the Fogelman College. The College houses the
                                                                                                                  mild climate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Robert Wang Center for International Business and Research, one of only 30 CIBERs in the nation,
   • Requirement 4: Students who received degrees from universities outside of the United States must                                                                                                                           and the FedEx Center for Supply Chain Management. Adjoining the College is the new $26 million
   submit scores on the TOEFL exam. International students may also find information of interest on the                                                                                                                         FedEx Institute of Technology.
   following web site:

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