Intro/online Strategy Course
This course will provide an overview of the content and practical skills necessary for completion in the program. It includes an orientation for learning and learning management system. Also included will be introduction to MNU's School of Business and it's programs, APA tutorial and other skills and tools to help ensure student success in this program. There is no credit hour attached to this course and there is no cost to you for completing it. Completion is required before starting the OBBA program. The MNU Admissions team will monitor the completion of this orientation course before starting the program. A certificate of completion is awarded upon completion.
Upper-division Core Courses
These courses must be taken at MNU to meet the residency requirement for graduation.
Management & Leadership in Information Technology (MLIT) Core Courses
An investigation of the role of communication and relationships in creating a productive work environment. Effectiveness in personal and social relationships is also covered through readings and exercises concerning such topics as nonverbal communication, constructive feedback, and conflict management. Students develop a model for effective relationships.
This module focuses on understanding organizational development as a means to increase an organization’s effectiveness and viability. Components include basic behavioral science techniques for facilitating individual, small group, and organizational change, problem solving, system improvement, and changing beliefs and values within an organization.
The course reflects MNU’s commitment, as a Christian liberal arts university, to nurturing an appreciation for the rich resources of the Scriptures. A course which explores the elements of leadership, connects or relates key elements of leadership to biblical characters, analyzes the degree of effectiveness of biblical leaders, applies Christian leadership elements to current business practice, and identifies some contemporary Christian business leaders.
Students explore the values and perceptions of selected groups affecting social and economic life through an analysis of policies and practices regarding recruitment, selection, training, development, and compensation of employees. Special attention is given to human resource trends, effects of globalization, workforce diversity, staffing, training & development, compensation and benefits, motivating employees, and labor relations.
Students examine motivational theory and its application to individual and group functioning in work and home situations. Leadership styles related to particular circumstances are analyzed. Negotiation is covered through readings and class practice, with an analysis of the effect on productivity.
This module is a study of group behavior and how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on making decisions and resolving conflict in groups. Students develop strategies for efficient and productive group management and determine which tasks are best handled by groups or individuals.
This course develops conceptual models for improving the clarity and consistency of ethical judgment in business settings. A portion of the course will consider decision making skills and integrate them with ethical frameworks utilizing case analysis.
A study of human relations and adjustments in the business organization. This course deals with problems such as proper placement of individuals on the job, methods of motivation, supervision, discipline and promotion.
A study of computer hardware and operating system software as it relates to the CIS professional. Systems networking is introduced. Rudimentary programming concepts are introduced using Python or a similar interpreted programming language.
An introduction to development of computer applications using rapid developmental tools such as Visual Basic. Emphasis on designing and managing graphical user interfaces, procedures, file management, debugging, and testing
A study of the analysis and design of computer information systems, with emphasis on software design using UML and agile development.
Prerequisite: INSY 2103 Information Technology Fundamentals or permission of CIS Program Director
Study of database management concepts and techniques. Emphasis on data modeling using relational data models. Discussion and application of SQL to develop and query databases. Additional topics include database administration on common database platforms such as Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL. Remote data access and management using client-server, distributed, and Internet-hosted databases.
Prerequisite: INSY 2103 Computer Hardware, Software, Operating Systems, and Networking or permission of CIS Program Director.
This course focuses on project management principles and tools essential for today’s managers. Topics include managing project costs, schedule, and scope. Project management software that aides in planning, tracking, and variance analysis will also be explored.
The course is an introduction to managerial and organizational issues impacted by information systems security. The emphasis is on the management and protection of all information management resources and data within the organization. Concepts of risk assessment and risk management are introduced and emphasized. While technical in nature, this course is introductory in its approach and managerial in its focus, such that the student is not required to have an extensive background in programming or technical applications. Online, 3 credit hours. Prerequisite: INSY 2103 Information Technology Fundamentals or permission of CIS Program Director
This course is an introduction to information systems and how it is used to create value and to better achieve an organization’s objectives. This course is designed to cover foundational concepts and terms as well as new developments in the field of information systems. It also examines the ethical and social issues triggered by the use of computer information systems in a global society. This course develops an understanding of the increased concern over information security and privacy.