Management Information Systems
Management Information Systems Overview
As of 5.1.23, the MIS program is no longer accepting applications. All currently enrolled students will progress through the program to completion. Students interested in this program should explore our applied data science program and our business majors.
The Management Information System (MIS) program prepares students to become critical thinkers and innovative designers of contemporary information systems. MIS students develop conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills in computing, relational databases, and web design. They become competent in recognizing opportunities to improve business processes or areas, communicate with stakeholders, and implement and manage information systems projects. In addition to skills and theories pertinent to management information systems, students benefit from Chatham’s unique commitment to addressing issues, such as sustainability, diversity, and responsible business in a global context.
[I learned] the real importance of studying information systems, computing, and data analytics while at Chatham. I have unlimited resources and professors willing to share their expertise and experiences. It does seem that no matter the career path I take, AI and information systems will be present in some form.
—GEMMA WALLNAU ’20
Student Profile: Kathryn Polaski Wins Business Simulation Competition
Don’t be fooled by the relative youth of Chatham’s BA in Management Information Systems program. They’re churning out winners already.
Explore the Management Information Systems Degree:
- Award-winning faculty members bring years of experience teaching management information systems at the college level.
- Set yourself apart with a minor in one of Chatham’s other undergraduate business programs (marketing, accounting, management, international business, economics, or applied data science analytics), or in another field such as psychology or communications.
- Qualified students may be eligible for Chatham’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other Integrated Degree Programs, which allow you to save money and speed time to acquiring both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
- All students complete a capstone seminar that channels the knowledge they’ve accumulated into a discipline-specific project under close faculty guidance.
Systems Analysis and Design
This course introduces information systems analysis and design for contemporary organizations, with a focus on developing critical skills in communicating with people as users, analyzing processes, translating needs into information systems requirements, and testing of prototype ideas. Topics also include functional, structural, and behavioral modeling and Unified Modeling Language (UML).
Database Management Systems
This course is a study of database management systems and their applications to a wide range of information processing needs. Students design and implement database management systems while being introduced to a conceptual model of a database environment comprised of five basic components: databases, database management systems, data dictionary/directory systems, database administration, and user-system interfaces.
Information and Cybersecurity
This course introduces fundamental issues in information and cybersecurity, with an emphasis on vulnerabilities available to cyber attackers. Students develop conceptual tools for identifying vulnerabilities, assessing threats, analyzing risk, and selecting controls to mitigate risk, and practical skills in implementing security, responding to incidents, and designing systems that prevent cyberattacks.
If one word could best sum up Chatham's faculty, it would be engaged. Professors bring experiences to relate the course lessons to real-world situations.
Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE)
The CWE connects students with area business leaders and promotes events on campus, such as the Think Big Forum, a series of panel discussions focusing on strategic business growth, entrepreneurship, leadership, and sustainability.Learn About CWE : Checkerboard 2 - Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE)
Chatham has an active MIS/Analytics Club which provides professional development, networking opportunities, and social events. The MIS/Analytics club received the outstanding new student organization award in 2019.
Accreditation, Student Achievement, and Outcomes
The Department of Business & Data Science at Chatham University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. See our public disclosure of Student Achievement.View Accredited Programs (PDF) : Checkerboard 5 - Accreditation, Student Achievement, and Outcomes
College of Distinction
Chatham has been named a College of Distinction for its Business degrees, recognizing the program for its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming in its Business majors.
The Department of Business & Data Science teaches students the fundamentals of business practice through learning and applying academic content, practicing business skills, and evaluating the context of business decision-making. The Department integrates material and programming incorporating the University’s mission in global understanding and environmental responsibility and prepares students to work as leaders in professional and civic arenas. Through student-centered curricular and co-curricular offerings, the Department assists students to reach their full potential in the business world.
Read Our Blog
Chatham’s Department of Business & Data Science blog serves to inform current and potential students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the department. It covers recent events, highlights extraordinary students, and introduces new professors and courses that are of interest to our readers.View Blog : Checkerboard 8 - Read Our Blog
Integrated Degree Program
Qualified students from the MIS program can be admitted early to Chatham's Master of Business Administration program, saving money and speeding time towards graduation with two degrees.Integrated Degree Program Info : Checkerboard 9 - Integrated Degree Program
A Look at the Award-Winning Chatham Women’s Business Center
Chatham’s Women’s Business Center (CWBC), part of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University (CWE), was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as the 2018 Women’s Business Center of the Year.