MIS 4950 (SRVI): IS Project Management & Development
MIS 4950 is the capstone course to the MIS major at Wright State University . Students will investigate a management information systems problem for organizations in the Dayton Metropolitan area. Students will work in small groups to diagnose the issue, initiate a proposal, perform an MIS project, and present results orally and in writing to company management.
Each MIS 4950 project lasts for 14 weeks (one semester). The instructor will assign project groups in the first week. Student teams will then have the first client meeting. Throughout the semester, students will meet and communicate with the sponsor and likely have site visits; hence, it is important that each project sponsor designates a point of contact for their project. (The point of contact should be available to the team throughout the duration of the project). Student teams will have weekly meetings with the instructor and report their progress periodically. The final oral presentation and written report will be completed in week 14.
For an overview of the course structure, please click on the illustration below.
MIS 4950 projects can cover a broad scope of IT applications in business.Below are some examples.
Project Topics Include but are Not Limited to:
- Information systems analysis and design
- Business process analysis and redesign
- Database design and implementation
- Web site design and development
- Business analysis on trendy topics such as business intelligence, social media, data analytics, etc.
If you are interested in sponsoring a project, please contact the department office and provide the following information:
- A tentative title or some key words
- A brief description of the purpose/goal and expected outcomes
- Sponsor contact person and information (name, title, email, phone)
Department of Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
251 Rike Hall, Main Campus, Wright State University
Phone: (937) 775-2895
MIS 4950 is typically taken during the final semester in the MIS major. If you are a student, it is
important for you to add your name to the sign-up sheet at the ISSCM departmental office (251
Rike Hall). Before the semester begins, the instructor will canvas the Dayton region to identify
projects for the class. Having your name on the sign-up sheet greatly facilitates our ability to
prepare projects needed for the corresponding semester.
The office staff will check the sign-up sheet to ensure that each student will have met all of the prerequisites for the course. Because our community partners are working with us to provide projects, and are volunteering their time and energy throughout the project, it is imperative that all students be prepared to undertake and complete successfully each project! Further, as each student must be able to participate and contribute to the project, group size and the number of projects available must be exact.
Dr. Shu Schiller
283 Rike Hall
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45345-0001