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Northwest Missouri State University


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Writing Samples

All graduate students must complete a writing sample during their first semester of study. The program coordinator will inform you about the details.

Capstone Project

Students in their final semester are required to complete a capstone Information Systems Development project to expose them to real world IT practices, enhance their communication skills and prepare them to enter the job market. This project involves implementation of all the knowledge gained from the courses taken in this program. The scope of these Information Systems projects include gathering requirements, performing analysis and design, developing data models and incorporating the database system to develop functional prototypes that can serve as a proof of concept on which a final system can be developed in the future.

Past Projects

Spring 2018

Project: Professional Inventory System
Client: Learning and Teaching Center (LTC) at Northwest Missouri State University

This system will store evidence of profession-based learning experiences for Northwest students. The prototype will demonstrate how students can track their progress in profession-based learning experiences including course information, grades, outcome, and the associated activities. Students will be able to generate a document that summarizes their profession-based experiences.

The LTC supports faculty in the development and sharing of pedagogical and content-specific knowledge, access to professional development support and resources, their teaching and professional activities, and current and emerging instructional technologies.

Project: Student Success Reporting System
Client: Student Success Center (SSC) at Northwest Missouri State University

This system will provide a web application prototype for the professional advisors to use to generate reports. Advisors will be able to review data based on adviser, advisee, and other advisement information.

The SSC is the centralized hub for academic success at Northwest. The SSC supports student learning and contributes to growth and development from orientation to graduation. The Student Success Center focuses on transitioning, advising, supporting, and connecting students to maximize their academic potential.

Fall 2017

Project: Four Management Systems for Conference Center at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park
Client: City of Maryville

Mozingo Lake Recreation Park is a premiere recreation destination for tourists and local residents consisting of 3000+ acres of park land and 1000-acre lake area. The recreation park promises excellent outdoor recreation opportunities including fishing, boating, hiking, hunting, golfing and remote control airfield. The Conference Center at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park is a premiere event destination at the park that is a perfect spot for all types of personal and professional events from corporate retreats and regional meetings to birthdays, reunions, and weddings offering a banquet seating up to 500 people.

Students worked on the following:

  • Employee Management System
  • Beverage Inventory Management System
  • Room Management System
  • Supply Chain Management Systems