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 popular spreadsheet package. Business examples used to teach fundamentals of spreadsheets and their use in business applications. Graded as S/NC.
301 Introduction to Business Information Systems (3:3:0) Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Introduces fundamentals of hardware, software, networking, Internet, and technology components. Includes 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 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 using 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 understanding of programming concepts discussed in lectures, and provide opportunities to utilize acquired skills in context of developing real-life business application.
310 Database Management Systems (3:3:0) Prerequisites: C or higher in MIS 301 and degree status. SOM majors may not receive credit for both MIS 310 and IT 214. Introduces principles of designing, maintaining, and manipulating databases. Emphasizes relational databases. Applications are business oriented, such as accounts receivables, order entry, customer history. Requires hands-on implementation using software package.
320 Networks and Security (3:3:0) Prerequisite: C or higher in MIS 301, degree status. Teaches students how information is transmitted within and between organizational networks. It prepares students to address the improvement of processes and protection of resources used for the distribution of information, including data, voice, and video. The course also includes lab work and exercises.
330 Systems Analysis and Design (3:3:0) Prerequisites: C or higher in MIS 301, MIS 310, degree status, programming course recommended. Introduces life cycle of 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: C or higher in MIS 301, degree status. Economics perspective to study issues arising in managing and controlling 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: C or higher in MIS 301 and degree status. Introduces development of web-based information systems for E-business. Emphasizes technologies, methods, and application development tools. Requires team project and computer lab.
430 Data Warehousing and Data Mining (3:3:0) Prerequisites: C or higher in MIS 301 and MIS 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: C or higher in MIS 301 and MIS 310, degree status. Focuses on 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: C or higher in MIS 301 and MIS 310, degree status. Discusses business models on Internet, and applications in B2B and B2C Commerce. Term project.
450 Internet Architecture and Industry (3:3:0) Prerequisites: C or higher in MIS 301 and MIS 310, degree status. Overview of elements of Internet architecture. Analyzes economic and regulatory issues. Internet technology and industry trends. Includes lab sessions and exercises.
491 Seminar in Management Information Systems (3:3:0) C or higher MIS 301, degree status. Analyzes selected topics that highlight latest developments in 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) C or higher MIS 301, degree status. Must be arranged with instructor and approved in writing by associate dean for undergraduate programs before registration. Research and analysis of selected problems or topics in information resource management.