Integrated Capstone – BMIS 690

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This capstone course focuses on the design and management of an overall organizational system consisting of three interacting subsystems: (1) the enterprise itself- its structure, core processes and relationships with external entities such as customers, suppliers and outsourcers; (2) the IS function and its role in marshaling information technologies and information assets to support the strategy of the organization, and (3) the information technology architecture consisting of the organization’s networks, hardware, data, and applications. The student will learn how to integrate and synthesize these three aspects of the enterprise, how IT must be aligned with the strategy of the organization and how to make appropriate choices about architecture in relationship to overall organizational goals.

Prerequisites

(BMIS 510 and BMIS 520 and BMIS 530 and BMIS 603 and BMIS 681) or (BMIS 510 and BMIS 520 and BMIS 530 and BMIS 664 and BMIS 665)

Rationale

BMIS 690 is the integrated capstone for the Masters in Information Systems degree at Liberty University. Its objective is to synthesize the entire core of the management of information systems program and apply this by using a final, integrated Capstone Thesis Project.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate biblical principles within an information systems solution.
  2. Analyze relevant management of information system challenges within diverse business environments.
  3. Evaluate synthesized information from various complex information system contexts.
  4. Develop an appropriate information systems solution.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (5)

The student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. The forums build upon literature reviews, systems analysis, and systems design. Peer review helps provide feedback on capstone project progression throughout the course.

Capstone Thesis Project

The final Capstone Project will take place in 3 separate phases. Each phase must follow current APA formatting. The first phase includes identification of a problem that requires resolution within information systems and a supporting review of related literature. Phase two includes defining a methodology to solve the problem and an associated systems analysis. Phase three concludes with a proposed information systems solution and the managerial implications of the capstone results.