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MMIS 543 : Business Continuity and Resilience through Information Systems

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Business Continuity and Resilience through Information Systems
This course focuses on how organizations stay flexible and responsive, so as to survive long enough to successfully accomplish their goals and objectives. This focus on continuity planning looks at how organizations survive and conduct ongoing operations despite the ways that natural disasters, deliberate sabotage, or accident might bring disruptions, damages or deaths. Key to organizational success, this course argues, is a planning methodology and process that focuses first on key organizational information needs and decision processes, across the strategic, tactical and operational time frames, to identify potential risks and risk mitigation strategies. These strategies might include back-up systems, alternative work processes, and contingency plans and preparedness activities.This course is about being prepared for the unexpected, being ready for a disaster incident and managing a contingency plan that supports business continuity and security should an information system disaster occur. Prerequisites: MMIS 501 and MMIS 502, or approval of the Program Chair

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Dr. Jim West - 2/24/2015
Lela Halawi - 2/24/2015
Aaron Glassman - 2/24/2015
Bobby McMasters
1-5 Master of Science in Management Information Systems
1. Understand the role of information and knowledge in organizations, and how to apply information management and knowledge management principles and techniques to support the accomplishment of organizational goals and objectives.
2. Use the principles of quality management to implement continuous business process improvements that achieve information systems’ reliability and robustness in sustainable ways.
3. Understand and apply systems engineering principles to the requirements analysis, design, development, implementation and operational support of organizational information and knowledge management systems.
4. Integrate various ethical, legal, technological and professional perspectives, both local and global, throughout the various MIS decision making and managerial and leadership processes.
5. Lead and manage the various aspects of information and knowledge management, stewardship and governance within a variety of organizational and mission contexts.
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