Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS)
Learning Goals and Objectives
MIS learning objectives can be viewed by clicking on the learning goals listed below.
L1.1 Students will demonstrate an understanding of system analysis and design processes.
L1.2 Students will evaluate and choose appropriate systems development methodologies and design a system.
L2.1 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the strategic use of information technology from a business prospective, at the enterprise level.
L2.2 Students will examine alternative strategies and tactics available to management to achieve goals.
L3.1 Students will utilize database systems and leading edge analytical and reporting tools to analyze big data and provide business intelligence.
L3.2 Students will understand the relational model, multidimensional model, object-relational techniques, and web accessed data.
L3.3 Students will examine the infrastructure of data communications systems, i.e. networks/security/network architecture.
L4.1 Students will explore the importance of effective communication and integrations with users and user systems.
After the development of the Huntsman School's principal goals and objectives, an extensive mapping process was conducted in order to link the objectives to specific departments, classes, and programs. For every goal and subsequent objective, the School is always aware of what class is principally charged with assessing student development in the respective area. A complete outline of this mapping procedure is seen below.
|Master of Management Information Systems|
|L1: Students will be prepared to assume managerial roles in IS analysis, modeling, and design.||L2: Students will be prepared to assume managerial roles in IS policy and strategy.||
L3: Students will have the skills necessary to prepare them for the technical
|L4: Students will be able to bridge the gap between technology and people.|
|Course||Objective 1||Objective 2||Objective 1||Objective 2||Objective 1||Objective 2||Objective 3||Objective 1|
|(H) High focus in this course, (M) medium focus in this course, (L) low focus in this course.|
Huntsman MMIS program primarily uses course embedded measurements.
Additionally, surveys are regularly administered to receive timely feedback from our different customers. Student Satisfaction Surveys, Alumni Satisfaction Surveys, and reports from the University Analysis, Assessment and Accreditation Office received by the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business are all utilized as indicators of the program’s performance. Data from these additional resources are forthcoming and will be posted as they become available.
A detailed overview of the assurance of learning plan and results is available at the following visualization link:
Closing the Loop (Continuous Improvement)
By analyzing the data generated by the assurance of learning (AoL) process, the Huntsman School has been able to make changes to curricula that have had an impact on student learning. Some of these changes have been large, structural changes such as targeted acquisition of certain faculty or curriculum changes; others have been small--at the individual course or instructor level.
MMIS learning goals and objectives underwent a complete revision during the summer of 2015. As a result, the measurements that had been taken no longer correspond to the revised learning goals and objectives. Sufficient measurements with the revised learning goals have not been collected yet and so closing the loop statements have not yet been determined.
A few of the more prominent results prior to the learning goal revision include:
- Due to the poor performance of students demonstrating preparedness to assume managerial roles in IS analysis, modeling, and design (formerly L1), we anticipate that content changes will be made, and then assessments will be revised accordingly, but we cannot predict exactly what those changes will be until the evaluation is completed.
- Students have consistently performed well demonstrating preparedness to assume managerial roles in IS policy and strategy (formerly L2). Results are stable, no further action taken.
- The significant year-to-year decrease in performance of professional IS technical skills (formerly L3) is likely due to our adding more content to the class, and in the process, losing a clear focus. Specifically, In addition to covering database concepts, readings, assignments, and projects were added that emphasized business intelligence topics. We have made the strategic decision to separate this content into two classes. In Spring 2013, MIS 6330 will only focus on database concepts using an Oracle platform. We will offer a separate course on business intelligence. The two classes will allow us to examine each with more depth.