Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Master of Management Information Systems


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.  Our 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.  This 30 semester hour degree program offers courses in a hybrid format so you get face-to-face classes with the flexibility of online sessions.


According to the 2012 State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia report from Technology Associate of Georgia (TAG), technology employment opportunities in Georgia are growing.  Georgia's technology jobs pay more than the average non-technology job and Georgia needs more technology talent to meet the growing demand.  These factors highlight just a few reasons why the MMIS degree is a great advanced degree.


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.


Courses are offered in areas such as:

  • IT Project Management
  • Database Management
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Information Analysis and Process Innovation
  • MIS Research
  • Emerging Trends in MIS

Regular 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.

Applicants may enter any semester. Admission is granted after meeting the admission standards.

Conditional Admission Requirements

Applicants who apply too late for full consideration for admission and/or have not submitted all required documents for evaluation may be assigned conditional admission status. While in this status a student may register for one semester only, by completing a Georgia College Conditional Registration Agreement for Graduate Students. This form requires the signatures of both the student and the graduate coordinator. Students may take ONLY foundation courses while in conditional status. Any student who registers under this agreement must be admitted by the end of the first semester of enrollment to continue taking courses in the degree program.

Program of Study

I. Foundation Courses (0-9 semester hours)

Principles of Accounting I


College-Level Economics or Finance


College-level Statistics


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

II. Business Core Required (3 semester hours)

MGMT 6950Organization Behavior & Comm


III. Information Systems Core (18 semester hours)

MMIS 6293Emerging Trends-Mgmt Info Syst


MMIS 6295IT Infrastructure


MMIS 6296Data Base Management


MMIS 6298Info Analysis/Process Innovati


MMIS 6299Research Project


MMIS 6393Info Tech Project Management


IV. Information Systems Electives (9+ semester hours)

Nine 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.


Degree Requirements—MMIS


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