MIS Courses I’ve Taken and What I’ve Learned
MIS 0855: Data Science
This course is designed to teach students how to visualize and present data effectively. I learned how to use the data visualization software, Tableau, to present data in a more impactful and persuasive way. This course applies to my future aspirations because as a consultant, it’s all about visualizing solutions. Without good visualizing, a solution is often incredibly difficult to understand for one’s audience. If a consultant understands how to solve a problem, but cannot communicate his or her idea, then coming up with a solution is essentially useless. Therefore, knowing how to use a software like Tableau will be a valuable asset when I present solutions to my clients in the future.
MIS 2101: Information Systems in Organizations
This course is designed to teach students the core concepts that makeup Management Information Systems. This class not only taught me how to use diagrams such as swimlane diagrams and ERDs, but also taught me about complex systems such as CRMs, SCMs and ERPs as well. This course applies to my future aspirations because as a consultant in the technology field, one must be knowledgeable in how a business runs and functions to map out effective solutions. When it comes to being more knowledgeable, a class like MIS 2101 teaches students many of the foundational principles that are necessary to understand the role that technology plays in business. In addition, knowing how to use swimlane diagrams, along with ERDs, is crucial for mapping out successful solutions to the many problems that plague businesses today.