Courses In Management Information Systems (MIS)
3343 Management Information Systems (3-0). The course provides a foundation in the theory and practical application of information systems within an organization. Managing, analyzing, designing, and implementing an MIS will be the focus of the course. Strategic value, methodologies, quality, decision-making, modeling, re-engineering, software, hardware, and ethics will all be included. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
3371 Geographical Information Systems (3-0). An overview of business geomapping concepts and terminology. Application of geomapping software to analyze business information. Topics include relational databases, spatial data analysis, and digital mapping. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor.
3393 Web Systems Development (3-0). The course covers hypertext markup language and other Web-centered software. Students willlearn how to plan, design, create and maintain websites using hypertext markup code and other scripting languages. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
4091 Research: 1 to 6. A specialized course providing research opportunities for superior students. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Grading for the course will be Pass (P), Fail (F).
4301 Practicum in Management Information Systems (3-0). Instruction providing detailed education, training, and work-based experience in the design and administration of management information systems, generally at a work or organizational site. The practicum is an unpaid learning experience involving actual information systems under the supervision of a faculty member. Student teams will evaluate the design and implementation of a significant information system or will develop such a system where none exists. Project management, management of the information systems function, and systems integration will be components of the project experience. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 4343 and senior standing.
4336 Networks and Data Communication (3-0). Provides an in-depth knowledge of data communications and networking requirements including networking and telecommunications technologies, hardware, and software. Management of telecommunications networks, cost-benefit analysis, and evaluation of connectivity options are also covered. Prerequisites: Management Information Systems 3343 and senior standing.
4343 System Analysis and Design (3-0). Provides an understanding of the system development and modification process. Emphasizes the factors for effective communication and integration with users and user systems. Encourages interpersonal skill development with clients, users, team members, and others associated with development, operation, and maintenance of the management information system. Use of data modeling and analysis tools. Prerequisites: Computer Science 1341 and junior standing.
4344 Database Management Systems (3-0). Extension of the analysis and design concepts of Management Information Systems 4343 to management information systems involving design and construction of databases under a database management system (DBMS). Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 4343.
4351 Electronic-Business (3-0). Survey of managerial and technical practices in electronic-business. Explores how doing business via the World Wide Web differs from all previous business paradigms. Examines the linkage of organizational strategy and electronic methods of delivering products, services, and exchanges in inter-organizational, national, and global environments. Prerequisites: Junior standing.
4361 Seminar in Management Information Systems (3-0). Designed to acquaint the student with current literature and to evaluate new technological developments in the field of management information systems. Prerequisites: Management Information Systems 3343.
4381 Special Topics (3-0). Selected topics in management information systems. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.