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MIS Graduate Certificate Course Curriculum    
MIS (Management Information Systems) Graduate Certificate requirements: 18 credits total 
  •  4 credits in Information Systems Foundations (MGT 5410)
  •  2 credits in the Science and Technology of Consciousness (STC 508) 
  • 12 credits from among the management and technical courses shown below, with at least 4 credits from each track
  • Instruction in the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique at a local or regional TM center is required before starting the second course. The local TM instructor will submit a document verifying the completion of instruction. It is recommended that students arrange for instruction during the first course.

Required courses for both tracks:

MGT 5410 Information Systems Foundations
Knowledge is Structured in Consciousness
Effective managers have a good understanding of information systems and the opportunities provided by rapidly evolving technologies. Students in this course learn the fundamental concepts in the design and management of information systems. Topics include different types of information systems as well as tools and technologies such as networks, hardware, software, services and data. Attention will be paid also to hot new technologies like cloud computing, mobile computing, social networks and predictive analytics, with a focus on their managerial implications. The course will include several case studies and hands-on projects to develop a good understanding of information systems. (4 credits)

STC 508: Science and Technology of Consciousness
The Science and Technology of Consciousness (STC) is a basic course in Consciousness-Based education that is the unique educational approach of Maharishi University of Management. Our university was inspired by the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a scientist and Vedic scholar from India. The practical aspect of STC is the Transcendental Meditation technique, a simple non-religious mental technique that produces positive effects on mental health, physical health, and social behaviors. For more information, go to www.tm.org. (2 credits)

The goal of this course is for you to gain experience and understanding of consciousness as the unifying basis of all branches of knowledge. This course provides a foundation for all other courses you will take at Maharishi University of Management and introduces you to key ideas and terms relevant to your studies and to your experience here. 

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand the relationship between your individual self and your universal Self—the field of pure inner wakefulness, unbounded pure consciousness, at the source of thought.
  • Use principles of the Science of Creative Intelligence to deepen your understanding of foundational principles in the arts, sciences, and humanities.
  • Articulate how growth of consciousness and the study of inner subjectivity enrich education and other areas of life.
Management Track (at least 4 credits)
MGT 5412 Information Systems Strategy
Knowledge is the Basis of Action
Information systems are a key enabler of a dynamic business strategy. Information Systems consume a significant and increasing portion of an organization’s budget. Research has shown that effective governance and deployment of information systems can provide 20% greater return on assets. An MIS professional, aspiring to be a leader, must know how to effectively align and deploy information systems to support business strategy and maximize business performance. This course covers different types of Information Systems strategies and their alignment with business strategy. The course will include several case studies to develop a good understanding of information systems strategy formulation and implementation. (2 credits). Prerequisite: MGT 5410.

MGT 5414 Management of Information Systems
The Organization of Intelligence
Information systems consume 2–20% of an organization’s budget. Managing these investments effectively can lead to superior business performance. The purpose of this course is to understand the administration, control, management and governance of computer-based information systems, projects, and relationships with the organization. Topics include scheduling of operations, management of computer professionals, and planning and control of the systems activity. (2 credits) Prerequisite: MGT 5410.

MGT 5420 Information Systems Program and Project Management
Guiding the Unfoldment of Knowledge
Good project management skills have become a critical necessity in today’s fast paced, dynamic business environment. More and more management tasks are being executed as projects, with skills in project planning, resource allocation and scheduling becoming a basic expertise for effective business professionals. In addition to the ‘basic’ project management competence, Business/IT professionals must know how to manage multiple projects, work with multiple vendors, negotiate and manage subcontracts and effectively execute IT/business programs. (4 credits) Prerequisite: MGT 5410.

MGT 5440 Enterprise Business Processes and Applications
The Flow of Knowledge
Information systems are a key enabler of business processes and work flows in business organizations. Every large and small enterprise has implemented or is considering implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relations management (CRM), supplier relations management (SRM), business intelligence (BI) systems and others to provide relevant information just-in-time in a secure way to relevant stakeholders. The purpose of this course is to understand key end-to-end business processes and discuss the key management concepts that can lead to development of competitive advantage for the business. Special attention is given to the implementation of these information systems applications. (4 credits) Prerequisite: MGT 5410.

Technical Track (at least 4 credits)
MGT 5450 Data Management Systems
The Organization of Knowledge
This course covers the concepts and methods associated with the definition, structure, creation, and utilization of databases for computer-based information systems. Students will undertake a class project that will require creating the logical design of business database application and implementing it using a current database development platform such as Microsoft Access. (4 credits) Prerequisite: MGT 5410.

MGT 5460 Business Intelligence and Data Mining
Intelligence Gives an Evolutionary Direction to Change
The amount of data in organizations is growing exponentially, doubling every 18-24 months. Structured data from traditional information systems is now augmented by huge streams of data from devices, social networks, web logs, etc. Organizations that are not prepared for this increasing volume, variety, and velocity of data can drown in these streams of data, while the prepared ones can mine the data for new insights and initiatives almost in real time. This course covers the fundamental concepts of managing and mining data to support business decision making and drive business value. Topics include analysis, design and development of data warehouses; and data mining tools and techniques, including statistical and machine learning tools, to provide nearly real-time business analytics and intelligence. (4 credits) Prerequisite: CS 422 or MGT 5410.

MGT 5470 Systems Analysis and Design
The systems approach is an organized way of dealing with a problem. This course focuses on the middle stage of the software systems development life cycle—the detailed system study that follows a feasibility study and that is in turn followed by software engineering. The detailed system study analyzes a system in detail to gather requirements and analyzes its process elements for suitability and relevance to meet the needs of the system’s users. This leads to an iterative and creative design process, using tools such as flowcharts, data flow diagrams (DFD), data dictionary, decision tables and decision trees, to provide an effective and detailed design of the system. Prerequisite: MGT 5410

MGT 5480 Information Technology Security
Avert the Danger
Securing their networks and data is a key concern for all organizations. An increasingly complex IT infrastructure, including cloud computing and mobile device based access, creates many vulnerabilities for organizational networks and data. In this course, you will learn information security theory, and the skills to manage various types of security threats. You will learn about network security, application and data security, access control and identity management, and cryptography among other topics. (4 credits) Prerequisite: MGT 5410

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