Information Systems in Organizations
This was the first class I’ve taken in relation to the MIS program. I did not have any expectations going into the class because I have no idea what it was about. I learned what Information Systems is and how important the role is in relation to the evolution of technology. This class was the reason why I switched from a chemistry major to MIS.
Here, I learned about databases, which eventually led to learning SQL. Our class also worked a little with R; we used it to manipulate simple data sets. I also learned how important data analytics is in business, and how every company needs someone with knowledge in this area to grow.
Data-Centric Application Development
In this class I learned about HTML, CSS, and PHP in an IDE, specifically NetBeans. I learned about cookies and how to connect SQL databases with a website.
Digital Design and Innovation Studio
This class is learning about the role of a BA, and understanding how projects are made. My class worked with a client that needed help to make a couple of things. My group and I made an interface using JustInMind, a web development program, that allowed admins and users to use and interact with each other.
Application Integration and Evalutation
This class was a free elective. Here, I learned how to use Tableau and how to analyze and interpret data into useful information. My group and I used the program to analyze a data set about how Temple University stacks up against other schools in the surrounding areas.
Lead Global Digital Projects
In this class, I learned how to be a project manager. My group and I acted as PMs for the BA class that was talked about earlier. I loved this class because I was able to see and understand all the perspectives of the BAs, professors, and company stakeholders. Below is our project:
Information System Integration
This was the last class of the MIS program. Here, I learned about cyber-security and used Kali Linux to hack into an IP server. My group and I was assigned a project where we documented how we hacked into the server and how we could improve on the issues. Here is a copy of our project: