Apr 20, 2024  
2023/2024 University Catalog 
    
2023/2024 University Catalog

Management Information Systems


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OFFICE: Student Services East 2411
TELEPHONE: 619-594-5316 / FAX: 619-594-3675
WEBSITE: https://business.sdsu.edu/MIS

A Member of AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Faculty:

ChairShin, Bongsik, Professor of Management Information Systems; Faculty Fellow -  James Silberrad Brown Center for AI Research (B.A., Sogang University, South Korea; M.S., Bernard M. Baruch College, The City University of New York; Ph.D., University of Arizona)

Tenured and Tenure-track Faculty:

Abhari, Kaveh, Professor of Management Information Systems B.S., University of Mazandaran, Iran; M.S., University of Tabriz, Iran; Ph.D., University of Hawaii)

Reinig, Bruce A., Professor of Management Information Systems (B.S., Truman State University; Ph.D., University of Arizona)

Yang, Yeongling Helio, Professor of Management Information Systems (B.A., National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan; M.S., Ph.D., University of Florida)

Elkins, Aaron C., Associate Professor of Management Information Systems; Director, James Silberrad Brown Center for AI Research (B.S., San Diego State University; Ph.D., University of Arizona)

Goldberg, David M., Associate Professor of Management Information Systems (B.S.,and Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

Liu, Xialu, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems (B.S., Zhejiang University, China; M.A., Peking University, China; Ph.D., Rutgers University)

Huangfu, Luwen, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems (B.E., Chongqing University, China; M.E., Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; Ph.D., University of Arizona)

Paternina, Carlos D., Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems (B.S., Universidad del Norte, Colombia; M.S. and Ph.D, University of South Florida)

Safaei-Pour, Morteza, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems (B.Sc. and M.Sc., Sharif University of Technology, Iran; Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio) 

Shirazi, Hossein, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems (B.S., University of Kashan, Iran; M.S., Islamic Azad University, Iran; M.S. and Ph.D., Colorado State University) 

Xu, Shengjie, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems (B.E., Guilin University of Electronic Technology, China; M.S., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Zhu, Qingyun (Serena), Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems (B.A., Nanjing Normal University, China; M.S. and Ph.D., Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

 

Lecturers:

Abhari, Maryam, D.Arch., Management Information Systems

Austin, Millard E.(Skip), B.S., Management Information Systems 

Bolton, Brent R., M.B.A., Management Information Systems

Desai, Pritesh, M.B.A., Management Information Systems

Doiron, Jacob, D., M.S., Management Information Systems

Hansen, Julie M., M.B.A., Management Information Systems 

Jawad, Shatha, Ph.D. Management Information Systems

Meader, David K., Ph.D., Management Information Systems

Nitsch, Cynthia, M.A., Management Information Systems 

O’Byrne, Christopher B., M.B.A. and M.S. Management Information Systems

Oregon, Gregory R., M.S., Management Information Systems 

Probett, Christine H., M.B.A., Management Information Systems

Qian, Huiyu, Ph.D., Management Information Systems 

Randrup, Nils, M.B.A., Management Information Systems

Samara, David W., M.S., Management Information Systems

Shaul, Kelly C., JD, M.S.B.A., Management Information Systems

Showghi, Robert S., M.B.A., Management Information Systems

Emeritus:

Addo, Theophilus, Ph.D., 1987-2015, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems

Beatty, James R., Ph.D., 1973-2013, Professor of Management Information Systems [Senate Distinguished Professor]

Briggs, Robert O., Professor of Management Information Systems (B.S., M.B.A., San Diego State University; Ph.D., University of Arizona)

Easton, Annette C., Ph.D., 1987-2016, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems

Easton, George K., Ph.D., 1987-2011, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems

Feeney, William R., Ph.D., 1974-1997, Associate Professor of Information and Decision Systems

Flatley, Marie E., Ph.D., 1979-2007, Professor of Information and Decision Systems

Hatch, Richard A., Ph.D., 1975-2000, Professor of Information and Decision Systems

Jennex, Murray E., Ph.D., 2001-2020, Professor of Management Information Systems

Koster, Alexis, Ph.D., 1983-2017, Professor of Management Information Systems

Lackritz, James R., Ph.D., 1977-2010, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Business Administration; Professor of Management Information Systems

Langenbach, Robert G., Ed.D., 1959-1981, Professor of Information Systems

Lyons-Lawrence, Carolena L., Ph.D., 1987-2004, Associate Professor of Information and Decision Systems

Norman, Ronald J., Ph.D., 1985-2000, Professor of Information and Decision Systems

Penrose, John M., Ph.D., 1988-2016, Professor of Management Information Systems

Plice, Robert K., Ph.D., 2002-2014, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems

Raafat, Feraidoon, 1986-2021, Professor of Management Information Systems (B.S., Phillips University; B.S., M.I.E., Ph.D., Oklahoma State University)

Sherrard, William R., Ph.D., 1968-2000, Professor of Information and Decision Systems

Vik, Gretchen N., Ph.D., 1975-2009, Professor of Information and Decision Systems

Undergraduate Information

The Major

Good business decisions require good information. The purpose of an information system is to provide management with the information that is essential to decision making and to assist in interpreting that information.

Information Systems. Students interested in using computing devices, such as computers and smartphones, to solve business problems and in devising new and more efficient solutions should consider a major in information systems. The major is intended to prepare students for their first job in information systems. The major will also prepare students for continued growth as a manager in information systems.

The employment outlook for information systems specialists is currently very good. Positive projections continue into the future. Many graduates who major in information systems assume the following positions: systems analysts plan the activities necessary to solve a business problem by structuring the problem in logical form, identifying the data needed, and specifying the procedures to be followed in programming the data processing; information systems specialists represent various departments of a business in assuring that each department’s information processing needs are provided for effectively and efficiently; programmers and analysts plan and write computer programs to process business information; computer center managers direct the work of information processing in a company; and technical marketing specialists sell and coordinate the installation of computer systems.

Typical places of employment for information systems graduates include large businesses, government agencies, computer manufacturers, universities, and independent computer service organizations.

Statement on Computers

Before enrolling in upper division courses in the Fowler College of Business, students must be competent in the operation of personal computers, including word processing and spreadsheets. Business students are strongly encouraged to have their own computers capable of running word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, e-mail, and Internet applications such as those found in packages sold by major software publishers. Availability of on-campus computing resources can be limited due to increasing demand across the University.

Retention Policy

The Fowler College of Business expects that all business students will make reasonable academic progress towards the degree. Business premajors who have earned 60 units but have less than a 2.9 may be removed from the premajors and placed in undeclared. Upper division business majors earning less than a 2.0 average in their major GPA for two consecutive semesters may be removed from business and placed in undeclared.

Transfer Credit

Lower Division: Courses clearly equivalent in scope and content to San Diego State University courses required for minors or as preparation for all business majors will be accepted from regionally accredited United States institutions and from foreign institutions recognized by San Diego State University and the Fowler College of Business.

Upper Division: It is the policy of the San Diego State University Fowler College of Business to accept upper division transfer credits where (a) the course content, requirements, and level are equivalent to San Diego State University courses and (b) where the course was taught in an AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-accredited program. Exceptions require thorough documentation evidencing the above standards.

Impacted Program

The information systems major is impacted. Before enrolling in any upper division courses in business administration, students must advance to an upper division business major and obtain a business major code. To be admitted to an upper division business major (accounting, finance, financial services, real estate, information systems, management, or marketing), students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete with a grade of C (2.0) or better: ACCTG 201 , ACCTG 202 ; ECON 101 , ECON 102 ; FIN 240  (or an approved business law course); MIS 180 ; MATH 120  (or an approved calculus course or an approved three-unit finite mathematics course); RWS 290  (RWS 290  is not required for the accounting major); and either STAT 119  or ECON 201 . These courses cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/ NC);
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 transferable semester units;
  3. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.9.

Students who meet all requirements except the GPA may request to be placed on the waiting list. While all spaces are usually filled by eligible students, if there is room in the program after all the fully-qualified students have been accommodated, students will be admitted from the waiting list in GPA order. Contact the Fowler Center for Student Success, 619-594-5828, for more information.

To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are accepted into the premajor at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment).

Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Visit  https://registrar.sdsu.edu/academic-success/major-academic-plan for the recommended courses needed to fulfill your major requirements. The MAPs website was created to help students navigate the course requirements for their majors and to identify which General Education course will also fulfill a major preparation course requirement.


Graduate Information

General Information

The Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity Management (MSCM) prepares students to take a senior position associated with cybersecurity risk management across all private industries and public sectors. Many enterprises are finding themselves vulnerable to cybersecurity threats and try to protect information assets while promoting communication between stakeholders. In this program, students develop and implement plans to enact emergency response, ensure regulatory compliance, manage risk, and provide information assurance.

The Master of Science degree in Information Systems (MSIS) prepares students to take a senior position associated with the information systems held across all private industries and public sectors. The program is designed to balance management knowledge of business and technology, general technical knowledge in information systems, and domain knowledge in a special area selected by the student. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be competent in leading organizations in the evaluation and adoption of information systems and technologies for strategic advantage as well as in bridging the cultural and communication gaps that often exist between information systems and business function professionals.

Programs

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