Charles H. Apigian, Chair
N. Brooks, S. Brooks, C. Clark, J. Clark, Gambill, Greer, Harris, Jih, Korzaan, Lee, Morris, Seipel, Shotwell
Information Systems is where business and technology meet. This ever-growing field attracts graduates who thrive in a team environment and want to utilize their expertise to develop even newer technologies to maximize business productivity. The mission of the Department of Computer Information Systems is to provide programs to prepare students to solve business problems through the use of computer information systems, computer tools, and techniques; to prepare students in the management of computer information systems; to provide foundation courses to students in other fields; to encourage intellectual contributions that advance the state of knowledge in the application of information technology and quantitative methods to the solution of business problems, and to promote the involvement of department members in service activities.
The Computer Information Systems program is designed to prepare the student to assume information systems/ technology responsibilities in any organization. Exposure to a broad range of business functions coupled with learned information systems concepts and skills will serve the student well in positions such as computer programmer, database designer/administrator, data communications manager/specialist, project manager, systems analyst, information systems manager, and numerous other positions.
At least 50 percent of the required major hours must be taken in residence at MTSU for a major in Information Systems and 6 hours for a minor. All information Systems majors have a built-in minor in Business Administration. Students may select a different minor but more than 120 semester hours may be required.
Requirements for the Master of Science in Information Systems and for the Master of Business Administration degrees and a list of the courses offered for graduate credit are published in the Graduate Catalog.