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Curriculum

 

The Bachelor of Science Degree - Management Information Systems Program

 

 

 

The Management Information Systems (MIS) major is designed to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for information systems development and support positions in business and other organizations.  The program requires 132 hours of coursework (including 66 hours of required MIS courses, 34-38 hours of elective courses, 28-32 hours of general knowledge courses and 4 required courses for all students) and each course requires a minimum grade of

60. Through flexibility in its requirements, the department is able to satisfy the different interests and career objectives of students with diverse backgrounds.

 

The role of electives in the MIS students curriculum is extremely important as electives are used to both round out the student's experience and exposure as well as to complete the required number of course hours. Students can satisfy the elective requirements with any combination of MIS courses, but are encouraged to choose electives that will support an interest in a particular area of MIS. Numerous courses, both inside and outside the College of Commerce, can be taken to strengthen your career preparation. For a more detailed explanation of specific courses you should seek assistance from your adviser or a Management Information Systems faculty member.

 

Many courses within the program can have prerequisites or co-requisites, or are offered at only certain times of the year. Therefore, outlining a Program of Study customized to your individual goals is strongly recommended. Students should endeavor to establish a formal Program of Study with the aid of an advisor or Information System faculty member that will define a coherent sequence of courses to satisfy the students objectives in the program. Remember that you are ultimately responsible for designing an academic program that will suit your individual needs.

 

Program of Study

 

Requirements for the BS Degree: Within the 132-semester-hour program, students must complete a set of 66 semester hours of required MIS courses, 34-38 hours of elective courses,

 

28-32 hours of general knowledge courses and 4 required courses for all students ( hours of elective courses plus general knowledge courses must equal to or greater than 66). Students have to earn a passing grade of 60 for each course taken, if they receive failing grades for their required courses, they must repeat until pass.

 

Required MIS Courses (for students entering 2009):

 

 

 

Credits

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year

 

Course Name

 

1

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

 

 

 

Fundamental Accounting I

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fundamental Accounting II

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economics

6

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calculus

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fundamentals of Computer Science

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programming Language

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Responsibility and Ethics

1

1

 

Business Law

2

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management Information Systems

3

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Database Management Systems

3

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Systems Analysis and Design

3

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics

6

 

 

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

Management Science

3

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Data Structures

3

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Data Communications

3

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

Finance & Accounting Information Systems *

3

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

Production & Marketing Information Systems *

3

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

Marketing Management

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

3

 

Financial Management

 

Operations Management

 

Risk Management

 

Human Resource Management

 

Information Systems Development Project

9

 

 

 

 

 

3

3

3

 

Total Credit Hours

66

 

 

 

Total credits for graduation: 132

 

 

*  Students choose one of the two courses.

 

 

 

R u l es Spe c i f i c t o M I S S t u d ent s

 

1.   Students must enroll in departmental courses the first time. Students who fail the courses may retake the courses when offered by the Computer Science Department, Department of Mathematical Sciences, or other approved departments.

 

2.   The required courses that are offered by other departments (e.g. Fundamental Accounting, Economics, Management, Calculus, Business Law, Statistics), may be taken when offered by other departments. One-semester courses that are offered over two semesters by other departments must be taken as a two-semester course.

 

3.   Information Systems Development Project is completed with groups of four or five.

 

4.   If the practical training course for the Information Systems Development Project is included with the regular courses for zero credit, students must choose the course while selecting the course.

 

5.   If the practical training course for the Information Systems Development Project is not included with the regular courses, students must reserve hours for the course.

 

6.   Elective physical education courses are not recognized by the department.

 

7.   Military training courses cannot be applied to the credits that are required for graduation.

 

8.   Elective courses offered by other departments are recognized and apply to the credits required for graduation.

 

9.   The Information Systems Development Project courses must be taken over three consecutive semesters, otherwise students must repeat the courses. If students fail the course or dont elect the course in the third semester, they just repeat the course in the third semester.

 

 

For general knowledge courses, required courses for all students, maximum years of study, dismissing rule, and other regulations/rules, please refer to National ChengChi University Study Regulations.   (link: http://aca.nccu.edu.tw/aca/upload/rulesdata/law01B.pdf )

 

Bachelor of Science MIS Course Descriptions                                               

 

Required courses

 

Information Management

 

 

Management Information Systems

PR: 2nd year MIS major

 

This course is an introduction to the language, concepts, structures, and processes involved in the management of information systems including fundamentals of computer-based technology and the use of business-based software for support of managerial decisions. The principles of information systems and the strategies for managing them are the foundation for the comprehensive survey of the field, which includes a topical coverage of current issues as well as a strong focus on the effects of globalization.

 

Systems Analysis and Design

PR: 2nd year MIS major

 

This course is an introduction to the development of computer-based information systems in organizations and addresses the organizational, political, social, and technical issues in systems development methods that are commonly used in organizations. Students learn the value of working in teams and learn how to apply the principles and techniques of system analysis and design to an information system project while using common modeling methods and technologies and while preparing systems analysis reports.

 

Database Management Systems

PR: 2nd year MIS major, Fundamentals of Computer Science, Data Structures

 

This course is an introduction to the concepts and principles of database management. It is intended to provide potential designers, users, and managers of database systems with an understanding of physical vs. logical representations, data modeling, implementation, and data management. Technical and practical database skills are developed through both individual and team projects.

 

Business Data Communications

PR: 3rd year MIS major

 

This course provides the student with an understanding of the concepts and methods associated with telecommunications and distributed information systems. Students learn the fundamentals of data communications, which includes: network architectures, communication protocols, transmission standards, and media access control methods.

 

 

    Decision Science and Methods

 

 

Calculus

PR: 1st year MIS major

 

This course introduces higher mathematics by examining the fundamental principles of calculus: functions, graphs, limits, applications of the derivative, anti-derivatives, area, and the integral. Additional mathematical applications are discussed for business, the arts, and the social sciences.

 

Statistics

PR: 2nd year MIS major

 

This course introduces student to data description techniques, exploratory data analysis, probability, binomial and normal distributions, sampling distributions, estimation with confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, and control charts for quality improvement. Additional topics include simple linear regression and correlation, multiple regression and model building, forecasting models, analysis of variance, chi-square tests, and non-parametric methods.

 

Management Science

PR: 2nd year MIS major

 

This course introduces students to formulation, solution techniques, and sensitivity analysis for optimization problems which can be modeled as linear, integer, network flow, and dynamic programs. Selected optimization problems are solved with the use of software applications.

 

    Information Technology

 

 

Fundamentals of Computer Science

PR: 1st year MIS major

 

This course provides an in-depth treatment of introductory computer subjects. Students acquire an understanding of computer architectures, programming languages and algorithm design, operating systems, and computer network architectures.

 

Programming Language

 

PR: Fundamentals of Computer Science

 

This course introduces business application development using an object-oriented programming language. Fundamental programming concepts including data types, control structures, modularization, object construction and structured programming, and debugging techniques are discussed. Accepted program design techniques are used to demonstrate the development of applications.

 

Data Structures

PR: 2nd year MIS major, Fundamentals of Computer Science, Programming Language

 

This course provides students with an understanding of how common computational problems can be solved efficiently on a computer through the use of fundamental algorithms and data structures. Students are introduced to basic data structures, algorithms, and programming techniques and are shown how to select the best algorithm and/or data structure when formulating and solving selected programming problems. Students also learn how to design efficient programs by combining and modifying algorithms and data structures.

 

 

    Systems Integration

 

 

Information Systems Development Project

PR: 3rd year MIS major

 

Students work in teams on selected projects that use information systems and computer applications. The teams use systems analysis and design methods and techniques when implementing their selected project themes over three semesters.    At the end of the third

 

 

semester, each team is required to demonstrate their projects.

 

Production and Marketing Information Systems

 

PR: Database Management Systems, Systems Analysis and Design

 

This course introduces students to the application of marketing concepts and theories in marketing information systems design and marketing information research. Students are shown how to identify available opportunities in and measure the effectiveness of marketing information systems. Additional topics include mathematical and computer methods that are used in forecasting, production, and service system design.

 

Finance and Accounting Information Systems

 

PR: Database Management Systems, Systems Analysis and Design, Economics,

 

Fundamental Accounting I & II

 

This course is an introduction to the role of information systems in financial and managerial accounting. Students are introduced to key characteristics of financial instruments in changing markets and electronic commerce applications. Systems analysis, design, and implementation techniques are used to develop financial systems with an emphasis on knowledge management.

 

 

Electives Offered in the Previous Years (For Reference Only)

 

 

Web Technologies

 

PR: Programming Language

 

This course uses Web based applications to provide hands-on experience in working with object-oriented programming concepts and techniques. Course work covers a variety of features of web based applications including graphical user interfaces, database connectivity, and client-server computing.

 

Object-Oriented Design & Development

 

PR: Programming Language

 

This course uses an object-oriented approach to the development of software for business

 

 

information systems.   Students will learn how to use object-oriented modeling techniques to design and develop object-based information systems.

 

Decision Support Systems

 

PR: Programming Language, Management Information Systems

 

This course introduces the concepts of management support systems and technologies, including decision support systems (DSS), group decision support systems (GDSS), executive information systems (EIS) and expert systems (ES). The emphasis is  on methods and techniques that are used for developing and implementing systems that support decision making processes.

 

Electronic Commerce Systems

 

PR: Management Information Systems, Systems Analysis and Design

 

This course explores the many opportunities and challenges organizations must address in order to effectively and securely market their products and services via the Internet. Students explore the underlying technologies that are used in implementing electronic commerce systems and develop the skills that are needed to successfully manage commercial web sites.

 

Information Security & Risk Management

 

PR: Business Data Communications

 

This course covers technical and business issues in information security. Students develop technical skills in securing computer networks while using IT controls in a business environment, and improve their technical writing and documentation skills by writing project reports.

 

Enterprise Resource Planning

 

PR: Management Information Systems and either Management Science, Calculus

 

This course introduces students to enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) that support and integrate key functional areas of todays global businesses. Students learn how to configure an ERP system and structure data for common business processes such as order processing and supply chain management, while acquiring an appreciation of the role of ERP configurations in business process reengineering.   An additional focus is on the technical

 

 

implementation  requirements  and  how  to  address challenges in the deployment of ERP systems.

 

Business Intelligence

 

PR: Database Management Systems

 

This course is designed to introduce emerging business intelligence tools which include data warehousing and data mining technologies. Course topics include a discussion of the differences between modeling techniques and schemas that are used in operational and analytical database systems. Data warehouse performance issues, analytic query languages, and the data warehouse development life cycle are other issues that are addressed. Students use state-of-the-art online analytic processing (OLAP) tools, along with selected data mining algorithms in order to gain hands-on experience with business intelligence applications.

 

Operations Management

 

PR: Management Science or Calculus

 

This course is an introduction to the field of production and operations management. The emphasis is on the practical and applied techniques that can be used to improve an organizations productivity and quality standards. Course topics draw upon the students knowledge of accounting, science, mathematics, management, and statistics when using analytical techniques, tools, and concepts that are applicable to managing operations.

 

 

The Masters of Science Degree - Management Information Systems Program

 

 

 

The Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MS/MIS) meets the needs of the marketplace for expertise in both information technology and management. Highly qualified individuals with motivation for leadership in information technology fields are encouraged to apply for admission to this program.  Graduates of the program are in great demand by firms in the information services sector of the economy, software development organizations, management consultants, and MIS departments in industry.

 

The MS/MIS program is designed for individuals who are challenged by applications of Information Systems and Information Technology and who are willing to undertake a career that demands a broad rather than narrow range of skills. Students who already have considerable background either in information systems or in business coursework will make use of the built-in flexibility of the programs of study that will provide them with the best background for their careers.

 

 

 

A.    Degree Program Requirements

 

The program requires 35 hours of coursework and may be taken either full-time or part-time. Students who already have taken all required prerequisites may be able to complete the program in two years (four semesters) of study. Students who need  prerequisites  will typically need from 2 to 3 years to complete the degree.

 

Early in the first semester, a student and the program advisor will work together to complete a formal Program of Study that will define a coherent sequence of courses to satisfy  the students objectives. A student may have the option to complete a Masters Thesis or a Practicum project, depending upon the availability and approval of a faculty sponsor.

 

Incoming students are expected to have had or include in their undergraduate program the following courses:

 

 

o   Economics o Accounting o Statistics

o   System Analysis and Design

 

o   Business Data Communication

 

o   Database Management Systems

 

o   Operations Research / Management Science

 

o   Introduction to MIS / Management Information Systems

 

 

These required courses may be taken concurrently with courses in the MS/MIS program. These courses do not count toward the 35 credit hours of course requirements in the MS/MIS program.

 

 

 

B.    Program of Study

 

The program includes three areas: Information Management, Decision Science, and System Integration.

 

Requirements for the MS/MIS Degree: Within the 35-semester-hour program, students must complete a set of 13 required MIS courses credits and 22 approved MIS elective credits (including a course for 3 credits offered by other departments). Students have to earn a passing grade of 70 for each course taken, if they receive failing grades for their required courses, they must repeat until pass.

 

 

Required MIS Courses (for students entering 2006 or after):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credits

1st Year

2nd Year

Notes:

(Required documents or prerequisite/co-requisite courses)

Course Name

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

Research Methods

3

3

 

 

 

 

Advanced Information Management

3

3

 

 

 

CR: Introduction to MIS

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

CR: Database Management Systems

Advanced Database Management and System

 

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

CR: Operations Research or Management Science

Quantitative Modeling Method

 

Seminar

1

 

 

 

 

In any one semester

Graduate Criterion in English

0

 

 

 

 

In any one semester

Total Credit Hours

13

 

 

Total credits for graduation: 35

 

*   For students entering before 2006, they must take 2 seminar courses in any four semesters within the study period and total credit hours are 14.

 

R u l es Spe c i f i c t o M I S S t u d ent s

 

1.   For relevant regulations for prerequisite courses, prerequisite and co-requisite rules, areas, credits required for graduation, and required courses for each semester, please refer to the master program requirements of the department.

 

2.   Students must take two courses in the System Integration area of the department and take two courses in the either Information Management or Decision Science areas.

 

3.   Students must select the major area in the end of the first semester of the first year.

 

4.   Students must take a master or PhD course for 3 credits offered by other departments which can integrate with Information Management.

 

5.   The selection of master courses must be approved by students thesis advisor or, if he/she doesnt have a thesis advisor yet, his/her tutor.

 

6.   Students are required to pass the English graduation requirements.

 

 

For maximum years of study, dismissing rules, and other regulations/rules, please refer to National ChengChi University Study Regulations.

( link: http://aca.nccu.edu.tw/aca/upload/rulesdata/law01B.pdf )

 

C.    Paper Requirement

 

Within the study period, students must publish conference paper or journal paper (field is not limited) with their thesis advisor of our department together. About the calculation method of the number of conference paper, it shall use the student(s) of our department as denominator to calculate the ratio and then sum up the value. The total value must need at least 0.5.

 

 

 

D.    English ability requirement

 

“Graduate Criterion in English” is a required course for zero credit. Students from non-native English language countries have to satisfy any one of the following criterions to pass the English graduation requirements.

 

 

For students entering after 2004

 

o   PBT TOEFL score: 500 or above; o CBT TOEFL score: 173 or above; o IELTS grade 5.5 or above;

o   GEPT: pass the Intermediate Level Test Preliminary;

 

o   TOEIC score: 600 or above;

 

o   Cambridge Certificate: PET or above

 

 

 

 

Masters of Science MIS Course Descriptions                                                

 

Required courses

 

 

Research Methods

 

PR: Masters student standing

 

The purpose of this course is to examine the methodological issues associated with theory-testing research. Students learn how to formulate social scientific theories and hypotheses and understand the principles of conceptualization, measurement, sampling, and causality in order to implement a variety of social science research designs. Students also learn how to critically assess the value, reliability, and meaning of published research.

 

Advanced Database Management Systems

 

CR: Database Management Systems

 

This course builds on the students knowledge of Database Management Systems (DBMS) and continues to develop the fundamental skills of database programming, data access, and physical design. Advanced practices and research in database systems are discussed, including entity-relationship modeling, relational databases, object-oriented databases, performance issues, and management of the database administration (DBA) function. Practical skills are acquired in both individual and group projects.

 

Quantitative Modeling Methods

 

CR: Operations Research or Management Science

 

This course introduces the use of quantitative methods and models as part of management

 

 

decision making. The approach consists of defining and translating a problem into a model, acquiring input data, developing a solution, and analyzing and implementing the results. Selected quantitative methods techniques include linear programming, transportation and assignment models, decision analysis, queuing, forecasting, critical path analysis, inventory models, integer and non-linear programming, network models, and computer simulation.

 

Advanced Information Management

 

CR: Introduction to Management Information Systems

 

This course is an advanced study of information systems management which addresses system planning, project selection, project management, and organizational information management policies. Students learn how to identify and communicate issues that are related to information systems by working in teams and managing the development of and implementation of business models and networked infrastructures and operations.

 

Seminar

 

PR: Masters student standing

 

This course engages students in the study of best practices and theories in Management Information Systems. Selected topics include knowledge management, eCommerce, business process transformation, ERP, SCM, CRM, and Global Logistics.

 

 

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree - Management Information Systems Program

 

 

 

A.  Prerequisites and prior degrees

 

Applications for the PhD program are encouraged from students with a wide variety of prior (four-year) undergraduate and masters backgrounds such as, but not restricted to, business, computer science, economics, engineering and psychology.

 

We do not require that applicants have a prior business degree, a graduate degree or a masters degree in information systems. However, students with prior business degrees, graduate degrees or masters degree in information systems may be able to waive some foundational and core courses as noted in the Program Structure section.

 

The program requires 34(for students entering after 2008) / 48(for students entering before 2008) hours of coursework and may be taken either full-time or part-time. Students may be able to complete the program in four years of study.

 

About the enrollment qualification, the department divides into “general” and “industrial” groups for students entering after 2008.

 

Incoming students are expected to have had or include in their undergraduate program or masters program the following courses:

 

 

 

General

 

Industrial

 

o  Economics o Accounting o Statistics

o  System Analysis and Design

 

o  Business Data Communication

 

o  Advanced Information Management

 

o  Research Methods

 

o  Advanced   Database   Management System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and

 

o  Advanced Information Management

 

o  Research Methods

 

o  Advanced   Database                    Management System

 

o  Quantitative Modeling Method

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and

       
 

o Quantitative Modeling Method

 

 

These required courses may be taken concurrently with courses in the PhD program.   These courses do not count toward the total credit hours of course requirements in the PhD program.

 

 

 

B.  Program of Study

 

Students have to earn a passing grade of 70 for each course taken, if they receive failing grades for their required courses, they must repeat until pass.

 

Required MIS Courses

 

(For students entering after 2008)

 

Within the 34-semester-hour program, students must complete a set of 16 required MIS courses credits and 18 approved MIS elective credits.

 

 

 

 

 

Credits

1st Year

2nd Year

Notes:

(Required documents or prerequisite/co-requisite courses)

 

Course Name

 

 

1

 

2

 

1

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

CR: Advanced Information Management

 

Topics in Information Management

 

 

 

Advanced Research Methods

3

3

 

 

 

CR: Research Methods

 

Seminar in Information Systems and Technology

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

CR: Advanced Database Management and System

 

Advanced Quantitative Methods

3

 

3

 

 

CR: Quantitative Modeling Method

 

Seminar

4

 

 

 

 

In any four semesters

 

Graduate Criterion in English

0

 

 

 

 

In any one semester

 

Total Credit Hours

16

 

 

 

Total credits for graduation: 34

 

 

About the major courses, students must take at least 9 credits in the MIS major courses.

 

About the minor courses, students must take at least 9 credits offered by our department, other departments or universities.

 

 

 

(For students entering 2006 and 2007)

 

Within the 48-semester-hour program, students must complete a set of 16 required MIS courses credits and 32 approved MIS elective credits.

 

 

 

 

 

Credits

1st Year

2nd Year

Notes:

(Required documents or prerequisite/co-requisite courses)

Course Name

 

1

 

2

 

1

 

2

 

 

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

CR: Advanced Information Management

Topics in Information Management

 

Advanced Research Methods

3

3

 

 

 

CR: Research Methods

Seminar in Information Systems and Technology

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

CR: Advanced Database Management and System

Advanced Quantitative Methods

3

 

3

 

 

CR: Quantitative Modeling Method

Seminar

4

 

 

 

 

In any four semesters

Graduate Criterion in English

0

 

 

 

 

In any one semester

Total Credit Hours

16

 

 

Total credits for graduation: 48

 

 

 

(For students entering between 2004 and 2005)

 

Within the 48-semester-hour program, students must complete a set of 18 required MIS courses credits and 30 approved MIS elective credits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credits

1st Year

2nd Year

Notes:

(Required documents or prerequisite/co-requisite courses)

Course Name

 

1

 

2

 

1

 

2

 

 

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

CR: Advanced Information Management

Topics in Information Management

 

Advanced Research Methods

3

3

 

 

 

CR: Research Methods

Seminar in Information Systems and Technology

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

CR: Advanced Database Management and System

Advanced Quantitative Methods

3

 

3

 

 

CR: Quantitative Modeling Method

Seminar

6

 

 

 

 

In any six semesters

Graduate Criterion in English

0

 

 

 

 

In any one semester

Total Credit Hours

18

 

 

Total credits for graduation: 48

 

For students entering between 2002 and 2006, they must take 6 seminar courses in any six semesters within the study period; for students entering after 2006(include), they must take only 4 seminar courses in any four semesters.

 

About the major courses, for students entering between 2004 and 2006(include), they must take at least 18 credits in the MIS major courses; for students entering before 2004, they must take at least 21 credits.

 

About the minor courses, for students entering before 2008, they must take at least 9 credits and restricted to take the courses offered by other departments or universities.

 

Students must choose one minor field to strengthen and integrate the knowledge MIS needed. It can become a minor area if students take PhD courses for 9 credits and earn a passing grade. The minor courses have to be approved by the advisor.

 

R u l es Spe c i f i c t o M I S S t u d ent s

 

1.   For relevant regulations for prerequisite courses, prerequisite and co-requisite rules, credits required for graduation, and required courses for each semester, please refer to the PhD program requirements of the department.

 

2.   Students are able to take a maximum of 6 credits from the same professor. (for students entering after 2004)

 

3.   During the full-time, students have to take 3 to 5 courses in a semester (a minimum of 9 credits and a maximum of 5 courses); during the part-time, students have to take 1 to 3 courses in a semester (at least 1 credit).

 

4.   PhD course selections must be approved by the adviser and course committee.

 

5.   Students are required to pass the English graduation requirements.

 

 

For maximum years of study, dismissing rule, and other regulations/rules, please refer to National Chengchi University Study Regulations.

(link: http://aca.nccu.edu.tw/aca/upload/rulesdata/law01B.pdf )

 

C.    English ability requirement

 

“Graduate Criterion in English” is a required course for zero credit. Students from non-native English language countries have to satisfy any one of the following criterions to pass the English graduation requirements.

 

 

For students entering between 2004 and 2007

 

 

o    PBT TOEFL score: 500 or above o CBT TOEFL score: 173 or above o IELTS grade 5.5 or above

o    GEPT: pass the Intermediate Level Test Preliminary

 

o    TOEIC score: 600 or above

 

For students entering after 2008

The score is effective within the latest five years.

 

o PBT TOEFL score: 550 or above o CBT TOEFL score: 213 or above o iBT TOEFL score: 79 or above

o IELTS grade 6.0 or above

 

o GEPT: pass the Intermediate Level Test Preliminary

 

o TOEIC score: 750 or above

 

(For students entering after 2008) If a student has earned a masters degree from native English language countries, the student will be eligible to waive the “Graduate Criterion in English” course. Students must take the TOEFL and score at least 500 (or other English ability examination corresponds to TOEFL 500). If students taken the TOEFL and scored up to 500 but lower than 550, they have to take any two of the following courses and earn a passing grade of 70.

 

 

a.       The required course of master program (Literature area) in the Department of English:

Research and Writing

 

b.       The required course of master program (Linguistics/TESL area) in the Department of English: Research Methods and Writing

 

c.

 

Topics in Information Management

 

CR: Advanced Information Management

 

This  course  provides  a  research  perspective  to  the  challenging  and  complex  world  of

 

The relevant courses of PhD program offered by foreign professors in our department. Doctor of Philosophy MIS Course Descriptions                                             Required courses

 

 

Information technology management. Major themes include but are not limited to: Data and Text Mining, Knowledge Representation and Ontology, Intelligent Software Agents, Agent-based Simulation, and Soft Computing. Students review extant research in electronic business, mobile communications, and consumer behavior.

 

Advanced Research Methods

 

CR: Research Methods

 

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental methodological issues regarding research design and implementation processes and the use of advanced research methods. Topics covered include: the research process, classifications of research, and quantitative and qualitative research methods. Emphasis is placed on attaining a working knowledge of research methods through hands-on experience of conducting meaningful research.

 

Seminar in Information Systems and Technology

 

CR: Advanced Database Management Systems

 

This course provides an interactive discussion about the extant research literature on advanced Information Technologies and their applications in the business environment. Topics include: data and text Mining, Web services and SOA, business processes, and petri-nets.   Students write research papers that address course related subjects.

 

Advanced Quantitative Methods

 

CR: Quantitative Modeling Methods

 

This course uses advanced statistical methods to achieve an understanding of the advantages and limitations of various statistical techniques. These techniques are applied when formulating research questions when conducting research design.

 

Seminar

 

CR: none

 

This course provides doctoral students with an exposure of various research topics and methods in the area of information management.