University Catalog 2005-2006

Management Information Systems (MIS)

School of Management

If a student takes noncore, upper-level business courses prior to acceptance to the School of Management, those courses will not count on an undergraduate degree application for any major in SOM, (except general elective credit). A grade of C or higher must be presented on the graduation application for each upper-level course in the major. Course prerequisites are strictly enforced. Degree status is defined as formal admission to SOM.

102 Spreadsheet Applications for Business (1:0:1) Hands-on course using a popular spreadsheet package. Business examples are used to teach fundamentals of spreadsheets and their use in business applications.

301 Introduction to Business Information Systems (3:3:0) Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Introduction to fundamentals of hardware, software, networking, the Internet and its technology components. Role of technology in contemporary business. Basic relational concepts. Hands-on experience in building business database applications and web sites. Projects required.

302 Introduction to Programming for Business Applications (3:3:0) IT 108 is highly recommended but not required. Teaches design and implementation of program data structures and algorithms to solve business problems using structured programming techniques. Students become familiar with program development life cycle and programming tools through the use of a standard programming language such as Visual BASIC .NET supported by a modern Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Teaches basic data types, strings, arrays, selection and looping statements, subroutines, and functions. One of the most important courses in MIS because it provides understanding of basic software development techniques and problem-solving skills via programming. Programming foundation prepares students for successfully completing advanced classes in MIS, including MIS 310, 330, and 412. Lectures and lab sessions; students complete several individual lab assignments to enhance the understanding of programming concepts discussed in lectures, and provide opportunities to utilize acquired skills in the context of developing a real-life business application.

310 Introduction to Database Management Systems (3:3:0) Prerequisites: MIS 301; degree status. Introduction to principles of designing, maintaining, and manipulating databases. Emphasis on relational databases. Applications are business oriented, such as accounts receivables, order entry, customer history. Requires hands-on implementation using software package. SOM majors may not receive credit for both MIS 310 and IT 214.

320 Business Data Communications (3:3:0) Prerequisites: MIS 301; degree status. Broad introduction to technology components used in modern networks. Emphasizes networks to facilitate business processes. Includes lab work and exercises.

330 Computer Systems Analysis and Design (3:3:0)Prerequisites: MIS 301, 310; degree status; a programming course recommended. Introduction to the life cycle of a computer information system with emphasis on information requirements analysis, feasibility studies, economics, systems design, equipment selection, and implementation process. Requires team project and computer lab.

411 Management and Control of Information Systems (3:3:0) Prerequisites: MIS 301, or MIS 201 taken prior to fall 2001 and ECON 103; degree status. Economics perspective to study issues arising in the management and control of information systems. Topics include cost and performance trends in information technology, software development cost estimation, systems project management, pricing computer services, and strategic use of information technology.

412 E-Business Systems Development (3:3:0) Prerequisites: MIS 301; degree status. Introduction to development of web-based information systems for E-business. Emphasis on technologies, methods, and application development tools. Requires team project and computer lab.

430 Data Warehousing and Data Mining (3:3:0) Prerequisites: MIS 301, 310; degree status. Technologies and methods to develop decision support systems. Data warehousing and data mining techniques. Includes lab session and exercises. Term project required.

435 Knowledge Management (3:3:0) Prerequisites: MIS 301, 310; degree status. Focuses on the new trends on how knowledge management works for organizations, best strategy for such transition, and what are knowledge management elements.

440 E-Commerce Business Models and Applications (3:3:0) Prerequisites: MIS 301, 310; degree status.Discusses business models on the Internet, and their applications in B2B and B2C Commerce. Term project.

450 Internet Architecture and Industry (3:3:0) Prerequisites: MIS 301, 320; degree status. Overview of elements of Internet architecture. Analysis of economic and regulatory issues. Internet technology and industry trends. Includes lab sessions and exercises.

491 Seminar in Management Information Systems (3:3:0) Prerequisites: MIS 301, all required courses in DMIS major; degree status. Analysis of selected topics that highlight the latest developments in the information resource management field, including contemporary research findings and case studies of information systems in business and other organizations.

499 Independent Study in Management Information Systems (1-3:3:0) Prerequisite: MIS 301, all required courses in DMIS major; degree status. Research and analysis of selected problems or topics in information resource management. Must be arranged with instructor and approved in writing by associate dean for undergraduate programs before registration.