Highly Engaging Courses in Management Information Systems
Highly engaging courses in Management Information Systems include:
MIS 441, Systems Analysis and Design Students work in teams to create a technology solution for a real client based on the client’s technology needs. The client can be a for-profit business, volunteer organization, non-profit, or community group. Students write up a request for proposal (RFP) based on what the client proposes and it is signed by students and client contact. Students have to talk to multiple stakeholders to develop a customer profile and value proposition to address the job's pains and gains from interviewing the various people who work with or for the client. They diagram the workflow and develop a use case diagram and description, as well as other optional UML diagrams. All student groups create a low-fidelity prototype so that clients can see what the students are recommending and offer feedback. Results are presented to the client, and the final paper is written and delivered to the client. Students also have many opportunities to view other student groups’ works to learn from them, as well as to offer feedback.
University of Arizona Students Accelerate Technology Adoption in the Classroom
Eller pre-business freshman Honors students were challenged to think as business entrepreneurs and propose how cutting-edge apps and other web-based resources can be used in a variety of classes in colleges across campus. MIS 111 Honors Students assisted a number of faculty members in evaluating the use of twenty-six new technologies in a variety of classes across the University of Arizona campus. As a result MIS 111 Honors is teaching students engaging habits to innovate and create new technologies in education in preparation for future transcriptable engagement coursework.