Graduate Catalog 2019-2021

Management Information Systems M.M.I.S. (Online)

Mission

The Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS) program at Georgia College has been awarding quality degrees since 1989.  Georgia College offers the only graduate management information systems program in middle Georgia.  The MMIS degree is designed to prepare students for a position in designing, implementing and managing corporate information resources or serving as a liaison between a functional area and a centralized IT office.  The curriculum aligns with the required knowledge for the CISA exam, making the MMIS degree a smart choice for individuals interested in a career in IT auditing as well.  

 

The online hybrid format of the Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS) program blends asynchronous online learning with required synchronous online sessions scheduled from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. EST approximately one night every other week of the semester.  These synchronous sessions allow you to meet "face-to-face" with your professor and classmates from anywhere in the world.

 

Our students have undergraduate degrees from all majors and work in different functional areas.  You do not need an undergraduate degree in a technology field to select the MMIS degree.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS) program is limited to holders of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. It is expected that admission will be granted only to students showing high promise of success in graduate study. The candidate's performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and the candidate's undergraduate work will be used to determine admission status. The GMAT or GRE is not required for students who earned a degree at an AACSB or ABET accredited business school and maintained an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2.

GMAT/GRE waivers will be allowed for admission into the MMIS program for students with significant middle-upper level work experience or a master's degree. Applicants must file a petition to be considered for a GMAT/GRE waiver. Please contact the Director of Graduate Programs in Business for a copy of the GMAT/GRE waiver petition guidelines.

Applicants may enter any semester; however, a fall or spring semester start is strongly recommended due to the course rotation. Admission is granted after meeting the admission standards.

 

Program of Study

I. Foundation Courses (0-9 semester hours)

Principles of Accounting I

3

College-Level Economics or Finance

3

College-level Statistics

3

Foundation courses may be waived if undergraduate equivalent completed with a grade of “C” or better.

II. Information Systems Core (18 semester hours)

MMIS 6198Intro to Enterprise Systems

3

MMIS 6293Emerging Trends-Mgmt Info Syst

3

MMIS 6295IT Infrastructure

3

MMIS 6296Database Management

3

MMIS 6298Info Analysis/Process Innov

3

MMIS 6299Research Project Bus Analytics

3

III. Information Systems Electives (12 semester hours)

Twelve hours selected from the following courses:

Total Credit Hours: 30

Note on total semester hours: Additional courses may be required for students who have not met the foundation course requirements.

Note on total semester hours: The entering student with an appropriate academic background may be able to complete the Master of Management Information Systems degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work. All programs of study are based on individual student needs as stipulated by the Graduate Coordinator.

Additional Degree Requirements

In addition to meeting the normal University requirements for graduation, the MMIS candidate must have an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 on all graduate business courses taken in the Georgia College J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. In addition, the student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on all 6000 level courses taken in the Georgia College J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. All credit applied toward the degree shall have been earned within seven years prior to the completion of the program of study.

 

Further Information

For more information, contact: Director of Graduate Programs in Business, J. Whitney Bunting College of Business, Georgia College, Campus Box 019, Milledgeville, GA 31061. The graduate director may be reached by telephone at 478-445-5115. The director’s e-mail address is lynn.hanson@gcsu.edu.