The Department of Management Information Systems (MIS) has a tradition of excellence in teaching and research. Our faculty members are fully committed to the education and wellbeing of our students, and have an extensive background of experience in diverse and critical areas of the information technology (IT) field, including intelligent agent-based computing, semantic Web technologies, software engineering/software structures, healthcare informatics, information assurance, e-Commerce and e-business technologies, product integration and process improvement, database systems, data warehousing and mining, business intelligence and decision support systems, enterprise information systems, digital business systems and security, project management, as well as human-computer interaction and collaboration. We provide a stimulating and nurturing environment in which our students are mentored and guided to become principled IT professionals and our faculty members are driven to generate ideas that advance the IT practice.
David E. Anyiwo, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Management Information Systems
Bowie State University
Center for Business and Graduate Studies, Suite 3319
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, MD 20715
Tel: (301) 860-3626
Fax: (301) 860-3593
The Department has vigorously pursued its mission of providing a state-of-the-art, balanced, and highly viable information systems education. It offers three degree programs: the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentration in Business Information Systems, the Bachelor of Science in Technology (BTech), and the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS). The MSIS program is also offered in Europe through the University of Maryland Overseas Division. In addition to the degree programs, we also offer a professional certificate program (the Information Analyst Certificate) at the graduate level. The certificate program is designed for working professionals seeking to enrich their portfolio of IT skills.
The MSIS program was restructured in the fall of 2005, following a comprehensive program review that sought to realign the curriculum to the emerging needs of the market. The enhanced curriculum reflects a vast expansion of the technical base of IT education, and includes 20 new courses distributed in three areas of concentration: Information Systems Management, Digital Business and Knowledge Management, and Information Security Management. The feedback from the students and their potential employers is that the new curriculum has substantially improved the quality and attractiveness of the MSIS degree program.
The BTech program is designed to enable community college graduates to complete the baccalaureate degree in integrated business technology by transferring up to sixty (60) credits toward the degree program. We plan is to deliver the entire program online in the next academic year. Furthermore, we plan to expand the base of the undergraduate degree program in Business Information Systems by adding new practice-oriented courses in information security, health informatics, and Web technologies to the curriculum next academic year.
We have made tremendous progress in the quest to enrich and facilitate the learning process by infusing additional cutting-edge technology into the classroom. Through the auspices of our local business partners, Una Telecom, Inc. and TransGlobal Business Systems, the Department initiated the effort to establish an intrusion detection system (IDS) in Business Computer Laboratory in 2005. When fully implemented, the IDS facility will enable the delivery of practical knowledge in diverse areas of information security to students. It will also support research in information assurance and forensic engineering. We also emphasize active inquiry and problem solving as a major learning mode in the design and delivery of all course offerings. All MIS courses are delivered in computer laboratories or smart classrooms and about 80% of the courses include significant online content. Our ability to offer both online and traditional classroom components for many MIS courses has enabled our students to preserve significant flexibility in their course registration options.
Our students have demonstrated excellence and talent both inside and outside the classroom. A team of MIS students won the first prize trophy at the 2004 international venture challenge for historical black institutions throughout the United States and the Caribbean islands, sponsored by the Opportunity Funding Corporation (OFC). The team also won the best business plan presentation trophy. Also, our students have received numerous citations for superior performance at work.
Thank you very much for your interest in the Department of Management Information Systems at Bowie State University. Please contact me if you need additional information about our academic or other programs. We invite you to visit our state-of-the-art facilities if you live in or are visiting the Washington metropolitan area.
With all good wishes,
David E. Anyiwo
Dr. David Anyiwo is the Chair of the Department of Management Information Systems at Bowie State University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in software structures, information systems analysis and design, business process and change management, decision support systems, electronic commerce, database systems, project management, and information/network security. He earned his doctorate degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, and received the master's and baccalaureate (summa cum laude) degrees in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts. Also, he completed a comprehensive program of Advanced Study in Intelligent Decision Systems at the National Defense University; and was the recipient of several scholarship and fellowship awards, including University Fellowships at the University of Virginia and Carnegie-Mellon University, as well as the National Science Foundation Fellowship.
Dr. Anyiwo is an internationally recognized scholar who has led innovative research efforts at several U.S. and international universities, public agencies and corporations, including Bowie State University, George Mason University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Port Harcourt, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He provided technical leadership in the building of the electronic commerce domain of the DARPA Agent Mark-up Language (DAML, now OWL - Web Ontology Language). As a summer faculty fellow, Dr. Anyiwo has contributed to several frame-breaking research programs and other advanced systems engineering efforts at DARPA and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Program Analysis and Evaluation Division) since 1998. His work spans the fields of intelligent agent-based computing, Semantic Web development, integrated learning systems, global autonomous language exploitation, as well as human-computer interaction and collaboration. He has published several technical papers in leading professional journals and conference proceedings, and has served on the program and advisory committees of numerous national and international conferences.
His hobbies include swimming, gardening, and coaching little league soccer and softball teams.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS WITH CONCENTRATION IN INFORMATION ASSURANCE
The Master of Science in MIS with concentration in Information Assurance (MSIA) program is designed to develop skilled and principled information technology professionals who can add value to the systems problem solving process and advance the information technology practice. The program prepares students for careers in information security and other information technology fields. In particular, students are equipped to be security analysts, designers, auditors or managers, with an appropriate range of knowledge and skills to develop and manage a company's or institution's security architectures, standards, policies and programs.
The program also enables BRAC-affected personnel to acquire the knowledge and skills essential for developing organizational standards, managing current policies, and analyzing emerging issues in information threat management.
The MSIA program provides unique learning experiences through virtual laboratories that mimic the work environment of IT security professionals. The virtual security laboratories are accessible from anywhere 24/7 by any student who has Internet access and a valid user account.
The MSIA program is developed with support of the grant from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). The Department of Management Information Systems at Bowie State University, with the technical assistance of the Division of Information Technology, offers this program geared towards many jobs involved in the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process that deal with information security issues.
Further information can be obtained by downloading the brochure