Friends University Master of Management Information Systems
Effectively blend your technical knowledge with business acumen to become a leader in the information systems field and in your workplace. Focusing on the latest topics and trends from security, business intelligence and decision-support systems to communications and networking to policy development, you will study how to effectively direct and use the information systems side of any business or organization to improve productivity. The curriculum’s emphasis on current research activities gives you a better understanding of information systems in the context of today’s business environment.
Master of Management Information Systems Regional University | National Programs | International Presence Master of Management Information Systems You will learn… Effectively blend your technical knowledge with business acumen to become a leader in the information systems field and in your workplace. Focusing on the latest topics and trends from security, business intelligence and decision-support systems to communications and networking to policy development, you will study how to effectively direct and use the information systems side of any business or organization to improve productivity. The curriculum’s emphasis on current research activities gives you a better understanding of information systems in the context of today’s business environment. With this degree, you can… You will be the information systems expert, managing with a holistic perspective on an organization’s strengths, weaknesses and performance so overall processes and applications can achieve maximum efficiency. Be the leader in your business or organization by knowing what applications should be implemented and which processes are necessary to best manage your organization. Create a competitive edge for your company in its industry. Whether you are in a traditional or emerging environment, you will enhance your ability to evaluate, develop and implement strategies that lead to success. You will improve your skills by… Information systems indicate how effectively a company is operating, including where and why performance is failing to meet the plan. This master’s degree takes you beyond simply gaining knowledge about computer systems. You will develop the skills necessary to manage the technology, the people and the data responsible for your company’s decision-making process. You will be prepared to assess and streamline your organization’s process of creating, maintaining and managing computer systems. With hands-on experiences in the classroom and real-life scenarios shared by faculty, you will develop the ability to recognize and address issues in the reality of your workplace. Friends University believes in the equity and dignity of all people and our responsibility to care for one another in our learning and working relationships. Learn more: email@example.com | 1-877-857-5424 | friends.edu/mmis FAQ Benefits and features of the degree include... • Learning from faculty who are proven industry leaders from a broad range of industries. • Conducting research and selecting projects that you can use in your current workplace. • Courses blending instruction in issues of business and technical elements of information systems management. • Enhancing your ability to communicate effectively from a business-wide system perspective. Students come from a variety of professions, including… • Banking • Computer Consulting • Computer Programming • Database Administration • Education • Health Care • Law Enforcement • Media • Project Management • Security • Software Design • Systems Analysis The Friends difference for graduate students… • Immersive, practical experiences. • Distinct, principled qualities that enhance your career personally and professionally. • Networked, practitioner faculty who are scholars, executives and leaders in their fields and businesses. • Global opportunities through local and national connections. • Eight-week courses focused to ensure learning. Apply now Application requirements • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution • Official transcripts • Signed application • One letter of recommendation • Payment of application fee ($35; $50 international) How to apply Apply online at apply.friends.edu or send your application and fee to the address below. Request an official transcript from the institution granting your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts ordered online should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Paper transcripts should be mailed to: Friends University Admissions 2100 W. University Ave. Wichita, KS 67213 Where is the Master of Management Information Systems offered? We offer adult-focused master’s degrees in Wichita, Topeka, the greater Kansas City area and online. Not all courses and programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with your Admissions Counselor for more details. How many credit hours will it take to complete the degree? Each three-credit course is offered in an eight-week session. On-campus courses meet one night a week. The Master of Management Information Systems degree requires 36 credit hours. Is the degree accredited? Yes. All Friends University undergraduate and graduate degrees are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Will I be required to take a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)? No. Neither test is required for entrance into graduate programs at Friends University. All graduate programs require a pre-admissions interview with the program director. “Our graduate programs will take you beyond the typical educational experience. Our regionally accredited, nationally and internationally recognized degrees enable you to be a leader no matter where your career takes you. In sum, at Friends University we offer a unique experience and relevant education, and we can be a great fit for you.” — Dr. David Hofmeister, Dean, Graduate School Connect with us: facebook.com/FriendsUniversityGraduateAdmissions Management Information Systems Concentrations Business Analytics (Wichita only) You will learn… This concentration is designed with five courses that draw upon methods and tools, including advanced skills and techniques in statistics, forecasting, data mining and modeling for working with enterprise-level data systems. The primary purpose of the concentration is to make better decisions. This concentration requires prerequisite math skills of at least applied calculus or calculus I and business statistics (or equivalent) along with some programming skills. Management Information Systems You will learn… The Management Information Systems concentration extends the MMIS core knowledge with advanced knowledge in analysis and documentation for the implementation, design and application of computer systems that lead to strategic work and the capacity to manage technologies within organizational and managerial systems. Security You will learn… The Security concentration provides knowledge of security threats and solutions to implement highly secure systems and networks that serve managerial and organizational goals. The concentration emphasizes knowledge of network and cyber security, as well as architecture and design, and risk management. Through collaborative work in a seminar course, security policies, processes and operations are investigated and organized to provide a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities in mitigating security threats and maintaining the integrity of operations. Supply Chain Management and Logistics You will learn… The Supply Chain Management and Logistics concentration brings together the human computer interaction with knowing and using important features of ERP systems, conducting lean manufacturing reviews, getting certified in Six Sigma and developing a supply chain to obtain a competitive advantage. This concentration is designed for those on the technical side of exporting, importing, and producing and partnering with businesses associated with the I-35 corridor between Canada and Mexico and beyond. Learn more: email@example.com | 877-857-5424 | friends.edu/mmis Wichita Main Campus and Online Learning 2100 W. University Ave. | Wichita, Kansas 67213 316-295-5300 | 877-857-5424 Lenexa Education Center 8207 Melrose Dr. | Lenexa, Kansas 66214 913-233-8700 | 800-794-6945, ext. 8700 Topeka Education Center 2820 S.W. Mission Woods Dr. | Topeka, Kansas 66614 785-272-9595 | 800-794-6945, ext. 4300 firstname.lastname@example.org | friends.edu Friends University does not discriminate against academically qualified students on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy: EEOC/Title IX Coordinator, Friends University, 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, KS 67213, (316) 295-5000. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, 230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604; www.ncahlc.org; 1-800-621-7440.