Information Systems and E-Business Concentration

Gain a thorough understanding of how technology can be applied to solve problems and exploit business opportunities.

In this concentration, you will explore the application of computerized information systems, including Web technologies, to run a modern technology-based business.

Through e-commerce, the Web has created a revolution in consumer-to-business and business-to-business transactions. Business analysts must be able to identify how technology can be applied to solve problems and how to leverage technology to realize strategic opportunities. You will be exposed to networking and data communications, database management systems, distributed computing and various problem-solving approaches to systems analysis and design.

Career Opportunities

By completing this concentration, you will gain the knowledge and experience to become an e-business entrepreneur or function in a variety of roles. Our graduates find positions as consultants and analysts within large consulting firms, traditional information systems departments and functional units such as marketing, human resources, finance and operations.

Concentration Requirements

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The Information Systems and E-Business concentration requires seven courses (21 credits) as a primary concentration, MGS 607, MGS 602 OR 650, MGS 613, MGS 655, MGS 614, MGS 616 and MGS 651 OR 659.  

This concentration as a secondary concentration requires four courses (12 credits), MGS 602 OR 650, MGS 613, MGS 614 and one of the following: MGS 616. MGS 651, MGS 655 OR MGS 659.

Below are elective options in addition to the required courses:

  • CSE 510 Intelligent Agents in E-Commerce
  • CSE 512 Operating Systems Internals
  • CSE 527 Modern Computer Systems
  • CSE 530 Computer Communications
  • CSE 516 E-Commerce Technology
  • CSE 605 Advanced Concepts in Programming Language
  • CSE 616 Multi-agent Systems
  • LAW 858 Technology and Intellectual Property Colloquium
  • LAW 933 Intellectual Property and the Internet: Cyber Piracy
  • MTH 529/530 Introduction to the Theory of Numbers I/II
  • MTH 567 Stream Ciphers

MGS 610LEC Digital Forensics

This is an introductory course in Digital Forensics where students will learn how to acquire, authenticate and analyze digital evidence. Technical and managerial topics will be explored, providing students with both theoretical and practical hands-on experience using forensic equipment and software. The additional topics of E-Discovery, Data Retention, Litigation, Internal Investigations, Regulatory Compliance and Incident Response will also be discussed within the context of Digital Forensics. EnCase, Access Data FTK and other open source forensic software programs are used in this course.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017 | Spring 2018


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12448 F1S LEC R 3:30 - 6:10 p.m. Jacobs 106 Murray, David J.

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
16737 S1S LEC R 3:30 - 6:10 p.m. Jacobs 106 Murray, David J.

MGS 613LEC Database Mgmt Systems

This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of database management systems (DBMS) and the skills needed to design and implement a relational database. Students will be introduced to data modeling concepts, modeling tools, the process of transforming conceptual models into relational database designs, and finally the steps needed to implement those designs. Emphasis is placed on Entity-Relationship diagramming, data normalization, database administration, and data definition, data manipulation and query development using Structured Query Language (SQL). Other topics covered include: object-oriented databases, database security and integrity, web/database integration, application development in a Client/Server environment, distributed databases, data warehousing, data mining and knowledge management via the Internet to support electronic commerce. Readings, lectures, interactive case assignments and a database design project reinforce the role of DBMS in supporting organizational systems, transaction processing and decision support applications.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
21718 F3S LEC R 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Jacobs 122 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad
12348 F2S LEC MW 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Dfn 04 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad
12598 F1S LEC MW 2 - 3:20 p.m. Dfn 04 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad

MGS 614LEC Systems Analysis & Design

This course provides an introduction to the systems development life cycle (SDLC) emphasizing the recent adaptive approaches to SDLC, such as the unified process life cycle and agile methods. The course focuses on the disciplines of business modeling, requirements analysis, and logical design and utilizes the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for analysis, modeling, and design of business-oriented information systems. Information assurance issues of system controls and security are covered with respect to their impact on system requirements and design models.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
16627 S2S LEC F 9 - 11:40 a.m. Talbrt 115 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad
21612 S3S LEC TR 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Jacobs 122 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad
11566 S1S LEC TR 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Jacobs 122 Mulgund, Pavankumar Pralhad

MGA 643LEC Fraud Examination and Forensic Investigation

An in-depth study of the methods used by forensic and/or investigative accountants to conduct financial fraud investigations. Topics include fraud auditing and fraud examination, litigation support, valuation, identity theft, public record research, interview and interrogations and other emerging forensic techniques and data analytic procedures. Students will be challenged to think "beyond the numbers," integrating and applying knowledge of related disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance, criminology, psychology, organizational behavior, law, and computer science to think like investigators and develop skills leading to the presentation of investigative/research results in a clear, concise, and professional manner.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
21720 F1A LEC MW 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Jacobs B30 Nesper, Kathleen S
21721 F2A LEC MW 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Jacobs B30 Nesper, Kathleen S

MGF 638LEC Fixed Income Securities

This is a course about fixed-income securities and markets. It covers topics that are important for any MBA student that anticipates hedging interest rate exposures or otherwise transacting in the fixed-income market. The course reviews basic bond pricing concepts and important features of interest rate futures and options contracts. It also introduces a few (somewhat complicated) models of the term structure. This is a rigorous course that requires students to be familiar with basic investments and calculus concepts. While MGF633 is not a prerequisite for this course, students that are taking MGF633 simultaneously with the course will be better prepared. Like most finance courses, the course focuses more on lasting financial principles than on current institutional details.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11534 S1F LEC TR 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. Talbrt 115 Liu, Ping
11511 S2F LEC TR 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Norton 216 Liu, Ping

MGF 641LEC Fin Policies & Strategy

The course emphasizes financing policies, e.g., capital structure policies, maturity decisions, dividend decisions, and determining financing needs and how to design optimal, long-term financing arrangements, including capital structure planning. The concept of the market for corporate control is introduced as a means of management discipline. Three to six comprehensive cases are used.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017 | Spring 2018


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12300 F1F LEC TR 2 - 3:20 p.m. Baldy 115 Ogden, Joseph

Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11622 S1F LEC TR 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Jacobs 106 Jiang, Feng
17853 S2F LEC TR 8 - 9:20 a.m. Jacobs 112 Jiang, Feng

Student Organizations

The Management Information Systems Association (MISA) was established for students interested in pursuing a career in MIS. The club sponsors speakers, facility tours and career strategy meetings to provide MIS students with more information about this career path. MISA also co-sponsors professional events with other School of Management clubs.