Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MS/MIS) / 36 Total Credit Hours (Fully Online)
Online Program Expectation
Learning online requires access to the Internet and a device (laptop, tablet, etc.). In some courses, you may be required to have additional software, a webcam, etc. If you do not have the technology required for your course, please contact your program advisor to discuss alternatives as soon as possible. Please refer to the Student E-Learning policy, and Student Online Resource, Step 8 for more information.
You also must meet the following admission requirements for online learning:
Possess an aptitude for success in an online learning environment
Exhibit the ability to make a positive contribution to the NTU online learning community.
Successfully Complete the Blackboard Ultra 101 - Student Orientation Course
Navajo Technical University's Master of Science in Management Information Systems fully online Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MS/MIS) program is designed to provide students with competencies in three areas of concentration, Information Systems: (information assurance, data, information, and content management, sustainability, organizational change, information systems management, information systems strategy, infrastructure, and systems development, etc.), Individual Foundational Competencies: (critical thinking, creativity, teamwork, ethical analysis, leadership, problem-solving, etc.), and Domain of Practice: (business, government, healthcare, law, etc.).
The MS/MIS program's objective is intended to provide needed education and career development foundations. The program's focus is centered on processes that include analytics and ethics, enterprise architecture and IT Infrastructure, Information and data management, business foundations, and project management, which are integrated throughout individual courses. The curriculum is designed to obtain real-world master's level of technical skills and communication. The MS/MIS degree follows the MSIS 2016 curriculum guidelines: Global Competency Model for Graduate Degree Programs in Information Systems, https://www.acm.org/binaries/content/assets/education/msis2016.pdf.
Navajo Technical University
Program: Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MS/MIS)
Mission: The mission of the MS/MIS program is to equip graduates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for transforming information systems and technologies in Navajo and American Indian organizational contexts.
Program Outcomes:Graduates should be able to...
Design policies and standards for business continuity and information assurance.
Analyze the needs of a domain and determine how those needs can best be addressed with data, information, and content management solutions.
Analytic thinking rubric
Design an enterprise architecture.
Project design rubric
Explain how culture and ethics shape compliance behavior.
Develop a plan to exploit new and emerging technologies for new purposes in an organization.
Apply professional management skills to the design and management of an effective organization.
Project design rubric
Establish practices for minimizing environmental impacts and planning for long-term firm viability.
Design and implementation architecture for organizational data processing and system solutions, using both internal hardware resources and external service solutions.
Project design rubric
Develop and deploy IT applications that satisfy user needs.
Project design rubric
Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour
One Semester w/ CIB1
One Semester non-CIB2
Two Semesters w/CIB1
Two Semesters non-CIB2
Tuition5 Full Time
Out-of-state tuition does not apply since tuition at NTU is based on whether or not a student is an enrolled member of a federally recognized Indian tribe or not.
1Enrolled members with a census number or enrollment number (CIB) of a federally recognized tribe.
2Non-enrolled members (no census number) or no enrollment number.
$35.00 Online Course Fee (Fees go toward supporting the program)
(Additional fees may apply to individual courses within your major requirements)
MS/MIS Admissions Requirements
Master Admissions Requirements
When applying for admission for a graduate degree program, you are required to submit an Application for Admission and a non-refundable application fee.
No GRE is required
You also must meet the following admission requirements:
Official Transcripts (Unopened and sealed)
Write a Statement of Purpose
Bachelor's Degree GPA 2.75 (If you do not meet the requirement, need to include a justification)
Three Letters of Recommendation
Possess an aptitude for knowledge in Information Systems (IS) discipline.
Possess an aptitude for success in an online learning environment
Exhibits the ability to make a positive contribution to the NTU online learning community.
Copy of CIB (if applicable)
Copy of Social Security Card
Copy of Covid Vaccination or Exemption Form
Admission is considered when you have met all requirements, and the University has received official and verified documents. The Graduate Selection Committee reviews all completed applications. In special circumstances, the college Dean may recommend a conditional admission if you have not yet been able to complete or fully satisfy all requirements. The Graduate Selection Committee may interview candidates prior to a final admission decision should additional information be deemed necessary.
Curriculum & Course Description
Degree Requirements (36): Over the course of your master’s degree program you will have earned a total of 36 semester credit hours upon completion including transfer-eligible credits and required credits earned at Navajo Technical University.
**Please check the course description for the appropriate prerequisite course(s). Students determine the Capstone Project or Internship. Complete coursework in a sequence is highly recommended by the semester.
Management Information Systems and Careers
Ethics and Strategic Management in Organizations
Business Intelligence & Data Analytics
Business Foundations and Financial Management
Systems Requirements, Network, Analysis & Design
Information Security, Risk Management, Disaster Recovery & Assurance
Mangement Information Systems — Course Description Revising course descriptions commensurate with the guidelines outlined in the MSIS 2016 curriculum guidelines emphasizing competencies at the master’s level (as opposed to the pre-master’s level)
MIS 500 (3 Credits) — Management Information System and Careers
Leadership and collaboration in skill-building for students to achieve high levels of success in graduate studies. Students will develop essential skills that will help them personally and professionally: Critically Thinking, Leadership, Collaboration, or Professional Communication. Knowledge and resources essential for academic success at Navajo Technical University at the graduate level, including academic writing, online learning, information technology, advising, and support services. Covers competencies 1-9.
MIS 510 (3 Credits) — Ethics and Strategic Management in Organizations
This course introduces students to the uses of information systems (IS) as strategic resources that enable business strategies. These issues include the alignment between IT and strategy, governance of IT resources, IT-enabled competitive advantage, among other topics. In this course, theories, ethical analysis, content management, IS strategy, and practices related to the value of IT and IS are presented and explored. Students learn about IS management, negotiation, discuss business, ethics, and IT strategy processes that lead to successful organizations. Covers competencies 1,3,4,6,7,9.
MIS 515 (3 Credits) — Business Intelligence & Data Analytics
This course provides a conceptual and practical overview of analytical tools, techniques, and practices used to support data-driven decision making in an organization. Students will have gained an understanding of how business professionals can use analytics techniques to formulate and solve relevant problems and how they use analytics to support decision making. Students will learn the principles of developing, critical thinking, creativity, reporting, and analyzing business data. Covers competencies 2,5,8,9.
MIS 520 (3 Credits) — Business Foundations and Financial Management
This course will incorporate various business foundations in support of preparing the business professional to think strategically, creatively, critically, and financially about the use of information systems in business settings. This course will include information technology solutions to support the competitive needs of organizations and business processes. Also, the information system solutions have to support the financial well-being of an organization as well as its responsibility to various stakeholders. Covers competencies 1,2,4,7.
MIS 525 (3 Credits) — Systems Requirements, Network, Analysis & Design
The primary objectives of this course are to introduce students to concepts and techniques for analyzing problems and designing information systems that address those problems. Through team projects, students will develop an understanding of the systems development life cycle, the systems analyst’s roles and responsibilities, and the interpersonal skills necessary to analyze business problems. Both managerial and technological aspects of systems design and implementation, including the process of planning and post-implementation assessments. Emphasis is on a total systems solution rather than software alone. Students will study systems from the analysis through the implementation phase. Upon completion of the course, students will understand how to identify and refine requirements, as well as how to complete the process, data, and logic modeling within an object-oriented analysis framework. Covers competencies 1,2,3,8.
MIS 530 (3 Credits) — Information Security, Risk Management, Diaster Recovery & Assurance
Information assurance is concerned with protecting the reliability and integrity of information and managing risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information. It includes securing the systems and processes that house and manipulate the data as well. Students will learn how to identify applicable cybersecurity risk mitigation models and apply them in an organizational context. Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to make recommendations related to the choice of risk mitigation security controls and to provide oversight for the implementation of those controls within information technology and business solutions. Covers competencies 1,2,3,5,6,7,8.
MIS 535 (3 Credits) — Cloud Platform & App Builder
This course offers a practical foundation in cloud computing and hands-on experience with the tools used in cloud computing and the architecture and security associated with cloud computing. The emphasis is placed on crucial development and design which lead to cloud computing adoption and issues associated with cloud computing governance. Additional topics will include the principal areas of cloud architectures, cloud security, cloud governance, cloud storage, cloud virtualization, and cloud capacity. This course will cover internet advancement that led to the cloud and how cloud applications revolutionized Web applications. The students will gain knowledge of cloud solutions, optimization, innovation, and efficiency approaches. Covers competencies 3,5,8,9.
MIS 540 (3 Credits) — Managing Technology & People in the Organizations
This course focuses on current information systems, social and economic issues related to business needs. The course will include the foundations for designing, developing, and deploying large-scale management information systems. Students will investigate the role of information technology in an organization—mainly the collection, storage, and distribution of Information for operations, planning, and decision making. Students will also cover technical and process work in a human context, focusing on issues and effects in a broader domain. Topics include organizational behavior and change; intellectual property issues; ethics, professionalism, and social impact; and privacy and security. The students will apply the skills of organizational change approach, and entrepreneurship in business and organizations. Covers competencies 1,2,4,7.
MIS 545 (3 Credits) — Database & Content Management Systems
This course focuses on design of information systems from a data perspective for information technology and business applications; data modeling, including entity-relationship (E-R) and object approaches; and data sharing; essential concepts of database management systems (DBMS) and their applications; alternative data models, with emphasis on relational design; SQL; data normalization; data-driven application design for personal computer, server-based, enterprise-wide, and Internet databases; and distributed data applications. The students will earn the knowledge of designing, implementing, and managing the contents of the system in the database. Covers competencies 2,6,9.
The course covers key components of project management including a role of the project manager, initiating stage, the planning stage project scope and time management, project cost, quality, and procurement management, the executing stage, project human resource, communications, and stakeholder management, monitoring and controlling stage, project risk management, closing stage, alternative approaches to project management. Prerequisite: MIS 500
MIS 560 (3 Credits) — Digital Marketing and Commerce
This course addresses how to design and implement the best combination of marketing efforts to carry out a business strategy in its target markets. This course will cover the understanding of how the business can benefit by creating and delivering value to its customers, and stakeholders, and skills in applying the analytical concepts and tools of marketing to such decisions as segmentation and targeting, branding, pricing, distribution, and promotion. The course uses lectures and case discussions, case write-ups, student presentations, and a comprehensive final examination to achieve these objectives. Business and consumer behavior and the way organizations respond to such behavior through the planning, pricing, promotion, and distribution of goods and services. Covers competencies 1,2,4,5,8,9.
Individuals or teams of students work together for one semester to address a problem presented by a local or surrounding entity preferably a Native American entity or company. The teams’ interview clients and potential systems users, conduct market research and translate client needs into a requirements document. (Prerequisite: MIS 540 & MIS 545) Covers competencies 5 & 8
The purpose of the course is to provide students with a format for reflection while performing a professional internship that enhances student ability to achieve career objectives. This is an opportunity to put academic learning into practice while immersed in a business setting. Increase professional skills and enhanced ability to recognize preferences and abilities and match them with appropriate career-related choices. (Prerequisite: MIS 540 & MIS 545) Covers competencies 1 & 7. Students determine the Capstone Project or Internship.
MS/MIS Request Information
For further information contact: Kelly Chiquito Registrar Navajo Technical University PO Box 849 Crownpoint, NM 87313 email@example.com 505-387-7426
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